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ALADDIN WAS INSPIRED BY TOM CRUISE
The character was modeled after a younger version of theÂ Mission ImpossibleÂ star, butÂ Tom CruiseÂ wasn’t the animators’ first pick. Initially, they wanted to useÂ Michael J. Fox, but they weren’t satisfied with the result. So after they increased Aladdin’s age a bit, they turned to a young Tom, who they considered to be a bit more mature and heroic. The lead animator, Glen Keane, also noted that there was “confidence with all of his attitudes and his poses,â€ which was definitely reflected in Aladdin’s depiction!