Aladdin tells the tale of a pauper who aspires to win the heart of Princess Jasmine - all set in the stereotypical 3rd century India. Naturally, being Disney, there are hiccups that are encountered on the way in the form of Jafar and Iago, advisers to the entranced Sultan and generally greedy bad guys. Aladdin and Apu (his cheeky monkey), team up with Genie of the lamp and a flying carpet to free the Sultan and create Disney's famous happy ending.
The flying carpet is another wonderful thing in the film. I can imagine the scene in the animation studios; "WHAT?! We have to make a carpet a main character?! It doesn't even have a face!!". What they came up with was just brilliant. Personified by it's tassles, the carpet was given one of the strongest personalities within the whole film.
The songs are not as recognisable as other classics, but "A Whole New World" has become a fan's favourite - almost summing up what Disney were creating throughout the 90's.