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(Reuters) - Seven times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will return for Mercedes in Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix … Abu Dhabi: It was a February morning when Colonel Mohammed Al Khoury, Deputy of the Capital Police Department, received a call that would define the next six months of his life. Frank Welker. Since Aladdin's animator Glen Keane was working in the California branch of Walt Disney Feature Animation, and Jasmine's animator Mark Henn was in the Florida one at Disney-MGM Studios, they had to frequently phone, fax or send designs and discs to each other. [23], Screenwriting duo Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio were brought in to rework the story,[15] and the changes they made included the removal of Aladdin's mother, the strengthening of the character of Princess Jasmine, and the deletion of several of the Ashman-Menken songs. Disguised as an old man, Jafar frees Aladdin and Abu and brings them to the cave, ordering them to retrieve the lamp. [34][37][38], Disney, while not using Williams's name in commercials as per the contract, used his voice for the Genie in the commercials and used the Genie character to sell toys and fast food tie-ins, without having to pay Williams additional money; Williams unhappily quipped at the time, "The only reason Mickey Mouse has three fingers is because he can't pick up a check." Dec 8, 2020 1:16 AM. Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. [54] Aladdin was the most successful film of 1992 grossing $217 million in the United States and over $504 million worldwide. In this day and age, incredible talent is not hard to find. Fox. [32] Each character was animated alone, with the animators consulting each other to make scenes with interrelating characters. The film is the 31st Disney animated feature film and was the fourth produced during the Disney Renaissance. SHOW COMMENTS (0) FRANCHISE RELATED. Gilbert Gottfried as … [113] The late release, coupled with Miramax purchasing and re-editing the film, has sometimes resulted in The Thief and the Cobbler being labeled a rip-off of Aladdin. Shy Boy Brings Judges To Their Feet With Celine Dion Hit. The Voice is currently airing on NBC Monday nights at 8 p.m. The judges were literally at the edge of their seats as they clung to this boy’s every word. The Disney Hyperion book Aladdin: The Making of an Animated Film listed both of Williams's characters "The Peddler" and "The Genie" ahead of main characters, but was forced to refer to him only as "the actor signed to play the Genie". 95.5 FM | The Voice of Branch County. Trapped, Aladdin rubs the lamp and meets the Genie who lives inside it. First one judge stood up, then another, until all three of them were on their feet. Just after the judges whirled around, everyone in the audience began clapping. Ron Clements and John Musker, "Filmmaker's Commentary". [90] Warner Bros. Cartoons director Chuck Jones even called the film "the funniest feature ever made. Thomas, Bob: "Chapter 9: A New Tradition", pages 133–135. [17][18] Then, directors Ron Clements and John Musker joined the production, picking Aladdin out of three projects offered, which also included an adaptation of Swan Lake and King of the Jungle—that eventually became The Lion King. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 95% of critics gave the film a positive review based on a sample of 74 reviews, with an average rating of 8.15/10. [126][127] At the 2017 D23 Expo, Menken announced that he would be co-writing new songs for the film with Academy Award winners Pasek and Paul[128] while Vanessa Taylor would re-write the script. When Jeffrey Katzenberg was replaced by Joe Roth as Walt Disney Studios chairman, Roth organized a public apology to Williams. A live-action film adaptation was released on May 24, 2019. The Genie leaves to explore the world, while Aladdin and Jasmine start their new life together. [20], Musker and Clements wrote a draft of the screenplay, and then delivered a story reel to studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg in April 1991. [9] Jasmine is also depicted as a different Disney Princess, being rebellious against the royal life and the social structure. The Broadway adaptation also uses the edited line. [43] Although fourteen songs were written for Aladdin, only seven are featured in the movie, three by Ashman, and four by Rice. [23] After the character animation was done, the carpet's surface design was applied digitally. Shafrira Zakai. As the performance continued, Abu shared his powerful gift with the world. [65] By 1994, it went on to sell over 25 million units in total (a record only broken by the later release of The Lion King). TV Show: Aladdin Franchise: Aladdin. [61], The film was first released in VHS on October 1, 1993, as part of the Walt Disney Classics line. ", "The original story was sort of a winning the lottery kind of thing ... Like having anything you could wish for would be the greatest thing in the world and having it taken away from you is bad, but having it back is great. [44] Composer Alan Menken and songwriters Howard Ashman and Tim Rice were praised for creating a soundtrack that is "consistently good, rivaling the best of Disney's other animated musicals from the '90s. Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s (b. Franchise: Aladdin. Incarnations View all 16 versions of Abu on BTVA. Fearing that he will lose Jasmine if the truth is revealed, Aladdin breaks his promise and refuses to free the Genie. Abu Abu (vocal effects provided by Frank Welker) is Aladdin's kleptomaniac monkey partner with a high-pitched voice and can talk a little. Each person is blessed with a unique talent, and technological advancements have made it possible for individuals to share their talent with the entire world. [41] Williams would, in turn, reprise the role in the 1996 direct-to-video sequel Aladdin and the King of Thieves.[42]. And they [Disney] apologized; they said it was done by other people. Abu had selected the popular “My Heart Will Go On” by unforgettable celebrity Celine Dion. © 2020 Shareably Media, LLC. [21] Among the changes Katzenberg requested from Clements and Musker were to not be dependent on Ashman's vision,[14] and the removal of Aladdin's mother, remarking, "Eighty-six the mother. They escape and return to the palace. [129] In August 2017, Marwan Kenzari, Nasim Pedrad, and Numan Acar joined the cast as Jafar, Dalia, and Hakim, respectively. He is an Indian-American immigrant proprietor who runs the Kwik-E-Mart, a popular convenience store in Springfield, and is best known for his catchphrase, "Thank you, come again." [19] Before Ashman's death in March 1991, Ashman and Menken had composed "Prince Ali" and his last song, "Humiliate the Boy". [23] The coloring was done with the computerized CAPS process, and the color motifs were chosen according to the personality—the protagonists use light colors such as blue, the antagonists darker ones such as red and black, and Agrabah and its palace use the neutral color yellow. [134][135] The film was released on May 24, 2019. Images of the Abu voice actors from the Aladdin franchise. SHOW COMMENTS (0) FRANCHISE RELATED. Voiced most times by Frank Welker. The site's consensus reads, "A highly entertaining entry in Disney's renaissance era, Aladdin is beautifully drawn, with near-classic songs and a cast of scene-stealing characters. But the voice, that's me; I gave them myself. [63] In less than three weeks, the VHS release of Aladdin sold over 16 million units and grossed over $400 million in the United States. Lyricist Howard Ashman first pitched the idea, and the screenplay went through three drafts before then-Disney Studios president Jeffrey Katzenberg agreed to its production. [112], Alongside its role in the Disney Renaissance, Aladdin is often credited as the catalyst in the rise of casting film stars as voice actors in Hollywood animated films with the success of Robin Williams' Genie performance. ", "Aladdin (1992) – Domestic Total Adj. [52] It took eight weeks for the film to reach number one at the US box office, breaking the record for the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve with $32.2 million. [97] At the Golden Globes, Aladdin won Best Original Song ("A Whole New World") and Best Original Score, as well as a Special Achievement Award for Robin Williams, with a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. 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[87] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a rare "A+" grade. Because of the controversy, Disney removed the line on the DVD release. [120] Lin revealed that they were looking for a diverse cast. Entertainment Weekly ranked Aladdin in a list of the most controversial films in history, due to this incident. Kuwait Energy has signed up a drilling rig for work on the Abu Sennan concession and is making progress on the ASH-2 pipeline. Abu VOICE. John August is writing the script, which will reportedly retain the musical elements of the original film, while Dan Lin is attached as producer. [80] Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released the film on a Diamond Edition Blu-ray on October 13, 2015. The voice precedes the law; an individual human life takes precedence over abstract law; the voice stands trial; the voice is accused - or accuses, demanding justice. At Iago's suggestion, Jafar plots to become Sultan by marrying Jasmine. [31], Musker and Clements created the Genie with Robin Williams in mind; even though Katzenberg suggested actors such as John Candy, Steve Martin, and Eddie Murphy, Williams was approached and eventually accepted the role. [29], The design for most characters was based on the work of caricaturist Al Hirschfeld,[31] which production designer Richard Vander Wende also considered appropriate to the theme, due to similarities to the flowing and swooping lines found in Arabic calligraphy. Syndicated Content. Aladdin tricks the Genie into freeing them all from the cave without using a wish. Ed Gonzalez of Slant Magazine wrote a negative review, describing the film as racist, ridiculous, and a "narcissistic circus act" from Robin Williams. Aladdin, Abu, and the carpet rush to escape the cave as it collapses. [124] Production had originally been scheduled to begin in July, but was delayed due to Disney having trouble finding the right people to play Aladdin and Jasmine. He had a standing ovation before he was even a quarter of the way through the song! Princess Jasmine of Agrabah is upset that the law requires her to marry a prince instead of one she loves, escapes the palace, and meets Aladdin and his pet monkey, Abu. "[95], Some aspects of the film were widely criticized. In this day and age, incredible talent is not hard to find. [77] Instead, Peter Pan was released on Blu-ray as a Diamond Edition on February 5, 2013 to celebrate its 60th anniversary. DUBAI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi is seeking volunteers to take part in Phase 3 clinical trials of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, known as Sputnik V, in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. [88], Most critics' praise went to Robin Williams's performance as Genie,[86] with Janet Maslin of The New York Times declaring that children "needn't know precisely what Mr. Williams is evoking to understand how funny he is",[89] and Roger Ebert commenting that Williams and animation "were born for one another". With undeniable talent like that, Abu is sure to make a name for himself in the world of music. [36] Eric Goldberg, the supervising animator for the Genie, then reviewed Williams's recorded dialogue and selected the best gags and lines that his crew would create character animation to match. Aladdin returns to the palace and exposes Jafar's evil plot. The animators filmed monkeys at the San Francisco Zoo to study the movements Abu would have. Here is the cover of My Heart Will Go On which alot of you guys requested me to sing. "[94] Brian Lowry of Variety praised the cast of characters, describing the expressive magic carpet as "its most remarkable accomplishment" and considered that "Aladdin overcomes most story flaws thanks to sheer technical virtuosity. Abu is a contestant on “The Voice Global,” a Belgian variation of the popular United States TV talent show. Frank Welker is the voice of Abu in Aladdin. He was voiced by Hank Azaria and first appeared in the episode "The Telltale Head". The third—after The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast—and final Disney film score the duo would work on, Alan Menken and Howard Ashman began writing the Academy Award-winning score together, with Tim Rice taking over as lyricist after Ashman died of AIDS-related complications part way through the production of Aladdin in early 1991. No one could deny that this boy was talented. Kalli is based in Los Angeles and can be reached at hi@shareably.net. [4] It was the biggest gross for an animated film until The Lion King two years later, and was the first full-length animated film to gross $200 million in North America. [125] In July 2017, it was announced that Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud had been cast as Aladdin, Scott as Jasmine, and Smith as the Genie. He disguises himself as a wealthy prince, and tries to impress the Sultan and his daughter. Each of them looked absolutely hypnotized by his continually climbing and falling notes. [23] Cartwright kept folding a piece of cloth while animating to see how to position the Carpet. Four of the current drivers have won in Abu Dhabi: Vettel (2009, 2010 and 2013), Hamilton (2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019), Kimi Raikkonen (2012), … It won two Academy Awards, Best Original Score and Best Original Song for "A Whole New World" and receiving nominations for Best Song ("Friend Like Me"), Best Sound Editing (Mark A. Mangini), and Best Sound (Terry Porter, Mel Metcalfe, David J. Hudson and Doc Kane). Aladdin was also the last film by Disney to be entirely based on a fairytale or folklore until the release of Tangled (based on Rapunzel) in 2010, 17 years later. Iago steals the lamp, and Jafar becomes the Genie's new master. ", Robin Williams's conflicts with the studio. Image Nation Abu Dhabi announced on Tuesday that it is now a co-production partner, alongside Tent Pictures Productions, for the film, which is the first fully animated feature produced and set in the UAE capital. Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. When it happened, I said, 'You know I don't do that.' He seemed nervous as he looked out into the crowd then back down at the stage. Aladdin, as "Prince Ali Ababwa," arrives in Agrabah with a large host, but Jasmine becomes angry when he discusses her fate with her father, the Sultan, and Jafar without her. [...] In design he became more athletic-looking, more filled out, more of a young leading man, more of a teen-hunk version than before. He was completely captivated by the performance – even more so than everyone else in the room. [66] This VHS edition entered moratorium on April 30, 1994. This was certainly a challenging song – and from such a timid performer! 1985 Amman, Jordan) audiovisual works and installations explore the political implications of language and communication. Dec 12, 2020 6:38 AM [9] Andreas Deja, Jafar's supervising animator, tried to incorporate Jonathan Freeman's facial expressions and gesturing into the character. Their chairs spun around to reveal the talented young soul who was blowing their minds away. It was produced and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, and is based on the Arabic folktale of the same name from the One Thousand and One Nights. [109] After the word tiger, a second voice can be heard which has been suggested was accidentally grafted onto the soundtrack. The filmmakers thought the moral message of the original tale was inappropriate, and decided to "put a spin on it" by making the fulfillment of wishes seem like a great solution, but eventually becoming a problem. [116], On July 15, 2015, the studio announced the development of a live-action comedy adventure prequel called Genies. The lyrics were changed in July 1993 from "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face" in the original release to "Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense," with the change first appearing on the 1993 video release. Aladdin taunts Jafar for being less powerful than the Genie, tricking Jafar into using his last wish to become an all-powerful genie himself. Aladdin was re-released on HD and 4K digital download on August 27, 2019, with a physical media re-release on Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray on September 10, 2019, as part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection. [12] Beast, Sebastian from The Little Mermaid, and Pinocchio make brief appearances,[9] and the wardrobe of the Genie at the end of the film—Goofy hat, Hawaiian shirt, and sandals—are a reference to a short film that Robin Williams did for the Disney-MGM Studios tour in the late 1980s. [130][131] The following month, Billy Magnussen and Navid Negahban were cast as Prince Anders and the Sultan, respectively. Abu. [119], In October 2016, it was reported that Disney was developing a live-action adaptation of Aladdin with Guy Ritchie signed on to direct the film. Traces of governmental or corporate violence and mechanisms of surveillance and propaganda reveal themselves in the scope of auditory perception. [58] Currently, it is the 35th-highest-grossing animated film and the third-highest-grossing traditionally animated feature worldwide, behind The Lion King and The Simpsons Movie. Comments Add a Comment. Abu-Jamal shot and killed Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner on Dec. 9, 1981. Two Navy Men Have Hilarious “Jingle Bell” Duel. British actress Naomi Scott and Indian actress Tara Sutaria were being considered to play Jasmine. [50] After a limited release on November 13, 1992,[51] Aladdin debuted in 1,131 theaters on November 25, 1992, grossing $19.2 million in its opening weekend—number two at the box office, behind Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Movie: Aladdin. [121] In April 2017, Will Smith entered talks to play the Genie. So here it is!!! He uses his first wish to become a prince to woo Jasmine and promises to use his third wish to free the Genie from servitude. They are told that only one person is worthy to enter: "the diamond in the rough," whom Jafar later identifies as Aladdin, an Agrabah street urchin. He appears in … In 1988, lyricist Howard Ashman pitched the idea of an animated musical adaptation of Aladdin. [59] It sold an estimated 52,442,300 tickets in the United States,[60] where its domestic gross is equivalent to $477,749,800 adjusted for inflation in 2018. This boy’s vocals were out of this world. A 2017 documentary, The Problem with Apu… [16] Linda Woolverton, who had also worked on Beauty and the Beast, used their treatment and developed a draft with inspired elements from The Thief of Bagdad such as a villain named Jaf'far, an aged sidekick retired human thief named Abu, and a human handmaiden for the princess. 95.5 FM | The Voice of Branch County. All rights reserved. He's Aladdin 's mischievous pet monkey. The crowd was already on their feet, but the magic wasn’t over yet. Unusually for an animated film, much of Williams's dialogue was ad-libbed: for some scenes, Williams was given topics and dialogue suggestions, but allowed to improvise his lines. Each person is blessed with a unique talent, and technological advancements have made it possible for individuals to share their talent with the entire world. [84] The film's Blu-ray release in the United States sold 1.81 million units and grossed $39 million, as of 2017[update].[85]. [24] Aladdin's personality was rewritten to be "a little rougher, like a young Harrison Ford,"[15][25] and the parrot Iago, originally conceived as an uptight British archetype, was reworked into a comic role after the filmmakers saw Gilbert Gottfried in Beverly Hills Cop II, who was then cast for the role. [122] The following month, Jade Thirlwall entered talks to portray the role of Jasmine. The film company stated that it is now collating the frames and undertaking voice recordings for the film in the twofour54 media hub. For the Disney franchise, see, 1992 American animated musical fantasy film by Walt Disney Feature Animation, "In early screenings, we played with him being a little bit younger, and he had a mother in the story. [106] The number has been described in reviews as "simultaneously glamorizing and barbarizing the Arab world. Jasmine tries to help Aladdin steal the lamp back, but Jafar notices and overpowers the heroes with his magic. Please SHARE this with your friends and family. [78][79] A non-Diamond Edition Blu-ray was released in a few select European countries in March 2013. [110], Animation enthusiasts have noticed similarities between Aladdin and Richard Williams's unfinished film The Thief and the Cobbler (also known as The Princess and the Cobbler under Allied Filmmakers and Arabian Knight under Miramax Films). For the role of Aladdin, British actors Riz Ahmed and Dev Patel were initially considered, but it was later decided that a newcomer should be cast in the role. Aladdin (1992) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. [46] The DVD went into moratorium in January 2008, along with its sequels. The same disc was released in the United Kingdom on April 14, 2013. Aladdin gives the lamp to Jafar, who throws him and Abu back into the cave, though not before Abu steals the lamp back. Forgetting the cave's rule, Abu grabs a jewel. "[90], Aladdin also received many award nominations, mostly for its music. Frank Welker. Abu’s immense talent was utterly astounding. Writing “The Girl With the Louding Voice,” about a 14-year-old employed as a housemaid, challenged how the novelist viewed a common practice in her native Nigeria. Ashman and Menken were later recruited to compose songs for Beauty and the Beast. He uses his first two wishes to become Sultan and the world's most powerful sorcerer. The judges smiled approvingly as Abu’s voice drifted through the room, but they were in for yet another surprise. Accompanied by a $19 million marketing campaign,[74] the DVD sold about 3 million units in its first month. [114][115][116][117] Entertainment writer Scott Meslow wrote that compared with the character of Aladdin, "Williams's Genie is the character audiences responded to, and—more importantly to Disney—its most marketable character by far", which he concludes led to the "celebrification" of later animated films such as Shark Tale (2004) and Puss in Boots (2011). Block 5 covers 4,212 square km and is southeast of Abu Dhabi city, close to the border with Oman. [9] Some aspects of the Sultan were inspired by the Wizard of Oz, to create a bumbling authority figure. "[92] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone said the comedy made the film accessible to both children and adults,[93] a vision shared with Desson Howe of The Washington Post, who also said "kids are still going to be entranced by the magic and adventure. He then exposes Aladdin's identity and exiles him, Abu, and the carpet to a frozen wasteland. [71][72], On October 5, 2004, Aladdin was rereleased onto VHS and for the first time released onto DVD, as part of Disney's Platinum Edition line. [123] Alan Menken said filming was slated to begin August 2017. It was the number one song in many countries, and even now it is recognized for its intense emotional charge. [76], According to an insert in the Lady and the Tramp Diamond Edition release case, Aladdin was going to be released on Blu-ray Disc as a Diamond Edition in Spring 2013. [31], The producers added many in-jokes and references to Disney's previous works in the film, such as a "cameo appearance" from directors Clements and Musker and drawing some characters based on Disney workers. Duncan Marjoribanks was the supervising animator for Abu, while Rajah was animated by Aaron Blaise. They criticized the characters' anglicized features and Anglo-American accents, in contrast to the other characters in the film, which have foreign accents, grotesque facial features, and appear villainous or greedy. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR 20k Subscribers!!! After being told to touch nothing but the lamp, Aladdin finds a magic carpet inside and obtains the lamp.

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