Random Thursday

So moving right along with the Disney factoids, the next movie I have info on is another favorite of mine, Aladdin!

  • Whenever Aladdin lies, you'll notice the feather on his turban falls in his face--I remember this especially after the Whole New World number!
  • Patrick Stewart was originally offered the rile of Jafar, but had to turn it down because he was filming Star Trek: The Next Generation--that would've been weird...but I bet he would've made a great Jafar!
  • Aladdin originally had a mother who was going to appear in the film, but her character was deleted to streamline the story. There was even a song called "Proud of Your Boy" sung by Aladdin about his mother--guess Disney characters are just meant to be motherless.
  • Aladdin was modeled after Tom Cruise, but was originally supposed to be modeled after Michael J. Fox--I remembered the Tom Cruise bit, but not the Michael part!





6 comments:

  1. I can totally see the Tom Cruise part! Loving the random Thursday posts.

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  2. funny i dont think he looked like Tom Cruise at all. hmmm well guess i missed that. very interesting tid bit thought.

    Patrick Stewart would have been awesome. hard to see him as evil though.

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  3. Interesting, especially the Tom Cruise bit, lol. Thanks for sharing this, I didn't know :)

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  4. Cool factoids! I hope Disney would diversify their princesses more & not just give us token representations of select races.

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  5. I like this list :)

    I actually know the song Proud of Your Boy really well; Pandora started bringing it up all the time for a while (like, frequently enough that I started to dislike it). The TV show had his mother in a couple of flashback episodes, if I remember correctly. There's one in particular that had a monster snatching children, and Aladdin kept thinking about him and his mom when he was that age. Or something ...

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  6. I love your Disney facts! I didn't know any of those! I especially like the feather fact! (:

    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog

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