Aladdin

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Overview

Robin Williams's dizzying and hilarious voicing of the Genie is the main attraction of Aladdin, the third in the series of modern Disney animated movies that began with 1989's The Little Mermaid and heralded a new age for the genre. After a sultan Douglas Seale gives his daughter, Jasmine Linda Larkin, three days to find a husband, she escapes the palace and encounters the street-savvy urchin Aladdin Scott Weinger, who charms his way into her heart. While the sultan's Vizier, Jafar Jonathan Freeman, weaves a ...
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Overview

Robin Williams's dizzying and hilarious voicing of the Genie is the main attraction of Aladdin, the third in the series of modern Disney animated movies that began with 1989's The Little Mermaid and heralded a new age for the genre. After a sultan Douglas Seale gives his daughter, Jasmine Linda Larkin, three days to find a husband, she escapes the palace and encounters the street-savvy urchin Aladdin Scott Weinger, who charms his way into her heart. While the sultan's Vizier, Jafar Jonathan Freeman, weaves a spell so that he may marry Jasmine and become sultan himself, Aladdin discovers the Genie's lamp in a cave, rubs it, and sets the mystical entity free, leading the Genie to pledge his undying loyalty to the dazzled youth. Aladdin begins his quest to defeat Jafar and win the hand of the princess, with the Genie's help. Monsters, Disney's trademark talking animals, and a flying carpet all figure into the ensuing adventures, but Williams' Genie, who can change into anything or anybody, steals the show as he launches into one crazed monologue after another, impersonating figures from Ed Sullivan to Elvis Presley.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
DVD is a whole new world for Aladdin, which soars to dazzling new heights in this magical two-disc set. Out of circulation for nearly a decade, this story of the street urchin who falls in love with Princess Jasmine has topped many a Disney buff's wish list, and this special edition doesn't disappoint. This first-ever digital presentation offers eye-and ear-popping picture and sound. As the song says, hold your breath, it gets better. The second disc contains nearly two hours of entertaining and illuminating segments that take viewers behind the scenes of a tumultuous production that became a contemporary Disney classic. Among the highlights: clips of the test animation that convinced Robin Williams to sign on as the voice of Genie; memories of "Black Friday," when the project seemed doomed after a poorly received early screening; and hilarious green-room interviews with the reunited filmmakers and cast members (but not Williams, unfortunately) conducted by Gilbert Gottfried, the voice of hench-parrot Iago. Other gems include deleted scenes -- rendered here in storyboards -- and, for the kids, two music videos: "A Whole New World" performed by Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, and the deleted song "Proud of Your Boy," performed by Clay Aiken. Aladdin was a rollicking departure from the fairy-tale romance of Beauty and the Beast, with a hip sense of humor unprecedented in a Disney animated film. With its timeless Arabian Nights adventure, wondrous animation (the awesome Flying Carpet), and Williams's tour-de-force performance, Aladdin is truly one for the ages. Make way!
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It is easy to forget the moribund state of feature-length animation before the 1989 release of The Little Mermaid. Beauty and the Beast kept the revival going and, with Aladdin, Disney proved that the animated film's resurgence was no fluke. Composer and lyricist Alan Menken rubbed his magic lamp once again to produce a toe-tapping (and Oscar-winning) score, including the radio-friendly "A Whole New World." But if any one person can be credited with Aladdin's success, it is Robin Williams. With one-liners galore and imitations of everyone from William F. Buckley to Arsenio Hall, Williams' manic (what else?) genie is a comic whirlwind with an animated body that can keep up with the real thing's boundless energy. Not every joke in Aladdin hits, but more than a few adults were surprised to find themselves laughing harder than the little ones they brought in tow. The film falls a little short of the high mark set by its two predecessors, as its plotting and lead characters are somewhat more conventional. And not all viewers felt that Disney's foray into ethnic diversity was without stereotyping. But overall, Aladdin once again proved the Disney magic for creating an animated film worth watching with or without the kids.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2004
  • UPC: 786936224214
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Presentation: Spanish Dubbed
  • Language: Español
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brad Kane Voice Only
Scott Weinger Voice Only
Robin Williams Voice Only
Linda Larkin Voice Only
Lea Salonga Voice Only
John Freeman Voice Only
Frank Welker Voice Only
Gilbert Gottfried Voice Only
Douglas Seale Voice Only
Charlie Adler Voice Only
Jack Angel Voice Only
Corey Burton Voice Only
Philip L. Clarke Voice Only
Jim Cummings Voice Only
Jennifer Darling Voice Only
Jerry Houser Voice Only
Vera Lockwood Voice Only
Sherry Lynn Voice Only
Mickie T. McGowan Voice Only
Patrick Pinney Voice Only
Philip Proctor Voice Only
Albert Tavares Voice Only
Technical Credits
Ron Clements Director, Producer, Screenwriter
John Musker Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Kathy Altieri Animator
Howard Ashman Songwriter
Rasoul Azadani Animator
Alice Dewey Production Designer
Ted Elliott Screenwriter
Donald W. Ernst Co-producer
Steve Goldberg Animator
Ed Gombert Animator
David J. Hudson Sound/Sound Designer
Doc Kane Sound/Sound Designer
Vera Lanpher Animator
Alan Menken Score Composer
Mel Metcalfe Sound/Sound Designer
Don Paul Animator
Bill Perkins Art Director
H. Lee Peterson Editor
Terry Porter Sound/Sound Designer
Pres Romanillos Animator
Terry Rossio Screenwriter
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun, fun, fun!

    This is a great movie for someone of any age who likes some nice songs, a cute plot and has a bit of an imagination. Like most older Disney animated movies, it is very cute and catching enough for parents watching with the little ones. A great overall film.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another favorite by Disney

    Pocahontas Mulan and Jasmine have to be my most favorite characters ever. This is the story of a boy who falls for the princess and later finds a lamp releasing a genie. Abu was cute and love Raja the tiger. One of the most intense scenes I remember was when he tries to escape from that weird lava cave thanks to the magic carpet. At times Disney doesn't always come out with a perfect movie but still an alright movie none the less.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love this movie... one of my favorite Disney classics

    This is probably one of my favorite Disney animated movies (Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King are my other favorites!!). It's very funny and it's worth the hour and a half of your time watching it. Animation is very good, and I love the songs... my favorites are "One Jump Ahead" and "Prince Ali". There are only a few minor scenes in here that would scare kids, but nothing too scary. It's a really good movie, and I hope Disney makes more classics like this soon.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of my favorites!

    This is a great movie for everyone! It is a great Disney Classic, and should be enjoyed be everyone! Sometimes people read too much into movies, like the review before this one. Kids don't see all that stuff, and, frankly,in my opinion, no one else does either because they don't judge every tiny little detail. It is truely a great movie for anyone. People of all ages love it! Go ahead and get it, you won't be sorry, I promise!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    BEWARE!!! BOOT-LEG COPIES FROM THIS SELLER!!

    EXPENSIVE BOOT-LEG COPY! THAT DOSEN'T EVEN WORK! WHAT A JOKE! YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. MAKES ME SICK TO THINK ABOUT IT!!
    YOU SHOULD BE IN JAIL!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Worst Disney Movie Ever

    What is it with you people? Just because "Aladdin" was made by Disney doesn't make it great. In my opinion, it's the worst animated picture ever to come out of the Mouse House. First of all, "Aladdin" sorely lacks a heart. Whoever heard of a Disney flick that didn't have at least a little heart? Secondly, you never feel any sympathy for the hero(Aladdin) or the heroine(Jasmine)-which leads me to my third and most important reason. ALADDIN AND JASMINE ARE JERKS!!!!!!!!!! Aladdin thought that Jasmine would never like him as himself. So he disguised himself as a prince and lied to her! Hello! Didn't he remember how much Jasmine liked him when he was being himself the day they met? They almost kissed, for crying out loud! Also, Jasmine is nothing but a spoiled palace brat who wouldn't even give Aladdin a chance! WHAT WERE THE CREATORS THINKING????!!!!! Heroes and heroines aren't suppossed to act like that! Also, I can't believe they count Jasmine as a Disney princess! Disney princesses are suppossed to be the stars of their films. Jasmine wasn't the star! Aladdin was! This is by far the worst animated Disney movie ever made!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Aladdin is the Best!!!

    Loved this movie, loved this DVD. It's outstanding. Full of great extras my whole family loved including: A Whole New World performed by Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, Proud of Your Boy- a deleted song written by Howard Ashman and Academy award winning Alan Menken performed by Clay Aiken, A Diamond in the Rough:The Making of Aladdin, Deleted Scenes, Inside the Genie's Lamp, 2 Audio commentaries, and so much more! I love this movie. It's got fantasy, humor, adventure, romance, and not to mention a great villian. I love all the characters especially the Genie, Aladdin, and the beautiful Princess Jasmine. I highly recommend this soaring film and this magical DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    2 COUPLES IN LOVE!!!

    aladdin and jasmine and nick and jessica...two couples very much in love. sweet and romantic movie...perfect to see and hear jessica and nick sing "a whole new world." take a chance...get on the magic carpet ride!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    my all time fave disney movie

    I just got the movie yesterday on sale and it turned out to be more better than ever since its been a while since i last saw it. the graphics are i think better enhanced with the DVD special edition and the sound effects and music are much much better. I am so glad that i have bought the DVD yesterday as because my video got broken. Anyone who like aladdin should buy the DVD. there is also a DVD gift set for abouyt 32-44 dollars depends on where you buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    5 stars....we got to see POYB on Clay's tour

    Based on what we have seen about Clay's video and the brilliance we already know is the base of this animation...how could you lose? The digitized edition, plus the new soundtrack featuring Clay Aiken makes for one SPECTACULAR EVENT!!!! This is a great buy!!! Kathy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2004

    cant wait to buy it

    its been a long while since i saw Aladdin. i use to have the video when i was little but it got messed up and i had to throw it away. im so glad its finally going to be released on DVD because it is my all time favorite Disney movie.

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