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The Return of Jafar (1994)

Jafar comes for revenge on Aladdin, using a foolish thief and Iago's treachery to find a way back into power.


Duane Capizzi (story), Doug Langdale (story) | 11 more credits »
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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)


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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Did You Know?


Originally planned as a television special but later Disney decided to make it a direct to video sequel to Aladdin (1992). See more »


During the dinner with the Sultan, the Genie cuts off his hand and it starts to tap dance. When it stops dancing, the Sultan's eyebrows are gone. Then when the Sultan starts laughing, his eyebrows return. See more »


Jafar: [to Aladdin] You shall never have my lamp, and there is no one to save you this time!
Iago: [swooping down, shouting] Hey Jafar! SHUT UUUUP!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, Abis Mal says "Does this mean I don't get my third wish?" See more »

Alternate Versions

Also for the 2005 DVD release and later TV airings, the opening titles were recreated. These use "The Return of Jafar" logo seen on posters in place of the 1994 VHS version. See more »


Arabian Nights
Words by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Produced and Arranged by Bruce Rowland
Performed by Brian Hannan
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Am I the only one that likes it?
30 March 2018 | by Min111See all my reviews

There are many good disney sequels out there, and I think "The Return of Jafar" is one of them. This movie has a different tone compared to the first one, and that's something I like about this movie unlike other disney sequels. The plot is more interesting since not only Jafar has returned, but he's now a genie, so now a more tougher challenge awaits for Aladdin and his friends. I think it's a fine sequel to Aladdin, and most certainly watchable. So, I don't really understand the criticism this movie gets as I think people are being quite harsh. It's good for what it is, and it's still interesting and watchable if you ask me. Yes, Jafar is one of my favourite disney villains out there, so I would of course rate this movie highly. It's "The Return of Jafar", and everyone likes Jafar. If you enjoyed the first one, you would enjoy the second one even more. This Disney movie could do no wrong. I think it's one of the best disney sequels there is to offer.

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Release Date:

20 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aladdin 2 See more »


Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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