On This Day: Aladdin

November 25, 1992 the GREATEST Disney classic was born and became the highest grossing movie of the year! So to celebrate Aladdin’s anniversary lets talk some awesome fun facts!

1. John Candy, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Martin Short, John Goodman and Albert Brooks at one point considered at one pont to provid the voice of the Genie.

2. Jafar was based on none other than the mistress of evil herself Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty). Like her he carries a staff, has a bird henchman, and transforms into a giant animal in the big showdown.

3. Joe Pesci and Danny DeVito both turned down voicing the parrot Iago, so the role went to the future Alfac spokesman Gilbert Gottfried.

4. The voice of Princess Jasmine, Linda Larkin was nearly fired and had to re-audition for the role halfway inot the film after Katenberg thought she didnt sound “regal” enough.

5. You can spot Pinocchio, The Beast, Sabastian and a hidden mickey in the film

6. Jasmine was the only Dinsey Princess to kiss a villain.

7. The peddler in the movie, was originally planned to be revealed as the genie at the end of the movie. This is why Robin Williams voiced him and also why the peddler share common apperences.

8. Aladdin was the first movie with its own dedicated parade in MGM Studios (Hollywood Studios) called Aladdin’s Royal Caravan Parade, which made its debut December 1992.

9. The original story of aladdin was set in china which would make Aladdin chinese.

10. Scott Weigner, known as Steve Dj’s boyfriend in the show Full House is the voice of Aladdin.

11. Everytime Aladdin lies, his feather falls in his face.

12. The Goofy hat and Hawaiian shirt that the Genie wears at the end of the movie is a node to Robert Williams wardrobe in a short he id for the Disney/MGM Studio tour in the 80’s.

Aladdin is my second favorite Disney classsic of all time, and of course i would watch the Aladdin TV series ( 1994-1995) which Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin and Gilbert Gottfried (Aladdin, Jasmine and Iago) all returned for 85 episodes of the TV series.


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