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Disney's 1992 animated feature is a triumph of wit and skill. The high-tech artwork and graphics look great, the characters are strong, the familiar story is nicely augmented with an interesting villain (Jafar, voiced by Jonathan Freeman), and there's an incredible hook atop the whole thing: Robin Williams's frantically hilarious vocal performance as Aladdin's genie. Even if one isn't particularly moved by the love story between the title character (Scott Weinger) and his girlfriend Jasmine (Linda Larkin), you can easily get lost in Williams's improvisational energy and the equally entertaining performances of Freeman and Gilbert Gottfried (as Jafar's parrot).--Tom Keogh
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CastFrank Welker, Linda Larkin, Robin Williams, Jim Cummings, Jack Angel, Jennifer Darling, Sherry Lynn, Mickie T. McGowan, Gilbert Gottfried, Philip Proctor, Jerry Houser, Brad Kane, Scott Weinger, Lea Salonga, Jonathan Freeman, Douglas Seale, Albert Tavares, Charlie Adler, Corey Burton, Philip L. Clarke, Vera Lockwood, Patrick Pinney
DirectorJohn Musker, Ron Clements
Genre:  Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Release Date:  November 11, 1992
MPAA Rating:  G
Screen WriterChris Sanders, Burny Mattinson, Brian Pimental, Darrell Rooney, Daan Jippes
DVD Release Date:  October 5, 2004
Runtime:  90 minutes
Studio:  Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Studios
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review by . January 17, 2008
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I sure hope so, because Disney's take on "Aladdin" is a wonderful rollercoaster ride of a tale. Tucked securely in the middle of Disney's animated "Renaissance" in the late 80's to mid 90's, this fun-filled story pops off of the screen thanks to a wonderful digital transfer that highlights both the traditional animation of Disney and the (at the time) growing digital animation of Pixar. This is most evident in the Cave of Wonders, where Aladdin, Abu and the Magic Carpet go for a wild ride as the …
review by . December 03, 2005
"Aladdin" is a great movie in every way. It tells a great story of how being yourself is sometimes the best thing to do. The Genie gives the movie a lot of playful humor. All the characters are interesting and the movie has some great effects and graphics. Also, the songs are perfect for the movie, especially "A Whole New World." The movie ranges from humorous such as with the Genie's antics, to exciting such as the carpet ride through a place that is self-destructing. This movie is one of my daughter …
review by . January 07, 2004
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This is one of the better of the new breed of Disney cartoons. A good story, good characters (Jafar is a great villian) and voices. I would have rated this higher except that at times Robin Williams (as the Genie) talks to fast and overblows his role. As far as kids go, my kids like this one but not as much as The Lion King and Toy Story which they have seen hundreds of times. I would say that they watched Aladdin less than a handful of times.
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