Ok, I lied. My special for my action figure lovers will be next week!
I make no secret of the fact that "Aladdin" is my favorite Disney movie. Admittedly, "The Little Mermaid" came first, but "Aladdin" was the movie that made a Disney fan for life. For me, the magical combination of an exotic locale, wonderful music, and memorable characters that made this film stand out.
Princess Jasmine spoke to me as a child with her kind but tough personality. She was like no princess before her, unafraid to speak truth to power, unafraid to approach volatile situations with a smile and understanding, unafraid to take what steps were necessary to defend herself, her home, and her people from whatever threat came up. She was the only one of the princesses I could see being a great queen one day. Quite frankly, I still am of that opinion.
Before we get to the toys and memorabilia, here are some favorite clips from the movies and TV show, handpicked by my brother and I.
First up, the iconic love song "A Whole New World".
Deleted scenes from the Genie, released after Robin Williams' passing.
To this day you will hear a cry of "All units, we have a CODE RED!" echoing though the Wilson house.
Watch for Genie's transformation into Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.
"Bad Mood Rising" demonstrates Jasmine's commitment to the good of her people and even strangers.
A little 90's cheese here, but I loved the pairing of Genie and the Genie of the Bottle, Eden.
The incomparable Ron Perlman lent his voice to the sympathetic antagonist Arbutus in "Garden of Evil".
On to my Aladdin/Jasmine collection!
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