05b – Aladdin Part 2

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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.

Outtakes

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”

 

 

Music Credits

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

 

Recommended Reading

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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 2 (Penguin Classics)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 3 (Penguin Classics)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bibliography

Print

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)

 

Film

“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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_carpet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thief_and_the_Cobbler

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin

http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Aladdin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_studies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Galland

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheherazade

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Thousand_and_One_Nights

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