This edition of Disney In Depth highlights 20 fun facts about everything you ever wanted to know about Prince Ali and company.
16 The Beast from the 1991 animated feature makes a “cameo appearance” in Aladdin, in the form of a figurine that the Sultan plays with, along with a whole stack of animals.
17 According to a Travel Channel special that explored the Disneyland Resort and the making of “Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular,” the actor who plays the Genie must go through over an hour-and-a-half of prosthetic, make-up, and other processes to transform into the blue comedic force.
18 The pop version of “A Whole New World” by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart on March 6, 1993. This is the only song from a Disney animated feature to claim that number one honor.
19 In Disneyland’s “it’s a small world,” characters from Aladdin, designed to fit the style of the scene, hover on the Magic Carpet.
20 Both Lea Salonga (Jasmine’s singing voice) and Linda Larkin (Jasmine’s speaking voice) were honored with Disney Legend awards at the 2011 ceremony, held at the D23 Expo, as seen in the clips below.
Agrabah aficionados, I encourage you to share your favorite moments and memories of Aladdin. Share your comments below and tweet your thoughts. If Genie granted you three wishes, what would you use them toward? I think having a buddy like Genie or Carpet would be a solid call.
This is Brett Nachman, signing off. Return back next week for another edition of Disney In Depth. Catch alerts for upcoming editions of the column by following me on Twitter. Have a good week!