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A highly entertaining entry in Disney's renaissance era," Aladdin is beautifully drawn, with near-classic songs and a cast of scene-stealing characters.



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Robin Williams's dizzying and hilarious voicing of the Genie is the main attraction of Aladdin, the third in the series of modern Disney animated movies that began with 1989's The Little Mermaid and heralded a new age for the genre. After a sultan (Douglas Seale) gives his daughter, Jasmine (Linda Larkin), three days to find a husband, she escapes the palace and encounters the street-savvy urchin Aladdin (Scott Weinger), who charms his way into her heart. While the sultan's Vizier, Jafar (Jonathan Freeman), weaves a spell so that he may marry Jasmine and become sultan himself, Aladdin discovers the Genie's lamp in a cave, rubs it, and sets the mystical entity free, leading the Genie to pledge his undying loyalty to the dazzled youth. Aladdin begins his quest to defeat Jafar and win the hand of the princess, with the Genie's help. Monsters, Disney's trademark talking animals, and a flying carpet all figure into the ensuing adventures, but Williams' Genie, who can change into anything or anybody, steals the show as he launches into one crazed monologue after another, impersonating figures from Ed Sullivan to Elvis Presley. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi


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Critic Reviews for Aladdin

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  • Aladdin is a film of wonders. To see it is to be the smallest child, open-mouthed at the screen's sense of magic, as well as the most knowing adult, eager to laugh at some surprisingly sly humor.

    Nov 19, 2013 | Full Review…
  • What makes this animated feature such intense, giddy fun is the eruption of uninhibited parody that Robin Williams provides as the voice of the Genie in Aladdin's lamp.

    Nov 19, 2013
  • Aladdin is a marvel of the cartoonist's art.

    Nov 19, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Disney's latest animated feature is a thoroughly satisfying musical-comedy romp.

    Nov 19, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Forget about the lamp. Aladdin is all anyone could wish for in holiday entertainment.

    Nov 19, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This hilariously hip and thoroughly gorgeous motion picture is nothing less than the crowning achievement -- so far -- of Disney's revitalized animation department.

    Nov 19, 2013 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Aladdin

  • Mar 28, 2016
    From beginning to end, Aladdin is one of Disney's best and most enjoyable films that succeeds thanks to it's fabulous cast, breathtaking animation and show stopping music.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 18, 2015
    Disney's Aladdin is dazzling, perilous and full of enticing entertainment for the family. The animated classic's loving characters (including a flawless Robin Williams-voice-over performance) infectious musical numbers and Disney delight assures its credibility as one of the studio's best and most memorable. 4.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 10, 2015
    More silly than Beauty and the Beast, but more fun than Pocahontas, Alladin is a worthwhile and more-or-less brilliant effort and entry into the disney canon. Robbin Williams' erratic and bouncy Genie steals the show unsuprisingly.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 26, 2014
    While it is overly simplistic both emotionally and plotwise -- even for a Disney movie -- Aladdin rises on the strength of its music, as well as its supporting cast (significantly Robin Williams) who make up for the main character's blandness and add a live-wire energy that remains unparalleled in animation.
    Sam B Super Reviewer

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