Best Animated Prince / Hero 2018
Aladdin was born to Cassim and his wife. Even then, Aladdin’s background was one of struggle, prompting his father to leave Agrabah in hopes of finding a way to better provide for his family. After his leave, Aladdin’s mother fell ill and she passed away, and Aladdin was left to fend for himself. By the time Cassim returned, he couldn’t find his family, believing them to be dead, resulting in him leaving Agrabah out of despair, where he’d eventually become a leader of the infamous Forty Thieves, though this would remain unknown to Aladdin for an extended number of years.
Due to being orphaned so early, Aladdin never received a formal education, nor had a positive role model to guide him through life. With no form of income, he was forced to learn to survive on the streets of Agrabah. Lacking other means, he steals only to survive, but his good heart often moves him to donate his stolen goods to those who are as poor, if not poorer than him, making him a Robin Hood-esque figure.