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Aladdin and the Return of Jafar (1994)

The Return of Jafar (original title)
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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Duane Capizzi (story), Doug Langdale (story) | 11 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jason Alexander ... Abis Mal (voice)
Jonathan Freeman ... Jafar (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Thief (voice)
Gilbert Gottfried ... Iago (voice)
Val Bettin ... Sultan (voice)
Brad Kane ... Aladdin (singing voice)
Liz Callaway ... Princess Jasmine (singing voice)
Linda Larkin ... Princess Jasmine (voice)
Dan Castellaneta ... Genie (voice)
B.J. Ward ... Street Mother (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Razoul (voice)
Scott Weinger ... Aladdin (voice)
Frank Welker ... Abu the Monkey (voice)
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Storyline

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 KGF Vissers

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The Aladdin adventure continues...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aladdin 2 See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

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. See more »

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When Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie are singing "Quite Like a Friend", at the end we see Aladdin on Genie's right side and Jasmine on the left, but in the shot that immediately follows, it appears that Jasmine and Aladdin have switched places. See more »

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Jafar: Iago, you betrayed me and allied yourself with my enemies! Then you turned on them as soon at it was in your best interests. That's what I love about you. You're so perfectly predictable. A villain through and through!
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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 »

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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 »

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Soundtracks

Arabian Nights
(1992)
Words by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Produced and Arranged by Bruce Rowland
Performed by Brian Hannan
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Not as good as the first one
28 January 2008 | by Atreyu_IISee 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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