The Top 10 Disney Movies – #6
Episodes & Reels is delivering our monthly Top 10 List a little differently this time around. We will post one entry in the countdown each night from Jan 23 – Feb 3 on Chip and Co until we finally reveal #1! Now, here’s our #6 animated Disney film of all-time:
#6 – ALADDIN (1992)
Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams
Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker
Take the most popular Arabic storybook of all-time (“1,001 Arabian Nights”) and mix it with – the wildly famous comedian and actor Robin Williams? Yep, that’s right. That is exactly what Disney did with their modern-day classic adventure, Aladdin. I was in the 10th grade when this movie was released, and I had never laughed so hard in all my life. Robin Williams as the blue wish-granting genie of the lamp who doubled as a stand-up comic and impressionist was priceless, and to this day remains one of Williams’ best, and most recognizable, performances (even though he’s only lending his voice on camera). Aladdin has a romance between the title character and the born-rebel, Princess Jasmine (“A Whole New World” anyone?), but what makes this movie so different and great is the full-blown adventure. There are chases, fights, danger and flying carpets around every corner. Aside from the Genie, the movie features tremendous supporting characters such as Iago (Gilbert Gottfried), Jafar (Jonathan Freeman), Abu (Frank Welker) and the Sultan (Douglas Seale). Aladdin is a movie that truly plays out just like reading a story to your kids at bedtime, except it is being “read” to you, and you can’t fall asleep because the feel-good adventure is just too exciting to pass up. And if that weren’t enough, Robin Williams will keep splitting your sides as the incomparable Genie.
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