This edition of Disney In Depth highlights 20 fun facts about everything you ever wanted to know about Prince Ali and company.
11 Aladdin boasts an entire section of Tokyo DisneySea, “Arabian Coast,” its design influenced by the environments of India and the Middle East.
12 The Return of Jafar was the first Disney direct-to-video animated feature, released in 1994. This launched a new platform for Disney, allowing them to utilize their characters in even more features.
13 The characters from the Aladdin television series guest-starred on an episode of the late-’90s Hercules animated series.
14 Following Disney’s precedent in re-releasing Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King in the IMAX format, Aladdin was scheduled to return to theaters in that format. Yet that re-release was canceled, even though a trailer had already been shown to IMAX audiences.
15 Aladdin’s appearance was originally modeled after actor Michael J. Fox, though movie-star Tom Cruise and even rapper MC Hammer later served as inspirations.