Best Animated Disney movie
A street peddler, guiding us through the streets of the fictional Arabian city of Agrabah. After trying to sell us on his wares, he pulls out an old oil lamp, claiming it “once changed the course of a young man’s life. A young man who like this lamp was more than what he seemed: A diamond, in the rough.” The peddler then begins to tell us a tale, beginning on a dark night, where the Sultan’s grand vizier, Jafar, meets with a thief named Kassim. Kassim hands over half of a gold scarab beetle, of which Jafar has the second one. Putting them together, the beetle flies off, before causing a giant tiger’s head to rise from the sand: the Cave of Wonders. Jafar sends Kassim to enter, telling him to retrieve a lamp inside. However, upon approaching the Tiger’s Head, it speaks that only one may enter: “One whose worth lies far within: the Diamond in the Rough!” Kassim still attempts to enter upon Jafar’s orders, but upon entering the tiger’s mouth, it bites down on the thief, closing off the entranceway. It is then that Jafar claims he needs to find the Diamond in the Rough in order to enter.