Aladdin (1992)

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A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.


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16 October 1999 | gazzo-2
great fun
This movie was the biggest film of '92, and it's easy to see why-a lotta fun, as a terrific Robin Williams performance carries it to heights it otherwise would not have gone to. Great animation, fine songs, a decent plot--what is there not to like? I will admit some of the Arab characters seemed to be stereotyped-but no more so than in Mulan or Tarzan or whatever; animation seems to stereotype Everything.

A great movie, ***1/2 outta ****, a fave then and now.

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Trivia

The lyrics of the opening song, "Arabian Nights", were changed for all home video releases due to pressure from groups who were offended by the original lyrics. The original lyrics were: "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face. It's barbaric, but hey it's home." The new lyrics are: "Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense, it's barbaric, but hey it's home". The original version of "Arabian Nights" is on the film's original soundtrack album and was indeed present on original 35mm prints.


Quotes

Merchant: Ahh! Salaam and good evening to you, worthy friend. Please, please, come closer.
Merchant: Too close! A little too close.
Merchant: There. Welcome to Agrabah.


Goofs

During the scene where the Magic Carpet picks up Abu's hat and gives it back, the hat disappears off Abu's head. Abu puts it back on and yells at Magic Carpet. Magic Carpet then walks aways dejectedly. When Aladdin calls him back, the shot shows Abu without the hat on. When the Carpet goes past them to show them where the lamp is, it's back on Abu's head.


Crazy Credits

As the movie ends, The End appears with Genie as a moon laughing. He then crumples the screen up and says "Made you look" and puts the screen back down.


Alternate Versions

In the 2015 Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD release, the original 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo was replaced with the 2011 variant of the current 2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo.


Soundtracks

A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme; End Title Duet)
Music by
Alan Menken
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Regina Belle and Peabo Bryson
Produced by Walter Afanasieff
Arranged by Walter Afanasieff and Robbie Buchanan
Recorded by Dana Jon Chappelle (uncredited)
Regina Belle and Peabo Bryson perform courtesy of Columbia

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Genres

Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$196,664 15 November 1992

Gross USA:

$217,350,219

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$504,050,219

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