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    The Directors Of "Aladdin" Just Confirmed And Denied Some Great Fan Theories

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    Aladdin is a Disney classic that is still giving us plenty to talk about.

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    For instance: Aladdin's mysterious lack of nipples.

    That's more true than ever this week, as the film's directors, Ron Clements and John Musker, sat down with E! News to talk out a few of the more popular fan theories that have been floating around over the past 23 years.


    For one thing, while the film was originally set in Baghdad, the location was changed to the fictional Agrabah with the onset of the first Gulf War.


    "Roy Disney said, 'This can't be in Baghdad,'" Musker said. "So, I took letters and did a jumbled anagram and came up with Agrabah."

    But the directors deny the film ever took place in a post-apocalyptic future, as one theory proposed.


    "I haven't even heard that one," Musker said. "[...]We never thought it was post-apocalyptic, futuristic or in some other time."

    Something did get confirmed, though: That the lamp peddler at the beginning of the film is indeed the Genie.


    "That's true!" Clements said. "That was the whole intention, originally. We even had that at the end of the movie, where he would reveal himself to be the Genie, and of course Robin [Williams] did the voice of the peddler. Just through story changes and some editing, we lost the reveal at the end. So, that's an urban legend that actually is true."

    So there you have it. You can read more of their bunkings and debunkings here.

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