Epic viral video reveals the clever colour theory of Disney's Aladdin

A scene from Disney's Aladdin showing red, blue and yellow colours
(Image credit: Disney)

Aladdin remains one of Disney's most loved movies. It has adventure, romance, comedy and memorable characters. A lot of elements contributed to the success of this Disney Renaissance hit of 1992, but one artist has impressed fans by pointing out an element that could be overlooked: colour theory.

The colour palette of Disney's Aladdin is fairly unusual work since it mainly comprises the three primaries: red, blue and yellow. But Disney not only makes that work, it also uses the colours as a clever storytelling device.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.