The wonder of an animated magic carpet

The story, films, and television series of Aladdin is one that seems to have stood the test of time and are loved by many families around the globe. If you haven’t seen the film, you should watch out for it appearing on the TV and ensure that you contact a TV Aerial Installation Cardiff company such as beforehand to make sure you can watch the film in crystal clarity. There are many characters that bring to life the stories and have become firm favorites with people of all ages, and these include the genie and the magic carpet. Although carpet does not speak, he is animated so beautifully that you can pinpoint his mood and emotions merely through his movements. However, I am sure that he wouldn’t take too kindly to being washed.

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Now back to the wonder of the magic carpet. He is essentially a sentient Persian rug who lived most of his life in the treasure room of the Cave of Wonders. He is being kept there along with many other forbidden treasures including the magic lap which is home to a genie. These two characters have been best friends for thousands and thousands of years. They come across Aladdin by chance after he is instructed by Jafar to collect the lap from the cave. They are warned not to touch anything but the lamp, but of course, naughty little Abu cannot resist the temptation of the glistening jewels that are lying around. After causing the cave to disappear below the sand Aladdin and Abu need the genie and carpet in order to escape.

The carpet moves around the screen in various scenes with incredible grace and was amongst the first characters to be completely computer-animated. This was necessary for the carpet as his appearance and movements were so complex. It was Randy Cartwright who animated the beloved character and only used traditional animation techniques on the tassels and hands and feet of the carpet.

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Carpet is such a wonderful character that he has made a number of cameo appearances in other films and programs including Sofia the First television series where he appears to rescue Jasmine and Sofia from a forest that they cannot get out of. He also has a more hidden role in The Hunchback of Notre Dame where he can be seen rolled up underneath the arm of a villager. In the Princess and the Frog, he can be seen shaken by a woman removing the dust and dirt from his surface. So next time you are watching a Disney film or program keep your eyes peeled and you might see the carpet making a sneaky little appearance.

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