It’s true when they say that you can’t have it all!
Released in 1992, “Aladdin” continued the trend of the animated films of the Disney Renaissance, i.e. making a bunch of money and getting a bunch of positive reviews from critics and audiences alike!
The 31st film in the Disney Canon tells the story of Aladdin, a boy…umm…man…umm…teen…umm male hero who finds a magic lamp in “The Cave of Wonders”.
Rubbing the lamp causes him to have his very own Robin Williams following him about throughout the whole movie!
Well, ok, he doesn’t have his own person Robin Williams; but he does awaken a blue genie voiced by Robin Williams! The Genie tells Aladdin that he is his master and that he’ll grant Aladdin three wishes.
Aladdin decides to use his wishes to indirectly cause the beautiful princess Jasmine to fall in love with him.
And the rest of the movie is their romance while an evil villain, Jafar, plots to take control of the kingdom with the help of his very own Gilbert Gottfried!
The movie is memorable and beloved, the songs are memorable and beloved, and the characters are memorable and beloved. So there came the predicament of choosing a forgotten/minor character for this film.
I then decided to go with Prince Achmed. You see, Princess Jasmine, has to be married by her next birthday; but she wants her marriage to be akin to a fairy tale romance. This doesn’t stop suitors from coming to ask for her hand though; and one of these suitors is our friend, Prince Achmed.
What do we know about him? Well, we know that he’s a bit arrogant.
We know that he’s interested in the princess.
And we know he has the stereotypical curly “evil man” mustache, thereby making him an evil man!
So it’s no wonder that our Prince Achmed’s turned down by Jasmine!
He leaves the palace furious and just as arrogant, and is never seen again! I wonder if he even got invited to Aladdin and Jasmine’s wedding!
Whatever the case, I’m sure our Prince Achmed is taking care of himself, and I’m acknowledging him as the forgotten/minor character for this film!