Season 1 Episode 2

The Return of Jafar

Aired Unknown May 20, 1994 on
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The Return of Jafar

Aladdin is happy with his new life. Dating the princess of Agrabah, and his victory over Jafar. He and Jasmine also get really happy when Genie comes back from his trip around the world and now he's a free Genie. Meanwhile on the other side of Agrabah Jafar's lamp remains in a well. Iago (Jafar's parrot) escapes and decides to go out on his own. He makes trouble in the marketplace and saves Aladdin from a person named Abis Mal. In his debt Aladdin brings him to the palace, but also gets in trouble when Iago gets caught. This ruins his relationship with the Sultan, and Jasmine. Iago mends these relations and is happy. Back at Jafar's lamp Abis Mal releases Jafar and Jafar automatically tries to take his revenge out on Aladdin, but can't because a genie can't kill so he does it through Abis Mal and Iago. By the time Abis Mal is up to his third wish he decides to make Jafar a free genie, but Aladdin stops this just in time enraged by this Jafar decides to unleash his rage. He knocks out all of Aladdin and his friends, and even Iago but with the little strength left Iago kicks Jafar's lamp into a lava pit. Jafar dies for good this time and Iago decides to join the good guys. After all this the Sultan decides to make Aladdin his chief advisor, but Aladdin wants to go on more adventures and see the world, and so his adventures begin...


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  • Story IS Weak

    Aladdin 2 Has A Terrible Story Line The Story IS Incredibly Weak but The only good thing about this movie is that it has great music and Dan Castellaneta is In It. Great Actor but doesnt have the right Phazaz as Robin Williams But Still Okay For The Part. Like The Idea Was Good But Telling The Story Was Terrible Still Glad That They Had Gilbert As Iago But I Think Jafar Shouldnive Been Killed in the 3rd movie because he was so much better espically eith Iago but not that creepy Guy With The Knuckle Knife In The Third Movie. Anyway The Movie Idea Is Okay Music Great And Castellaneta Genius.moreless
  • The movie about Jafar's revenge and Iago's defection. Where's Aladdin here?

    Disney is very talented to make stupid sequels for great movies ,and TROJ is not an exception. This is not exactly an Aladdin cartoon. Shore he appears ,but did he done something good or heroic in it? I don't think so! If you ask me ,this movie is about Iago ,and I got something to say about him. Iago is one of the most iritating cartoon characters I have ever seen. I don\'t know ,why did the writers brought him back! Because he was popular character? Who loved him? I didn't! It would be much better if he was ,for instance ,adopted by Abis Mal. Both characters would be funnier at that way.

    The other thing is irritating music. I can't believe that Alan Menken ,the same guy who composed some of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard ,made this "s**t" which someone may call "music".

    Dan Castaleneta did a great job as Genie. He is just as good as Robin Williams ,only Williams has more famous name ,so that was probably the main difference.

    Overall ,very bad sequel ,OK if you're a kid ,but take my advice - watch it ,and forget it!moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

voice of Genie And Angry Shop Keeper

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

voice of Abu, Raja

Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried

voice of Iago

Scott Weinger

Scott Weinger

voice of Aladdin

Linda Larkin

Linda Larkin

voice of Jasmine

Val Bettin

Val Bettin

voice of The Sultan

Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander

Abis Mal

Guest Star

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett


Guest Star

Brian Hannan

Brian Hannan


Guest Star

Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings

voice of Razoul, Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • In the scene wear Aladdin gave Princeess Jasmine the Diamond flower, she puts it in a vase. Abu tries to take it but takes the white flower. Then it goes back to Aladdin and Jasmine talking; when Jasmine moves to hug Aladdin, both the white flower and the Diamond Flower (both Aladdin gave to her) are still in the vase. Then it goes gone then back to Abu reaching for the Diamond flower as it is back in the vase.

    • The Genie has his golden manicles on his wrists through this movie and the rest of the series, even though they were removed when Aladdin wished him free in the original movie.

    • Aladdin was wearing his white-robe outfit during the whole dinner and Iago shpiel as well as the 'Forget About Love' song. However, he SOMEHOW switches back to his 'street-rat' garbs right after we see Abis Mal sneaking over the wall and such. (This probably has to do with the first nitpick in this list ( that the animation for RoJ was done in thirds) and this is obiviously a 'switch-over' so to speak.)

    • This movie was done by the same animators, writers, etc who did the Aladdin TV show, and it becomes especially apparent if you watch the show and then watch the movie. The same music is used for both. An even worse job handled in the film is the animation; it was done in thirds; each 1/3 handled by a different animation house(one from Austrailia, one from Japan, etc...). Once Abis-Mal climbs over the wall, the drawing style changes; once Aladdin is framed the style changes once more. It's painfully obvious. Oi.

      Fortunately(or unfortunately depending on how you look at it), this was the movie that started the whole direct-to-video sequel market. Since Disney now had more confidence direct-to-video things could sell, they did a better animation job on all future movies; including the third Aladdin film. If that one was done in halfsies, I can't really tell.

    • There is one giant plothole in this film. Jafar, in his scheme to get Al dead without actually having to do it himself, plans to frame Aladdin. So he sends him and Sultan out on a little excursion, and meanwhile rips up a turban and plants it as "evidence" that Sultan was murdered by Al. When Al comes back, he's accused of murder, and that makes sense, right?
      WRONG...this really made no sense and shouldn't have really worked. Everybody there saw Sultan and Aladdin leave. He couldn't be killed in that building if he wasn't present to have it done to him. If Aladdin comes back sans Sultan, and you're still assuming he did it, that wouldn't mean he killed him in the palace, it would mean he did it OUT THERE. Making the "turban evidence" a total obvious fraud. Sloppy...

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Aladdin: Give it up, Jafar. We're obviously too much for you to handle.
      Jafar: You! You're a fool to challenge me. I am all powerful.
      Aladdin: Some all powerful. You can't even get rid of a lonely street rat.
      Jafar: A problem I need to rectify right now. (grabs Aladdin with his hands)
      Jasmine: Aladdin!
      (Aladdin grunts when his skin turns blue. Suddenly his blue skin turns into Genie.)
      Jafar: WHAT?!?
      Genie: Gotcha!

    • Abis Mal: You...look familiar.
      Gangsters: It's Aladdin!
      Abis Mal: I knew that!

    • Aladdin: You'd be suprised of what you can live through.

    • Aladdin: So, Genie, how does it feel to be free?
      Genie: Seriously, (streches out in joy) LOVE IT! (a few bones crack in his back) OK. Maybe my powers aren't what they used to be. Maybe semi-all phenominal. But don't take me short. I may be free but I still have some magic in me. I can do this!
      (magicaly produced a flower - that sucks off his face! He quicly retrieves it.) I'd hate to face out in front of you guys. Give me another chance!

    • Aladdin: Genie!
      Jasmine: You came back!
      Genie: Oh! Ah! Oh! WATCH THE SUNBURN! (the two jump back startled) Ha! Kidding! Did you miss me? Be honest! Take care of these my good mammal. (Abu cheerfuly takes the bags but is weighed down) Careful, they're heavy. Hang on! I've got suvoneer for everybody! (gives Aladdin a Mexican hat; Jasmine something; Abu a cap, flag, and hot dog; and carpet a hawiian girl doll) Oh, she dances.
      Aladdin: You saw the who world already?
      Genie: (singing) It's a small world after all.
      But Agrabah has something no other place in the world has: YOU GUYS!

    • Iago: He saved my life. It's like I owe him. Nah.
      Genie: (as Jiminy Cricket) Just let your conscience be your guide.
      Iago: Conscience? Never had one!
      (Iago starts to fly away when Genie startles him in a Jack-in-the-Box form; he falls to the ground)
      Iago: What are you trying to do? Give me a heart attack?
      Genie: (as a doctor) Ah-ha! You do have a heart! (puts an x-ray up to him) Oh, an itty-bitty one, but it's there.

    • Iago: (in fake weakness) Getting dark. Hold me. (Aladdin tries to grab his tail) I meant gentle-like!

    • (Iago strains with all his energy to pull the orb trapping Genie and drops it to the floor. It mearly bounces without a crack)
      Jasmine: You have to lift it higher!
      Iago: (weak and out of breath) Sure, sure.

    • Iago: The street-rat's living in the palace now. That's it! All reports are in! Life is now officialy unfair!

    • Jafar: You always were good for a laugh.
      Genie: Oh yeah? (immediately begins blasting Jafar and in no time at all he seems to be destroyed) Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Who's laughing now?
      Jafar: Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! (reappears) I believe it's me!

  • NOTES (5)

    • This movie was nominated for the 1994 Annie Award for "Best Animated Home Video Release".

    • An alternate take of Jafar's return was shown in a 2 issue comic book miniseries The Return Of Aladdin.

      In this version, Iago remains a servant to Jafar and spends most of the first issue finding a master they can easily manipulate. Rather than it being Abis Mal, the one aiding Jafar is an entertainer named Isabella (dead ringer for Jafar, albeit in green clothing).

    • Due to a breach in contract, Robin Williams did not return to voice Genie. Instead, Disney hired Dan Castenaletta (Homer Simpson) to do the voice for this movie (and later the series).

    • Jafar may be dead, but you'll see how he lives his dead life in a Disney's Hercules episode called "Hercules And The Arabian Night".

    • This is the 1st appearance of Abis Mal.


    • Genie: Just let your conscience be your guide!
      Genie is referring to a song Jiminy Cricket sung in Pinocchio. At the same time, he's dressed as Jiminy!

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