Although Aladdin is another Disney story that has been so engrained into many of our lives, I believe that it fits the criterion of being a Cinderella story. A rags to riches story as Aladdin, a “street rat” who is living in the most poor conditions, falls in love with the Princess Jasmine at first sight. With the magical help of the Genie, Aladdin is able to attain his Princess and move from the lowest class status to that of a Prince. Though no ball-type event really takes place, there is the introduction of Aladdin as Prince-Ali, as he is disguised as a prince because the Princess must marry a prince. The difference in this story though, is Jasmine is displeased with the prospect of another prince at first, and preferred the “street rat” Aladdin she met outside the palace. Though there is no stepfamily, the Character of Jafar is the closest that there is. Although he is not going after the Princess directly, as the stepsisters typically go after the prince, but he is in fact going after the throne in his attempts to harness the Genie’s powers and as a last resort, take Jasmine as his bride-doing anything he can to gain power. For these reasons I believe that Aladdin could in fact be viewed as a Cinderella story.