7 Surprising Facts About Aladdin You Never Knew
1. Aladdin was not actually originally part of the "One Thousand and One Nights" collection of stories, but was added in the 18th century by a French translator named Antoine Galland.
2. The character of the Genie was not actually part of the original Aladdin story, but was added by Disney.
1. Aladdin was the highest-grossing film of 1992 and remains one of Disney's most successful animated films to this day.
4. The voice of the Genie in the Disney version of Aladdin was famously portrayed by the late Robin Williams.
5. The name "Aladdin" is derived from the Arabic name "Ala al-Din," which means "excellence of faith."
6. The scene in which Aladdin and Jasmine ride on the magic carpet was initially supposed to be a musical number, but was changed to a romantic interlude after the song "A Whole New World" was added.
7. Aladdin was the first Disney film to have a sequel released straight to video.