So weird. I was just thinking about this anime and it turns out that Netflix is bringing it to their service later this year.
This is just fantastic. McDonald's in Japan made a commercial in the style of anime. The ad is part of a larger campaign to get young people to join the team at McDonald's. And if I'm judging solely based on these ads, it looks like McDonald's is the place to be!
Man, I haven't seen this cartoon in ages. When I was a kid, this was the other Aladdin movie that we watched (along with the Disney one). I would occasionally pop this VHS copy of it into our TV and watch as anime-Aladdin and friends went on adventures that mirrored those of the American Disney version.
I haven't seen it in full from beginning to end in a while (even as I post the link to the video right now) but I do remember it being somewhat creepy. It was released in 1982 and directed by Yoshikatsu Kasai.
Given how quickly this sort of stuff gets pulled from YouTube, I hope you all get a chance to enjoy it like I did. Watch this insanely true anime opening for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I mean, the zooming, the fast cuts, the chiptunes music...it's all there.