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Disney brings a whole new world vividly to life once again in this musical story from the Arabian Nights. Aladdin, an eager genie (with the voice of Robin Williams) and a sultan's daughter take a magic carpet ride through a fireworks display of incredible animation. Direct-to-video sequel: "The Return of Jafar." Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Song ("Friend Like Me"). Academy Awards: Best Original Score, Best Song ("Whole New World").
1992 - Academy Awards - Best Original Song Winner
1992 - Academy Awards - Best Original Score Winner
This funny, romantic tale about a spunky orphan and a smart princess won the hearts of children and adults alike. Poor Aladdin looks longingly at the Sultan's luxurious castle, and dreams of living inside, but Princess Jasmine wants only to escape that pampered life. Finally, she does run away, only to discover how hard life on the streets can be -- especially when a vendor accuses you of thievery. Aladdin comes to her rescue, and soon the two have fallen in love. But how can a beggar marry the sultan's daughter? His only hope lies in a magic lamp from the Cave of Wonders and a wisecracking genie who can grant wishes. But Jafar, the Sultan's evil advisor, desires that lamp himself, so he can rule the kingdom and possess Jasmine. Soon the handsome young boy and the cruel Jafar are locked in a battle of wits -- and unleashing magic the likes of which no one has seen before.
Theatrical release: November 11, 1992. ALADDIN is the 31st full-length animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures. Shot on Eastman film; Technicolor prints. Other effects credits include Ed Gombert (Story Supervisor); Rasoul Azadani (Layout Supervisor); Kathy Altieri (Background Supervisor); Vera Lanpher (Cleanup Supervisor); Steve Goldberg (Computer Graphics Imagery Supervisor); Dan Hansen (Artistic Coordinator). Other credits include Alice Dewey (Production Manager) and Baker Bloodworth Florida unit production manager. Title design by Burke Mattsson; titles by Buena Vista Optical. Rated BBFC-U by the British Board of Film Classification. In March, 1994, the film's music garnered 5 Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year for "Whole New World," sung by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, who themselves won the award for Best Pop Performance by A Duo or Group. For Alen Menken, the composer, had previously won 5 Grammies for his music for Disney's "The Little Mermaid" (1991) and "Beauty and the Beast" (1992). Copyright The Walt Disney Company.
"...ALADDIN is Disney's most psychedelic feature since FANTASIA, a magic carpet peel-out through crowded streets, spacious palaces and mystical interstates..." - 11/11/1992 USA Today, p.1D
"...The fundamentals here go beyond first-rate....What will come through clearly to audiences of any age is the breathless euphoria of [Williams's] free associations..." - 11/11/1992 New York Times, p.C15
"The impossibly simple and romantic fairy tale is just as captivating 12 years after its release..." - 10/01/2004 Premiere, p.110