7. Jafar was inspired by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld’s work.
The design of Jafar was inspired by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld’s work. Although he wasn’t a big Disney fan, Hirschfeld approved of “Aladdin.”
8. Linda Larkin was almost fired.
Another one of the fun facts is that Linda Larkin, who voiced Princess Jasmine, was nearly fired and had to re-audition for the role halfway into the film after Katzenberg thought she didn’t sound “regal” enough.
9. Robin Williams and his 16 hours of improvisation.
Williams improvised 16 hours of material in his recording sessions. The Academy reportedly turned down the script for Best Adapted Screenplay consideration because so much of it was improvised.