A surprisingly hip outing for the Walt Disney company, which catapulted the classic fable into the 1990s, largely thanks to the input of Robin Williams as the voice of the mercurial, motor-mouthed Genie. ALADDIN is a fairy tale with an edge--a popular children's story that will have even
the most media-savvy parents straining to keep up with Williams's machine-gun delivery of quips, allusions and imitations.
Animation, it turns out, is an ideal medium for Williams's talents. As he launches into his trademark free-associative riffs, impersonating everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to William Buckley to a bevy of harem women, the corresponding images spring to li...