Aladdin

aladdin

Aladdin
Rating: G
Run Time: 90 minutes
Released: 1992
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Cultural Rating: paw 

Overall, this film mostly adheres to traditional gender roles and reinforces stereotypes regarding race. While it is noteworthy that Disney attempts to portray a non-white non-western culture, the construction of the people of Agrabah as a generic Middle Eastern “Other” culture is problematic as elements of numerous Middle Eastern cultures across time and space are reduced to a singular stereotype.

Summary

In this Disney classic, the penniless Aladdin of Agrabah (a fictional depiction of a Middle-Eastern empire) attempts to impress the beautiful Princess Jasmine with the help of a genie.

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