Friday, May 11, 2007

Freeze Frame! - Aladdin and Some Animated Guest Stars

Continuing yesterday's series of Freeze Frames from Aladdin, we highlight some moments that feature references to other notable Disney characters. The Genie is responsible for two of these. He unceremoniously pulls Little Mermaid costar Sebastian out of a cookbook, and uses Pinocchio to illustrate his lack of faith in Aladdin's seemingly sincere commitment to granting the Genie's own freedom.

A bit more difficult to spot is Beast from Beauty and the Beast. His blink-and-you'll-miss-him cameo involves not the Genie but the Sultan. A toy version of the character is among the small trinkets that he amuses himself with just prior to the Prince Ali musical number.