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->''When the wind's from the east,\\
And the sun's from the west,\\
And the sand in the glass is right,\\
Come on down, stop on by, hop a carpet and fly\\
To another Arabian Night!''

'''''Aladdin''''' is the 31st entry into the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, and an adaptation of the ''Literature/ArabianNights'' tale of "[[Literature/{{Aladdin}} Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp]]", released in 1992.

Taking place in the fictional [[ArabianNightsDays Arabian city]] of [[{{Qurac}} Agrabah]], the [[TheHero title character]], a StreetUrchin, meets and falls in love with the RebelliousPrincess Jasmine -- until he's arrested, by orders of the [[EvilChancellor evil vizier]] Jafar, to acquire a magic lamp which is hidden in a cave only Aladdin can enter. Although Jafar has nothing but the worst intentions, Aladdin uses his magical allies -- a sentient Magic Carpet and a huge blue Creator/RobinWilliams -- to court the princess, expose Jafar, and save the day.

The film was very successful ([[DarkHorseVictory beating films like]] ''[[LethalWeapon Lethal Weapon 3]]'' and ''Film/BatmanReturns'' [[DarkHorseVictory at the US box office]]), leading to several continuations:

* ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'' (the first one of those Disney direct-to-video sequels)
* ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves''
* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''

All but ''King of Thieves'' [[PoorMansSubstitute replace]] Robin Williams with [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simps]]... [[IAmNotSpock no]], Creator/DanCastellaneta, because Williams didn't like his [[ExecutiveMeddling contractual demands being discarded]].

Regardless, the biggest contribution this film did was to [[TropeCodifier permanently establish]] in Western Animation [[CelebrityVoiceActor the value of star power in casting voice actors]]. GilbertGottfried and John Rhys-Davies also co-star in major roles (though Rhys-Davies only turns up in ''King of Thieves'').

Also produced at least two completely separate and distinct video games based on the first film; [[VideoGame/AladdinVirginGames one by Virgin Games]] for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, [[IBMPersonalComputer PC]] and UsefulNotes/GameBoy, and [[VideoGame/AladdinCapcom one by Capcom]] for the SuperNintendo and GameBoyAdvance. ''[[SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames Both are really good]]''. There was also one made by Creator/{{Sega}} for their UsefulNotes/MasterSystem, which was more faithful to the story but it isn't quite as well-known. Agrabah also features as a world in {{Franchise/Kingdom Hearts}}.

A theatrical adaptation (not to be confused with ''Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular'' in [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's California Adventure]]) had its first official run at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington from July 21st, 2011 until July 31st, 2011. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, who won a Tony for his co-direction in ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'', many cut songs and elements from Howard Ashman's original idea of the film appear -- as does Jonathan Freeman as Jafar! This adaptation made it to Broadway in 2014 (after a 2013 tryout run in Toronto) and James Monroe Inglehart won the Tony Award for Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as Genie.

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!!The original movie provides examples of:

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* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Genie.
* AdiposeRex: The Sultan, naturally.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: In "One Jump Ahead". "Still I think he's rather tasty!"
* AdaptationSpeciesChange: In the stage adaptation, Jafar's sidekick Iago is a human instead of a parrot.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Rajah behaves more like your typical house-trained doberman, and he has a dog's whine-like sound.
* AllClothUnravels: [[HurricaneOfPuns "Things are unraveling fast now, boy]]. [[EvilLaugh Ha, ha!"]] ([[JustifiedTrope Now]], it ''was'' unraveled by a spell, rather than just pulling on a random thread.)
* AllThatGlitters: The treasure in the Cave of Wonders.
* AlmostKiss: Between Aladdin and Jasmine in his hideaway before they are interrupted by the guards, just after Jafar is revealed as a traitor, and again at the conclusion before Genie grabs them in a group hug.
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: The lamp/Genie.
** Jafar's snake staff.
* AnachronismStew: [[TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson Mostly in Genie's gags]].
** During the "A Whole New World" sequence, Aladdin and Jasmine fly by an Egyptian stonemason working on the Sphinx. They startle him, causing his chisel to slip and break off the nose of the Sphinx. However, in reality, the Sphinx would have been thousands of years old by Aladdin's time, and the ancient Egyptians long gone.
** The prince at the beginning, wearing his [[GoofyPrintUnderwear heart-spotted undies]] beneath his traditional garb.
** When Aladdin tumbles through the clotheslines in his first appearance, a definitely modern bra is clearly visible among the falling clothes.
** Iago says "Pack the guns, the weapons, the knives... oh, and how about this picture, I think I'm making a weird face in it." Miniature paintings were absolutely not in vogue in the Abbasid period, but more to the point, THE GUNS??? According to the DVDCommentary, that was [[ThrowItIn Gilbert Gottfried ad-libbing]], and it got a laugh out of Creator/RobinWilliams.
** Princess Jasmine's freakin' [[LimitedWardrobe regular outfit]] is an anachronism, overlapping with PoliticallyCorrectHistory. The bedlah outfits worn by her (and various harem girls throughout the film) are [[TheCoconutEffect a Hollywood invention]], created during the early twentieth century. Hollywood popularized it enough to result in {{Defictionalization}}. If you get over that, it still makes no sense at all that the Princess goes around wearing a belly dancer costume.
** Abu pulls out what is, on closer inspection, a modern bobby pin to pick the lock and free Aladdin within the dungeon.
* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: Jafar's plan for Jasmine, at Iago's suggestion.
* AnimalEyes: Jafar, briefly during his shape shifting into a snake.
* AnimateInanimateObject: Carpet.
* AsideGlance: When the Sultan, frustrated with Jasmine's rebelliousness, glares at Rajah and declares, "Allah forbid ''you'' should have any daughters!", Rajah turns a baffled look towards the audience. May double as a SilentSnarker moment.
* AttractiveBentGender: When Iago is disguised as a flamingo and mimicking Princess Jasmine's voice, a nearby male flamingo gives him the bedroom eyes. Iago's disguise sure is {{paper thin|Disguise}}: just a fake beak and some stilts.
* AxCrazy: Jafar when he's excited.
* AngelFaceDemonFace: The Genie begins the movie as a playful, googly, shape shifting whack job. But when his lamp comes into the possession of Jafar, his coloration and body shape change to the "evil Djinn" style (Only temporarily, because this is a Disney movie, and the Genie had to be recognizable for marketing purposes.)
* AnimationBump: During the musical numbers.
* ArabianNightsDays
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: Aladdin: "This is no time to panic! ...Start panicking!"
** Also, this exchange:
-->'''Woman:''' Getting into trouble early, aren't we, Aladdin?\\
'''Aladdin:''' Trouble? You're only in trouble if you get caught.\\
''(Captain Razoul grabs him)''\\
'''Aladdin:''' I'm in trouble!
** And:
---> '''Guard''': He's got a sword!\\
'''Captain Razoul''': You idiots. We've ''all'' got swords!
* AudibleGleam: When Aladdin is first revealed as "Prince Ali" (in the musical number).
* AwardBaitSong: "A Whole New World". It's one of the best-known examples of the trope within the Disney canon, on par with [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast "Beauty and the Beast"]] and [[Disney/TheLionKing "Can You Feel the Love Tonight."]]
* BadassArmFold: Jafar can pull this off well, like the scene where Prince Ali visits.
* BadassBoast: "Friend Like Me" is part this in that Genie shows how powerful he is and what he's capable of, also part showing Aladdin how lucky he is to have found Genie. "Prince Ali" is all this with regard to Ali's fortune/possessions/exploits/etc.
* BaldOfEvil: Jafar's male-pattern baldness the one time he's seen without his hat.
* BareYourMidriff: Jasmine, and a few other ladies.
* BarefootPoverty: Aladdin, until he becomes a prince.
* BatmanGambit: Tricking Jafar at the end.
** Aladdin actually pulled one off earlier in the movie when he tricked the Genie into freeing him from the Cave of Wonders without actually making a wish.
* BazaarOfTheBizarre
* BeardOfEvil: Not everyone with a beard is evil (in fact, every male citizen of Agrabah we see, [[ButNotTooForeign besides Aladdin]] and little boys, has a beard) but Jafar's beard is definitely a Beard Of Evil. It's so...twisted.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Aladdin's trick to defeat Jafar: making him ask to be a genie... because that would lock him in a lamp.
* [[JustForPun Bee]] [[BeYourself Yourself]]: The entire point of Aladdin's CharacterDevelopment. He thinks that he's worth nothing without the Genie and that Jasmine wouldn't be interested in him if he wasn't a prince. Naturally, Jasmine falls in love with him when he's just a poor boy living on the streets (and she initially doesn't care for his princely alter-ego) and Aladdin manages to defeat Jafar entirely without the Genie's help.
** Genie himself offers this advice to Aladdin... [[PungeonMaster while disguised as a bee.]]
-->'''Beenie:''' Want me to sting her?\\
'''Aladdin:''' [[{{Pun}} Buzz off]]!\\
'''Beenie:''' Fine, but remember, ''bee'' yourself.\\
'''Aladdin:''' [[LamePunReaction Yeah right]]!
* BecomingTheGenie: [[spoiler:Aladdin tricks Jafar into wishing to become a genie. Jafar only realizes the downside when it's too late.]]
-->'''Aladdin:''' [[CallBack PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWERS... Itty-bitty living space!]]
* BenevolentGenie: Genie towards all his masters.
** Aladdin's first wish, "I wish for you to make me a prince", was pretty easy to "misinterpret", too, so Genie certainly was benevolent in making him into a rich, beloved prince "as strong as ten men" and complete with enormous retinue. Interpreting a forced nod as "I wish for you to save my life." He's very kind and helpful toward Aladdin long before getting promised his freedom, and in the end, when he thinks that Aladdin using his last wish to free him will mean Aladdin won't get to marry Jasmine, Genie encourages him to use the last wish to be a prince again, willingly facing "an eternity of servitude" to make them happy.
** Genie is even benevolent towards an evil master like Jafar, when it would behoove him to be a bit more {{literal|Genie}} or {{jackass|Genie}}ish. So, Jafar, you want to be Sultan? Okay. You're Sultan of this tiny FarSideIsland. You want to be the most powerful sorcerer in the world? Great! You are now the ''only'' sorcerer in the world -- nobody else shares your ability to magically vanish rabbits. Oh, and the world in question is [[DeathWorld Venus]]. Enjoy!
* BerserkButton: Iago being fed crackers by the Sultan with the latter often asking "Polly want a cracker" before feeding him. This was also the primary motivation for Iago wanting to aid Jafar in usurping the Sultan.
** Ironically, said berserk button was also what finalized Iago's decision to defect from Jafar in the beginning of ''Return of Jafar,'' and leave Jafar in a well.
** Shows up in ''King of Thieves'' as well:
--> '''King of Thieves:''' Good birdy... Polly want a--
--> '''Iago *wielding a vase*:''' Say "cracker" and I'll let ya have it on ''principle''!
* BeyondTheImpossible: When Jafar asks Genie to make Jasmine fall in love with him and Genie explains that MagicAIsMagicA, until Jasmine starts flirting with him. [[BatmanGambit She's exploiting his ego]] but by the look on Genie's face you ''know'' he's thinking "I can't do that...can I?"
* BigBad: Jafar.
* BigEntrance: The entire "Prince Ali" number is an extended version. But getting your elephant to kick down a palace door makes for an especially good climax.
* BigGood: The Sultan.
* BigNever: Jasmine, while throwing a glass of wine in Jafar's face.
* BigNo:
** Aladdin, when Abu goes for the giant gem in the Cave of Wonders.
** Jafar, after he betrays Aladdin and realizes he doesn't have the lamp.
** He does it again at the end when he gets sucked into his own lamp as a result of becoming a genie.
* BigYes: When Jafar thinks he has the lamp. He possibly has the record for the quickest transition from a BigYes to a BigNo.
** Aladdin gets one as well after his first kiss with Jasmine, and promptly jumps backwards off the balcony (he knows Carpet is there to catch him).
* BilingualBonus: In "Friend Like Me", Genie refers to the newly affluent Aladdin as "nabob" (an Arabic phrase meaning "important, wealthy or powerful person").
** Most of the signs are just ForeignLookingFont or random scribbles, but there ''is'' a sign over Jafar's door that's readable Arabic. It has his name and title on it. Which makes you wonder why it's on the ''inside'' of a secret door...
** So that he can read it every day before he goes to work? I mean, what an ego!
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord
* BlessedWithSuck: '''[=PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER!=]''' [--...itty-bitty living space.--]
* BondOneLiner: Jafar gives a whole HurricaneOfPuns when he's trying out his new powers of sorcery:
** After he turns from a sultan to a sorcerer, his "Down, boy!" turns Rajah into a kitten.
** Later, during the battle, he puts Jasmine in an hourglass, saying, "Your time is up!"
** "Don't toy with me!" turns Abu into a windup cymbal monkey.
** "Things are unravelling fast" causes Carpet to unsew himself into a pile of threads.
** "Get the point!?" when he momentarily traps Aladdin in a ring of swords.
** "I'm just getting warmed up!" breathes a circle of fire.
** And after being called a "snake" by Aladdin, Jafar retorts, "Perhaps you'd like to see how [[SssssnakeTalk sssssnakelike]] [[ScaledUp I can be!]]"
* {{Bowdlerise}}: The line "where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face" was redubbed for the VHS[=/=]DVD release because of complaints by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. Arguably subverted in the same musical number, because Disney kept "it's barbaric -- but, hey! it's home" despite similar complaints.
* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: when Aladdin and Genie have an argument.
* BuddyPicture: The filmmakers have admitted that the relationship between Aladdin and Genie is ''at least'' as important (if not more so) than that between Aladdin and Jasmine.
* BuzzingTheDeck: While the Sultan is flying the magic carpet around, he at one point flies quickly over Aladdin and Jafar, causing both of them to duck as he does.
* ByWallThatIsHoley: When Aladdin is banished to [[GrimUpNorth the frozen wastelands]] by Jafar, and his transportation (a broken off tower of Agrabah palace) starts rolling towards him, realizing there's no way to outrun the threat, he notices a tiny window and decides to position himself just perfectly so that the tower will simply roll past.
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* CameBackWrong: The [[DefiedTrope supposed reason]] that Genie can't bring people back from the dead.
* CameraAbuse: Genie.
-->'''Merchant:''' Please, please, come closer! ''[smacks into camera]'' Too close, a little too close!
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: In the movie, Jasmine, while trying to run away, takes an apple to give to a hungry kid. She is immediately beset upon by the shopkeeper who attempts to give her the standard punishment for thievery: losing a hand!
* CaptainObvious: Lampooned:
-->'''Frightened guard''': "He's got a sword!"\\
'''Razoul''' "You idiots! We've ''all'' got swords!"
* CaveMouth: The Cave Of Wonders' opening is a big tiger's mouth with sharp teeth. It also talks ("Who disturbs my slumber?").
* CharacterTitle
* ChaseScene: In the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPMHbUTcUXE One Jump Ahead]], Aladdin is being chased by Razoul for stealing a loaf of bread.
* ChekhovsSkill: Early/midway through the movie, Aladdin belittles the Genie's power and abilities, prompting Genie to show off exactly what he's capable of by getting the gang out of the supposedly inescapable tomb in the Cave of Wonders, without actually using a wish on getting out. [[spoiler:In the climax, when Jafar appears to have won and rendered Aladdin and the other good guys helpless, Aladdin belittles Jafar's power and abilities by pointing out the Genie gave him his powers and is stronger than him. This prompts Jafar to use his final wish to become a genie, and everything that goes with it.]]
** Like some other kinds of birds, Iago is an impressive vocal mimic. In the movie, they introduce his ability to impersonate Jasmine while he's making fun of her, then uses it later to trick Aladdin into leaving the lamp unprotected.
** When Aladdin and Jasmine first meet, we see that she's very good at catching on and playing along with Aladdin's cons. At the end of the movie, she quickly notices him trying to steal back the lamp and promptly starts [[DistractedByTheSexy flirting with Jafar]], to keep Jafar's attention elsewhere.
** The end of "One Jump Ahead" sees Aladdin grab a rug and take a flying leap, {{Foreshadowing}} his handling of the carpet.
** Aladdin's trick of rolling an apple across his shoulders and flipping it off his elbow first shows up when he tricks a vendor into thinking he was giving back a stolen one. He does it again on the carpet ride, and judging by Jasmine's knowing expression it gives her another clue about his true identity.
* ChewingTheScenery: Done in-universe when Aladdin poses as Prince Ali.
* ChildMarriageVeto: Jasmine adamantly sticks to her guns on this.
* CirclingBirdies: Played with--Iago sees numerous Sultans on Carpet circling his head after an injury.
** For bonus points, they're chanting in chipmunk speed: "Haveacracker!Haveacracker!Haveacracker!"
* ClippedWingAngel: Genie Jafar. He is immensely powerful in this form, [[spoiler:but he can now be trapped in the lamp]]. He also faces many more restrictions as a genie than as a sorcerer.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The film has color motifs based on its desert setting. Blue (water) = good, red (heat) = evil, and yellow (sand) = neutral.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Jafar tries to hypnotize the Sultan into having Jasmine marry him, the Sultan breaks out of the trance not to point out that it's against the law (Jasmine must marry a prince), but to mention that he's ''so OLD''.
* CompositeCharacter: The Robin Williams Genie was a combination of the Magic Ring and Magic Lamp Genies from the original story. Likewise Jafar was a combination of the the Sorcerer who wanted the Genie, the Vizier trying to discredit Aladdin after his rise to wealth, and the PrinceCharmless son who the Vizier was trying to get the princess to marry.
* ConspicuousCG: The Tiger Head leading into the cave of wonders, as well as the cave escape sequence.
** The Carpet is slightly less conspicuous.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Aladdin, Abu, and Carpet all come within inches of the lava while escaping the Cave of Wonders.
* CounterpointDuet: Briefly used in "Prince Ali". An odd example, as the two melody lines are expressing more or less the same opinion (that Prince Ali is great and handsome), rather than conflicting ideas.
* CrashingThroughTheHarem: This happens to the title character while he's escaping the guards (after stealing a loaf of bread) and singing "One Jump Ahead".
* CrowdSong: Special mention goes out to "Prince Ali", which is not only a BadassBoast, ''in song'', but is almost as crowded, if not more so than [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast "Belle".]]
* CuffsOffRubWrists: Aladdin, when Abu unlocks his chains in the dungeon. Also, [[spoiler:When Genie gets his freedom.]] Well the Genie has them back on later on.
* CulturalTranslation: A lot of the elements from the original story are westernized, and then topped off with an overdose of AnachronismStew.
* CurseCutShort: "How in the He- I mean, uh, AWKKK!"
* CutSong: Tons. By both songwriters. Many were reinstated in the stage adaptation.
* CymbalBangingMonkey: Jafar turns Abu into one during the climax.
* DarkReprise: Jafar's version of "Prince Ali".
* DarkIsNotEvil:
** Genie often goes purple when Jafar controls him.
** Aladdin also delivers a short, melancholy reprise of "One Jump Ahead" while heading back to base after being chased around town by the royal guards.
* DeadpanSnarker: Iago is an obvious case of this, especially in contrast to the considerably less sarcastic Jafar.
-->'''Jafar:''' Patience, Iago, patience. Gazeem was obviously less than worthy.\\
'''Iago:''' Oh there's a big surprise! I think I'm going to have a heart attack and die from that surprise!
** And...
-->'''Jafar:''' Finally, you will bow to me!
-->'''Jasmine:''' We will never bow to you!
-->'''Iago:''' Why am I not surprised?
** Jafar has his moments too:
-->'''The Sultan:''' (introducing 'Prince Ali') This is Jafar, he's delighted too...
-->'''Jafar:''' ''Ecstatic''.
** Genie as well, ''especially'' when he is under Jafar's control.
-->'''Genie (deadpan)''': Jafar, Jafar, he's our man, if he can't do it... (shouts, face right up to the camera) '''''GREAT!'''''
* DeathGlare:
** Jasmine has a pretty impressive one when questioning Aladdin after the carpet ride. (Hilariously turned UpToEleven [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWDeOqifLIk&t=07m10s here.]]) The even more menacing one she has on her face early on when the guards capture Aladdin and she's told she has to speak to Jafar.
** Jafar has a fairly good glare too. Most notably when he meets "Prince Ali," and when Iago suggests that "[Jafar] should be the chump husband."
* {{Deconstruction}}: In the original ''Aladdin'' story, Aladdin gets pretty much everything he wants - riches, marriage to a princess, the sultanate - by wishing with a genie. Here, Aladdin does the same, and starts feeling bad for wholly depending on the Genie for everything.
* DerangedAnimation: Genie's rapid shapeshifting can be rather unnerving.
* DescriptionCut: "Someday, Abu, things are going to change; we'll be rich, live in a palace, and never have any problems at all." Cut to the Sultan and Prince Achmed having a problem.
* DistantPrologue: Possibly. Although it's never stated how far after the movie's plots the opening scene occurs, the LemonyNarrator hints that it is quite possibly right AfterTheEnd.
** ''Aladdin and The King Of Thieves'' returns to the original narrator at the end, meaning that the story begins on Aladdin and Jasmine's wedding night and ends as they leave for their honeymoon.
* DisneyAcidSequence: "Friend Like Me".
** Perfectly justified in that Genie uses his magic to make the effects happen - everything was real, if only temporary.
* Franchise/DisneyPrincess: Princess Jasmine, duh.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Aladdin steals one loaf of bread and gets a squadron of imperial guards out for his blood.
-->'''Aladdin:''' [[LampshadeHanging All this for a loaf of bread?]]
** It's generally implied that he's done it lots of times - often enough to become a familiar face to the Head Guard Razoul.
** The fruit vendor nearly cuts off Jasmine's hand for stealing an ''apple. That she didn't even steal for herself.'' An example of TruthInTelevision for the period the film takes place in.
*** An even worse example of a [[FridgeHorror potential disproportionate retribution]], imagine what would've happened to the vendor if Aladdin hadn't stopped him and word got out that he cut off the hand of the princess...
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Aladdin, when he's 'dressed as a commoner'. This carries over to the first sequel but by the second sequel he's noticeably wearing shoes while still being dressed as a commoner.
* DontTouchItYouIdiot: "Touch nothing but the lamp." Aladdin (although tempted) actually follows the advice. Abu, however...
** A total aversion from the original tale, in which Aladdin was permitted to take (and keep) as much of the treasure as he wanted, provided he retrieved the lamp.
* TheDoorSlamsYou: Happens to Jafar and Iago both at once.
* DramaticSpotlight: Genie conjures several of these during the song "Friend Like Me".
* DrivesLikeCrazy: The Sultan. He says he has a knack for the Carpet, but Carpet doesn't seem to have a knack for ''him''.
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* EmpathyPet: Abu and Rajah.
* EmpathicWeapon: ''The Genie.'' With Aladdin as his master, he's the closest to his [[BigFun true]] [[TheBigGuy form]], but under Jafar's leash he becomes more muscular and imposing (which is clearly against his will), with his skin tone shifting to purple to match.
* EnterStageWindow
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The entire One Jump Ahead sequence is one for Aladdin, along with his subsequent display of kindness to two children.
* EtTuBrute: A ShoutOut to Theatre/JuliusCaesar happens when Genie looks up on the Caesar salad in his cookbook.
* TheEveryman
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Genie and the Sultan.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Even ''Iago'', who came up with the idea for Jafar marrying Jasmine in the first place, was squicked out by Jafar and Jasmine actually kissing.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
** ''Especially'' thieving, [[IKnowKungFu kung-fu knowing]], lock-picking and all around awesome monkeys like Abu. Makes other Disney pets look absolutely worthless.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* EvilChancellor: Jafar. Also a GrandVizierJafar.
* EvilLaugh: [[RuleOfThree Jafar]]. In one scene, he and Iago even try to one-up each other's laughs.
** The one he has at the end of the DarkReprise of "Prince Ali" is both fantastic and a little terrifying.
* EvilSorcerer: [[OverlyLongGag Jafar]].
* ExactWords: A behind-the-scenes example that overlaps with ThrowItIn. According to the DVD commentary, the team was struggling with how to end the "Friend Like Me" number. Part of the problem was then-Disney President Jeffrey Katzenberg, who wanted the audience to applaud after each musical number. Eric Golderberg (who animated the Genie) thus came up with the 'Applause' sign on the Genie's back. It worked and became one of the film's best gags.
* ExpositionDiagram: A Type 2 when the Genie advises Aladdin to "Tell her the... TRUTH!"
* {{Expy}}:
** Jafar is Jafar from ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad'' crossed with Zigzag from ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler''. ** There are a lot of similarities to the character played by Creator/LeonardNimoy in the ShellyDuval version of the story. Although obscure, there are several other elements like the rocketing Minaret and the "give me a hand/give me the lamp" dialogue that both versions have in common.
* FacePalm: The ''carpet'' does one when Prince Ali falls for Jasmine's trap question and reveals his true identity.
* FallingInLoveMontage: "A Whole New Woooorld..."
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: That poor thief...
* {{Fanservice}}: Besides Jasmine, there's the harem Aladdin falls into during 'One Jump Ahead', the harem girls in 'Friend Like Me', the girls in 'Prince Ali' ... let's just say there's a lot of pretty girls in sheer, low-cut fabric.
** On the male side, Aladdin himself was based on Calvin Klein underwear models and Tom Cruise (at the height of his popularity), specifically so he'd appeal more to female viewers. This is even shown in-universe - sure, the harem girls have zero interest in Aladdin, but [[ChristmasCake several older women]] seem attracted to him in the "One Jump Ahead" sequence.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Jafar in most of his appearances in the first half of the movie. Sure he may have been calm and polite toward Jasmine and the Sultan, but it was only because he had to be in so to cover his true motives, not to mention as while polite to their faces (while still being quite manipulative) he was clearly shown to drop the demeanor whenever not in their present. It's half the reason people love him.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Affer Aladdin is caught stealing food from Agrabah, the guards begin throwing swords at him.
* FinishDialogueInUnison: When Aladdin and Jasmine are in his hideout, they talk about their troubles and conclude in unison that they both feel "trapped".
* [[FirstGirlWins First Guy Wins]]
* FirstKiss: Between Jasmine and Aladdin after their MagicCarpet ride, with a little help from the carpet.
* FisherKing: The good sultan makes Agrabah a sunny place of wonder, Jafar a dark and dreary city of horror. Justified somewhat in that Jafar is a sorceror and can control the weather.
* FlatWhat: Jafar's reaction when Iago first suggests he marry Jasmine, out of thinking that Iago calls him a "chump husband".
* FlightOfRomance: The magic carpet ride.
* FogFeet: Genie off and on.
* FoodSlap: Princess Jasmine throws a glass of wine in Jafar's face.
* ForbiddenFruit: "Touch nothing but the lamp!"
* ForeignLookingFont: The title and the sign that says "Crazy Hakim's Discount Fertilizer."
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Aladdin and Abu ride a non-magical carpet during the song "One Jump Ahead". Later on Aladdin rides a magic carpet several times.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: When Jafar wished to be a genie, Genie seemed scared and apprehensive. If he remembered that ''all'' genies are bound to a life of servitude - ''his problem throughout the movie'' - he would've caught on to Aladdin's plan sooner.
* ForgotICouldChangeTheRules: The Sultan at the end. Though he points out in the beginning that he's using the law as a way to take care of his daughter.
* FourFingeredHands: Used with Genie, who (in all of his forms) has four fingers while the rest of the human cast has five. His fingers are chubbier as a result, and they actually make him look more gentle.
** Except for when counting on his fingers, then he has as many as needed.
** The merchant at the beginning of the film also has four fingers. It's one of several hints about his true identity, but the idea didn't make the final cut. [[Creator/RobinWilliams But guess who did the voice of the merchant?]]
* FourthDateMarriage: Jasmine and Aladdin. (Or close enough, Fourth Date Engagement - the sequels and TheAnimatedSeries indicate that they actually don't get married for quite a while afterward.)
* FourthWallObserver: Genie.
* FramingDevice
* FreeingTheGenie: [[spoiler:With his last wish, Aladdin frees Genie from being bound to the lamp at the end. Genie is immensely grateful, and heads out into the world.]]
* FreezeFrameBonus: ''Tons'' of them.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Jasmine.
* FromBadToWorse: Jafar turns up and declares himself Sultan. Then Aladdin realizes that the lamp is missing. Then he turns around to see a giant, pupil-less Genie pick up the palace and place it high above the city. ''Then'' Jafar wishes to be the most powerful sorcerer in the world, spirits Aladdin into a tower, shoots it to the other side of the world, and turns around to laugh maniacally at the sight of Jasmine and the Sultan cringing in his shadow. And all this happens about ten minutes ''before'' the giant snake...
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Technically from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dwp8WmSRwo this]] video of the Disneyland Stage adaptation, but just after Aladdin meets Jasmine and say "These streets can be dangerous", an electric wheelchair stuffed with goods drives by.
** While Abu is harassing the melon stand owner, the scene is so distracting it's very easy to miss Aladdin taking his own melon...in the foreground.
** When Jasmine says "We will never bow to you!", her father can be seen stopped in mid-bow.
* GenieInABottle: Guess.
* TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson: TropeNamer.
* GenreSavvy: Jasmine is insulted by the fact that she was supposed to be fooled by Aladdin's PaperThinDisguise.
-->'''Jasmine:''' Did you think I was stupid? That I wouldn't figure it out?!
** And again when Jafar realizes that [[spoiler: Jasmine is faking being in love with him.]], he then realizes that he has a third wish...
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Iago to Jafar.
-->'''Iago:''' ''[as Jafar is laughing maniacally]'' "Oh, great. He's cracked. He's gone nuts. Jafar! ''Jafar!'' Get a ''grip!!!''"
-->''[Jafar grabs him by the throat]''
-->'''Iago:''' ''[in a choked rasp]'' "...good grip."
** Another example is Jafar at the end. When he realizes that [[spoiler: Jasmine is not in love with him]], he realizes that he has a remaining wish.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: These [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WHSIdama84 scenes]]:
** "Look at that, Abu! It's not every day you see a horse with '''two''' rear ends!" It seems like this insult would have made more sense without the Bowdlerization.
** "Arabian nights, like Arabian days, more often than not are hotter than hot in a lot of good ways..."
** In the balcony kiss after the "Whole New World" scene, Jasmine quite obviously puts her tongue in Aladdin's mouth.
** The LemonyNarrator offers us viewers a device that he claims to be a combination hookah-coffee maker, which [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum also dispenses objects that bear a resemblance to French Fries.]] In a [[FreezeFrameBonus blink-and-you-miss-it]] moment, he does slip a potato under the contraption just before explaining that particular function.
** During "One Jump Ahead", Al manages to stumble into a ''harem''. It's not easily noticeable, considering the girls are dressed almost the same as Jasmine, who is a ''princess'', but that's what it is.
*** Also think about this: They know him by name in there (admittedly, most of the people in the area also seem to know who he is)!
** Those who speak arabis know that Allah is just the Arabic/Islam word for god, so they are getting away with using the word "god" in the movie in every instance they say Allah.
** When Jafar is explaining to the Sultan about how to fix "the problem with your daughter", Iago is force fed a cracker, and he mutters "Jerk" under his breath.
** When Aladdin (as Prince Ali) returns, to the surprise of Jafar and Iago, Iago says "How in the he-, er squark!"
* AGodAmI: Jafar develops a god complex after he becomes a genie.
* GoGoEnslavement: Even though Jasmine's casual outfit is almost as {{Stripperific}} as her slave outfit.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: Blue is good, red is evil. The filmmakers even admitted it.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: Genie [[MindControlEyes under Jafar rule has]] GlowingEyesOfDoom, and Genie Jafar has [[YellowEyesOfSneakiness yellow eyes]].
* GoodHairEvilHair: Both Genie and Jafar are bearded, but the former's is a goofy beard and the latter is a clear BeardOfEvil, with goatee and twisted point.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Jasmine wears a purple dress when she intends to announce her engagement.
* GravityIsAHarshSeamstress
* GreatGazoo: Genie.
* GuileHero: Aladdin. Able to use small tricks, charm, psychological manipulation, deception and agility to fool both the royal guards and Jafar.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Where Abu puts the lamp after he nabs it from Jafar.
** Also, where Jasmine puts the short-sword Aladin hands her when they first meet.
** Even earlier during the jailbreak scene, Abu manages to pull a set of lockpicks from his jacket. They are never used, brought up, or seen ever again.
* HammyHerald: The Genie's introduction of Prince Ali, complete with song!
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: The animators and writers managed to accommodate Robin Williams.
* HeldGaze: Aladdin and Jasmine share one early on in the movie with a sunset behind them, leading to an AlmostKiss.
* TheHero: Well, Aladdin.
* HoldYourHippogriffs: Several examples, including "Genie, wake up and smell the hummus" and "How about that, Mr. Doubting Mustafa!"
* HonestJohnsDealership: The merchant at the beginning. Try the Dead Sea Tupperware!
* HopeSpot: The thief at the beginning enters the forbidden cave... and for a second nothing happens. He relaxes. Then the cave "eats" him.
* HumanTrafficJam: This happens to the guards pursuing Aladdin at the beginning of the movie.
* HumiliationConga: Jafar does this to Aladdin in the CutSong "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9vXZncjGvk Humiliate The Boy]]".
** The Reprise of "Prince Ali" counts, although the conga is much shorter than it would have been.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Jafar during his final battle with the heroes.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Genie.
* HypnoRay: Jafar's magical cobra head staff.
* HypnotizeThePrincess: Jafar wishes for the Genie to make Jasmine fall in love with him, which would give him a beautiful, willing consort ''and'' be a nasty revenge on Jasmine for having to serve her and her father all his life. Genie doesn't have that power, but Jasmine pretends it worked to distract Jafar.
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[[folder:I-L]]
* ImGoingToDisneyWorld: Implied rather than spoken for obvious reasons.
* InterspeciesFriendship: Aladdin and Genie.
** Aladdin and Abu, Aladdin and the Carpet, Jasmine and Rajah, Jafar and Iago (if you consider them friends...)
* IdiotBall: Jafar in the finale. He's spent years searching for the lamp, knows full well that the genie that resides in it will become the slave of whoever owns the lamp (he even refers to Genie as slave a couple times), and displays cunning and wisdom throughout the movie. Though he's been chasing after the lamp all this time with the 3 wishes specifically in mind, apparently the most recognizable trait of any genie in any medium (granting wishes unquestioningly to whoever holds the imprisoning object) slips his mind and he wishes to become a Genie. Not 'I wish to possess the phenomenal cosmic powers of a genie' or 'I wish for my sorcerer powers to equals your own' or anything that would have made more sense. Specifically, he wishes to become a Genie. Stop and think about things for a few seconds dude.
** This idiocy seems to be completely in line with his greedy power-seeking character. At the beginning of the film, Jafar already seems to have more power than the Sultan has, giving orders on his own, and hypnotizing his boss (in fact, he's actually in a ''better'' position than the Sultan - he orders everyone around, but can leave the Sultan to take care of the boring day-to-day stuff). But what makes his grab for more power in foolish ways is the mere fact that ''someone is technically more powerful than him''. As long as he is 'second best', he'll go to supremely foolish lengths to elevate his title.
* IGaveMyWord: Aladdin promised to free the Genie with his third wish. What makes him the hero is that he actually ''kept'' his promise. Especially considering he kept his promise despite being unsure whether or not he would be able to marry Jasmine.
** This is emphasized even more in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'', where he goes through with his promise despite Jasmine having been kidnapped and still probably being in grave danger.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Jafar trying to make Jasmine marry him.
* IJustWantToBeFree: The Genie.
** And Jasmine, if you think about it.
* IMissMom: The CutSong "Proud of Your Boy", reinstated in the ScreenToStageAdaptation.
* TheImp: Iago
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Jasmine. [[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the part where Jafar ''traps'' her in an hourglass.
* ImprovisedParachute. Aladdin and Abu use a rug as one during the song "One Jump Ahead".
* IncomingHam: "TEN THOUSAND YEEEEEARS will give you SUCH a CRICK in the NECK!!"
* InkSuitActor: The Genie and Iago. Jafar has the expressions and [[MilkingTheGiantCow gesturing]] of Jonathan Freeman.
* InconvenientSummons: Aladdin rubs the lamp while Genie is apparently in the shower.
* IndyPloy: Aladdin might just give IndianaJones himself a run for his money with his amazing escape from a lake of boiling lava -- it's even got a few wisecracks included.
* InsultBackfire: That's ''Sultan'' "vile betrayer," to you!
** Played with with this exchange, where Aladdin's insult backfires not with Jafar taking it as a compliment, but taking it as ''inspiration''.
-->'''Aladdin:''' Are you afraid to fight me yourself, you cowardly snake?!\\
'''Jafar:''' A snake am I? [[OneWingedAngel Perhaps you'd like to see how]] [[SssssnakeTalk ssssnake-like]] [[ScaledUp I can be!]]
* IntimidationDemonstration: Abu does this with a sword while being pursued by the guards near the beginning of the movie.
* IronicEcho: '''''PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWERS!''''' [--ittybittylivingspace.--]
* [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy I Want My Best Friend to Be Happy]]: Genie is willing to face ''an eternity of servitude'' if it means Aladdin and Jasmine get to stay together. And Aladdin is willing to give that up to keep his promise.
** IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy is also evident in the relationship between Jasmine and Aladdin. Jasmine will let Aladdin lose his chances of courtship to drop the disguise and be himself.
* IWantSong: Aladdin sings about wanting people to not see him simply as a street rat.
* IWillShowYouX: When a prince tells a bunch of little kids in the street to get out of his way:
-->'''Aladdin:''' If I were as rich as you, I could afford some manners.\\
'''The Prince:''' I'll teach you some manners!\\
''The prince then kicks Aladdin into the mud.''
* JawDrop: Genie, when he realizes Aladdin tricked him into providing a free "wish." Then again when Jasmine suddenly gets close and snuggly with Jafar. Jafar, Iago, Abu and ''Aladdin'' all get one in this scene.
* JustLikeRobinHood: Aladdin steals bread, but ultimately gives it to some starving children.
* JustifiedCriminal: Aladdin. "Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat, tell you all about it when I got the time!"
* KarmaHoudini: The rather jerkass guards who have no trouble throwing a prince (or so they thought) over a cliff for no better reason than the "tall, dark, and sinister ugly man" said so...go on to be jerkass guards in the other movies...karma, where'd you go?
* KissOfDistraction: Jasmine lays one on Jafar. Subverted when Aladdin gets caught because he's disgusted by the sight.
* KneelBeforeZod: Hilarious, in that when Jafar first gives the command, the Sultan immediately begins to bow. But then Jasmine has to go and open her mouth...
* LampshadeHanging: Aladdin's "all this for a loaf of bread?" line. Honestly, it seems a little overkill for a bunch of palace guards to go to that extreme for shoplifting, then you consider that during that time period, theft may as well have been murder.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Negative non-villainous example: The Sultan, during his interactions with Jafar prior to the latter's treachery being exposed, often fed Iago some crackers (something Iago did not enjoy or appreciate). [[spoiler:One of Iago's first actions upon Jafar becoming both Sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world is force feeding the former Sultan the same crackers the sultan fed him.]]
* LateToThePunchline: Robin Williams is a guarantee of dialogue children will only understand years later.
* LatexPerfection: This is how Jafar disguises himself as an old man to lure Aladdin to the Cave of Wonders, complete with his mask giving him bad, crooked teeth!
* LargeHam: Genie and [[EvilIsHammy Jafar]] (the latter, mostly when he becomes a sorcerer and a genie).
* LaughablyEvil: Jafar; when he's not making horrible puns, he's trying to screw Jasmine.
* LavaIsBoilingKoolAid: In the Cave of Wonders, although it is worth mentioning that the lava is a bright yellow, not crimson red. However, in RealLife, yellow means the lava is [[ConvectionSchmonvection especially hot.]]
* LeaderWannabe: Jafar, who wants to be Sultan.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Most of the main characters have one. Aladdin and Genie's are the refrains from "One Jump Ahead" and "Friend Like Me" respectively, while Jasmine's is (apparently) a few bars from the melody of "A Whole New World". While not based of a song from the movie, Jafar's leitmotif features heavily [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KN0k0yhWjQ here,]] is extended during the scene where he schemes in the throne room, and is ''everywhere'' in the final battle.
** Strains of Jasmine's unused song "To Be Free" are used constantly for both Jasmine and Genie.
* LeanAndMean: Jafar.
* LoopholeAbuse: When Aladdin is drowning, Genie shakes his head back in forth in a nod, takes it as a "yes", and rescues him.
** When stuck in the Cave of Wonders, Aladdin goads the Genie into blasting him and Abu out of there. They stop at a oasis and talk about the wishes. When Genie states he already used up one, Aladdin states he didn't ''wish'' to be out of there. The Genie did that all on his own in a show of power. The Genie is forced to consent.
--> '''Genie''': Boy I feel sheepish (turns into a sheep) Alright you ba-aaa-d boy, but no more freebies.
* LoveAtFirstSight: On seeing Jasmine in the market-place, Aladdin is immediately smitten. After he rescues her from trouble, Jasmine isn't too far behind. Given the pure emotion of Aladdin and Jasmine's scenes together, the writers/animators actually make this trope ''work''.
** It can also be argued that it's more of a mutual crush at first sight. After they are initially torn apart, Aladdin spends a chunk of the film trying to win Jasmine's favor again. They have a little bonding time (albiet one night) and the two of them actually tackle issues like trust and self worth before they officially get together at the end. Compare to [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs earlier]] [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Disney]] [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} movies]] where the hero and heroine spend a grand total of one scene together, and by their second scene the antagonist has already been vanquished [[FourthDateMarriage and the two are ready to be married.]]
* LoveTheme: "A Whole New World", Aladdin and Jasmine's song during their FlightOfRomance.
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[[folder:M-P]]
* MacGuffinGuardian: The Cave of Wonders itself.
* MagicCarpet
* MakeAWish
* TheMakeover: The transformation from Aladdin to Prince Ali.
* ManipulativeBastard: Jafar.
* MeaningfulEcho: "PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER... itty-bitty living space." Used by Genie when complaining to Aladdin about being a genie in the first place, and then used by Aladdin at the climax of the film, after [[TrickingTheShapeshifter tricking Jafar into using his final Genie wish to become a genie (complete with lamp) himself]].
** Also how Jasmine figured out Aladdin's ruse. "Do you trust me?" The first time he asked this when they were running away from the guards, and the second time was inviting her for a carpet ride.
* MediumAwareness: The Genie. Most notably in his many transformations and mannerisms, but also in the song "Friend Like Me" when he sings that 'Ali Baba had them forty thieves, Sheherezade had a thousand tales'; most people don't know that both Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Aladdin were among Sheherezade's tales.
** Also, the morning after Aladdin uses up his second wish, Genie pulls out an ''Aladdin'' screenplay and tells him it's time for the scene where he sets Genie free.
** And, later that same day, when Jafar has the lamp:
--> '''Genie:''' [''after being summoned and realizing that Aladdin isn't the one summoning him, with a Playbill and Opera binoculars''] Tonight, the part of Al will be played by a tall, dark, and sinister ugly man.
* MeetCute: Meet Jasmine.
* MinskyPickup: "Prince Ali", in the last line of the introductory verse: "...are you gonna love this guy..."
* MisplacedWildlife: Abu and Iago are a New World monkey and macaw.
* MissingMom:
** Jasmine.
** Aladdin as well, which is one of the similarities between them. Originally Aladdin was meant to have a mother and some brothers, but this was changed.
* MomentKiller: When Aladdin and Jasmine are talking in Aladdin's hideout, Razoul and his thugs show up ''just'' as the pair are about to kiss.
* {{Mondegreen}}: When "Prince Ali" first visits Princess Jasmine's terrace, he has some trouble with Raja, whom he tries to shoo away. "Down kitty, good boy... ''[-take off and go!-]''" The second line is both whispered and spoken very rapidly, leading some of the more paranoid MoralGuardians (and giggling teenagers) to mishear the line as: "Good teenagers, take off your clothes."
%% * MoodWhiplash: "But you're so ''old!''"
* MrFanservice: Aladdin. His animation design was based on TomCruise (at the point where Tom Cruise was the hot young thing of the moment) for this very reason. He was originally designed much younger and based on MichaelJFox, but that design didn't go down as well.
* MsFanservice: Jasmine. Arguably the most sexual of all the Disney Princesses, and consistently the highest billed in their Princess Collection range.
-->And your beard. It's so... twisted...
* MustMakeAmends: After Aladdin [[spoiler:left behind the genie lamp, which led to Iago bringing it to Jafar, then Jafar using it to wish himself to be sultan and the world's most powerful sorcerer]], Aladdin said:
-->"''I made a mess of everything... somehow I gotta go back and set things right.''"
* MutualEnvy: Aladdin is jealous that Jasmine lives in wealth, while Jasmine is jealous that Aladdin's life isn't as regimented as hers.
-->'''Aladdin:''' I wonder what it'd be like to [live in the palace]; have servants, valets...
-->'''Jasmine:''' ... oh, sure, people who tell you where to go and how to dress...
* MythologyGag:
** When Jasmine nearly figures out his lies during their date, Aladdin tries to cover by claiming he - as a prince - enjoys dressing as a commoner exploring his kingdom for the fun. This was the favorite pastime of Haroun Al Rashid whenever he appeared in the original stories.
** When Aladdin becomes a prince, he uses the name Prince Ali. In the original stories, prince Ali was a character from a different tale, The Three Princes. Prince Achmed, who is rejected by Jasmin in the movie, is also from that story.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: The Grand Vizier from the original tale is named Jafar. The princess did have a name in the original but it's usually lost in retellings so naming her Jasmine technically counts too. Disney wasn't actually the first to use that name - she was called Jasmine in a 50s film called ''Aladdin And His Lamp''.
* NarrativeShapeshifting: Abu, Iago and the Genie
* NarratorAllAlong: An unused alternate ending features the salesman telling the story suddenly turning into the Genie before the credits roll. Not technically confirmed in the film itself, but both of them '''were''' still voiced by Creator/RobinWilliams, and if you look closely, the salesman and the Genie both have four fingers, while all the other human characters have five.
* NeckLift: One of the guards does this to Aladdin when they break into his hideout and capture him.
* NiceHat: A whole city's worth. Practically the only males without a hat are Iago and Genie. And Iago actually gets one, right after Jafar uses his second wish to become sultan.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Aladdin's initial design was based on Michael J. Fox. His final design was based on Tom Cruise.
* NoFlowInCGI: Averted. The whole point of rendering the carpet in CGI rather than traditional animation was to allow it to have an extremely intricate design, while still flowing and moving like cloth.
* NonHumanSidekick: Abu to Aladdin, Rajah to Jasmine, and Iago to Jafar.
* NoOntologicalInertia: The effects of Jafar's wishes and sorcery after he's changed into a genie.
** Also, based on the characters' comments Aladdin's prince wish apparently has to be recast by the end.
* SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames: Both the Virgin Games Sega Genesis game and the Capcom SNES game were well received by the gaming community.
** TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The Game Gear and Game Boy Color versions, on the other hand...
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Jafar - not that he was never a serious menace for his enemies having an extensive knowledge of arcane lore, spells, potions, but initially he doesn't seem to possess any genuine magical power which apparently makes him look less dangerous. However as soon he wishes to be the most powerful sorcerer in the world he becomes one of the most omnipotent evil sorcerers in the Disney universe. Moreover, althought he is LaughablyEvil, he CAN also be ruthless and cruel.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Iago pretends to be a dumb parrot to everyone but Jafar for a while, but drops the façade when Jafar seizes power (and briefly forgets it in shock when [[spoiler:Aladdin confronts Jafar after the former was nearly killed by the latter]]).
* ObstructiveCodeOfConduct: The Genie's rules, with one -- [[ThouShaltNotKill a Genie cannot kill]] -- being a really big plot point of ''Return of Jafar''.
* OfficialCouple: Jasmine and Aladdin. They even get married!
* OhCrap: Just look at the Sultan's expression when Jafar is transformed into an almighty sorcerer.
** Abu and Aladdin's expressions when they see they're about to fly into a wall.
* [[OhMyGods Oh My Allah!]]
* TheOldConvict: Jafar disguises himself as one of these in a Monte Cristo reference.
* OnlyTheWorthyMayPass: The "Diamond in the Rough".
* OpeningMonologue: The Merchant at the beginning.
* OutOfSightOutOfMind: Although Jafar's lamp is really sent far, far away.
* PantheraAwesome: Rajah.
* PaperThinDisguise: Jasmine's hood, when she's disguised as a peasant. In this case it's immediately addressed when she wants to use her authority to save Aladdin from the guards. All she has to do is pull down her hood and the guards immediately recognise her.
* ParentalAbandonment: Aladdin's mother died when he was young and Cassim left before that.
* ParentalBonus: Robin Williams is a guarantee of dialogue not aimed at children, which they [[LateToThePunchline only understand years later]].
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "You wanted to be a genie, Jafar? You got it! And everything that comes with it! '''PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER'''... [--ittybittylivingspace.--]"
* ProtagonistTitle
* PigLatin: Genie: "And ixnay on the wishing for more wishes!"
* PigeonholedVoiceActor
* PinocchioNose: Prince Ali's hat (the plume falls and covers his face whenever he lies).
** The genie actually turns into Pinocchio with an extended nose to imply what he thought of one of Aladdin's promises.
* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: As a woman in ancient Arabia, Jasmine's free spirit wouldn't have been quite so tolerated in RealLife. There'd be no such thing as suitors; she's marrying whoever Daddy chooses. On the other hand, the Sultan really is a softie, and in this time period the father is ''allowed'' to consult the daughter's wishes even though he doesn't ''have'' to.
* PollyWantsAMicrophone: Iago
* PoseOfSupplication: The "Prince Ali" song directly references it. Also, Sorcerer Jafar forces Jasmine and the Sultan to bow before him.
** Also Jasmine bowing down before Abu while playing along with Aladdin's story about her being mad. "She thinks the monkey is the Sultan."
* PostKissCatatonia: After his first kiss with Jasmine, Aladdin falls over backwards with a sigh, letting Carpet catch him.
* PowerHigh: Jafar's initial reaction to becoming a genie, before the drawbacks kick in.
* PowerLimiter: The Lamp. Itty bitty living space.
** Subverted however in that, when freed, a genie has less power.
* {{Pride}}: Jafar was ''this close'' to [[NearVillainVictory complete victory]], but his refusal to accept any position other than that of the most powerful being on the face of the Earth was what ultimately undid him. He was already the Sultan ''and'' the most powerful sorcerer in the world as a result of his first two wishes upon capturing the Genie, but his undoing came when [[spoiler:Aladdin tricked him into wishing to be a genie -- [[SealedEvilInACan with everything that goes along with the package]].]] He could probably even have avoided the last third of the movie altogether if he hadn't wasted his first wish on, essentially, stealing the Sultan's clothes - out of pride.
* PrimalFear: Snake!Jafar
* PublicDomainArtifact: The Lamp.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "Tell. Her. The. '''''TRUTH!'''''"
* PungeonMaster:
** Jafar. Especially in the final battle.
** The Genie, meanwhile, is more of a [[VisualPun Visual]] PungeonMaster.
* PuppyDogEyes: The hungry street children.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Q-T]]
* RagsToRoyalty: Aladdin (and Abu).
* ReadingAheadInTheScript: The Genie pulls out a copy of the movie's script and tries to feed Aladdin his next lines, which will have him use his third wish to free the Genie.
* RealityWarper: Genie.
* RebelliousPrincess: Jasmine.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Jafar wears a black and red robe.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Genie when he gets angry over Aladdin's taunts in the cave.
* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Snake!Jafar brings out the only significant snake imagery in the movie.
* RescueHug: When Aladdin leads Jasmine to his hideaway, the girl trips and falls into Aladdin's arms. Needless to say, they don't brake the embrace right away.
* RescueIntroduction: Aladdin meets Princess Jasmine when rescuing her from a street vendor who she accidentally stole an apple from and her arm is nearly slashed off. Leading into a mini...
* RescueRomance: [[RuleOfThree Do you notice a pattern here?]] Aladdin and Jasmine first fall for each other after the rescue, and they connect further afterwards. However, while they each clearly begin to have a thing for the other, before the spark can grow Rasoul raids Aladdin's place and cuts it short before it can really start. The rest of the movie and some magical intervention is needed to continue things along.
* RevisedEnding: The movie had at least two alternate endings. Originally, it was supposed to end with a reprise of "Arabian Nights", which was later used in the second sequel, ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves''. The second deleted ending starts with the reprise of "A Whole New World" as seen in the final movie, but then cuts to a sequence where the peddler from the beginning of the movie reveals himself to be the Genie. This is followed by a cruder version of the "made you look" gag from the final ending.
* RingOfFire
* [[RunawayFiance Runaway Fiancée]]: Jasmine.
* SarcasmMode: Iago, shortly after the first (failed) attempt to enter the Cave of Wonders.
-->'''Jafar:''' Gazeem was [[CaptainObvious obviously]] less than worthy.
-->'''Iago:''' There's a big surprise! That's an incredible--I think I'm going to have a heart attack and die from that surprise!"
* ScaledUp: Snake!Jafar, and despite what the EvilOverlordList would tell you, it works just fine. Aladdin only wins by [[spoiler:goading him into wishing to become a genie, [[BatmanGambit knowing that Jafar can't stand anyone else's power exceeding his]].]]
* ScheherezadeGambit: The TropeNamer was mentioned in passing by Genie.
* SchmuckBait: The treasure in the cave, particularly the giant ruby. It's the only other treasure ''in'' the lamp room.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: "You've heard of the Golden Rule, haven't you? The one who has the gold makes the rules."
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: [[spoiler: The Sultan changing the royal marriage laws so that Jasmine can wed Aladdin.]]
* [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil in a Lamp]]: Jafar becomes one at the end of the film after he wishes to become a Genie and he gets trapped in a dark lamp.
* [[SealedGoodInACan Sealed Good in a Lamp]] : Genie.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Cave Of Wonders. The test is actually not that secret.
* SelfDeprecation: Accidental, but ironic - "I don't know where she gets it from. Her mother wasn't nearly so picky."
* SelflessWish: Aladdin uses his third wish to free the Genie.
* {{Shape Shift|ing}}er: Genie.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Jafar.
* ShoutOut:
** An early movie example has a chase scene end [[Film/BackToTheFuture with Aladdin's pursuers fall into a pile of manure.]] Particularly interesting when you consider the [[Creator/MichaelJFox initial inspiration]] for Aladdin's design.
** [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast The Beast]] makes an appearance in the Sultan's tower of toy animals.
** When the Genie is looking for recipes to make a prince, the Alaskan King Crab produces [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Sebastian]]. There's even a snatch of "Under the Sea" included in the soundtrack.
** Damn near everything Genie says or does.[[note]]His transformations/impressions include a nightclub entertainer, a [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scotsman]], a Scottish terrier, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, [[Series/TheEdSullivanShow Ed Sullivan]], a slot machine, [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]], a boxing trainer, a firework, a French maître d', a roast turkey, a [[PullARabbitOutOfMyHat pink rabbit]], a [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragon]], a certificate, William F. Buckley, a CampGay pair of giant lips, a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]] which strongly resembles PeterLorre, RobertDeNiro, a flight attendant, Carol Channing, a sheep, a hammock, a muscle man, Disney/{{Pinocchio}}, a magician, a Frenchman in a beret and striped shirt, a chef, [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar Gaius Julius Caesar]], Arsenio Hall, a tailor, a game-show host (changed to a cricket commentator for release in India), a drum major, Walter Brennan, a little boy, a fat man, TV parade hosts, a tiger, a goat, a harem girl, Ethel Merman, Creator/RodneyDangerfield, JackNicholson, a professor, a [[LampshadeHanging talking lampshade]], a bee, a submarine, a one-man band, a script prompter, a ventriloquist, [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} a demon resembling Chernabog]], [[BigBad Jafar]], cheerleaders, a baseball pitcher, a tourist with a Goofy hat, and the moon.[[/note]]
** During the song "A Whole New World", while Aladdin and Jasmine are flying on the Magic Carpet, they pass by [[Disney/{{Dumbo}} a flock of storks in front of a full moon.]]
** The plot elements of an ex-thief, [[spoiler: who later becomes a king]], saving a princess named Jasmine/Yasmina [[spoiler: , from a exceptionally powerful wizard who turns himself into a gigantic snake for the climax,]] in an ArabianNightsDays setting is strikingly similar to the ConanTheBarbarian story [[Literature/ThePeopleOfTheBlackCircle The People of the Black Circle]].
** Supposedly, Aladdin's line "All this for a loaf of bread?" is a nod to [[Theatre/LesMiserables Les Miserables]], in which the entire story starts because Valjean stole a loaf of bread.
** Those elephants during "Friend Like Me" looked an awful lot like [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh heffalumps]], and danced an awful lot like those [[Disney/{{Dumbo}} elephants from a drunken dream sequence...]]
** The ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'' reference mentioned above.
** During "Friend Like Me", Genie [[http://youtu.be/99Op1TaXmCw?t=1m8s dancing with the giant hands]] is a tribute to MickeyMouse in ''Thru the Mirror'' and his dance with a [[http://youtu.be/xo8DWMo4aw8?t=4m1s giant pair of gloves.]]
** The character of Abu is based on a character of the same name in ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad''. The original was ''not'' [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys a monkey]] but is still fairly blatantly the inspiration for Aladdin's Abu.
* ShoutOutToShakespeare: The villain's [[TalkingAnimal parrot sidekick]] is named Iago. Which, considering it's set centuries before Shakespeare was even born, is just another ingredient of the delicious AnachronismStew that the movie serves up.
* ShowSomeLeg: Jasmine seduces Jafar to distract him so Aladdin can take the lamp.
* SlicesDicesAndMakesJulienneFries: Combination hookah and coffee maker! Also makes julienne fries!
* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCommunication: Abu is Level 4 (but briefly slips into Level 5 when he's trying to wake up Aladdin after the Cave of Wonders collapses) and Rajah is Level 3. Iago is Level 8, [[PollyWantsAMicrophone though his ability to talk likely comes from his being a parrot.]]
* SlouchOfVillainy: After Jafar takes over, he replaces the throne with a couch and slouches on it.
* SmokeOut: Jafar.
* SmugSnake: Jafar is a wicked version of this trope. During the climax, he even becomes a giant one.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The film has only Jasmine. Aladdin's mother was originally in the film too but got cut.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: After ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' this is the first Franchise/DisneyPrincess movie to focus on the ''male'' character more than the female (of all the Disney Princess merchandise to ever show the Disney logo, this film and ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' are the only ones that do not have a custom Disney Princess logo resembling a pink oval, instead a purple oval is substituted, all the merchandise based on other Disney franchises use a Disney logo resembling a blue oval). This is {{Justified|Trope}} as Aladdin ''is'' the title character and so naturally the story would focus on him more than the Princess. However, this was a calculated move by the folks at Disney as after years of Princess movies they wanted to work on something that would attract a larger male audience and thus the film became more action-heavy than the standard DisneyAnimatedCanon movies with multiple chase scenes, fights, and elements of male bonding between Aladdin, Abu, Carpet, and Genie. Jasmine is the only real female character in the entire trilogy (albeit a very strong and well-developed one).
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: "Whoops" version - Aladdin's "Do you trust me?" tips off Jasmine.
** She may have been tipped off earlier, when he said "You should be free to make your own choice."
** During "A Whole New World," she also notices when she passes her an apple the exact same way as he did before.
** She probably had her suspicions when she noticed that [[PaperThinDisguise THEY LOOKED THE SAME]], though she didn't pay ''that'' much attention to his appearance until she saw Aladdin take off his hat.
* SpeechImpairedAnimal: Abu. Although at one point he does clearly utter "Aladdin, wake up!" - along with other familiar semi-uttered expressions such as 'Why you!' or 'O brother!'
* TheSpeechless: The Carpet.
* SpikesOfVillainy: If you [[ViewersAreMorons pay attention]], you can see that Jafar's "Real Sorcerer" Suit has pointer shoulders, his hat isn't round anymore(with two more points), and his Cobra Cane is more realistic and has its mouth open.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: The three rules of the genie are to prevent this.
** Genie's advice on winning Jasmine's heart...
--> '''Genie''': Tell... her... the... *TRUTH!!!*
* StealthPun: When Iago tells Jafar about the plan to marry the princess and then kill her and the Sultan, Jafar responds with "I love the way your [[{{Pun}} foul]] little mind works!"[[note]]Geddit? [[DontExplainTheJoke Fowl? Because he's a bird?]][[/note]]
* StepfordSmiler: Kind of. Genie dances around, cracks jokes, and seems to have a lot of fun granting wishes...but Aladdin pokes around a little bit and discovers that Genie is actually miserable and desires freedom from his life of servitude more than anything else in the world.
* StockPhrases
** WithDueRespect: Iago to Jafar while being forced to pedal a bicycle to provide power to use the Mystic Blue Diamond.
* StockScream: A Wilhelm Scream when Genie is moving Agrabah up onto a cliff.
* StreetUrchin: Aladdin.
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: During the big fight between Aladdin and Jafar, the Genie sarcastically "cheers" Jafar, "Jafar, Jafar, he's our man. If he can't do it, GREAT!"
* SuddenlySuitableSuitor: Solved by the Sultan changing the law.
* SuicidalGotcha: Aladdin pretends to jump off a balcony.
** And is caught by a flying device hovering at a height just far enough below the balcony for his head to disappear. [[Film/BackToTheFuture Seems familiar]].
* SuperEmpowering: Jafar's wish.
* SuperpoweredDate: Aladdin and Jasmine's magic carpet ride.
* SurprisinglyHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Under the laws of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine had to marry a prince. At the end of the movie Aladdin was no longer a prince so Jasmine couldn't marry him. But wait!]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Sultan:''' Well, am I Sultan or am I Sultan? From this day forth, the princess shall marry whomever she deems worthy.]]
* TactfulTranslation: Aladdin does this for Abu when they're with Princess Jasmine.
--> '''Aladdin:''' Abu says... Abu says ''that's not fair!''
--> '''Abu:''' Ik?!??!
* TakeOverTheCity: For all he wants power, Jafar never seems interested in political power beyond Agrabah.
* TalkingAnimal: Downplayed with Abu, as he mostly speaks in monkey chatter, although he can vocalize some words. Completely averted with Rajah. Played straight with Iago, although it's strongly implied that his talking was not one of his natural traits, but the result of modifications made by Jafar (according to Jafar in ''Return of Jafar'', the only thing Iago could say prior to Jafar getting his hands on him was indeed squacks of "Polly Want A Cracker.")
* TapOnTheHead: Jafar's guards to Aladdin when they kidnap him and Abu to Iago during the final combat.
* TemptingFate: "For the first time in my life, things are starting to go right." (Things ''instantly'' go bad.)
* TenThousandYears: Genie states that he's been trapped in his lamp for 10,000 years. Who or what made the lamp 10,000 years ago is never explained.
** Genie's first words upon his release are given a MeaningfulEcho later on when Jafar is turned into a genie and trapped in his own lamp.
-->'''Genie''': 10,000 years in the Cave of Wonders ought to chill him out!
* TermsOfEndangerment
* ThemeTuneExtended / SecondVerseCurse: ''Arabian Nights'' was originally written to be three verses long, notwithstanding the reprises, but only the first stanza was used in the film. The recent stage musical used the full-length song and all four reprises.
* ThisIsNoTimeToPanic: Said by Aladdin to Abu...until he sees the wall they're about to crash into. "[[YouCanPanicNow Start panicking.]]"
* ThroughAFaceFullOfFur: Iago's face turns pinkish-purple/purplish-pink after telling a seemingly maniacal Jafar to get a grip and he does, by strangling him.
* ToothyBird: Iago, who frequently displays teeth when he's griping, which, given that this is Iago, is most of the time.
** The animators did this specifically to make Iago resemble GilbertGottfried.
* TrickingTheShapeshifter
* TheTrickster: Genie.
* TruckDriversGearChange ''Prince Ali'' does this nearly every chorus (around '''six'''!), including a massive one near the end that could pop a lung.
** It's so bad that Robin Williams, despite his impressive vocal range, can't keep up as the song finishes.
* {{Tuckerization}}: Razoul is named after layout supervisor Rasoul Azadani.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Jasmine's outfit is bluish green, and the main gem in her headband is blue.
* TwinkleSmile: See AudibleGleam above.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Jafar briefly becomes Sultan.
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* UnknownRival: Aladdin and Jafar spend a good two-thirds of the film unaware of each other's true identity/intentions. Jafar assumes Aladdin died in the Cave of Wonders, then when he returns as Prince Ali neither of them knows who the other is. It's not until Jafar sees "Ali" has the lamp that he puts it together. And Aladdin never recognizes Jafar as the "old man" who had led him to the Cave of Wonders.
* UptownGirl: Aladdin wants to pursue Jasmine but is insecure about his poverty.
* VillainBall: If Jafar had simply saved Aladdin and given him some pocket change or something, Abu wouldn't have stolen the lamp, Aladdin would never have known what it does and Jafar would have successfully conquered Agrabah. Furthermore, he would never have lost the final battle if he hadn't let his greed get the better of him and wasted his last wish turning himself into an immortal indentured servant.
** While this movie doesn't have a lot in common with the famous story, that first Villain Ball--evil sorceror has a pointless tantrum, chucks Aladdin into the cave, loses lamp as a result--is straight from the original "Literature/{{Aladdin}}".
* VillainousCrush: Jafar for Jasmine.
* VillainSong: "Prince Ali, [[DarkReprise Reprise]]".
** Interestingly, Jafar had 5 separate songs and all but one of them were cut. Aside from ''Prince Ali'', there was "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9vXZncjGvk Humiliate the Boy]]" where Jafar does what the title suggests (cut for being too caustic). '"My Time Has Come" where Jafar recounts how hideous his life has been and how he is going to make everyone else miserable (cut for being too slow and introspective). "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7YbpeIvQSw Why Me]]" was the same as "My Time Has Come" (cut because the directors felt it didn't advance the story enough, they also wanted something with a big chorus). And "My Finest Hour" where Jafar pulls the earth into a ball and bats it around with the Genie (cut because the directors decided it was too late in the movie for an extended showstopper for the villain). "Why Me" was revived for some stageplay adaptations.
* VoiceChangeling: Iago. Uses the voices of Jasmine and Jafar.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Genie.
* WaitHere: Aladdin to Abu in the underground treasure caves.
* WeddingDeadline
* WellExcuseMePrincess
* WhamLine:
--> '''Jafar:''' It's mine! It's all mine! [[spoiler: [[OhCrap I-- Where is it? No!]] [[BigNo NOOOOOOOOO!!!]]]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** When Aladdin first meets Jasmine, he rescues her from a man about to cut off her hand with a sword. Aladdin takes the sword off him and hands it to Jasmine. A few seconds later, it disappears completely.
** There's also the shop merchant/narrator at the beginning of the movie who tells the tale of the lamp (and Aladdin). He was there for that scene only. Then it's revealed in the third film that he was the narrator of, and therefore technically passively present during, all three films. The entire time he'd been recounting how we got to this point... on Jasmine and Aladdin's wedding night. He even attempts to sell them a commemorative carpet with their portraits embroidered on it for the occasion, and it can therefore be assumed that to make a buck off their wedding was why he was traveling to Agrabah during the opening sequence.
*** There are indications that the merchant/narrator is in fact the Genie in disguise. They have the same voice actor, and both are the only characters in the film (besides Abu) with FourFingeredHands.
* WhoDares: The Cave Of Wonders: "Who disturbs my slumber?"
* WhyWontYouDie: When Aladdin returns to the palace in the climax, Jafar retorts "How many times do I have to kill you, boy?!"
* WickedCultured: Jafar.
* WigDressAccent: Aladdin/Prince Ali.
* {{Wishplosion}}
* YouExclamation: Jafar to Aladdin.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Jafar]] under a beggar disguise, attempts to ''kill'' Aladdin once he has completed his task and gives him the lamp, during which the time the Cave Of Wonders was currently collapsing.
* YouJustToldMe: How Jasmine confirms that the Prince is really Aladdin.
-->'''Jasmine:''' It's a shame Abu had to miss this.\\
'''Aladdin:''' Nah, he hates fireworks, and he doesn't really like flying, either. Uh...that is, um...oh, no...
* YouSquared
--> "They're after me! They're after you?!"
* YoureNothingWithoutYourPhlebotinum: Snake-Jafar tells Aladdin that he's nothing without the Genie. [[GuileHero Aladdin]] promptly proves how wrong he is by using the same response on Jafar in order to trick him into becoming a genie himself.
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