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The Return of Jafar (1994)

G  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  20 May 1994 (USA)
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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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Walt Disney Television Animation Australia animates the first 34 minutes of the film. However, when Abis Mal jumps over the palace walls, the animation switches to Walt Disney Animation Japan and its support studios, and stays that way for the duration of the film. 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 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?
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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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At the end of the movie, Abis Mal says "Does this mean I don't get my third wish?" See more »


References The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »


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Words and Music by Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn
Performed by Gilbert Gottfried
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19 January 2008 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Disney's first direct-to-video sequel... a rather dubious honor, surely. It is, apparently(I haven't watched very many of them... this one was given to me), one of the few Disney sequels that is actually a direct sequel, rather than the story of the kids of the main character or characters of the original film. It's a mixed bag. There aren't many songs, and one of them may even just be (some) new lyrics for one from the first... but on the other hand, both Iago and Jafar get a song(each)... the latter was supposed to have one in the first, it just didn't quite work out, and Freeman(Jonathan, not Morgan) certainly does sing well. The pacing isn't too bad, I guess. The plot certainly could have been better. Abis Mal is not that interesting of a character. The themes aren't as good and the developments just don't work as well as those of the first. The animation varies, some bits are downright poor when compared to that of the first. The energy and creativity in no way measures up to that of the first. I realize that the following is not necessarily something they could have fixed... but Castellaneta just does not make as good a Genie as Williams. Sorry, Dan... I like ya, I do(honestly possibly more than Rob), but some parts just suit certain actors better, and, let's face it, Genie is essentially Williams as an animated character. Dan tries, but it just doesn't work. In fact, it seems almost like they changed the character of Genie, either to move it away from the Williams performance or to suit the new guy, and if there was ever a character in fiction best suited for a fast-paced stand-up comedian, rather than an actor perhaps best known for his voice-work portraying one of the slowest, most dim-witted characters in the history of animation(it should be noted that I *love* The Simpsons, the first many years, until it turned sucky)... yeah, that character would have to be Genie. The film is a mere 70 minutes or so long, and only about an hour of it is actual film. There are dramatic parts, but the film is just not the adventure that the first was. It's nowhere near as entertaining... but hey, the actors do return(save for Williams), and at least Freeman does still do well(Gottfried was... not as good as he was in the first, a pity, since his character, Iago, is featured so heavily in this, especially early on... maybe that was the problem, he was overexposed). The DVD... could be better. The menus aren't as attractive as those of the DVD of Aladdin. The extras... well, there are three. One that takes you directly to any of the songs in the film(which, sadly, serves to underline just how few there are... and the DVD of Aladdin actually had other recordings of the songs featured, as well as deleted/unused songs). One that will have Aladdin describe how people wish in different parts of the world, divided into brief clips. And lastly, a feature that will allow you three wishes granted by Jafar... that one is actually decent enough. All in all, I'm not sure there's terribly much lost from not watching this. I recommend it to fans of Disney, Aladdin, and/or those who want to see more of Jafar... and it helps to not be terribly picky. 5/10

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