- 1 hr 30 min
“Aladdin” is an animated feature musical film from the Walt Disney Company that follows the adventures of a young man who finds a magic lamp and attempts to earn the heart of a princess. Along the way Aladdin makes a few friends and enemies that help the journey along or try to complicate matters for their own gain. At first Aladdin is a poor boy with very little in the way of possessions, but he longs to live the easy life of a prince in a palace. Jafar is a royal advisor to a sultan, but is up to no good as he is looking to manipulate the sultan into giving up his power so that Jafar can take the top post. Jafar learns of the existence of a magic lamp but needs a worthy person to retrieve it from an enchanted cave. Eventually, Jafar learns that he needs the services of Aladdin, and the film is set in motion. Aladdin meets a young girl in the street that he believes is another young poor person. Of course, Aladdin is confounded when the young girl turns out to be the beautiful Princess Jasmine. Aladdin is embarrassed at his feelings for Jasmine because she is rich and he is poor. However, Jafar gets Aladdin to steal the lamp from the cave and tries to double cross Aladdin by trapping him in the cave. However, Aladdin retains possession of the lamp, and discovers the magical genie inside. Soon, Aladdin manages to escape the cave and turn himself into a prince with the help of his new magical friend. However, Aladdin gets frustrated that he can not be honest with Jasmine, who starts to suspect the truth. Soon Jafar’s master plan comes to light, and it is up to Aladdin and his friends to stop the fiend from taking over the kingdom. The stage gets set for a showdown between Aladdin and Jafar with the fate of Princess Jasmine hanging in the balance. “Aladdin” features a number of classic songs and ageless themes, which are all usually featured in many classic Disney films. The film aims to show that honesty and truth is generally the best path to getting what you want, and that having faith in friends is an important quality. However, being honest with yourself is an underlying theme the film explores thanks to many characters giving Aladdin advice on how to win the heart of Jasmine.