Scene from Disney’s Aladdin

This is the opening scene from Aladdin, the introduction by the peddler to the story of the magic lamp.

Disney's Aladdin


You can watch this scene in the video. The text for the dialogue is below.


PEDDLER: Oh I come from a land
From a faraway place
Where the caravan camels roam
Where they cut off your ear /Where it’s flat and immense
If they don’t like your face /And the heat is intense
It’s barbaric, but hey–it’s home!
When the wind’s at your back
And the sun’s from the west
And the sand in the glass is right
Come on down,
Stop on by
Hop a carpet and fly
To another Arabian night!

Arabian nights
Like Arabian days
More often than not
Are hotter than hot
In a lot of good ways

Arabian nights
‘Neath Arabian moons
A fool off his guard
Could fall and fall hard
Out there on the dunes.

Ah, Salaam and good evening to you worthy friend.
Please, please, come closer–(Camera zooms in hitting
peddler in face) Too close, a little too close. (Camera
zooms back out to CU)There.Welcome to Agrabah. City of
mystery, of enchantment, and the finest merchandise this
side of the river Jordan, on sale today, come on down!
Heh, heh. Look at this! Yes! Combination hookah and
coffee maker–also makes Julienne fries. Will not break
(taps it on table), will not–(it falls apart)–it
broke. Ooohhh! Look at this! Pulls out Tupperware) I
have never seen one of these intact before. This is the
famous Dead Sea Tupperware. Listen. (Pries it open,
makes raspberry sound.) Ah, still good. (Camera begins
to pan to right. PEDDLER hurries to catch it.) Wait,
don’t go! (Stop pan.)I can see that you’re only
interested in the exceptionally rare. I think then, you
would be most rewarded to consider…this. (PEDDLER
pulls the MAGIC LAMP out from his sleeve.) Do not be
fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many
things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside
that counts. (Another pan, this one slower to left.
Again, PEDDLER rushes to catch up.) This is no ordinary
lamp! It once changed the course of a young man’s life.
A young man who liked this lamp was more than what he
seemed. A diamond in the rough. Perhaps you would like
to hear the tale? (PEDDLER pours shiny sand from the
lamp into his hand.) It begins on a dark night (PEDDLER
throws sand into the sky, where it forms a starry
nightscape.) , where a dark man waits, with a dark

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