In our last episode, we left both Disney’s Aladdin and Shahdazad’s Aladdin sealed within a deep treasure trove. Disney called it The Cave of Wonders, and in the One Thousand and One Nights it is the Cave of Treasure.
To all appearances, that should’ve been the end of the story and there shouldn’t have been anything left to say about Aladdin. And if only the greedy and anxious villains in both Disney’s and Shahadazad’s stories, had been a little more even-tempered and patient, and helped Aladdin out of the cave, it would have been.
In this episode I’ll continue the story of “Aladdin or His Magical Lamp” as told in the “One Thousand and One Nights” compilation of Arabic folk and fairy tales, discussing the differences between Disney’s “Aladdin” and Antoine GallandQueen Scheherazade in the original “One Thousand and One Nights”, telling each story side by side.
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Some parts of the episode were cut for time, or to streamline the episode so that it stayed on point. Here are a few of the ones I liked.
“When the three wishes go wrong/Once Upon a Time ‘Fruit of the Poisonous Tree'”
“Three Wishes and The Thief of Baghdad”
“The Relationship Between Prince Ali Ababwa and Ali Baba”
The Fairy Tale by Roberto Ignis
Middle Eastern Cinematic Trailer by Omegamusic
Road to Jerusalem by Fabo
Habib Elomr by Abdul Khalil Ensemble
Hebbena by Abdul Khalil Ensemble
Lyons, Malcom; Lyons, Ursula “Art of Mulan, “The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 1” Penguin Classics (February 4, 2010)
Lyons, Malcom; Lyons, Ursula “Art of Mulan, “The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 2” Penguin Classics (February 4, 2010)
Lyons, Malcom; Lyons, Ursula “Art of Mulan, “The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 3” Penguin Classics (February 4, 2010)
“Aladdin” Dir. Ron Clemens, John Musker, Buena Vista Pictures 1992
“The Thief of Baghdad” , Dir. Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, United Artists, 1940
World Wide Web
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheherazade – Scheherazade
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Thousand_and_One_Nights – One Thousand and One Nights