Aladdin

ALADDIN (U)
D: John Musker & Ron Clements
Walt Disney (John Musker & Ron Clements)             
USA 🇺🇸 1992
90 mins
 
Animated
 
W: John Musker, Ron Clements, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio [based on the story "Aladdin & The Magic Lamp" from "One Thousand & One Nights"]
Mus: Alan Menken
 

voices of: Scott Weinger (Aladdin), Brad Kane (Aladdin - singing), Robin Williams (The Genie), Linda Larkin (Jasmine), Lea Salonga (Jasmine - singing), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), Frank Welker (Abu), Gilbert Gottfried (Iago)

Following a decade in the wilderness, Disney animation came back with a boom in the late 80's and early 90's with some of their best work, this being one of them.
The story follows Aladdin, a street urchin, who discovers a magical lamp that contains a genie who will grant Aladdin three wishes. Aladdin's first is to be a prince so he can romance the Sultan's beautiful daughter, Jasmine.  Meanwhile, an evil wizard wants the lamp for himself.
Aladdin was a landmark film for Disney, using innovative computer techniques which led to the birth of a new kind of animation and also demonstrated the power of the voice actor, with Robin Williams exuberant and energetic vocal performance as the Genie being one of the most entertaining and hilarious characters in a Disney film for quite some time, if not ever.
8/10

Aladdin
Aladdin
Did You Know:
The opening scene with the street merchant was completely unscripted. Robin Williams was brought into the sound stage and was asked to stand behind a table that had several objects on it and a bedsheet covering them all. The animators asked him to lift the sheet, and, without looking, take an object from the table and describe it in character. Much of the material in that recording session was not appropriate for a Disney film.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: 2 (Best Animated Film; Best Original Song)

Nominations: 6 (Best Picture; Best Actor in a Supporting Role; Best Screenplay (Adaptation); Best Original Musical or Comedy Score; Best Original Song; Best Sound)


OSCARS:

Wins: 2 (Best Original Score; Best Original Song)

Nominations: 3 (Best Original Song; Best Sound; Best Sound Effects Editing)


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: 2 (Best Score; Best Visual Effects)


OTHER WINS:

Golden Globes (Best Original Score; Best Original Song; Special Award for Robin Williams); Annie Awards (Best Animated Feature); ACCA (Best Motion Picture; Best Supporting Actor; Best Original Score; Best Sound); Dallas Fort Worth Film Critics (Best Animated Film); Golden Reel Awards (Best Sound Editing - Animated Film); Kids Choice Awards (Favourite Movie); Los Angeles Film Critics (Best Animated Film); MTV Movie Awards (Best Comedic Performance); Saturn Awards (Best Fantasy Film; Best Supporting Actor; Best Performance by a Young Actor); 20/20 Awards (Best Original Song)