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.
Due to box office failure of The Rescuers Down Under (1990) (a theatrical Disney animated sequel in 1990) Aladdin and the Return of Jafar (1994) was released on home video in May of 1994 instead of being released in theaters, in addition to the fact that Animated Theatrical Films would take 3-5 years to work on, compared to Direct to Video Films which take less than 2 years.
In the first film, the pattern design for Carpet was very detailed. Most likely due to the daunting task of animating something so elaborate, his design was simplified for this and future Aladdin films (Including the animated series).
Genie's laugh when being a jack in the box as a joke played on Iago was a joke taken on the way Krusty the Clown's laugh sounded in The Simpsons (1989). Krusty the Clown was also voiced by Dan Castellaneta.