In the early 1700s, the first English version of "One Thousand and One Nights" was published. This collection of Arabic tales dates back to what many describe as the Golden Age of Islamic culture - which roughly took place between the 8th and 14th centuries. These classic Middle Eastern folk tales include familiar favorites like "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor" and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," as well as an ancient yarn known as "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp."
In 1992, these tales from the Golden Age collided with the Disney Renaissance - a period when Disney made some of its most iconic films, including "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King." Out of this collision came the animated film "Aladdin," which told the story of a young man who released a powerful genie from a lamp, only to end up getting close to a lonely young princess.
While the genie was never supposed to be the star of this flick, the character took on a central role when comedic legend Robin Williams was chosen to play the part. Williams' over-the-top portrayal made extensive use of the actor's impersonation skills, and various impressions of celebrities and historical figures became a key part of the film.
Think you can name these impersonations and imitations from a single image? Prove it with this quiz!