Aladdin, the clever hero of Agrabah, continues his adventures with the help of his fiancee Princess Jasmine, his pet monkey Abu, Magic Carpet, Iago the greedy parrot, and of course his best friend the semi-cosmic Genie.
The sultan is grooming Aladdin as new vizier, future son-in-law and heir to the throne of Agrabah, stirring palatial unrest. Former vizier-usurper Jafar was banished to a genie lamp, but is dug up by ambitious simpleton crook Abis Mal, whom Jafar manages to manipulate his three wishes so he can regain his power and return to Agrabah for revenge. His egotistic formerly trusted parrot Iago has already managed to cash in on the palace's gratitude, but is facing conflicting loyalties when his former master reveals himself to him. Genie is finally back and must take on a magic duel against Jafar, whose dirty tricks land Aladdin and Jasmine in the dungeons.Written by
Walt Disney Television Animation Australia animates the first 34 minutes of the film. However, when Abis Mal jumps over the palace walls, the animation switches to Walt Disney Animation Japan and its support studios, and stays that way for the duration of the film. See more »
When Aladdin takes Iago to the palace to get him a fair trail, Aladdin locks the cage he puts Iago into with a key. Later on, when Iago is shouting at Abu to open the cage, for him, the cage now no longer has the lock on it from earlier, enabling Abu to open the cage for him. See more »
[to Abis Mal]
Let's not be too hasty, my simple minded friend. It's not enough that we simply destroy Aladdin. After all, there are things so much worse than death!
Abis Mal, the Chief of the Thieves:
[looks nervous and then smiles evilly]
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At the end of the movie, Abis Mal says "Does this mean I don't get my third wish?" See more »
For the 2005 DVD release, the first two shots of Jafar's flashing skeleton were painted out during his death scene, although the final two shots still remain. See more »
Aladdin: The Return of Jafar Iago the bird wants to befriend our heroes from the first film, distrust makes it hard for them to forgive him. When the powerful genie Jafar returns to seek revenge they must band together to stop him.
Return of Jafar is a fun short movie that will definitely keep youngsters entertained for a while. There some good entertaining action scenes, and a couple of funny moments.
The bad parts are largely due to weaker animation, there are a couple very noticeable goofs that should have been caught and fixed before release.
Also Robin Williams does not return to voice Genie, Dan Castlanetta (most known for voicing Homer Simpson) takes his place.
Castlanetta's voice work isn't too bad, but the material lacks the great laughs we were hoping for.
You may remember there was also a Toon Disney Channel show called Aladdin which featured Castlanetta as Genie.
I feel this movie was made to be a part of that series.
The plot is simple and the film as a whole just doesn't feel like it strives for much. Still, the young'uns will probably like it.
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