EW Staff
October 01, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Though some of Aladdin’s magic may be lost in the new video release, children viewing on the small screen will be able to make some of their own with the help of a VCR remote. Using the freeze-frame function just after the Genie turns Aladdin’s pet monkey, Abu, into an elephant, kids will see a shot of the Sultan’s toys. There, nestled in a stack of zoo animals, is Beauty’s Beast making a cartoon cameo (right). Caricatures of Aladdin’s two directors, John Musker and Ron Clements, also show up as onlookers in an earlier scene in the marketplace. After sharing his bread with street children, Aladdin stands behind the two commoners as they comment on the princess’ next suitor. Says Musker of his and Clements’ speaking parts, ”If we were real actors, we would have had us fired.”

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