Anniversary Wallpaper

Anniversary Wallpaper

A big anniversary like this week can’t go by without an appropriate wallpaper. Based on an image in the most recent Princess magazine comes A Whole Old World Anniversary Wallpaper.

Sorry just a 1024 by 768 pixel version. Set the wallpaper as your desktop by clicking on the thumbnail to load the full screen version then right click and choose Set as background .

A Whole Old World Anniversary Wallpaper

15th Anniversary High-Quality Picture 27: The Story and Music

15th Anniversary High-Quality Picture 27: The Story and Music

To celebrate that today precisely 15 years ago Disney’s Aladdin premiered Streetrat featured a daily high-quality picture for the past 25 days. The pictures are from a Japanese Movie Program I purchased earlier this year and promised to share high-res scans but haven’t gotten a chance to so. Besides stills from the movie the program contained promotional photos of the key people who brought this animated film to life.

Not included in the magazine but deserving the credits are two of the key story people who shaped Aladdin into its final form are Terry Rossio and his writing partner Ted Elliott.

Ted Elliott

Screenplay writer

Before Aladdin, Ted co-wrote the unknown horror comedy “Little Monsters” with Terry Rossio.
After Aladdin, he and Terry made name in the movie industry working on the family film “Small Soldiers” before hitting gold in “The Mask Of Zorro” in 1999 quickly followed by 2 DreamWorks movies “Road To Eldorado” and the first “Shrek” movie before being reunited with Ron n’ John and a large portion of the Aladdin crew for “Treasure Planet”. They became immortal when asked to write the screenplay for all three “Pirates Of The Pirates of the Caribbean” films.

Terry Rossio

Screenplay writer

Terry Rossio’s professional career is exactly the same as Teds above.

Howard Ashman

Lyricist & Story Writer

Before Aladdin, Howard Ashman wrote story and lyrics for “Little Shop Of Horrors” along with is pal the legendary Alan Menken before landing at Disney. As ‘test run’ Howard was asked to write the opening song Once Upon a Time in New York City for “Oliver & Company.” Next followed “The Little Mermaid” his baby which he co-wrote, co-produced, and did the lyrics for. Next project was doing the songs together with Alan for “Beauty and the Beast”
After Aladdin, Howard Ashman died half-way Aladdin’s production and so never saw the final film of both Beauty and Al.

Alan Menken

Lyrist & Composer


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Lyricists and composers Alan Menken and Tim Rice seen going through a song.

Before Aladdin, Alan’s career followed more or less the same path Howard walked. He did lyrics for “Little Shop of Horrors” and composed for two unknown movies “The Line” (1980) and “Act II” (1987) before joining Disney to never leave by composing “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast”
After Aladdin, came “Pocahontas” , “The Hunch Back Of Notre Dame” and “Hercules” between feature film his music and lyrics where used in Aladdin’s sequel 1 and series in Arabian Nights Mr. Menken wrote additional material for musical adaption’s his big 3 films, “The Little Mermaid: Broadway Musical”, “Beauty and the Beast: Broadway”,
“Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular”

Tim Rice

Lyrist & Composer


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Lyrists and composers Alan Menken and Tim Rice.

Before Aladdin Tim Rice wrote music and songs for musicals “Evita” and “Chess” and “Jesus Christ Superstar” until he was asked to help Alan complete songs and score for Aladdin.
After Aladdin, Mr. Rice continued working for Disney by working with Elton John on the music of “The Lion King”. Reunited with Alan Menken writing more songs for the Broadway adaption of Beauty. A new musical called “Aida” and the theater version of 1994s of Simba the lion king.
For DreamWorks Tim Rice joined forces with Elton John again on “The Road to El Dorado”.

15th Anniversary High-Quality Picture 26: The Background Artists

To celebrate that today precisely 15 years ago Disney’s Aladdin premiered Streetrat featured a daily high-quality picture for the past 25 days. The pictures are from a Japanese Movie Program I purchased earlier this year and promised to share high-res scans but haven’t gotten a chance to so. Besides stills from the movie the program contained promotional photos of the key people who brought this animated film to life.

Kathy Altieri

Backgrounds Supervisor


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Backgrounds supervisor Kathy Altieri working on a background of the palace

Before Aladdin, Kathy has a short career at Disney. She was part of the background team of “The Little Mermaid” as background artist before helming the design of Aladdin.
After Aladdin, she worked on “The Lion King” and “The Hunchback of Northre Dame” before leaving Disney in favor of Dreamworks. She was Art Director on “The Prince of Egypt” (1998) and production designer on DW last 2D film “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” recent before doing the same on “Over The Hedge” (2006).

Rasoul Azadani

Layout Supervisor

Not included in the magazine but certainly deserves credits for designing Agrabah’s argitecture.
Before Aladdin, Razoul joined Disney in the late 1980s as layout artist on “Oliver & Company” and the hit “The Little Mermaid” working along with Kathy Altieri designing under- and above water line backgrounds. Once Mermaid was done Rasoul promoted to key layout artist for “Beauty and the Beast” before completing the 3 modern princess movies with Aladdin.
After Aladdin, Razoul stayed at Disney doing the backgrounds for “Hercules” and a segement in “Fantasia 2000” on the Eric Goldberg pet project “Rhapsody in Blue” before dropping of the rader in animation land.

15 years true love

15 years true love

Being totally in the mood for some Al/Jas romance because it’s a happy day. *points to header image* and even though it’s now 5 past 10 in the evening and so the 15th Anniversary comes to an end in less then 2 hours I felt I should do something to celebrate it.

This morning I watched “While The City Snoozes” on TV and tonight I watched my favorite scenes from the movie which happen to be also edited in an Aladdin Music Video starring the boy trapped in his poovery and the trapped girl in her gilden cage.
Aladdin Romance is brought you by magnum44 and made possible thanks to the talented Aladdin crew and YouTube.

Happy 15th guys!

Aladdin Forever

15th Anniversary High-Quality Picture 25: The Directors

15th Anniversary High-Quality Picture 25: The Directors

To celebrate that today precisely 15 years ago Disney’s Aladdin premiered Streetrat featured a daily high-quality picture for the past 25 days. The pictures are from a Japanese Movie Program I purchased earlier this year and promised to share high-res scans but haven’t gotten a chance to so. Besides stills from the movie the program contained promotional photos of the key people who brought this animated film to life.

Ron Clements

co-Director

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Before Aladdin, Ron Clements was at the Disney studios since the late 1970’s as animator on the short film “The Small One”, the live-action/animated film “Pete’s Dragon” up to the 1981 “Fox And The Hound”. From then on he teamed up with John Musker to write for “The Black Cauldron” and “The Great Mouse Detective” Which paved the way for their directional debut with the hit “The Little Mermaid” where they also wrote the screenplay of and making them immortal. Once Mermaid was finished they started on Aladdin
After Aladdin, Ron Clements would work on directing, writing and producing “Hercules” After Herc it would be quiet around this magical duo for four years when their last film before temporarily leaving Disney come out. “Treasure Planet” wasn’t the hit they hoped for and a few years later Disney would shot down their traditional animation feature film department.
Since 2006 Ron Clements is again working with his friend John Musker on a 2D Disney film. “The Princess And The Frog” is set for a 2009 premiere.

John Musker

co-Director

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Before Aladdin, John Musker’s story is more or less the same as Ron’s. John joined Disney around the same time working as assistant animator with Frank Thomas on “The Rescuers” (1977) before working on “Pete’s Dragon”, “The Black Cauldron”, “The Great Mouse Detective” and “The Little Mermaid” (1989). Before producing and directing Aladdin.
After Aladdin, John Musker worked on “Hercules” and “Treasure Planet” (2002) five years after his last Disney film these two vets attendant the premiere of “The Princess And The Frog”.