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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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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The lyrics to the version of "Arabian Nights" heard in this film were lifted from the original demo version of the song. See more »

Goofs

When Aladdin is led to his execution, his wrists are chained in front of him. This continues all the way to when he is kneeling over the chopping block. When Genie swoops in to save him, his hands are now tied behind his back. See more »

Quotes

[Aladdin is accused for the murder of the Sultan]
Razoul the Chief Guard: And then you went over the waterfall, eh? Ha! How did you survive?
Aladdin 'Al': [hanging his head in shame] I I don't know.
Razoul the Chief Guard: [crosses his arms in disbelief] How very convenient.
Aladdin 'Al': It's the truth! Why won't you believe me?
Princess Jasmine: [off camera] Because we know you're lying.
Aladdin 'Al': What?
Princess Jasmine: I found this in your room!
[holds out the Sultan's tattered turban]
Princess Jasmine: My father's turban slashed.
[...]
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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 »

Connections

Followed by Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Forget About Love
(1994)
Words and Music by Patty Silversher (as Silversher) and Michael Silversher (as Silversher)
Performed by Liz Callaway, Gilbert Gottfried, 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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