History Trivia / Aladdin

14th Feb '17 8:14:40 PM jameygamer
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The IMAX version of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' had a preview for a large-format version of ''Aladdin'' attached to its run. Unfortunately, the low grosses of IMAX DAC movies[[note]]before ''TLK'', Disney released ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', the ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' Special Extended Edition, and ''Disney/Fantasia2000'' in this format[[/note]] prompted Disney to cancel ''Aladdin'''s engagement (the remastered animation was eventually used for the DVD release). Similar circumstances later turned it into the only one of the Renaissance's four most famous movies without a 3D conversion; while Disney never actually announced one in the works, the failures of those of ''Beauty and the Beast'' and some TurnOfTheMillennium Creator/{{Pixar}} movies[[note]]They failed so badly, that the ''[[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Little Mermaid]]'' conversion, which Disney ''did'' announce, went straight to Blu-ray 3D.[[/note]] guaranteed that ''Aladdin'' wouldn't get one.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The IMAX version of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' had a preview for a large-format version of ''Aladdin'' attached to its run. Unfortunately, the low grosses of IMAX DAC movies[[note]]before ''TLK'', Disney released ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', the ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' Special Extended Edition, and ''Disney/Fantasia2000'' in this format[[/note]] prompted Disney to cancel ''Aladdin'''s engagement (the remastered animation was eventually used for the DVD release). Similar circumstances later turned it into the only one of the Renaissance's four most famous movies without a 3D conversion; while Disney never actually announced one in the works, the failures of those of ''Beauty and the Beast'' and some TurnOfTheMillennium Creator/{{Pixar}} movies[[note]]They failed so badly, that the ''[[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Little Mermaid]]'' conversion, which Disney ''did'' announce, went straight to Blu-ray 3D.[[/note]] guaranteed that ''Aladdin'' wouldn't get one.one (it's the one Diamond Edition film from the Disney Renaissance/Wells/Katzenberg/Roy era to not have a 3D Blu-ray; the other Diamond Editions from that era are the Diamond Editions with a 3D Blu-ray).
14th Feb '17 8:10:48 PM jameygamer
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* ExecutiveMeddling: One of the contractual agreements Creator/RobinWilliams had was that they not make a big deal about him being in the movie (''Film/{{Toys}}'' was coming out the following month, and he didn't want this film to overshadow Creator/BarryLevinson's pet project), which included the requirement that the poster not have the Genie take up more than 25% of merchandise. Just look at the image. While he doesn't technically exceed the maximum allowed amount of space, he's still by far the most obvious character. Robin Williams was livid and refused to ever voice the character again. Michael Eisner went as far as to purchase ''an original [[Creator/PabloPicasso Picasso]]'' for Williams as an apology, but Williams still refused. This was one of the major factors in studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg being forced out of the company (he OK'd the process), and after he left Disney and was replaced by former Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox production chief Joe Roth, Williams and the studio patched things up and he returned for ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves''.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: One of the contractual agreements Creator/RobinWilliams had was that they not make a big deal about him being in the movie (''Film/{{Toys}}'' was coming out the following month, and he didn't want this film to overshadow Creator/BarryLevinson's pet project), which included the requirement that the poster not have the Genie take up more than 25% of merchandise. Just look at the image. While he doesn't technically exceed the maximum allowed amount of space, he's still by far the most obvious character. Robin Williams was livid and refused to ever voice the character again. CEO Michael Eisner went as far as to purchase ''an original [[Creator/PabloPicasso Picasso]]'' for Williams as an apology, but Williams still refused. This was one of the major factors in studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg being forced out of the company (he OK'd the process), and after he left Disney and was replaced by former Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox production chief Joe Roth, Williams and the studio patched things up and he returned for ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves''.
9th Feb '17 7:38:20 PM jameygamer
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** Creator/TimCurry, Creator/KelseyGrammer, Creator/JohnHurt, Creator/ChristopherLloyd, and Creator/IanMcKellen were all considered for the role of Jafar after Stewart, before Jonathon Freeman ultimately got the role (which he's played in almost every appearance of the character).

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** Creator/TimCurry, Creator/KelseyGrammer, Creator/JohnHurt, Creator/ChristopherLloyd, and Creator/IanMcKellen Stewart's castmate/nemesis from the ''Film/XMen'' films, Creator/IanMcKellen, were all considered for the role of Jafar after Stewart, before Jonathon Freeman ultimately got the role (which he's played in almost every appearance of the character).
9th Feb '17 7:34:56 PM jameygamer
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: During the early stages of production, Howard Ashman died in 1991 of AIDS complications. Tim Rice wrote new songs with Alan Menken after Ashman's death.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: During the early stages of production, Howard Ashman died in 1991 of AIDS complications. Tim Rice Music/TimRice wrote new songs with Alan Menken Music/AlanMenken after Ashman's death.death. Three of Ashman's songs, specifically, all three song sung by a character played by Robin Williams, remained in the final film and were credited to Ashman ("Arabian Nights", "Friend Like Me", and "Prince Ali"; the rest were written by Rice). ''Aladdin'' is the last project Ashman had any involvement in.
8th Feb '17 2:59:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** In Japan, after voicing him for years, AkiraKamiya retired Iago in 2001 (about the same time he retired [[Manga/FistoftheNorthStar Kenshiro]]. He's now voiced by ToruOkawa.

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** In Japan, after voicing him for years, AkiraKamiya Creator/AkiraKamiya retired Iago in 2001 (about the same time he retired [[Manga/FistoftheNorthStar Kenshiro]]. He's now voiced by ToruOkawa.
28th Jan '17 10:39:59 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/EddieMurphy and Creator/SteveMartin were both considered to provide the voice for Genie.

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** Creator/EddieMurphy and Creator/AlbertBrooks, Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/MattFrewer, Creator/JohnGoodman, Creator/EddieMurphy, Creator/SteveMartin and Creator/MartinShort were both considered to provide the voice for Genie.Genie.
** Creator/DannyDeVito and Creator/JoePesci were considered for Iago.
27th Jan '17 5:35:30 PM Mikeyfan93
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* ReleaseDateChange: The insert for the 2012 ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' Diamond Edition Blu-ray says that Disney once planned to have ''Aladdin'' join the line in Spring 2013, until the release of the ''Disney/PeterPan'' Diamond Edition for its "Diamond Anniversary" (60th birthday) pushed back ''Aladdin'''s induction, to October 2015 (which made it the final Diamond Edition in that series). The UK did receive an ''Aladdin'' BD in April 2013, but with no Diamond Edition banner (the front cover instead duplicated that of the 1993 Walt Disney Classics VHS).
26th Jan '17 10:35:51 AM dsneybuf
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Disney began arranging plans for a live-action Genie prequel as an origin story, but it got locked away when Robin Williams's estate informed the company that Williams's will included a clause that bars any further usage of voice recordings and likenesses that had not yet been made available to the public through earlier releases such as the three home media releases [[note]] The 1993 Walt Disney "Black Diamond" Classics VHS/[=LaserDisc=], the 2004 Platinum Edition VHS/DVD, and the 2015 Diamond Edition DVD/Blu-ray/Digital releases [[/note]] for 25 years after his death, meaning Disney cannot move forward with using Williams's likeness until August 11, 2039. Disney also had plans to make a third sequel with unused Robin Williams recordings, but it ended up being scrapped for the same reason.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Disney began arranging plans for a live-action Genie prequel as an origin story, but it got locked away when thanks to a clause in Robin Williams's Williams' will. His estate informed the company that Williams's will included a the clause that bars any further usage of voice recordings and likenesses that had not yet been already made available to the public through earlier releases such as the three home media releases [[note]] The 1993 Walt Disney "Black Diamond" Classics VHS/[=LaserDisc=], the 2004 Platinum Edition VHS/DVD, and the 2015 Diamond Edition DVD/Blu-ray/Digital releases [[/note]] for 25 years after his death, meaning Disney cannot move forward with using Williams's likeness until August 11, 2039. Disney also had plans to make a third sequel with unused Robin Williams recordings, but it ended up being scrapped for the same reason.
18th Jan '17 7:39:29 PM jameygamer
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* ReleaseDateChange: The insert for the 2012 ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' Diamond Edition Blu-ray says that Disney once planned to have ''Aladdin'' join the line in Spring 2013, until the release of the ''Disney/PeterPan'' Diamond Edition pushed back ''Aladdin'''s induction, to October 2015. The UK did receive an ''Aladdin'' BD in April 2013, but with no Diamond Edition banner (the front cover instead duplicated that of the 1993 Walt Disney Classics VHS).

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* ReleaseDateChange: The insert for the 2012 ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' Diamond Edition Blu-ray says that Disney once planned to have ''Aladdin'' join the line in Spring 2013, until the release of the ''Disney/PeterPan'' Diamond Edition for its "Diamond Anniversary" (60th birthday) pushed back ''Aladdin'''s induction, to October 2015.2015 (which made it the final Diamond Edition in that series). The UK did receive an ''Aladdin'' BD in April 2013, but with no Diamond Edition banner (the front cover instead duplicated that of the 1993 Walt Disney Classics VHS).
12th Jan '17 9:21:27 AM dsneybuf
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* ReleaseDateChange: The insert for the 2012 ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Diamond Edition]] Blu-ray says that Disney once planned to have ''Aladdin'' join the line in Spring 2013, until the release of the ''Disney/PeterPan'' Diamond Edition pushed back ''Aladdin'''s induction, to October 2015. The UK did receive an ''Aladdin'' BD in April 2013, but with no Diamond Edition banner (the front cover instead duplicated that of the 1993 Walt Disney Classics VHS).

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* ReleaseDateChange: The insert for the 2012 ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Diamond Edition]] Edition Blu-ray says that Disney once planned to have ''Aladdin'' join the line in Spring 2013, until the release of the ''Disney/PeterPan'' Diamond Edition pushed back ''Aladdin'''s induction, to October 2015. The UK did receive an ''Aladdin'' BD in April 2013, but with no Diamond Edition banner (the front cover instead duplicated that of the 1993 Walt Disney Classics VHS).
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