5. Aladdin (1992)
Disney have been using myths and fairy tales as the basis for their family-friendly family animations for decades now, so one of their movies featuring on this list probably shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
Aladdin is based on the Arabic folk tale of the same name, and tells the story of a street urchin who finds a magic lamp containing a genie.
It’s hard to be too upset with some of the changes made for the 1992 classic, as many of them were intended only to clean up some of the action a little, removing a couple of murders and a few of the other less child-friendly parts of the tale.
The original tale featured two genies of varying degrees of power: a lesser genie trapped in a ring, and a more familiar (and more powerful) genie inside a lamp.
The original Aladdin has far more emphasis on the two genies, and when an evil sorcerer steals the lamp, Aladdin’s princess wife uses her “woman’s wiles” to steal it back. That part in particular probably would have been a tricky sell for Disney.