I watched Aladdin for the first time last night. Strangely, I've read the book and seen Aladdin and the Prince of Thieves
, but I've never seen the original film. I didn't intend to watch it the whole way through, but it grew on me.
For a start, the story about the Disney people doing the Hammertime dance during production was amusing. I'm not so sure about Jafar as the villain. He looks
stylish, sure, but I think Iago's the brains of the outfit. Speaking of which: Shakespeare refs ftw! Bro was watching it with me, and we agreed that Abu was acting like a jealous girlfriend most of the time. We thought his voice sounded familiar, and a quick trip to imdb.com proved it - he's voiced by the same guy who does Nibbler on Futurama. The carpet is my favourite character, because hey, he's a magic sentient carpet, and he can travel at Mach 2.5.
Here is my reasoning:
Distance from Agrabah (which, for this situation, I have assumed to be Baghdad) and the random Chinese temple they visit (Beijing, for the same reasons) = 6300 km
Time taken to travel there = we'll say 2 hours
And as we all know, speed = distance/time = 6300/2 = 3150km/h
Divide by speed of sound (1238km/h) and you get 2.5.
Therefore, Carpet can travel at speeds of up to Mach 2.5. That's awesome.
We are also convinced that Rajah
is Shere Khan
doing community service.
Thankyou, that is all.