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Aladdin What's Up With the Title?

What's Up With the Title?

Nowadays, Disney movies come with sassy titles like Tangled and Frozen, but back in the good ol' days of the Disney Renaissance, the studio just stuck the main character's name up in lights on the marquee and called it a day. Aladdin is—you guessed it—a story about a boy named Aladdin.

If you know anything about the Arabic folktale "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp," you'll be coming into the theater with a little bit of backstory, too. Kudos to you.