The gang is finally back for a classic Rotoscopers episode with their review of Disney’s Aladdin! Also join in for the animation news and a discussion on the impact of celebrity voice actors.
- News: The Minions spin-off film,Partysaurus Rex short, Finding Nemo 2 officially announced
- Mini Nerdy Couch Discussion: Do we really need a Finding Nemo sequel? Is Pixar coping out?
- Real Nerdy Couch Discussion: Professional voice actors vs. celebrities? Do celebrity voices really add to an animated film?
- Voice acting is like a seasoning—it should enhance the film, not take away
- How Aladdin & Robin Williams was a pivotal moment for celebrity voice actors
- What characters were you surprised when you realized who did their voice?
- Morgan & Chelsea’s experience meeting the film’s directors John Musker & Ron Clements
- The movie really takes off once the Genie appears
- Every single scene has either a great quote or great gag
- Chock full of awesome characters “that have grinded their way to Disney immortality”
- Jafar: his design & inspiration, would someone like Jafar really associate with Iago?
- Genie: the ultimate minor character in any Disney film, the merchant peddler, favorite moments
- Conundrum: why didn’t they just pass the lamp around & get some free wishes before releasing the Genie?
- Music: Howard Ashman’s mark all over the songs, lots of deleted songs, the “cut off your ear” drama
- Controversial elements: European designs, The Thief and the Cobbler rip off, “good teenages, take off your clothes”
- Aladdin: original younger character design can still be found in the film
- Jasmine: not that great of a disguise, “The Kiss” is the best Disney kiss
- Sultan: young at heart, what’s with the “mystic blue diamond”?
- Conundrum: Aladdin touches the carpet. So is the carpet not a treasure of the Cave of Wonders? Did Aladdin and Jasmine get married at the end?
- Mason conspiracy theory: Return of Jafar is a dream and didn’t really happen
- Why wasn’t Robin Williams in Return of Jafar?
- Childhood memories with Aladdin merchandise
- We rate it! ★★★★★
- Bloopers: Buddy, all on mute
Runtime: 1:26:41, 41.7 MB
- Watch Aladdin: Blu-ray | DVD
- Buy Aladdin soundtrack: CD | Digital | iTunes
- Aladdin quotes | DisneyQuotes.com
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