Aladdin fell smack dab in the middle of Disney’s renaissance or boom of hand-drawn animated musicals during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s—a run of six years that started with The Little Mermaid (1989), went to Beauty and the Beast (1991) and ended with The Lion King (1994). Eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (who is the original composer of the music for all except The Lion King) is as much the reason for this boom as anyone
Great establishing shot of the city of animated city of Agrabah
Stunning animation using blue day for night of the sand dunes
A standout frame painting with the single stream of light coming down into the Cave of Wonders on the lamp
I forget just how long it takes for Robin Williams’ Genie character to show up- we’re 35-minutes into a 90-minute movie.
Williams is then unleashed at that point and it is largely his movie. It is like a PG-version of his stand-up act with references and impressions flying at us- from De Niro to Lorre to Nicholson
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