Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, an animated short by Shamus Culhane, Ub Iwerks, 1934

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, an animated short by Shamus Culhane, Ub Iwerks, 1934

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, 1934

A film by Shamus Culhane (uncredited), Ub Iwerks (uncredited)

“Aladdin is a child laborer who works for a guy that exchanges “new lamps for old”. This guy swaps a “new” lamp for 2-3 replacement old lamps, then brings back the old lamps for Aladdin to polish and make look like new. One day Aladdin sees a princess riding by as he looks out the window, and he falls for her. But then he must return to his lamp polishing. As he polishes one of the old lamps, a genie comes out and offers Aladdin the opportunity to escape the drudgery of his life…” (IMDB)

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