n African Journal of Psychiatry - Aladdin - the musical masterpiece edition : movie review

Volume 11, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1994-8220



No, your eyes are not deceiving you, and yes, you did read correctly! The film I am reviewing for this edition of the journal is the musically remastered edition of the original 1992 Disney Studios animation-adventure release Aladdin. As I took to the recliner, determined and on my way to review the film Stephanie Daley (Redbone Films / Silverwood Films / Pathé Production) a small but significant tingle of excitement stirred inside me as I saw the 'new' Aladdin being advertised on television. And these were my thoughts behind changing the film to be reviewed : with our current national climate of political tension, economic uncertainty and brilliant fuel costs, the foreign political developments (or lack thereof), and a general feeling amongst the people of tension and stress, I felt it high time to take a step or two back and revert, maybe 'regress' to times when things were easier and less pressured, when Aladdin followed a series of animation-adventure films such as Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Sinbad, the Lion King and the like to the enjoyment of millions of people all over the world - children AND adults.

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