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Aladdin and the Return of Jafar (1994)

The Return of Jafar (original title)
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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Duane Capizzi (story), Doug Langdale (story) | 11 more credits »
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aladdin 2 See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

When Iago says, "Tricky is good. Tricky I can do", his mouth keeps moving (as if speaking) for over a second after he stops speaking, suggesting that another, longer line was originally intended to be spoken at that point. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, when Abu unloads the treasure off of the carpet, Aladdin says something to the effect of, "That's the last of it, Abu". In the subsequent shot, a bag of gold can be seen behind Abu. See more »

Quotes

[after Iago has knocked the lamp into the molten magma]
Jafar: My lamp! NOOOOOOOO!
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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 »

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References Fun and Fancy Free (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Looking Out for Me
(1994)
Words and Music by Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn
Performed by Gilbert Gottfried
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I was a bit disappointed with this actually!
11 February 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The original is one of my favourite Disney movies. This movie isn't terrible, but it is fair to say, it is the worst out of the Aladdin trilogy. If you want a really good DTV sequel, check out Aladdin and the King of Thieves (the best DTV sequel) or Beauty and the Beast:The Enchanted Christmas.

The characters were less appealing here.Most of the voice actors return, but all of them sound different. Aladdin and Jasmine were less mature here, as well as the Sultan. Jafar wasn't as frightening or as humorous as he was in the first movie, and Iago is sometimes annoying, unlike King of Thieves, when he is actually funny. Dan Castellanetta does a serviceable job as the genie(he is funny at times), but it just isn't the same without Robin Williams. The worst character was Abis Mal, I absolutely hate that character. He just grates on my nerves. The animation sometimes looks nice, but at other times, it has a rather nasty quality about it. Almost all the characters look poorly drawn, and I really didn't want to say this. Even the Genie wasn't up to top animation standard. It wasn't the backgrounds as such, some were very nice, it was the character animation that was the problem.

As for the songs, they aren't dreadful, but they are the weakest batch in any Disney movie. Iago's singing made my ears bleed, and "Second Rate" sounded as though Jonathan Freeman was struggling with the song. (No wonder, it is very hard)I don't know about you but the old woman in the chair bit I found creepy as a kid. The best song in my opinion is "there is nothing in the world quite like a Friend" which has a decent melody. Also Liz Callaway has a nice singing voice. I really liked the incidental music though, and the scene of the winged horses.

The story was the biggest problem, it went at such a slow pace. Also the villain back for revenge formula was over-familiar, and has been done so much better before. I also disliked the fact that Iago seemed to be the main character, when he was truly irritating here, and some of the dialogue is very lame, there was one part when Aladdin says something that is meant to be funny and he raises his eyebrows cheekily, but I found myself groaning than laughing. I'm sorry, that's my view. On a positive note, this film actually has one of the best climaxes in a DTV sequel, and the voice acting if different was decent especially Jonathan Freeman as Jafar.

This is a very disappointing sequel, especially when it was released two years after the original. but on the bright side, it isn't as bad as the Cinderella and Jungle Book sequels, which are both thinly plotted. 6/10. Bethany Cox


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