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", Some aspects of the film were widely criticized. The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists: One of the verses of the opening song "Arabian Nights" was altered following complaints from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). , –John Musker on Aladdin's early design, Designed by a team led by supervising animator Glen Keane, Aladdin was initially going to be as young as thirteen, and was originally made to resemble actor Michael J. He is voiced by Frank Welker. British actress Naomi Scott and Indian actress Tara Sutaria were being considered to play Jasmine. Williams came for voice recording sessions during breaks in the shooting of two other films he was starring in at the time, Hook and Toys. 95.5 FM | The Voice of Branch County. Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. Four of the current drivers have won in Abu Dhabi: Vettel (2009, 2010 and 2013), Hamilton (2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019), Kimi Raikkonen (2012), â¦ ET. The Disney Hyperion book Aladdin: The Making of an Animated Film listed both of Williams's characters "The Peddler" and "The Genie" ahead of main characters, but was forced to refer to him only as "the actor signed to play the Genie".  The number has been described in reviews as "simultaneously glamorizing and barbarizing the Arab world. Entertainment Weekly ranked Aladdin in a list of the most controversial films in history, due to this incident. The Genie appears and saves him at the cost of his second wish.  Among the changes Katzenberg requested from Clements and Musker were to not be dependent on Ashman's vision, and the removal of Aladdin's mother, remarking, "Eighty-six the mother. He disguises himself as a wealthy prince, and tries to impress the Sultan and his daughter. In this day and age, incredible talent is not hard to find. Frank Welker is the voice of Abu in Aladdin. Abu Abu (vocal effects provided by Frank Welker) is Aladdin's kleptomaniac monkey partner with a high-pitched voice and can talk a little. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a recurring character in the animated TV series The Simpsons. Williams explained to New York magazine that his previous Mork & Mindy merchandising was different because, "the image is theirs.  In Japan, 2.2 million home video units were sold by 1995. Aladdin was re-released on HD and 4K digital download on August 27, 2019, with a physical media re-release on Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray on September 10, 2019, as part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection. They escape and return to the palace. The site's consensus reads, "A highly entertaining entry in Disney's renaissance era, Aladdin is beautifully drawn, with near-classic songs and a cast of scene-stealing characters.  Beast, Sebastian from The Little Mermaid, and Pinocchio make brief appearances, and the wardrobe of the Genie at the end of the film—Goofy hat, Hawaiian shirt, and sandals—are a reference to a short film that Robin Williams did for the Disney-MGM Studios tour in the late 1980s. The DVD release featured retouched and cleaned-up animation, prepared for Aladdin's planned but ultimately cancelled IMAX reissue in 2003, and a second disc with bonus features. When a 13 year old boy named Abu stepped on stage for a blind audition on The Voice Kids Belgium, the audience wondered what he would sound like. Images of the Abu voice actors from the Aladdin franchise. Each person is blessed with a unique talent, and technological advancements have made it possible for individuals to share their talent with the entire world. Frank Welker is the voice of Abu in Aladdin. Gilbert Gottfried as â¦  Composer Alan Menken and songwriters Howard Ashman and Tim Rice were praised for creating a soundtrack that is "consistently good, rivaling the best of Disney's other animated musicals from the '90s. As the performance continued, Abu shared his powerful gift with the world.  After the character animation was done, the carpet's surface design was applied digitally. Thomas, Bob: "Chapter 9: A New Tradition", pages 133–135. And they [Disney] apologized; they said it was done by other people. From the moment he started singing two of the judges, Josje Huisman and Laura Tesoro, smiled widely. The musical score was written by Alan Menken and features six songs with lyrics written by both Ashman and Sir Tim Rice, who took over after Ashman's death. " Peter Travers of Rolling Stone said the comedy made the film accessible to both children and adults, a vision shared with Desson Howe of The Washington Post, who also said "kids are still going to be entranced by the magic and adventure. Abu Dhabi will invest 448 billion dirhams ($122 billion) in oil and natural gas over the next five years as it seeks to raise production capacity, even while OPEC restricts its output. " The DVD Special Edition released in 2004 includes four songs in early animation tests, and a music video of one, "Proud of Your Boy", performed by Clay Aiken, which also appears on the album Disneymania 3. Ron Clements and John Musker, "Filmmaker's Commentary". With Agrabah returned to normal, the Genie banishes Jafar's lamp and advises Aladdin to use his third wish to regain his royal title, so the law will allow him to stay with Jasmine. At Iago's suggestion, Jafar plots to become Sultan by marrying Jasmine.  Though Aladdin was released prior to The Thief and the Cobbler, The Thief and the Cobbler initially began production much earlier in the 1960s, and was mired in difficulties including financial problems, copyright issues, story revisions and late production times caused by separate studios trying to finish the film after Richard Williams was fired from the project for lack of finished work. Shafrira Zakai.  After the word tiger, a second voice can be heard which has been suggested was accidentally grafted onto the soundtrack. " Disney attempted to assuage Williams by sending him a Pablo Picasso painting worth more than $1 million at the time, but this move failed to repair the damaged relationship, as the painting was a self-portrait of the artist as Vincent van Gogh which apparently really "clashed" with the Williams's wilder home decor. " Katzenberg also influenced in changing the plot element about Jasmine's marriage, which originally had her required by law to be married by sixteen, to remove the age—the Sultan only says "your next birthday"—and make it more specific that her suitor needed to be a prince, which would also set up the ending where the Sultan, inspired by Aladdin's altruism, changes the law to make Jasmine able to marry anyone she deems worthy. , The film was first released in VHS on October 1, 1993, as part of the Walt Disney Classics line.  Production had originally been scheduled to begin in July, but was delayed due to Disney having trouble finding the right people to play Aladdin and Jasmine. 95.5 FM | The Voice of Branch County.  James Berardinelli gave it 3.5 out of 4 stars, praising the "crisp visuals and wonderful song-and-dance numbers. , This article is about the 1992 Disney film. Syndicated Content.  Linda Woolverton, who had also worked on Beauty and the Beast, used their treatment and developed a draft with inspired elements from The Thief of Bagdad such as a villain named Jaf'far, an aged sidekick retired human thief named Abu, and a human handmaiden for the princess. Duncan Marjoribanks was the supervising animator for Abu, while Rajah was animated by Aaron Blaise. : The credits read Disney, but 'Aladdin' is a brand-new 'toon, an irreverent high-stakes gamble that veers sharply from tradition", "John Musker Question Countdown – Number 9", "Disney Myths Debunked by Ron Clements and John Musker, Directors of The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Hercules", "Aladdin animator used subtlety to design strong villain", "Robin Williams Once Got So Upset With Disney That The Company Sent Him A $1 Million Picasso Peace Offering", "Abracadabra: Disney, Robin Williams Quit Feud", "Genie Grants Disney's Video Wish : Marketing: Robin Williams will reprise his 'Aladdin' role in 'King of Thieves,' continuing the emergence of direct-to-video projects as an industry gold mine", "Weekend Box Office Results for November 13–15, 1992", "Aladdin (1992) – Weekend Box Office Results", "A Perfect World' tops 'Aladdin' in Europe", "Cartoon Coffers - Top-Grossing Disney Animated Features at the Worldwide B.O. Traces of governmental or corporate violence and mechanisms of surveillance and propaganda reveal themselves in the scope of auditory perception. The film company stated that it is now collating the frames and undertaking voice recordings for the film in the twofour54 media hub.  Aladdin was the most successful film of 1992 grossing $217 million in the United States and over $504 million worldwide. The voice cast features Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, and Douglas Seale. For the Disney franchise, see, 1992 American animated musical fantasy film by Walt Disney Feature Animation, "In early screenings, we played with him being a little bit younger, and he had a mother in the story.  The coloring was done with the computerized CAPS process, and the color motifs were chosen according to the personality—the protagonists use light colors such as blue, the antagonists darker ones such as red and black, and Agrabah and its palace use the neutral color yellow.  Aladdin's personality was rewritten to be "a little rougher, like a young Harrison Ford," and the parrot Iago, originally conceived as an uptight British archetype, was reworked into a comic role after the filmmakers saw Gilbert Gottfried in Beverly Hills Cop II, who was then cast for the role.  Other awards included the Annie Award for Best Animated Feature, a MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance to Robin Williams, Saturn Awards for Best Fantasy Film, Performance by a Younger Actor to Scott Weinger and Supporting Actor to Robin Williams, the Best Animated Feature by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and four Grammy Awards, Best Soundtrack Album, and Song of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television for "A Whole New World".. ", "The original story was sort of a winning the lottery kind of thing ... Like having anything you could wish for would be the greatest thing in the world and having it taken away from you is bad, but having it back is great.  Computer animation was used for some elements of the film, such as the tiger entrance of the Cave of Wonders and the scene where Aladdin tries to escape the collapsing cave.  The following month, Billy Magnussen and Navid Negahban were cast as Prince Anders and the Sultan, respectively. Dec 8, 2020 1:16 AM. In this day and age, incredible talent is not hard to find. , The producers added many in-jokes and references to Disney's previous works in the film, such as a "cameo appearance" from directors Clements and Musker and drawing some characters based on Disney workers. Aladdin was also the last film by Disney to be entirely based on a fairytale or folklore until the release of Tangled (based on Rapunzel) in 2010, 17 years later. A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future.  Instead, Peter Pan was released on Blu-ray as a Diamond Edition on February 5, 2013 to celebrate its 60th anniversary. , Alongside its role in the Disney Renaissance, Aladdin is often credited as the catalyst in the rise of casting film stars as voice actors in Hollywood animated films with the success of Robin Williams' Genie performance. Here is the cover of My Heart Will Go On which alot of you guys requested me to sing.  Eric Goldberg, the supervising animator for the Genie, then reviewed Williams's recorded dialogue and selected the best gags and lines that his crew would create character animation to match. He uses his first two wishes to become Sultan and the world's most powerful sorcerer. Trapped, Aladdin rubs the lamp and meets the Genie who lives inside it. The third—after The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast—and final Disney film score the duo would work on, Alan Menken and Howard Ashman began writing the Academy Award-winning score together, with Tim Rice taking over as lyricist after Ashman died of AIDS-related complications part way through the production of Aladdin in early 1991. Aladdin gives the lamp to Jafar, who throws him and Abu back into the cave, though not before Abu steals the lamp back.  The rerecording has the original voice on all other lines and then a noticeably deeper voice says the edited line. After being told to touch nothing but the lamp, Aladdin finds a magic carpet inside and obtains the lamp. The palace guards capture Aladdin on Jafar's orders. Welker also voices Jasmine's tiger Rajah and the Cave of Wonders. This young teen had made a huge splash with his debut performance. This boy’s vocals were out of this world. Each person is blessed with a unique talent, and technological advancements have made it possible for individuals to share their talent with the entire world.  Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released the film on a Diamond Edition Blu-ray on October 13, 2015. Shy Boy Brings Judges To Their Feet With Celine Dion Hit. Frank Welker. He was voiced by Hank Azaria and first appeared in the episode "The Telltale Head".  The film was released on May 24, 2019. Extremely talented people can be found all over the world.  Then, directors Ron Clements and John Musker joined the production, picking Aladdin out of three projects offered, which also included an adaptation of Swan Lake and King of the Jungle—that eventually became The Lion King.  Currently, it is the 35th-highest-grossing animated film and the third-highest-grossing traditionally animated feature worldwide, behind The Lion King and The Simpsons Movie. So here it is!!! John August is writing the script, which will reportedly retain the musical elements of the original film, while Dan Lin is attached as producer. The lyrics were changed in July 1993 from "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face" in the original release to "Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense," with the change first appearing on the 1993 video release.  Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a rare "A+" grade. When Aladdin is threatened by the tiger Rajah on the palace balcony, Aladdin quietly says a line that some people reported hearing as "Good teenagers, take off your clothes," which they considered a subliminal reference to promiscuity. Ashman had written a 40-page film treatment remaining faithful to the plot and characters of the original story, but envisioned as a campy 1930s-style musical with a Cab Calloway/Fats Waller-like Genie. He was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentence to the death penalty in 1982. Abu-Jamal shot and killed Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner on Dec. 9, 1981. Jafar flees after spotting the lamp and thus discovering Aladdin's true identity. " On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 86 out of 100 based on 25 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Upon release, it became the first animated feature to reach the half-billion-dollar mark, and was the highest-grossing animated film of all time until it was surpassed by The Lion King (1994). During his blind audition, the young man with the sparkling voice stepped on stage an unknown refugeeâ and left an up-and-coming singer with a bright future ahead of him. Lyricist Howard Ashman first pitched the idea, and the screenplay went through three drafts before then-Disney Studios president Jeffrey Katzenberg agreed to its production.  After a limited release on November 13, 1992, Aladdin debuted in 1,131 theaters on November 25, 1992, grossing $19.2 million in its opening weekend—number two at the box office, behind Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.  Entertainment writer Scott Meslow wrote that compared with the character of Aladdin, "Williams's Genie is the character audiences responded to, and—more importantly to Disney—its most marketable character by far", which he concludes led to the "celebrification" of later animated films such as Shark Tale (2004) and Puss in Boots (2011). Comments Add a Comment. , The design for most characters was based on the work of caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, which production designer Richard Vander Wende also considered appropriate to the theme, due to similarities to the flowing and swooping lines found in Arabic calligraphy. Abu VOICE. Because of the controversy, Disney removed the line on the DVD release.  Along with partner Alan Menken, Ashman conceived several songs and added Aladdin's friends named Babkak, Omar, and Kasim to the story. 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In July 2017, it was announced that Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud had been cast as Aladdin, Scott as Jasmine, and Smith as the Genie. Aladdin (1992) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.  Cartwright kept folding a piece of cloth while animating to see how to position the Carpet.  However, the studio was dismissive of Ashman's treatment and removed the project from development. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 95% of critics gave the film a positive review based on a sample of 74 reviews, with an average rating of 8.15/10. Just after the judges whirled around, everyone in the audience began clapping.  Upon its first week of release on home media in the U.S., the film topped the Blu-ray Disc sales chart and debuted at number 2 at the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales behind the disaster film San Andreas. The Broadway adaptation also uses the edited line. , On July 15, 2015, the studio announced the development of a live-action comedy adventure prequel called Genies. Adnoc said 3D seismic had been acquired over a large part of the block, which it â¦ No one could deny that this boy was talented. Movie: Aladdin.  Iago's supervising animator Will Finn tried to incorporate some aspects of Gottfried's appearance into Iago's design, especially his semi-closed eyes and the always-appearing teeth.  By 1994, it went on to sell over 25 million units in total (a record only broken by the later release of The Lion King). The Belgian edition (released without advertisements, commercials or any kind of fanfare) comes as a single-disc version with its extras ported over from the Platinum Edition DVD. Aladdin decides instead to keep his promise and frees the Genie. , Animation enthusiasts have noticed similarities between Aladdin and Richard Williams's unfinished film The Thief and the Cobbler (also known as The Princess and the Cobbler under Allied Filmmakers and Arabian Knight under Miramax Films). For financial reasons, the studio went back on the deal on both counts, especially in poster art by having the Genie in 25% of the image, but having other major and supporting characters portrayed considerably smaller.  The film's Blu-ray release in the United States sold 1.81 million units and grossed $39 million, as of 2017[update]..  The late release, coupled with Miramax purchasing and re-editing the film, has sometimes resulted in The Thief and the Cobbler being labeled a rip-off of Aladdin. As the boy stood on stage silently the judges wondered whether the performer would be able to live up to the task of singing with this incredible song, but it didn’t take Abu long to prove himself worthy of the role.  Lin revealed that they were looking for a diverse cast. Fox. This song’s stunning feature in the film Titanic caused it to shoot to the top of the charts. These similarities include a similar plot, similar characters, scenes and background designs, and the antagonist Zig-Zag's resemblance in character design and mannerisms to Genie and Jafar. The Genie leaves to explore the world, while Aladdin and Jasmine start their new life together. SHOW COMMENTS (0) FRANCHISE RELATED. However, according to the commentary track on the 2004 DVD, while Musker and Clements did admit Scott Weinger ad-libbed during the scene, they claimed "we did not record that, we would not record that," and said the line was "Good tiger, take off and go..." and the word "tiger" is overlapped by Rajah's snarl. This was certainly a challenging song – and from such a timid performer! Two Navy Men Have Hilarious “Jingle Bell” Duel. Now bound to his new lamp, Jafar ends up trapped inside it, taking Iago with him. Writing âThe Girl With the Louding Voice,â about a 14-year-old employed as a housemaid, challenged how the novelist viewed a common practice in her native Nigeria. A 2017 documentary, The Problem with Apuâ¦  In April 2017, Will Smith entered talks to play the Genie. It was the number one song in many countries, and even now it is recognized for its intense emotional charge. Ashman and Menken were later recruited to compose songs for Beauty and the Beast. The Forgotten Syrian Storyteller', "As Genie, mom helped grant son's wish for 'Aladdin' role", "How Celebrities Took Over Cartoon Voice Acting", "Jonathan Freeman returns as Jafar in new stage musical version of Disney's "Aladdin, "What Would Walt Say? Suddenly they realized that they had not yet seen the full extent of this talented boy’s skills. The film's home video VHS release also set a sales record and grossed about $500 million in the United States.  It was estimated that Williams improvised 52 characters. A live-action film adaptation was released on May 24, 2019. Syndicated Content. As Abu finished his audition, Sean Dhondt ran onto the stage and sat cross-legged in front of the talented artist. He then exposes Aladdin's identity and exiles him, Abu, and the carpet to a frozen wasteland.  Roger Ebert, who generally praised the film in his review, considered the music inferior to its predecessors The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, and claimed Aladdin and Jasmine were "pale and routine." He uses his first wish to become a prince to woo Jasmine and promises to use his third wish to free the Genie from servitude. TV Show: Aladdin Franchise: Aladdin.  Warner Bros. Cartoons director Chuck Jones even called the film "the funniest feature ever made. When Jeffrey Katzenberg was replaced by Joe Roth as Walt Disney Studios chairman, Roth organized a public apology to Williams. Aladdin returns to the palace and exposes Jafar's evil plot. Abu. Movies: Aladdin: The Return of â¦ But the voice, that's me; I gave them myself.  The film held the top spot five times during its 22-week run. Kalli is based in Los Angeles and can be reached at [email protected] Abu Dhabi: It was a February morning when Colonel Mohammed Al Khoury, Deputy of the Capital Police Department, received a call that would define the next six months of his life.  It was the biggest gross for an animated film until The Lion King two years later, and was the first full-length animated film to gross $200 million in North America. Unusually for an animated film, much of Williams's dialogue was ad-libbed: for some scenes, Williams was given topics and dialogue suggestions, but allowed to improvise his lines. The boy had only belted out a few lines before all three judges hit their buzzers. Aladdin's success led to various derived works and other material inspired by the film, including two direct-to-video sequels, The Return of Jafar (1994) and Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996); an animated television series of the same name; and a Broadway adaptation. As he began to sing the chorus they all looked absolutely shocked.  A THX-certified widescreen LaserDisc was issued on September 21, 1994,[better source needed] and a Spanish-dubbed VHS for the American market was released on April 14, 1995.  It sold an estimated 52,442,300 tickets in the United States, where its domestic gross is equivalent to $477,749,800 adjusted for inflation in 2018. Forgetting the cave's rule, Abu grabs a jewel. Jafar, the Royal Vizier of the fictional city of Agrabah, placed near the Jordan River, and his parrot Iago seek a lamp hidden within the Cave of Wonders.  In less than three weeks, the VHS release of Aladdin sold over 16 million units and grossed over $400 million in the United States.