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Disney's Aladdin: The Making of an Animated Film Paperback – September 2, 1993
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Robin Williams is conspicuously absent from the chapter on the genie, which is a let down, because played such an important part in what made the character so memorable. But there is a reason for this, and if you know the backstory between Williams and the studio, you will know why.
Disney Animation made a comeback in the late 80's and early 90's by returning to strong storytelling and unforgettable characters. Aladdin is one of those modern day classics that echoes the films from Walt's era. Culhane's book is a mini testament to how the Renaissance era (1989-94) made Disney great again. This should be an inspiration to animators and writers alike.
Fortunately, this book, though out of print, is easy and affordable to obtain.
--a bit of trivia: At the time "Aladdin" was being promoted, Robin Williams was working on another movie called "Toys," and didn't want to be promoting "Aladdin" as a priority over his other movie--since he had commited to the Disney project second. As a result, Robin Williams is not named once in the entire book! Instead, it used the phrases, "The Genie voice."
It is very interesting to see how much work they put in to making a movie that is less than 2 hrs long.
How they manage to have the characters look like the person doing the voice over, and how they organize the story.
How they develop the character, from initial sketches to the end result, the qualitys that it should portrait, and how they have to work on a dead line.
They even have funny remarks of interactions between the illustrators and the rest of the crew.
This is not a book to give to a kid, but a older teenager or someone who is into illustration-animation, or just an older fan of the movie will enjoy it over and over again.
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You can find sketches, drawings, paintings etc.. :)