Aladdin (1992)

90s moviesWhen it comes to fairytales and folklore, there are several big ones that everyone knows by heart. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and The Tortoise and the Hare are a few that come to mind. During my childhood, however, my favorite bit of folklore involved a giant, blue talking genie, a street rat, a princess, and a nefarious wizard out to seize the crown. That’s right, I’m talking about Disney’s Aladdin.

90s moviesOne of Disney’s best and most successful animated features to date, Aladdin was full of singalong songs, vibrant colors, comedic genius, and plenty of thrilling action sequences. It’s a truly a genuine adventure film with enough comedy to keep it family-friendly.

90s moviesThe most sensational character in the film, by far, is Robin Williams’ take on the Genie in the lamp. One of Robin Williams’ most inspired forays into voice acting, his timing, goofiness, and nonstop snappy comedy makes the film what it is.

90s moviesInterestingly, this film is pretty much the only time I can stand to hear Gilbert Gottfried’s voice as well. He fits well as a shrill, chatty parrot named Iago.

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