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By Common Sense Media, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

A magic carpet ride of a movie from Disney.

Movie G 1992 90 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 20 parent reviews

age 3+

Great film appropriate for all ages.

Mysterious at times and really adventurous. This film is a classic . Every child should see it once in their childhood.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.
age 8+

Great classic movie for older kids

I have loved this movie since I was a kid, it’s a classic. Some things to note though: -There are scary moments like when Aladdin is tied up, chained to a rock and thrown to the bottom of the sea, struggling and drowning. Or when Jafar becomes a giant evil genee and it’s a scary scene - every single woman in the movie is over sexualised and wearing belly dancing outfits. Except some stereotypical old poor peasants in the background -there are lots of swords and fighting, chasing, slashing and cartoony violence. For kids older than 8 they can overlook this stuff or you can have a conversation but it’s not great for little ones

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (20 ):
Kids say (75 ):

Jasmine is no Belle and Aladdin is no Beast, but add a big blue genie voiced by Robin Williams to the picture, and you've got a very entertaining Disney movie. Williams brings humor and vitality to a movie that might otherwise be just another "princess forced to marry against her will" story. His imagination and antics clearly inspired the animators, too, and every scene with the genie is off-the-charts creative.

Songs like "A Whole New World" and a magic carpet with more personality than all of Disney's animal sidekicks put together help give scenes without the genie a lift. Jasmine is spunky even though her predicament isn't very original, and Aladdin is sweet and eventually learns his own self-worth. DVD extras include a virtual magic carpet ride in which viewers speed through different Arabian settings as if on a roller coaster, a fun interactive 3D tour of Genie's lamp, and music videos by pop singers Clay Aiken and Jessica Simpson.

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