Aladdin (1992)


Movie Review

Directed by: Ron Clements and John Musker

Starring: Scott Weinger, Jonathan Freeman, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, and Douglas Seale

Jafar (Jonathan Freeman), the advisor to the Sultan of Agrabah (Douglas Seale), wishes to find a genie lamp so that he can gain ultimate power.  The only problem is that he cannot enter the Cave of Wonders where a magical lamp is hidden because only a diamond in the rough can enter the cave unharmed.  When street rat Aladdin (Scott Weinger) happens to meet Jasmine (Linda Larkin), the Sultan’s daughter, Jafar finds the perfect pansy.  These two young adults meet and fall in love instantly, but there is one problem.  The princess can only marry a prince, a man of royal blood.  Instead of executing Aladdin as he tells everyone, Jafar uses Aladdin to go recover the genie lamp in the Cave of Wonders.  Things get complicated though when Aladdin rubs the lamp and unleashes Genie (Robin Williams).  He has three wishes and can get whatever he wants.

Aladdin is a classic Disney film that alongside The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast is part of Disney’s second golden age of animation.  Like any good Disney animated musical, Aladdin has some great tunes, a great cast, and lovable characters.  For its classic songs and breathtaking story, Aladdin gets a sober rating.



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