ALADDIN (1992) 30th Anniversary
Date: 12/12/2022 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT
Where to Watch: Streaming on Disney+, Rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes, etc.
Coming off the massive success of THE LITTLE MERMAID, filmmaking team Ron Clements & John Musker continued the Disney Renaissance with ALADDIN. One of the masterstrokes (of many) is the casting of Robin Williams whose manic, largely-improvised performance as Genie shows the limitless power of the voice and the inimitable talent of its possessor. Lushly animated and featuring classic songs such as 'A Whole New World' and 'Friend Like Me' by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, ALADDIN is an embarrassment of riches that influenced countless films including SHREK.
Ron Clements is a filmmaker best known for THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE, THE LITTLE MERMAID, ALADDIN, HERCULES, TREASURE PLANET (Oscar nom.), THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (Oscar nom.), and MOANA (Oscar nom.).