Produced by the Disney Channel, this musical version of ALADDIN is based on a popular stage production by the Prince Street Players, with music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy and book and lyrics by Eiler.
Jane A. Johnston
Aladdin, the clever hero of Agrabah, continues his adventures with the help of his fiancee Princess Jasmine, his pet monkey Abu, Magic Carpet, Iago the greedy parrot, and of course his best friend the semi-cosmic Genie.
The magician travels to Aladdin's village, identified as being near the border with China, where he enlists Aladdin's help by pretending to be his long-lost uncle and offering to leave his ... See full summary »
I grew up in the late 80s and early 90's, and if any of you remember clearly, you would agree that them thar years were the very best in human history. You could argue with me if it were possible here, but I would slam you with tons of evidence that would prove me correct.
However its ironic that for such an interesting time to be alive, with the emergence of technologies and entertainment never be fore seen, that the era also gave way to vast experimentation therefore. In the case of this, the Bevenfield studio version of the tale of Aladdin, its terribly so.
It is admittedly not the worst animation I have seen in my lifetime, and speaking in terms of my experience with such mediums as Japanese anime alone, I can assure you that I have an unnaturally vast amount of time logged watching such things lol.
The movie sadly is still a testament to bad dubbing and animation practices evidence of not only poor and seemingly non existing budgeting, but lackluster experience with the fields of story telling through animation in general.
At the very least the story got most of the actual facts from the arabian nights/ 1001 nights ( of Sharazad) original version correct; the story takes place in China, and a wandering conjurer seeks a hidden labyrinth full of jeweled walls and treasure rooms, simply for an powerful artifact that imprisons an ancient Djinni.
Anyways its humorous if you have an hour or two to kill and want something to laugh at with friends over some drinks or what ever floats your boat, aside from mocking things :P . It was a part of my childhood, and I have funny fond nostalgic memories of it. Give it a shot.
BUT HAVE A DRINK LOL
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