Aladdin's Magic

The funny, fabulous feature from Disney heralds a new Golden Age of animation

I can open your eyes,

Take you wonder by wonder,

Over, sideways and under

On a magic carpet ride.

A whole new world,

A new fantastic point of view . . .

A thrilling chase,

A wondrous place

For you and me.

THIS IS A LOVE SONG, OF COURSE. Aladdin the street rat is taking Princess Jasmine on a flight into the liberating skyland of first love. But the Tim Rice lyric, riding the lush carpet of Alan Menken's melody, also defines the sorcery of movie animation. Artists wave the wand of a pencil over a piece of paper and, like...

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