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Prince Aladdin

i just rewatched aladdin with the roommates and it got me thinking

aladdin wishes to be made a prince, but all genie does is get him a lot of stuff and money. that’s not what a prince is. a prince is the son of the king, someone in line for the throne. someone with a lot of money is just - rich. so what i think is:

genie goes okay, that’s a big one - and i can do it! but not on my own, not if you want to do it right. not if you truly want a chance to marry your princess for real, as a prince. and aladdin is a foolish, moral, kind boy - and he agrees. he’s fallen in love with jasmine, an innocent all encompassing love, and he’ll do anything for this sweet, clever girl he only knew for a few hours. so genie takes him across the desert, far from agrabah, and plops right in the middle of a skirmish and is like okay, good luck! and aladdin is like ?????

but there’s assholes with swords attacking a young girl, and aladdin doesn’t even have to think about that, just like when he stood in front of the whip for those little kids. there are three men against him, but he’s fast and clever and has been against a dozen trained palace guards. so it’s not easy to get out of there alive, especially with the little girl to protect, but he manages it with only a thin slice on his upper arm, and he’s endured worse for less. so he picks up the little girl and says “i think we should get out of here, hmm?” and she’s in a pretty red silk getup with tiny jewels encrusted on her like stars against sunset. and she nods and throws her arms around his neck. she won’t talk, only points in the direction of home, but aladdin’s okay with that, he’s used to quiet, scared kids. so he keeps up a steady stream of stories of agrabah, which seems almost like this other desert land. but there are more men with swords and aladdin is like what the fuck is going on, but he hides the girl in a corner and fights them too. and that’s how it goes all the way home. there’s no one on the streets really, and they all scatter when the men attack, and they keep on attacking, he fights his way all the way through the city with the girl on his hip or hidden away.

and he should have known, of course, but he was tired and bruised and bleeding by the time he realized the little girl is silently guiding him to the palace and he’s like why can’t you princesses stay inside??? but he walks up and the guards get one look at the child in his arms and whisk him through and multiple people try to take the girl away but she won’t budge from him, a stubborn pout to her lips as her hands remained locked behind his neck. and he’s finally tossed into a throne room where a tall old man is sitting in agony and two young men pace in front of him, each at least a decade older than aladdin. “they’ve taken our sister!” one of the younger men hiss, “i don’t care about their power or their connections, they’ve taken esfir, and we must go get her!”

“uh,” he clears his throat, “hi?”

and all three men whirl on him and the old man stumble-runs to him. esfir finally lets go of aladdin to picked up and twirled around by her father. the two men are rahim and shapur and they look in wonder at this dirty boy of fifteen who’s returned the girl to them, and he speaks with an accent and clearly is not from here and they get the story from him - he’s traveled across the desert because those in his own country want him dead. “you know,” rahim says as the king clutches at esfir in desperate relief, “you could have held her for ransom. you almost died saving her, and we would have paid handsomely to have her returned safely.”

and aladdin gives him a flat disapproving look, appearing in this moment four times his age, and says “people are not objects or bargaining chips. especially not lost little girls.” and rahim and shapur share an impressed conspiring look and they each grab one of his arms and lead him away. “hey! what are you -”

“do be quiet little brother,” shapur says cheerfully, “we really have to get you out of your rags.”

Keep reading

RUMOR - Naomi Scott up for Jasmine in live action Aladdin

2. A Trimberly Aladdin AU actually makes so much sense.
Trini as Aladdin, Kim as Jasmine…
Zack as either Abu or Genie
Billy as either Abu, Genie or Raja
Jason as either Genie or Raja
Alpha 5 as Carpet?
Zordon as Sultan
Rita as Jafar
(Goldar or Tommy Oliver as Iago?)

For @disney-dctv-week, Day Four, Aladdin. Vixenwave.

“But when I’m way up here, it’s crystal clear. That now I’m in a whole new world with you.”

Aladdin is Damian’s favorite Disney film. He’s a bit baffled that it exists in the first place because of all the anti-Arab rhetoric and stuff going on. But when Bruce first showed it to him he fell in love with it. He went around quoting it and singing the songs for weeks. Watched the movie whenever he had free time. He loves Jasmine’s relationship with Rajah because that’s the type of relationship he has with his pets. He loves Rajah and wants a tiger just like him. He even asked Bruce if he could get one. He also loves Abu and Iago. Dami hates Jafar because he finds Jafar very scary. Jafar also reminds him of Ra’s too much. When he first saw the movie his only comment on Jafar was “Grandfather would like him.” I also feel like Damian would identify with Jas and her rebellion storyline. I’m not really sure what his favorite part of the movie would be.

It’s also Jason’s fav. Jay loves it because he identifies with Aladdin since they’re a lot alike. Orphaned street rats, eating to live, stealing to eat and all that. Al’s attitude towards authority figures mainly the police is another thing they have in common. Jason sings the reprise of One Jump Ahead to himself sometimes when he’s sad. He totally understands why Aladdin lied to Jasmine; he’s done that countless times. He understands Al wanting to hide who he really is from Jas in fear of her not accepting him. Jason’s been in that boat. I feel like his favorite part of the movie is the end when Al and Jas get married and Al gets his happy ending.

Moana Easter Egg

So, you know how the whole big thing in Aladdin is that Aladdin himself is “a diamond in the rough”?

Well, the directors of Aladdin- Jon Musker and Ron Clements- are ALSO the directors of Moana…

In the Moana song, Shiny, there is one lyric that goes- “Watch me dazzle like a diamond in the rough”. 

Tamatoa’s body even has the color scheme that is present throughout the entirety of the Aladdin film (the gold, purple, and blue) AND his lair is much like the Cave of Wonders.

“SAME” F***ING VOICE! of the day.

Today’s Voice Actor is: Frank Welker


Praise be to Frank Welker.

@aqua-phoric replied to this post

Well damn now I do too. I think Akira would probably work better as Aladdin overall though

Be on the lookout for Aladdin starring:

Akira Kurusu as Aladdin

Yusuke Kitagawa as Jasmine

Ryuji Sakamoto as Abu

Futaba Sakura as Genie

Madarame as A Really Shitty, Horrible, Less Benevolent and Bumbling Version of The Sultan

Sae Niijima as The Guard Captain Chasing Aladdin In The Opening Portion

Casting is still in progress