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The Return of Jafar (1994)

Jafar comes for revenge on Aladdin, using a foolish thief and Iago's treachery to find a way back into power.

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Abis Mal (voice)
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Jafar (voice)
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Thief (voice)
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Iago (voice)
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Sultan (voice)
Brad Kane ...
Aladdin (singing voice)
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Princess Jasmine (singing voice)
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Genie (voice)
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Street Mother (voice)
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Razoul (voice)
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Aladdin (voice)
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Abu the Monkey (voice)
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Storyline

Aladdin is adjusting to his new life as part of the upper crust. He and Princess Jasmine may not be married yet, but the pressures of palace society have already begun. On top of that, Iago (the parrot pet of Sultan's ex-vizir turned genie, Jafar) appears asking for help and no one is happy to see him. But things begin to look up when Genie returns from his trip around the world. Meanwhile, Jafar's black lamp is discovered by an idiot crook called Abis Mal. By using Abis Mal, Jafar makes his way back to Agrabah with ideas of payback for Aladdin and his friends. Written by Max Vaughn

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The Aladdin adventure continues...


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20 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Aladdin 2  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Due to box office failure of The Rescuers Down Under (1990) (a theatrical Disney animated sequel in 1990) 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. See more »

Goofs

When Jasmine is being held prisoner in the dungeon by Jafar and Abis Mal, her legs are bound by a chain in one shot. In a later shot they are not. See more »

Quotes

Abis Mal, the Chief of the Thieves: [to himself] That stinking Aladdin! First chance I get, I'll slice him in half!
Thief: [to other thieves] That stinking Abis Mal! First chance we get, let's slice him in half!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, Abis Mal says "Does this mean I don't get my third wish?" See more »

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Follows Aladdin (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend)
(1994)
Words and Music by Dale Gonyea and Michael Silversher
Performed by Liz Callaway, Dan Castellaneta, and Brad Kane
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Not as good as the first one
28 January 2008 | by (The world of artists) – See all my reviews

"The Return of Jafar" isn't as good as "Aladdin" but, to be fair, it isn't that bad for a Disney sequel either. There are much worst Disney sequels than this, made after this.

"The Return of Jafar" continues the story of the original "Aladdin": now Aladdin and Jasmine are married and live together in the palace, the genie returns from his vacations, Iago escapes from Jafar and becomes a «good guy» and Jafar returns with the help of a new villain (a thief called Abis Mal).

Naturally that this movie isn't as good as the first one, like I said. Why? There are many reasons why. The story is more lame. The artwork looks more poor comparing to the first one (which is more refined and more according to Disney's standards). The humor isn't as funny and classic. The colorful imagination, creativity and magic of the first one are gone. The characters seem somehow to have lost their personality.

Speaking of the characters, let me start by Iago. He has the same general sarcasm and I like the idea that he becomes a «good guy», but let's be frank: he's way funnier in the first one. Jafar is now more annoying and not as humorous as in the first one. Aladdin, Jasmine and the Sultan seem to have lost some of their maturity. The Genie is still funny, but without the colorful imagination and brilliant sense of humor he's got on the first one. The whole movie in general doesn't hold a candle to the original, although it is still entertaining enough. Besides, there is no Robin Williams here, which is a deep lost. It also becomes tiring to see Jafar so many times as a Red Genie. The soundtrack itself is nowhere near as impressing and memorable as on the first one - in fact, none of the songs here really capture our attention and hearts.

Overall, this is not a bad movie. For kids it is just as recommendable and entertaining as the first one, but for older people the first one is, without a doubt, the best choice.


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