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.
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