While I had to settle with my first and probably snow globe, it was 50% off, Prince_Ali_Fan got the real goodies. A cast yearbook of Aladdin, the animation crew, specially the supervisions, seemed to have much fun drawing, re-drawing, re-drawing and re-drawing again over and over again. Specially the studio boss, the famous Jeffery “Shrek” Katzenberg, had the artists make constant changes in their drawings. Even the directors werenâ€™t left alone as your’ll on see the images below. More scans at Aladdin Fan Livejoural Community.
The Disney Channel version of The Making of Aladdin: A Whole New World just appeared on YouTube. The picture quality is to be desired but still watchable. Hosted by John Rhys-Davies who would provide the voice of Cassim in the third and final film he narrates the documentary. We hear and see the directors/writers/producers, the supervising animators, lyricist Tim Rice and composer Alan Menken talk about the creation of the film.
Overall it doesn’t reveal anything that didn’t make it to the DVD but watching it is amazing. Watch even younger Ron, John, Glen and rest in the Making of The Little Mermaid hosted by Alyssa Milano.
For a comparison of the singing voices of Lea Salonga in “Aladdin” and Liz Callaway in both sequels led to the creation of Aladdin and Jasmine Medley. The song is a mix of the three love duets from “Aladdin”, Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves.
The songs are mixed by either Federica or Gaia somewhere in the late 1990’s / early 2000. Both girls are from Italy and former active members of the Aladdin Mailing List.
As a matter of fact Federica was one of the earliest members there and she Gaia and Evi where best pals, both online and in real life I believe. Her friend Gaia joined the List sometime early 1999. The three ran The Animated Movies Archive from 1998 until it was left abandoned compactly in 2000. It’s been in its present state for almost 7 years now. And despite the lack of maintained the site still functions pretty well.
Anyway, while listing I was reminded of those old friends. I haven’t heard from them in years and hope they’re doing well. Chances are neither of them will ever read this post but if they do. Fede, Gaia, Evi hope you are doing well and sometimes think back at the good old days at the AML.