ALADDIN

USA, 1992 (MIFF 2017, MIFF Kids)

Director: John Musker,Ron Clements

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved Disney animated classic, MIFF offers you the chance to take a magic carpet ride back to the kingdom of Agrabah.

Street urchin Aladdin is always one step ahead of the city guards but longs for the chance to prove he’s more than his humble station suggests, especially when he meets the resourceful and beautiful Princess Jasmine. The discovery of a magic lamp that contains a wise-talking, wish-granting Genie gives Aladdin the chance to gain everything he’s ever desired, but will it bring him happiness?

A shining light in the Disney animation renaissance of the early 1990s, as well as a showcase for the magnificent Robin Williams that ushered in the age of the superstar animated voice cast, Aladdin is a joyous experience for the whole family that, as the Oscar and Grammy-winning song goes, is shining, shimmering splendid.

'Aladdin is a film of wonders. To see it is to be the smallest child, open-mouthed at the screen's sense of magic, as well as the most knowing adult, eager to laugh at some surprisingly sly humor. To achieve either would be something, to manage them both in the same film is next door to amazing.' – Los Angeles Times


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