Alan Menken on ‘Aladdin’ turning 30 and the journey of a animated classic

It might be hard to believe, but this holiday weekend marks 30 years since the release of "Aladdin" -- the animated classic that set the stage for multiple sequels, a live-action reimagining released in 2019 and even a Broadway musical. To mark the occasion, eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who nabbed two statuettes for his work on the movie, spoke with CNN about his memories from the making of the prescient classic.

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