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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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Instead of giving a theatical release the return of jafar was released on home video as a sequel to Aladdin, also the fact that the sequel would take five years to produce and on home video it takes less than 2 years to make 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 »


Blue Genie: [impersonating Jiminy Cricket from "Pinocchio"] Just let your conscience be your guide.
Iago: Conscience? Never had one! Never.
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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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It's a Small World (After All)
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Definitely one of Disney's ‘worst' animated features
27 November 2002 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The Return of Jafar had a hard time, as the sequel to the great smash hit Aladdin, but it still manages to hang in there quite well. One of the greatest losses of this sequel, is the voice of Robin Williams as the Genie, which was so good in Aladdin that it was rewarded with a Golden Globe. His successor does a decent job though and manages to deliver some of the best lines in the film. Despite the fact that he was not able to portray the flamboyant blue guy as hilarious as Williams, he managed to make the Genie one of the best characters in the film. This film does not miss Robin Williams' voice! It misses the good animation, the great story, the emotions and the excitement that made up Aladdin. Making a sequel was worth a try, but I'm sorry to say it did not work, for The Return of Jafar turned out to be one of the ‘worst' animated features to be ever made by Disney. This doesn't mean The Return of Jafar wasn't enjoyable at times, but that the realization of the concept was faulty.

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