How about Tchaikovsky?
Funny, thinking about the Scheherazade suite and classical music, does anyone remember how the Smurfs cartoon actually cut up bits of classical themes and used it as the background score for their episodes?
From what I can remember they used Scheherazade, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, and a couple of others.
Well, Aladdin resembles Cobbler, lest us forget!
Right...that's what I meant.
I think the Disney artists must have seen footage of Cobbler...the resemblence is way too strong. (the streets, the Thief sliding off the roofs, warm colors used, and of course Zig-Zag!
. He even had a telescope/crystal ball thingy just like Jafar, and a pet bird!)
I can kinda see why WB "panicked" and basically scrapped the film (although I still think it was a lousy, stupid thing to do).
The way things are nowadays, if Cobbler was relased, some people might say: "Oh, this film is just an Aladdin rip-off!"
(I'm a bit embarassed to admit that when it was released as "Arabian Nights" in 1993, those were my first thoughts at the time.