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Animation Addicts 20: Aladdin – Take Off Your Clothes?

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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


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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and is a desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, Survivor, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She has her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Product Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.