I have heard that this genie/lost treasure story got swallowed by Disney's subsequent release of Aladdin, which is pretty sad. I was one of those kids that ended up with this movie on VHS and not Aladdin (maybe I was the only one!) so I watched it many, many times growing up. I was looking forward to Disney releasing this on DVD and letting my kids watch it.
I have to give it five stars because I enjoy the story and the characters and I still like it so many years later. It's way better than some of the worthless junk forced on kids these days. The quality of the DVD doesn't look like it has been restored. I am not an expert, but watching this DVD looks just like watching the VHS. Not a big deal, but it was noticeable after being used to new quality DVDs.
Unfortunately, my kids seem to be too little for this movie right now. It scared them a bit. The villain turns into a hawk-thing, and a rat and a roach which kind of freaked them out (ages 2, 4, and 6).
The basic story is that the duck grandkids discover lost treasure with their Uncle Scrooge, only to lose it. They end up with the lamp, though, and make friends with the genie inside. The lamp passes from good hands to bad hands and back throughout the movie and has a Disney ending. It has its funny moments and endearing characters.
You ought to give this movie a chance if you haven't seen it. It is pretty good and a throwback to the cartoons we were raised on in the early 90s.
- Directors: Bob Hathcock
- Format: DVD
- Language: English, Spanish, French
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
- Run Time: 74.00 minutes
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- ASIN: B00MHT49OK
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