The 1992 Disney cartoon ‘Aladdin’ had no trace of its Chinese roots. The 1992 Disney cartoon ‘Aladdin’ had no trace of its Chinese roots.
The 1992 Disney cartoon ‘Aladdin’ had no trace of its Chinese roots.

Is Aladdin really Chinese? How Hollywood invented the tale’s Middle Eastern identity

  • The original story was set in China and added to the first European version of the Arabian Nights folk story collection in the 19th century
  • When Hollywood put the story on the silver screen from the 1920s onwards, it became more Middle Eastern

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The 1992 Disney cartoon ‘Aladdin’ had no trace of its Chinese roots. The 1992 Disney cartoon ‘Aladdin’ had no trace of its Chinese roots.
The 1992 Disney cartoon ‘Aladdin’ had no trace of its Chinese roots.
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