4. The voice of Abu was dubbed by Frank Welker.
5. Maleficent became an inspiration for the creation of Jafar.
Can you spot the striking similarities between these two characters? Like Maleficent, Jafar carries a staff, has a bird henchman, and transforms into a giant animal in the film’s big showdown. via
6. Jasmine was based on the animator’s sister.
The animator Mark Henn, couldn’t figure out how to draw Jasmine until he saw a photo of his sister who had a similar hairstyle to what they had envisaged for jasmine and the rest, as they say, is movie history.