Aladdin (1990)

Aladdin (1990) 70min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | TV Movie Summary: Produced by the Disney Channel, this musical version of ALADDIN is based on a popular stage production by the Prince Street Players, with music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy and book and lyrics by Eiler.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Produced by the Disney Channel in 1990, our good friends at RiffTrax have taken it upon themselves to solemnly remind us that racism is bad.

Welcome to a live edition of a Broadway show, with perhaps less budget and theatrical presence than the aforementioned show. This story is set in China. I googled it and apparently that at least is in keeping with some of the earliest tellings of the tale. The cast is fairly white-washed, by which I mean I didn’t recognise an ethnically diverse cast during this movie.

I’m not going to dignify this with any more of a review, except to relay one of the comments by the riffers: “…like if MC Hammer was a racist cat toy…”

Watch it only if you can understand why it’s wrong on so many different levels.

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