Saturday, June 20, 2009

Racing to the Rescue!

Aladdin has made it back from the ends of the earth just in time to rescue all of Agrabah—and the beautiful Princess Jasmine—from the evil grip of the wicked Jafar.

When Aladdin is introduced initially, he is 18 years old. He never received a formal education, and has only learned by being on the streets of Agrabah. He steals to survive, making him a sort of Robin-Hood type thief.

Aladdin is portrayed as clever, and ultimately a good-hearted person. Like most Disney male protagonists he is a brave young man who seeks to win the affection of many other characters, which demonstrates his insecurity. He can be selfish and indignant at times, which is shown through the wishes he makes. He is not above lying and stealing, but never with evil intentions, but in order to survive. The biggest difference from the norm is that, unlike most youthful Disney heroes, he's a doer rather than a passive character.

Aladdin, sculpted by Dusty Horner is Limited to Production Year 2009 and scheduled for a September 2009 release.


Matthew said...

So glad to be able to add another Aladdin to my collection (it's one of my top 3 films)! And to have him depicted in this heroic form is wonderful.

I love it when pieces have settings included with them (either as separate pieces or as a base).

This will make a great pairing with Jasmine (in red) and leering Jafar!

Behr said...

Another great piece Dusty! I agree with you Matthew that the settings really contribute to the pieces too.

dopey926 said...

Another great sculpt by Dusty. He always has a way of making the characters come alive!

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I can't wait to see this piece in person and own it!!

Herc said...

Love the surfing action. Wonder if this is a prototype or will the coins be shinier.
Nice new addition.