The Return of Jafar (1994)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Abis Mal (voice)
Jafar (voice)
Thief (voice)
Iago (voice)
Val Bettin ...
Sultan (voice)
Brad Kane ...
Aladdin (singing voice)
Princess Jasmine (singing voice)
Genie (voice)
Street Mother (voice)
Razoul (voice)
Aladdin (voice)
Abu the Monkey (voice)


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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Did You Know?


The Genie lost his cuffs (the mark of his imprisonment) in the Aladdin (1992), but he wears them in both sequels and the Aladdin (1994) TV show because he "looks better" with them on. See more »


The real flower in the vase reappears after Abu takes it, then both flowers disappear a few shots later before Abu takes the other flower. See more »


Aladdin 'Al': I can't just stay in the palace! There's too much to do, too much to see.
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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 »


References The Simpsons (1989) See more »


You're Only Second Rate
Words and Music by Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn
Performed by Jonathan Freeman
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A bit disappointing, but definitely not terrible
19 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having grown up with the original film, I heard that Disney decided to make two DTV sequels including this and the King of Thieves. Well, at first, when I watched it a few times, I seemed to have been disappointed in the first few minutes, but I don't think it's a terrible movie. The reason why is because some of the characters weren't as likable as they were in original despite the Genie being the best character throughout the movie. The animation has some nice backgrounds, but the character animation kind of bothered me and the dialog is absolutely horrendous.

The songs are a mixed bag. "There's Nothing In A World Quite Like A World" has a decent melody and "You're Only Second Rate" was OK, but Iago's singing irritated me to death (not to mention the character itself was so annoying to being with) and the beginning songs were forgettable. The only good things that saved the movie for me was it's decent voice work especially Jonathan Freeman and the climax which is one of the best I've seen in a Disney DTV so far.

Overall, Return of Jafar may have missed the heart & charm of the original film, but for me, I don't think it was that bad. Kids may like it, but for others, stick to the original classic.

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