10 best animated films from the Disney Renaissance

10 of 11

2. Aladdin

Another classic film from this iconic time in Disney history is Aladdin. The film follows young Aladdin as he tries to get by living off the streets of Agrabah with his pet monkey, Abu. But one day, he meets a girl in the market who, after being caught by the palace guards, turns out to be the princess!

Once he’s thrown in the dungeon, Aladdin meets an old man who offers him a deal. He’ll break him out of prison if he helps him acquire a lamp hidden in a mysterious cave. As it turns out, the old man is not who he says he is. He is the sultan’s evil adviser, Jafar. Aladdin gets stuck in the cave but with the help of the genie inside the lamp, he escapes and makes it back to Agrabah.

He goes on to make three wishes, the first being to become a prince so that Princess Jasmine will fall in love with him. But his wishes don’t exactly turn out how he wants. Not to mentin,Jafar has plans of his own when it comes to the princess.

Besides the great story, the music is amazing. Who hasn’t fallen in love with “A Whole New World”? Or sung along with the Genie? This was the final film Alan Menken and Howard Ashman worked on the score together, and Tim Rice wrote the lyrics.

And it looks like some of that same great music will be in the new remake coming out this year. Starring Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Alan Tudyk, Billy Magnussen, Mena Massoud, Marwan Kenzari, and Navid Negahban, the new live-action film releases May 24, 2019.