Of all the Disney movies I’ve watched, this is one I come back to over and over. It is far and above one of my all-time favourites. It’s pure Disney magic the whole way through – from Aladdin running from the guards to the Cave of Wonders and that memorable magic carpet ride. I may have seen it in theaters as a child – can’t quite remember for sure. Here’s what I do know: I had a matchy-matchy Aladdin sweatsuit as a child. I watched almost every episode of the Aladdin TV show. My friend, Joanne, and I spent hours upon hours playing the Super Nintendo Aladdin video game.
All that being said, Aladdin is one step ahead of the average Disney movie for me…
Plot Summary: Aladdin, a street urchin, accidentally meets Princess Jasmine, who is in the city undercover. They love each other, but she can only marry a prince. (www.imdb.com)
Fun Fact: After proving his abilities to Aladdin by getting them out of a collapsed cave, Genie calls Aladdin “Mr. Doubting Mustafa”. In the classic tellings of the Aladdin story, Mustafa was the name of Aladdin’s late father. (www.imdb.com)
Favourite Character: Genie
Favourite Song: One Jump Ahead (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkbOGaJqJmg)
Never Had a Friend Like Me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grVzHu-_LcU)
Look at that! I’m so ticked off that I’m molting!
If I were as rich as you, I could afford some manners.
Phenomenal cosmic powers! Itty bitty living space…
That’s Sultan Vile Betrayer to you!
Jafar, Jafar, he’s our man. If he can’t do it … GREAT!
Final Thoughts: It really is what’s inside that counts. And even more importantly – a friend always keeps his word.
5 Mickeys out of 5:
Next Week’s Movie: Finding Nemo (Actually, that’s this week’s movie…Aladdin’s just a bonus for you all. :))