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Saturday, December 4, 2010
Disney's Abu Aladdin Ornament From 1992
When Aladdin debuted in 1992, The Disney Store had quite a bit of merchandise tied to the film. As a very young child, I was fascinated and frightened by monkeys (I blame the Flying Monkeys from The Wizard of Oz). The Abu character was originally going to be a dog, but the film's creators wanted to do something different, and have a monkey companion for Aladdin. I'm glad they did this, because Abu is one of my favorite Disney characters.
The "'Twas The Night Before..." line of ornaments were small and made out of resin, and featured a variety of different characters (I know there was one of Piglet, because I gave that to someone as a present).
This ornament is about an inch and a half tall and considering that, it is really a good likeness of the character, and captures his attitude quite nicely.
Abu sold out before I could buy him (Aladdin was a big hit for Disney, as was the merchandise). I got this in 1999 off of Ebay after years of searching.