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(1992)

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Jump to: Audio/visual unsynchronised (2) | Character error (1) | Continuity (32) | Plot holes (2) | Revealing mistakes (2) | Spoilers (1)

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Abu is trying to wake Aladdin up in the cave, he's clearly saying (in his "monkey voice"): "Aladdin, wake up". However, his mouth remains tightly closed in the process.
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During "Whole New World", we can see Aladdin and Jasmine descending down on the magic carpet, and we can hear Jasmine singing, "A whole new world," but her mouth is not moving. This is right after she sings "Through an endless diamond sky..."
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Character error 

Although the scroll appears to be Arabic, the Sultan and Jafar's eyes move from left to right as they read it, not right to left as they should have.

Continuity 

Prince Achmed's pants (but not his boxers) are torn when he storms out of the palace yet immediately after this Rajah has a piece of Prince Achmed's boxers (but not his pants) in his mouth.
During "Prince Ali" when Aladdin arrives in Agrabah at the Sultan's palace, Jafar can be seen trying to keep Aladdin out by holding the front door closed. When Aladdin's elephant (Abu in disguise) pushes the door open, we see Jafar being smashed into the wall behind the door. Then the scene cuts away to Jafar pushing the door away from his face. However, Iago is clearly smashed into the wall beside him despite not being around Jafar just seconds before the door flew open.
The merchant that catches Jasmine stealing has hands so large that they completely obscure hers. In the close-up of him putting her hand on the chopping block, his hand is considerably smaller.
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When Jasmine and her father are talking about marriage in the garden, her outfit changes from gray to turquoise two different times.
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The flower in Jasmine's hair is on the wrong side when reflected in the stream.
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The Sultan's blue diamond, which is on his left ring finger, doesn't appear until a few seconds before Jafar asks for it.
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The patch on the right leg of Aladdin's pants keeps appearing and disappearing.
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After Aladdin stops the merchant from chopping off Jasmine's hand, he gives the sword to Jasmine, who hides it behind her back. In the very next scene she no longer has the sword, and there is no sign of it in later shots.
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When the guards are after Aladdin and Jasmine, Aladdin holds out his right hand and asks Jasmine "Do you trust me?" Jasmine accepts his right hand, but in the next shot, Jasmine is holding Aladdin's left hand.
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After "A Whole New World" when they are watching a Chinese dragon, Jasmine discovers Ali is the boy from the market and takes his hat. When she grabs his hat she squeezes it and the lamp is not there, but once dropped off at the palace when Ali is thrown into the ocean, the lamp pops out of his hat.
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When Aladdin is transformed to Prince Ali, the reflection in the mirror shows the arm held up on the wrong side.
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When Jafar and the Sultan are talking about Jasmine and her suitors, the mystic blue diamond appears on his ring finger. A few seconds later, the close-up reveals it is on the pinky finger. Once it is zoomed out, however, it has returned to the ring finger.
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In the movie's opening scene, the peddler in the desert initially casts no shadow in the sunlight. He is briefly obscured by a rock formation, and when he is next visible through a hole in it, a long shadow is suddenly present.
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The shadow of the window bars falling on Aladdin in the dungeon changes between shots.
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While in the Cave of Wonders, Abu is seen jumping back and forth on the exploding stones. Before he is rescued by Aladdin, all the stones have exploded except the one he's on. When Aladdin pulls him up, there are two more stones on his right, when in the last shot there were none.
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Jafar's snake staff is constantly changing lengths from about two feet to about four feet when he is resting it on the floor.
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When on the balcony right before "A Whole New World", Aladdin offers his hand out for Jasmine to grab. His arm is bare, which shows most of the forearm. In the previous and following shots, Aladdin is in his Prince Ali suit, which extends all the way to his wrists.
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When Jasmine is pretending to be under the Genie's spell towards the end of the movie, she gets up and puts the crown Jafar made on her head. Later when Jafar sees Aladdin reflected in the crown he knocks her to the ground, when she hits the ground and looks up, the crown is not on the floor around as it mat have fallen off unnoticed.
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During "A Whole New World" scene, when Jasmine pets the horse, the flower on her head seems to disappear. Not until when they are flying over the water does the flower return.
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During "Prince Ali" sequence when Aladdin arrives in Agrabah, the Genie appears on the balcony with the three women who are admiring Aladdin; the shadow of Aladdin in the procession on the wall underneath them shows that they are on Aladdin's right-hand side. When the shot cuts to the close-up of Aladdin (where Genie gives him more muscles) Aladdin is looking to his left and Genie's magic bolt arrives from Aladdin's left.
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When Genie rolls out his tongue into a staircase, he drops Aladdin and the pillow at the base of the staircase. When the miniature Genie reaches the bottom, Aladdin and the pillow disappear.
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During the Cave of Wonders sequence, Abu's hat disappears for a second.
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While Jafar has Jasmine enchained, she wears a snake bracelet on her right arm. After Jasmine attempts to steal Jafar's staff, Jafar knocks her to the ground, and the bracelet can briefly be seen on her left arm. In following scenes it returns to her right arm.
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The Sultan's cummerbund and feather keep changing color from blue to gray and back, and the gem on his turban also frequently changes color.
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During the Cave of Wonders sequence, Jafar (disguised as a beggar) pulls a knife on Aladdin after the latter gives him the lamp. But after Abu bites Jafar's arm, and Aladdin falls into the cave along with Abu, the knife is gone.
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When Gazeem is in the desert with Jafar and pulls the beetle-shaped charm out of his pocket, the inside curve is concave and dips into the piece. When Jafar holds the same piece up to match it with the other half, the connection section now comes outward to fit into the other piece.
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While pole vaulting across rooftops with Aladdin, Jasmine's hair falls free from her wrap, and the wrap is around her shoulders. Upon landing her hair is neatly tucked under the wrap around her head.
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When Jasmine climbs the wall of the palace to run away as a beggar, Rajah helps her up and we see her trouser leg. But a close-up of her foot shows her shoe and bare leg.
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During "A Whole New World", the carpet picks a flower off a windowsill for Aladdin to give to Jasmine. As the carpet reaches for the flower, there are only three flowers on the pot, but in the close-up there are at least twice as many.
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When Iago, disguised as a flamingo, calls out to Aladdin as Jasmine, he attracts the attention of a dopey-looking flamingo behind him. However, that flamingo was not there in the long shot of the garden that directly preceded the medium shot of the disguised Iago.
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When Jafar and Iago first walk up to their hidden chamber, Jafar pulls the string on a lantern and the door opens from left to right. However, when Jasmine is confronting Jafar about the apparent 'sentencing' of Aladdin, Jafar is seen opening the door the opposite way (from right to left) in order to sneak out.
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During the second scene, where Jafar is chasing the beetle shaped charm, he can clearly be seen holding the reins of his horse with both hands, with his staff no where in sight. However, after the Cave of Wonders takes its form, he can be seen holding them in his right hand.
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Plot holes 

After Jasmine finds out that Prince Ali is the boy from the market, she is angry with him for lying to her and demands that he tell her the truth. She doesn't say anything about him being arrested and Jafar telling her that he had the boy beheaded. One would think that would be the first thing she would have asked him about.
Genie offers to restore Aladdin as a prince instead of gaining his freedom, but why would Aladdin need to wish to be a prince again? He already wished to be one so unless the wish has an expiration date on it, this doesn't make sense.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Princess Jasmine releases the birds they are not colored in white - just the outlines of them are shown. (This mistake was fixed on the 2-Disc Platinum Edition DVD.)
Immediately after Aladdin decides not to free Genie, he upsets Abu (in elephant form) and Carpet, who then disappear from a window's view. In doing so, they pass behind a decorative perforation pattern which borders the window, but it is not possible to see them through the holes.
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Spoilers

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Jasmine is leaving the palace (to run away as a beggar) you can hear her say goodbye but her lips do not move.
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