Austrilian Jasmine actress sings Beyond These Palace Walls

Arielle Jacobs played Jasmine in the Australian musical Aladdin based on the successful Broadway version. She is also the younger sister of Adam Jacobs who played the titulair role on Broadway. At the Broadway Princess Party she sings her version of “Beyond These Palace Walls” written by Alan Menken for the musical.

Paintry drawing of Rajah by Aaron Blaise

Aaron Blaise was for 2 decades one of the best animators Disney had on their payroll. He worked on many of Disney’s top animated features of the 1990’s. His credits include “Beauty and the Beast” where he animated Beast, Young Nala on “The Lion King” and the lead character on “Pocahontas” Today he works freelance as an illustrator and is trainer. On his site The Art of Aaron Blaise he gives a demonstration on how Rajah might look like in a painterly fashion drawn digital with Photoshop. Notice that the basic drawing is done in a miniature time and then Aaron spends the rest of the 3,5 minute video fine turning the drawing.

Aladdin Meets Princess Jasmine Work In Progress

Last time I wrote about a Work In Progress version of Disney’s Aladdin in my previous post about A Whole New World.
This time I like to share with you another favorite scene from this classic Disney film. It is the moment when Aladdin takes Princess Jasmine up to his hovel.

This scene is largely finished but parts like the jump from rooftop to rooftop and later when they’re about to kiss look amazing without color. Pay attention to the background music. Sounds awfully like the hit song from a certain Kevin Costner film that came out in 1991 just a year before Aladdin opened in cinemas across the world. It makes the scene  more intimate and bit romantic like the two youngsters are indeed the only people in Agrabah at that moment. The song is a real mood setter.