Aladdin
Disney
Genre
Based onAladdin by Walt Disney Feature Animation
Developed byTad Stones
Alan Zaslove
Starring
Opening theme"Arabian Nights"
Ending theme"Arabian Nights" (Instrumental)
Composers
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes86 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time22 minutes
Production companyWalt Disney Television Animation
DistributorBuena Vista Television
Release
Original network
Audio formatDolby Surround
Original releaseFebruary 6, 1994 (1994-02-06) –
November 25, 1995 (1995-11-25)
Chronology
Preceded byThe Return of Jafar
Followed byAladdin and the King of Thieves

Aladdin is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation that aired from February 6, 1994, to November 25, 1995, concluding exactly three years to the day from the release of the original 1992 Disney film of the same name on which it was based.[1] Despite the animated television series premiering four months before the first film sequel The Return of Jafar, it takes place afterward.[2] The second and final animated film sequel was the 1996 direct-to-video film, Aladdin and the King of Thieves.

The TV series was produced by Alan Zaslove and Tad Stones, who were already renowned for their work on Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers and Darkwing Duck.[3] Many of the films' stars provided the voices of their TV counterparts, with the notable exceptions of Dan Castellaneta filling in for Robin Williams in The Genie role (like in The Return of Jafar), until Williams later returns to reprise his role in Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and Val Bettin as the Sultan (who replaced Douglas Seale after the original film).

The TV series originally aired as a preview on The Disney Channel in early 1994,[4] and in September of that year it began airing concurrently on the syndicated The Disney Afternoon block[3] and on Saturday mornings on CBS (prior to Disney's purchase of rival ABC). Disney Channel reran the series from 1997 until 2000. The show was shown on Toon Disney from April 1998 until December 2008.[citation needed]

Plot

The series is set in the fictional sultanate of Agrabah. It takes place one year after the original film, and is set after the second film. Aladdin, now engaged to Princess Jasmine, embarks on numerous adventures with his companions.

Episodes

Main article: List of Aladdin episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
19February 6, 1994 (1994-02-06)May 1, 1994 (1994-05-01)The Disney Channel
269September 5, 1994 (1994-09-05)February 28, 1995 (1995-02-28)Syndication (The Disney Afternoon) & CBS
38September 16, 1995 (1995-09-16)November 25, 1995 (1995-11-25)CBS

A total of 86 episodes were produced, making this series one of the few exceptions to Disney's then-limit of 65 episodes. The direct-to-video film Aladdin and the King of Thieves serves as the series finale. It was followed by a guest appearance on November 24, 1998, in "Hercules and the Arabian Night", an episode of Hercules: The Animated Series.

Characters

Main article: List of Disney's Aladdin characters

Main

Other characters and villains

Animation

The animated television series was animated by Walt Disney Television Animation (Australia) Pty. Limited, Walt Disney Animation Japan, Inc., Toon City Animation, Inc., in Manila, Philippines, Kennedy Cartoons in Manila, Philippines and Kennedy Cartoons in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Guimarares Productions in São Paulo, Brasil, Moving Images International (working with Toon City on the show's episodes) in Manila, Philippines, Animal-ya (also known as Animal House), Tama Productions, Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd., Sunwoo Animation Co., Ltd., Jaime Diaz Producciones S.A., and Pacific Rim Productions, Inc. The additional production facilities for Walt Disney Animation (Japan) Inc.-animated episodes are Tama Production, Jade Animations, Light Foot, Nakumara Productions, Studios CATS, Studios Fuga, Studios Robin, Takahashi Productions, and Unlimited Energee.[citation needed]

Home media

VHS releases

Twelve VHS cassettes containing 24 episodes of the series were released in the United States (including four cassettes of the Princess Collection: Jasmine's Enchanted Tales set, which contain 8 episodes).

VHS Name Episode Titles Release Date Stock Number
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Creatures of Invention "Getting the Bugs Out" & "The Sands of Fate" July 21, 1995 3945
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Magic Makers "Never Say Nefir" & "The Citadel" July 21, 1995 3946
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Aladdin & Jasmine's Moonlight Magic "Moonlight Madness" & "Some Enchanted Genie" January 9, 1996 6704
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Fearless Friends "Much Abu About Something" & "The Day the Bird Stood Still" April 9, 1996 6715
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Team Genie "Sneeze the Day" & "Genie Hunt" April 9, 1996 6716

Princess Collection - Jasmine's Enchanted Tales:

VHS Name Episode Titles Release Date Stock Number
Princess Collection - Jasmine's Enchanted Tales: The Greatest Treasure "Garden of Evil" & "Elemental, My Dear Jasmine" June 6, 1995 4081
Princess Collection - Jasmine's Enchanted Tales: Jasmine's Wish "Do the Rat Thing" & "Bad Mood Rising" June 6, 1995 4083
Princess Collection - Jasmine's Enchanted Tales: True Hearts "Eye of the Beholder" & "SandSwitch" February 27, 1996 6718
Princess Collection - Jasmine's Enchanted Tales: Magic and Mystery "The Secret of Dagger Rock" & "Forget Me Lots" February 27, 1996 6719

Australia, and New Zealand releases

Twelve VHS cassettes containing 23 episodes of the series were released in Australia and New Zealand.

VHS Name Episode Titles Release Date
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures (Volume 1): Aladdin to the Rescue "The Spice is Right" & "Fowl Weather" February 2, 1996
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures (Volume 2): Genie in a Jar "The Prophet Motive" & "Mudder's Day" February 2, 1996
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures (Volume 3): Treasures of Doom "To Cure a Thief" & "My Fair Aladdin" February 2, 1996
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures (Volume 4): Creatures of Invention "Getting the Bugs Out" & "The Sands of Fate" October 18, 1996
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures (Volume 5): Magic Makers "Never Say Nefir" & "The Citadel" October 18, 1996
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures (Volume 6): Fearless Friends "Much Abu About Something" & "The Day the Bird Stood Still" March 21, 1997
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures (Volume 7): Team Genie "Sneeze the Day" & "Genie Hunt" March 21, 1997
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures (Volume 8): Aladdin & Jasmine's Moonlight Magic "Moonlight Madness" & "Some Enchanted Genie" August 15, 1997
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures (Volume 9): The Magic Mask "The Secret of Dagger Rock" and "The Ethereal" August 15, 1997
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures (Volume 10): Winner Takes Aladdin "Strike Up the Sand" and "SandSwitch" August 15, 1997
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures (Volume 11): The Magic Trap "Lost and Founded" & "Web of Fear" August 15, 1997
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures (Volume 12): Sea No Evil "Sea No Evil" & "When Chaos Comes Calling" August 15, 1997

DVD releases

The series has not been officially released on DVD, but on March 14, 2005, three episodes of the series were released on the Jasmine's Enchanted Tales: Journey of a Princess DVD release.[5] Also, four episodes were released as part of the Disney Princess DVD releases.

DVD Name Episode Titles Release Date
Disney Princess Stories: Volume 1 "Bad Mood Rising" September 7, 2004
Disney Princess Party: Volume 2 "SandSwitch" February 15, 2005
Disney Princess Stories: Volume 2 "Love at First Sprite" February 15, 2005
Jasmine's Enchanted Tales: Journey of a Princess "Elemental, My Dear Jasmine", "Garden of Evil" & "Do the Rat Thing" March 14, 2005
Disney Princess Stories: Volume 3 "Eye of the Beholder" September 6, 2005

Video on demand

Following the launch of the Disney+ video on demand streaming service in November 2019, Aladdin along with The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show are the only two Disney Afternoon series not available on the platform as of April 2022.

International releases

The entire series is available for purchase on Amazon Prime Video in Germany.[6]

Accolades

Year Ceremony Category Nominee(s) Result
1995 22nd Daytime Emmy Awards[7][unreliable source?] Outstanding Animated Programming Alan Zaslove
Tad Stones
Nominated
Outstanding Film Sound Editing Ray Leonard
Charles Rychwalski
Tom Jaeger
Phyllis Ginter
Kenneth Young
Michael Geisler
Greg LaPlante
Timothy J. Borquez
Michael Gollom
Jim Hodson
Marc S. Perlman
Robert Duran
Bill Koepnick
Melissa Ellis
Jennifer Mertens
John O. Robinson III
William Griggs
Alex Wilkinson
Won
Outstanding Film Sound Mixing Deb Adair
Melissa Ellis
Jim Hodson
Timothy J. Garrity
Timothy J. Borquez
Bill Koepnick
Won
Outstanding Music Direction and Composition Mark Watters
John Given
Harvey Cohen
Carl Johnson
Thomas Richard Sharp
Won
23rd Annie Awards[8] Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation Doug Langdale (for the episode "Do the Rat Thing") Nominated
Best Individual Achievement in Storyboarding in the Field of Animation Warwick Gilbert (for the episode "The Lost One") Nominated
Denise Koyama (for the episode "The Secret of Dagger Rock") Nominated
1996 23rd Daytime Emmy Awards[9][unreliable source?] Outstanding Achievement in Animation Mircea Mantta
Gerard Baldwin
Barbara Dourmaskin-Case
Alan Zaslove
Jamie Thomason
Rob LaDuca
Dale Case
Bob Roth
Bill Motz
Mark Seidenberg
Mirith J. Colao
Denise Koyama
Lonnie Lloyd
Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing - Special Class Ernesto Mas
Jennifer Mertens
William Griggs
Kenneth Young
Charles Rychwalski
Cecil Broughton
Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing - Special Class Allen L. Stone
Michael Jiron
Deb Adair
Won

References

  1. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 18–20. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 258. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  3. ^ a b "Disney to Crank Up Animation Output". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 56. EGM Media, LLC. March 1994. p. 171.
  4. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 12, no. 2, February/March 1994: pp. 24–26, 32.
  5. ^ "Jasmine's Enchanted Tale – Journey Of A Princess DVD: Amazon.co.uk: Jasmine's Enchanted Tales: Film & TV". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "Amazon.de: Disneys Aladdin - Staffel 1 Teil 1 ansehen | Prime Video". www.amazon.de.
  7. ^ "Daytime Emmy Awards (1995)". IMDb. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  8. ^ "23rd Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (1995)". Annie Awards. Archived from the original on December 24, 2016. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  9. ^ "Daytime Emmy Awards (1996)". IMDb. Retrieved 2022-02-20.