This edition of Disney In Depth highlights 20 fun facts about everything you ever wanted to know about Prince Ali and company.
6 Scott Weinger, the voice of Aladdin, is best known for his role as Steve, D.J.’s boyfriend, on Full House. He even appeared as a live-action version of the character as an in-joke in this scene, when D.J. imagines Steve in the role of the “street rat.”
7 In an early version of Aladdin, the protagonist was to have a mother. Thus, the Howard Ashman-Alan Menken song called “Proud of Your Boy” was scrapped. However the song is featured in a Clay Aiken-sung music video, highlighted on the 2004 DVD.
8 Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson, brought Genie to life in The Return of Jafar, after Robin Williams experienced a temporary falling-out with The Walt Disney Company. Castellaneta recorded all of his dialogue as Genie for Aladdin and the King of Thieves, but once Williams returned to the role, his voice-work was removed.
9 Princess Jasmine, descending from Arabian heritage, was the first non-Caucasian Disney princess.
10 Aladdin earned over $500 million worldwide during its theatrical release and was the highest-grossing domestic film of 1992.