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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. Released in 1992, the film is an adaptation of the ''Literature/ArabianNights'' tale of "[[Literature/{{Aladdin}} Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp]]".

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.

There were several continuations:

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

All but ''King of Thieves'' [[PoorMansSubstitute replace]] Robin Williams with 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]]. Creator/GilbertGottfried and Creator/JohnRhysDavies also co-star in major roles (though Rhys-Davies only turns up in ''King of Thieves'').

Also produced were 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}}, [[UsefulNotes/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/SegaMasterSystem, which was more faithful to the story but it isn't quite as well-known. Agrabah also features as a recurring world in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' franchise by Creator/SquareEnix.

''Aladdin'' was inspired very heavily by ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'', with several sequences being direct references to said unfinished film. Designer Andreas Deja, in particular, had previously worked under ''Thief'' creator Creator/RichardWilliams. The release of ''Aladdin'' contributed to Williams losing control of ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'', which was retooled to be similar to ''Aladdin'' and released without his final input. It subsequently [[BoxOfficeBomb bombed]].

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.

A live action remake is in the works.

'''Character tropes go on to the [[Characters/{{Aladdin}} Characters Sheet]].'''

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!!The original movie provides examples of:

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: The big lady in "One Jump Ahead". "Still I think he's rather tasty!"
* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Genie.
* ActOfTrueLove: Genie is willing to face an eternity of servitude if it means Aladdin and Jasmine get to stay together. For his part, Aladdin is willing to forego the right to marry the princess if it means freeing his friend. It being a Disney movie, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming they both get what they want]] when the Sultan remembers [[ForgotICouldChangeTheRules that he can change the law]] forbidding Jasmine from marrying a commoner any time he likes.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the original story, it was never explained what made Aladdin the Chosen One; he just ''was.'' He didn't seem to care what the princess thought about marrying him at all, and never freed the genie or even became friends with him. Since Aladdin is still an anti-hero, this isn't necessarily much of a change, though he's still different from his original counterpart regardless.
* AdaptationalNameChange: Prince Achmed becomes Prince Abdullah in the Broadway show.
* AdaptationalVillainy: While its far from the first adaptation to make UsefulNotes/GrandVizierJafar a villain, its probably the most well known example of it. In the ''Literature/ArabianNights'', Jafar was a minor character but generally a hero (although Sunni tradition, which thinks very highly of Harun al-Rashid, assumed that Ja'far must have been guilty of something if the great Caliph had him killed). And in the Aladdin story, the Grand Vizier (who is actually not the same character as Jafar, as Jafar did not appear in the Arabian Nights Aladdin story, but he is replaced by Jafar in the movie) is hostile to Aladdin at first, but then [[TheCassandra he has a point]], and is actually TheGoodChancellor in contrast to the Disney movies depiction of Jafar as an EvilChancellor; the real villain of the story is a magician from North Africa.
* AdaptationSpeciesChange: In the stage adaptation, Jafar's sidekick Iago is a human instead of a parrot.
* AdaptedOut:
** In both the Disneyland and Broadway musical adaptations, Abu is omitted from the story,[[note]]although in the Broadway version he appears as a placard illustration during the 'white persian monkeys' line of "Prince Ali", and is the excuse used during Jasmine's ObfuscatingInsanity [[/note]] as is Jasmine's pet tiger, Rajah.
** The Genie of the Ring makes no appearance in the Disney adaptation, nor does Aladdin's mother.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: One of the guards jumps on one foot after doing some involuntary firewalking in pursue of Aladdin.
* AllClothUnravels: [[HurricaneOfPuns "Things are unraveling fast now, boy]]. [[EvilLaugh Ha, ha!"]] ([[JustifiedTrope Now]], it ''was'' unravelled 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.
* AmbiguousReligions: The characters seem Ambiguously Muslim. The Sultan does shout "Praise Allah!" at one point - but it should be noted that "Allah" had previously been one of the Arabs' pagan gods, and is also used by Arab Christians and Jews to refer to God. The marriage ceremony in [[Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves the sequel]] also appears to be Christian in nature, which would be strange given the supposed time period. Also, the Cave of Wonders is guarded by a supernatural being that [[AllThereInTheScript the script refers to]] as a "tiger-god". And the magic-carpet ride around the world during the "A Whole New World" sequence implies that the action is taking place anywhere from a few centuries to over a millennium before the birth of Christ, never mind the rise of Islam. Ultimately, most of the ambiguity can be chalked up to a giant case of AnachronismStew.
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: The lamp/Genie.
** Jafar's [[MagicWand 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 Art/TheSphinx. They startle him, [[HistoricalInJoke 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.
** Also, after the song's done they end up watching a Chinese New Year Celebration on the roof of what looks very much like the Forbidden City in Peking; the palace wouldn't be built until 1406-20.
** 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.[[invoked]]
** 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.
* 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).
* AngryFistShake: Aladdin does one when cursing TheOldConvict who got him trapped in the Cave of Wonders.
* AnimalReactionShot: A shot of Abu and Iago looking disgusted at Jasmine giving Jafar a KissOfDistraction.
* AnimateInanimateObject: Carpet.
* AnimationBump: Noticed in most of Genie's animation in general, having been supervised by former Creator/RichardWilliams associate Creator/EricGoldberg. The scenes in the Cave of Wonders also makes use of this trope.
%%** During the musical numbers.
* AnswerCut: After Jafar's line "I must find this one, this...Diamond in the rough." the scene cuts over to introduce the "street rat" Aladdin.
%%* ArabianNightsDays
* ArbitraryMissionRestriction: When the eponymous thief enters the Cave of Wonders to fetch the magic lamp, he is allowed in, but told to "Touch nothing but the lamp." Upon entering, he finds a ''massive'' trove of treasure, but he abides by the condition. Fully justified in that when his pet monkey Abu does touch some of the treasure, [[OhCrap shit massively hits the fan]], they almost die, and then they are [[BuriedAlive trapped in the cave]] and must find a way to escape.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: A light-hearted example would be Aladdin asks Genie what he would wish for. Genie, who was mostly comedic since being introduced, is beyond shocked that someone actually asked him what he would like. His initial hesitance makes it even more of a tearjerker when he tells Al that he wants to be free of his lamp.
* ArrangedMarriage: The Sultan attempted to set Jasmine up in one but she was constantly rejecting them. Jafar attempts to hypnotize the Sultan into forcing Jasmine into one with him so that he can become the sultan.
* 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. This also doubles as both a SilentSnarker moment and an AnimalReactionShot.
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat:
** Aladdin: "This is no time to panic! ...Start panicking!"
** Also, this exchange:
--->'''Woman:''' Getting into trouble early, aren't we, Aladdin?\\
'''Aladdin:''' Trouble? No way. You're only in trouble if you get caught.\\
'''Razoul:''' Got'cha! ''(Captain Razoul grabs him)''\\
'''Aladdin:''' I'm in trouble!
** Also [[InvertedTrope inverted]]:
---> '''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" 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.
* BarefootPoverty: Aladdin, until he becomes a prince.
* BatmanGambit: Aladdin, being a GuileHero, is good at taking advantage of people's predictable behavior.
** He tricked the Genie into freeing him from the Cave of Wonders without actually making a wish by mocking his supposedly mighty powers.
** Knowing that Jafar is a power hungry jerkass, he tricked the guy into wishing for power that came with a prison cell.
* BazaarOfTheBizarre: The vendor in the beginning is selling quirky stuff.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
** Aladdin's wish to become a prince didn't make him any more attractive to Jasmine; if anything, she liked him less as a prince than as a "street rat".
** Aladdin's trick to defeat Jafar: making him ask to be a genie... because that would lock him in a lamp.
* BecomingTheGenie: [[spoiler:Aladdin tricks Jafar into wishing to become a genie. Jafar only realizes the downside when it's too late.]]
-->'''Aladdin:''' Phenomenal cosmic power! [[CallBack Itty-bitty living space!]]
* BellyDancer: Genie conjures some up, during the "Friend Like Me" and "Prince Ali" musical sequences.
* 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''!
** Touching the forbidden treasures is a ''major'' one for Cave of Wonders. When Abu gets the gem, the cave promptly collapses in on itself to prevent Aladdin and Abu from escaping.
* 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?"
* BeYourself: 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 puts up a good fight against Jafar on his own and manages to defeat Jafar by turning his own power-hungry nature on him, all by tricking him into wishing he was a genie, which comes with strings attached. In the end, he even frees Genie when he could've used his last wish to become a prince again.
** 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]]!
* BigBallOfViolence: When the guards are after Aladdin for stealing bread, they jump onto him, creating a dust cloud and when the dust clears they are shown to have incapacitated each other instead of Aladdin.
* BigEntrance: The entire "Prince Ali" number is an extended version. But getting your elephant to kick down a palace door and slam the BigBad and his parrot sidekick into the wall makes for an especially good climax. It's ''so'' big it provides the current page image.
* BigNever: Jasmine, while throwing a glass of wine in Jafar's face.
* BigNo:
** Jafar at the start of the film when Gazeem gets eaten by the Cave of Wonders.
** Aladdin, when Abu goes for the giant gem in the Cave of Wonders (which angers the cave's guardian after he told them not to touch anything but the lamp and starts the cave's "self-destruct").
** Jafar after he betrays Aladdin and realizes he doesn't have the lamp.
** Jafar when he gets sucked into his own lamp as a result of becoming a genie at the end of the film.
* 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.
%%* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord
* BlessedWithSuck:
** '''[=PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER!=]''' [--...itty-bitty living space.--]
** A genie is ''powerless'' to stop his new master from trying to harm/kill his previous master, however much they liked them, [[spoiler: as what turns out to be the case when Jafar seizes the lamp from Aladdin, [[GodsHandsAreTied Genie can only stare on sadly at this dire turn of events]].]]
* BondOneLiner: Jafar gives a whole HurricaneOfPuns after he steals the lamp from Aladdin:
** "I wish to rule on high, as Sultan.": Uses the Genie's magic to steal the Sultan's clothes and move the palace to the top of a mountain.
** "Down boy.": Turns Rajah into a tiger cub.
** "Say hello to your precious Prince Ali.": Uses magic to switch Aladdin back into his street clothes.
** "His assets frozen, the venue chosen, is the ends of the earth.": Sends Aladdin and Abu to the arctic[[note]] This line was originally supposed to be "You're going on a one-way trip to a corner of the sphere. Not a million miles from here but two!"[[/note]]
** "Princess, your time is up.": Traps Jasmine in a hourglass.
** "Don't toy with me.": Turns Abu into a toy monkey.
** "Things are unraveling fast, now boy.": Unravels Aladdin's magic carpet.
** "Get the point.": Traps Aladdin in a ring of swords.
** "I'm just getting warmed up.": [[BreathWeapon Breathes fire]] at Aladdin.
** "Perhaps you'd like to see how snake-like I can be.": [[ScaledUp Turns into a giant cobra]].
* {{Bowdlerise}}: The line "where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face" was changed to "where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense" for the VHS[=/=]DVD[=/=]Blu-ray[=/=]digital video releases because of complaints by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. Nevertheless, in the same musical number, the line "it's barbaric -- but, hey! it's home" was retained despite similar complaints. The "cut of your ear" line was retained in the film's original soundtrack, but the special edition has the bowdlerised version.
* BoyfriendBluff: Though in this case Al pretends Jasmine is his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} sister. Points to Jasmine for immediately getting it and playing along.
--> '''Aladdin:''' Come on sis, time to go see the doctor.
--> '''Jasmine:''' *to camel* Oh hello doctor, how are you?
--> '''Aladdin:''' Uh uh, not that one...
* 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.
* CameBackWrong: The [[DefiedTrope supposed reason]] that Genie can't bring people back from the dead.
* CameraAbuse: "Please, please, come closer. [Smash] Too close. A little too close."
-->'''Merchant:''' Please, please, come closer! ''[smacks into camera]'' Too close, a little too close!
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: 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?").
* CementShoes: Applied to Aladdin to make him drown but the Genie comes to his aid.
* 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.
* 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!"
* 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''.
* 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".
* CreatorCameo:
** Shortly after Aladdin gives his bread to starving children, two men discuss the prince who is passing on the street. They are modeled and voiced by the film's directors John Musker and Ron Clements (other characters are drawn like crew members).
** A caricature of animator Tom Sito makes an appearance as a manure salesman at the end of the "One Jump Ahead" number.
* 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"]].
* CrystalBall: Jafar uses a magic hourglass to find out who the ChosenOne is.
* CuffsOffRubWrists: Aladdin, when Abu unlocks his chains in the dungeon. Also, [[spoiler:when Genie gets his freedom. Though in later appearances, Genie has them back 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!"
* CymbalBangingMonkey: Jafar turns Abu into one during the climax.
* DarkReprise: Jafar's version of "Prince Ali".
** 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 [[AssholeVictim 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, though:
--->'''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 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.
* DefiantCaptive: When Jafar indulges in a IHaveYouNowMyPretty in the third act, she [[FoodSlap throws a glass of wine in his face.]] and shouts a BigNever.
* DelayedReaction: When Aladdin announced to the Genie that he is free it doesn't register with the latter until a few seconds later.
* DemotedToExtra: In the stage musical, the Magic Carpet is a prop, not an actual, sentient character, and only appears during "A Whole New World" and right at the very end.
* DenserAndWackier: Compared to many other Disney films, especially the films preceding it, ''Aladdin'' is a very comedic film, especially when Genie shows up. It's also this compared to the original Aladdin story.
* 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.
* DisneyAcidSequence: "Friend Like Me".
* {{Disneyfication}}: The story is drastically different from the original, and is a complete 180 in tone from the stories of the ''Literature/ArabianNights''. For starters, they were definitely '''not''' family or kid aimed tales; they covered adult subjects like forced marriage, infidelity, serial uxoricide, and explicit descriptions of human anatomy ... and that's just in the ''frame story''! And that's not even getting into the parts where Scheherazade starts rambling on about corpse-tearing ghouls, bestiality, or [[GagPenis penis humor,]] and the inherent ValuesDissonance and sometimes racist content in the stories. The Disney ''Aladdin'' removes all of this to make the film appropriate for kids and families. In the original story, Aladdin had ''two'' genies - a weaker one in a ring, and the stronger one in the lamp - and had ''no limit'' on the number of tasks he could set them to. Yes, he won the hand of a princess, but that was barely the midpoint of the story; the evil wizard who had first used Aladdin to try to retrieve the lamp (and who had no connection to the princess in any way) was not quickly disposed of but instead discovered Aladdin's success, and successfully stole the lamp (and the princess, and Aladdin's palace, and almost everything else) with the clever ruse of "New lamps for old!" Aladdin had to win everything back from the wizard using his wits and the lesser genie he still had in his ring. There weren't any cute animal companions, magic carpets hadn't been thought up when the story was written, and the princess didn't have much of a part - she ranged from ruining everything by giving away the lamp, all the way down to being eye candy only present for Aladdin to marry.
* 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, when "Prince Ali" makes his big entrance. Happens to Iago earlier when Jafar quickly shuts a secret door so Jasmine won't notice it, accidentally trapping Iago between the door and the wall.
* DramaticSpotlight: Genie conjures several of these during the song "Friend Like Me".
* 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:
** Aladdin jumps in and out of windows fairly often, especially in the "One Jump Ahead" sequence. People are so used to it that they don't break rhythm.
** Aladdin flies up onto the balcony of Jasmine's bedroom with his magic carpet. The oddest thing is, Jasmine isn't even wondering how he got up there -- she's too pissed off at the moment to care. When Aladdin goes to leave by jumping back off the balcony, she freaks out sufficiently.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
** The entire "One Jump Ahead" sequence is one for Aladdin, along with his subsequent display of kindness to two children.
** It's also one for Abu, who is shown to be (unlike Aladdin) [[{{Foreshadowing}} willing to steal jewelry]] as well as food.
** Jasmine gets one when she steals food for a hungry child, which is the exact same thing Aladdin had done earlier.
** Genie's first 15 seconds tell you everything you'd need to know about the duality of his character. He comes up with all his majesty of a SkywardScream, and then, this is the first thing out of his mouth.
-->''Genie:'' [[IncomingHam TEN THOUSAND YEEAAARRSSS]] [[MinorInjuryOverreaction will give you SUCH a crick in the neck!]]
* 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. Justified in that it was a only a plan B to get the power after they thought the lamp to be lost forever. Iago didn't expect Jafar to really fall in love with Jasmine.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: ''Especially'' thieving, [[IKnowKungFu kung-fu knowing]], lock-picking and all around awesome monkeys like Abu. Makes other Disney pets look absolutely worthless.
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* 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 Goldberg (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!"
* 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: Gazeem gets swallowed by the Cave of Wonders when he tries to escape and is apparently buried alive.
* FanserviceExtra: 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" not to mention a few peasant women in that same song... let's just say there's a lot of pretty, shapely girls in sheer, low-cut fabric.
* FatalReward: Jafar's plan for Aladdin after he gets him the lamp: stab him, leave him for dead and take the lamp back to Agrabah. Luckily it fails.
* FeedbackRule: In his introductory scene the Genie poses as an entertainer with a mic which gives off a feedback.
* FelonyMisdemeanor:
** 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.
** The Cave of Wonders takes this up to eleven when Abu grabs the giant ruby, as they had been instructed not to touch anything inside other than the lamp. The cave then ''destroys itself'' with them still trapped within as punishment.
* 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: Aladdin's and Jasmine's first kiss on the balcony indicates their growing love for each other.
* 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 sorcerer 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.
* 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.
** Inverted. He actually went along with the plan & acted "scared". It's evident when he calls Aladdin "a genius" after Jafar is caught.
* 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.
* ForgottenFramingDevice: The film opens with a merchant who tells the tale of the lamp (and Aladdin). It doesn't go back to him at the end. (He eventually reappears at the end of ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'', the final instalment of the franchise, having implicitly been telling not only the story of this movie but the movies and TV series that followed it.)
** FridgeBrilliance kicks in when you consider RobinWilliams almost quit the franchise, only to return... in time to do the reprise, and complete the framing device.
* 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).
%%* FramingDevice: - see ForgottenFramingDevice
* 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.
* 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...
* FullMoonSilhouette: Aladdin and Jasmine pass [[http://babesindisneylandblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Aladdin1.jpg in front of]] a [[GiganticMoon giant full moon]] during their FlightOfRomance.
* 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.
* {{Gainaxing}}: The harem girls in "One Jump Ahead" seen again in "Prince Ali" have a rather generous bounce in a few shots.
* TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson: The Genie from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is this to the max, as well as the TropeNamer. His accurate impressions of movie stars (such as, notably, Creator/JackNicholson) provided ample [[ParentalBonus Parental Bonuses]], and like Merlin in ''The Sword in the Stone'', he exhibits ample working knowledge of twentieth-century zeitgeist and technology. In the sequels and [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries television series]] that followed, he frequently alluded to several other Disney franchises and impersonated their characters, including Pumbaa from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''.\\
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Worth noting is that Aladdin {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the Genie's tendency to do this in the cartoon series. "What's the genie doing?" "Dreaming about references to some form of entertainment that hasn't been invented yet." It's occasionally mentioned that Genie sometimes time-travels in his spare time, which explains how he knows about pop culture icons from the future. There is one episode of the show that [[CutawayGag explictly shows him in another time, with Napoleon]]. There's also a fairly popular fan theory that [[EpilepticTrees the movie actually takes place in the distant ''future'']], which also explains it handily.
* 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.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** "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)![[spoiler: It is confirmed in the TV series that Aladdin had quite a romantic history before he became involved with Jasmine. No doubt he slept around.]]Also Aladdin taking Jasmine back to his place, possibly for the same reason.
** Those who speak Arabic 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.
** During the song "Prince Ali", Aladdin throws many gold coins to the peasants who excitedly clamor to retrieve them. As they say "He's generous! So generous!" one female peasant can be seen putting her hand on another woman's butt.
** When Aladdin (as Prince Ali) returns, to the surprise of Jafar and Iago, Iago says "How in the he-, er squark!"
** When Jasmine pretends to flirt with Aladdin on the balcony and he falls for it, there's a shot where he very clearly checks out her body.
** In the Norwegian dub of "A Friend Like Me", when Genie creates the harem girls, he sings "But you can't see them without their clothes!" Furthermore, right before they disappear, Al can be seen feeling one of them up.
*** Even in the English dub, Aladdin is seen clearly enjoying their company and about to kiss one of them.
* 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:
** Jasmine's suitor at the beginning. Odd, since Rajah still has a piece of heart fabric in his mouth as though it's from the underwear, when in fact it should be from the pants that he bit a hole in.
** Also one of the guards during One Jump Ahead -- not hearts, but white polka dots on pink background.
* GrapesOfLuxury: We see Iago feast on grapes after his master Jafar has taken over the kingdom.
* GravityIsAHarshSeamstress: Aladdin does a variation sliding down a single clothesline. He even has an [[AnachronismStew anachronistic]] bra on during the slide.
* GuileHero: Aladdin. Able to use small tricks, charm, psychological manipulation, deception and agility to fool both the royal guards and Jafar.
* HairpinLockpick: Abu uses one to free Aladdin from his shackles in the dungeon.
* {{Hammerspace}}:
** Where Abu puts the lamp after he nabs it from Jafar.
** Also, where Jasmine puts the short-sword Aladdin 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!
* HamsterWheelPower: Lacking a lightning-storm to generate power, Jafar's spying device is charged up by Iago running on a horizontal gear. A chore which Iago is ''not'' happy about.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: After saving Aladdin from drowning...
-->'''Genie''': "I'm gettin' kinda fond of ya, Al. Not that I wanna pick out curtains or anything."
* HeirInLaw:
** This is the basis of Jafar's plan. By using his magic on the Sultan, he plans to secure a marriage to Princess Jasmine and gain the throne through her.
-->'''Iago''': You marry the princess, all right? [...] Then you become the sultan! [...] And then, we drop papa-in-law and the little woman off a cliff.
** This was the whole reasons the other princes were courting her. They weren't interested in her, they were interested in becoming the sultan.
* HeldGaze: Aladdin and Jasmine share one early on in the movie with a sunset behind them, leading to an AlmostKiss.
* HeyYou: Jafar usually refers to Aladdin as simply "the boy," "boy," or "street rat,"
-->'''Jafar''': Things are unraveling fast now, boy.
** Though in ''Return of Jafar'' he constantly refers to Aladdin by proper name, to heat his revenge.
* HistoricalInJoke: The crack in the Sphinx's nose happens during the flyby in [[FallingInLoveMontage "A Whole New World"]].
* 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.
* 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. It's not that Aladdin is ''in''competent; he just can't hope to compete with a guy who has "phenomenal cosmic powers!"
* HypnoRay: Jafar's magical cobra head staff.
* HypnoticEyes: Jafar's cobra-headed cane which induces this effect in the Sultan.
* 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.
* ICanExplain: Just after his treasonous plot against the Sultan has been revealed, Jafar tries saying "All this can be explained." Exactly how is a mystery for the ages.
* ICantLookGesture: When Jafar banishes Aladdin to "the ends of the earth" with the power he wished for, Genie turns his face away in devastation.
* 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.
* IHaveThisFriend: Aladdin credits certain things he's feeling regarding Jasmine and her situation to Abu.
-->'''Aladdin''': Abu says that--uh--that's not fair.
-->'''Abu''': What?
-->'''Jasmine''': Oh, did he?
-->'''Aladdin''': Yeah, of course.
-->'''Jasmine''': And does Abu have anything else to say?
-->'''Aladdin''': Well, uh, he wishes there was something he could do to help.
-->'''Abu''': Oh, boy!
-->'''Jasmine''': Hmm, tell him that's very sweet.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Jafar trying to make Jasmine marry him.
* IJustWantToBeFree: The Genie.
** And Jasmine, if you think about it.
* ImGoingToDisneyWorld: Implied rather than spoken for obvious reasons.
** "Aladdin! You just won the heart of a princess. What are you gonna do next?"
** After being freed, Genie declares he's gonna see the world and shape-shifts into a Hawaiian shirt and Goofy hat.
* IMissMom: The CutSong "Proud of Your Boy", reinstated in the ScreenToStageAdaptation.
* ImmediateSelfContradiction: Aladdin's line "... and I don't have fleas" is followed by him scratching his head.
* 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".
* InconvenientSummons: Aladdin rubs the lamp while Genie is apparently in the shower.
* IndyPloy: Aladdin might just give Franchise/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.
* InkSuitActor: The Genie and Iago.
** Scott Weinger and Linda Larkin as Aladdin and Jasmine respectively. Even after more than two decades, the resemblance is ''incredibly'' striking!
** Jonathan Freeman looks ''nothing'' physically like Jafar (being slightly chubby and muscular) but he used some [[MilkingTheGiantCow gesturing]] of the same maniacal expressions for the character..
-->'''Andreas Deja, supervising animator for Jafar''': Based on some of the storyboards, I had this very skinny, elegant, bizarre-looking person in mind. And then I heard that Jonathan was at the studio doing some more lines for the movie. So he came into my office, and I almost couldn't put his face with his body together because he's ''not'' skinny. He's very friendly and jovial. But Jonathan does have...sort of an oily, insincere quality...which I needed to find out on which mouth shapes I would use. (''Still frames of Jonathan Freeman using facial expressions and movements for Jafar appear for comparison'')
* InstantlyProvenWrong: In the introductory scene with the [[SnakeOilSalesman merchant]], he tries to give a sales pitch but is foiled by circumstances.
-->'''Merchant''': Look at this. Combination hookah and coffee maker. Also makes Julienne fries. Will not break. ''[taps item on table]'' Will not... ''[item falls apart]'' [[CaptainObvious It broke]].
* 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!]]
* InterspeciesFriendship:
** Aladdin and Genie.
** Aladdin and Abu, Aladdin and the Carpet, Jasmine and Rajah, Jafar and Iago (if you consider them friends...)
* InTheHood: Jasmine's hood, when she's disguised as a peasant.
* IntimidationDemonstration: Abu does this with a sword while being pursued by the guards near the beginning of the movie.
* IronicEcho: Aladdin does a few.
** "I'm a street rat, remember?" [[note]]First said by Aladdin to Abu when the latter complains about Jasmine, reminding him that she has to marry a prince; then Aladdin echoes it when speaking to the Genie about his ability to thwart Jafar.[[/note]]
** "'''''PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWERS!''''' [--ittybittylivingspace.--]"[[note]]First said by the Genie, lamenting his confinement to the lamp; then echoed by Aladdin after tricking Jafar into wishing to become a genie himself.[[/note]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy:
** 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. Both have formed a close relationship and want the other to be happy.
** 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.\\
'''Prince Achmed:''' I'll teach you some manners!\\
[''Prince Achmed 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.
* 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 Vizier" said so... go on to be jerkass guards in the other movies... Karma, where'd you go?
** It's mentioned they take their orders from Jafar, but apparently without questioning. However, when a command like killing a foreign prince and thus creating an international incident goes so blatantly against the law; one can hope the Sultan gave them a serious lecture about the use of common sense while obeying. Possibly justified in that, if any of the guards questions Jafar's orders, Jafar may have used his [[HypnoRay cobra-headed staff]] to guarantee their compliance.
* KissOfDistraction: In an attempt to keep Jafar from seeing Aladdin going for the lamp, Jasmine starts off by [[ShowSomeLeg showing some leg]], but in order to keep Jafar's attention she is forced to kiss him. She lays a kiss on Jafar with such an intensity that it doubles as a ForcefulKiss. Unfortunately Aladdin is so grossed out by the sight that he pauses and the ploy ends up not working.
* 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, which only angers Jafar and prompts his second wish into the most powerful sorcerer IN THE WORLD! His first act as an even more powerful sorcerer? Forcing them though magic to kowtow before him. This one is seen as painful.
* 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.]]
* 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!
* 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]].
* {{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.
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: The third act starts once Aladdin has won the heart of Jasmine, exposed the traitorous Jafar, and [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow come to realize that now he'll actually be expected to take over as Sultan someday]]. The Genie thinks it's time for a victory celebration and [[TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson bursts into a rousing rendition of]] ''[[AnachronismStew Stars and Stripes Forever]]'', only to trail off when Aladdin just slumps past him, oblivious.
* LighterAndSofter: Unlike ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' or ''Disney/TheLionKing'', this film's a comedy, with relatively little gravitas and more wacky characters than usual.
* 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 (albeit 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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* MacGuffinGuardian: The Cave of Wonders itself.
* MagicCarpet: One of Aladdin's sidekicks. He meets the Carpet in the Cave of Wonders, and it saves his life several times and takes Aladdin and Jasmine on their ride in "A Whole New World".
* MakeAWish: Anyone who gets ahold of the Lamp can make up to three Wishes with the Genie.
* TheMakeover: The transformation from Aladdin to Prince Ali.
* MaliciousMisnaming: Jafar constantly calls Prince Ali "Prince Abubu".
* 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.
* MoodWhiplash: Aladdin goes from sharing a long kiss with Jasmine to being tied up and dropped into the ocean by Jafar in seconds.
* 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 Jasmine in the movie, is also from that story.
** The Broadway musical adaptation reinvents Iago as a human rather than a talking parrot. There are, however, several allusions to the original animal character.
-->'''Jafar''': Really, Iago. Must you parrot everything I say?!
* 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.
* NeckLift: One of the guards does this to Aladdin when they break into his hideout and capture him.
* NestedOwnership: When Jasmine recognizes "Prince Ali" as the boy she met at the marketplace, Aladdin claims that it couldn't have been him because he has servants to do his shopping for him, and that those servants have servants of their own to shop for them as well.
* 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 first 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. Genie to Aladdin also, seeing as he's not really human.
* NoOntologicalInertia:
** Jafar uses his magical staff to hypnotize the Sultan. When the staff is broken by Aladdin, the hypnotic effect is instantly neutralized.
** Genie moves the palace to higher elevation per Jafar's orders. When Jafar is defeated, the palace instantly and magically moves back to its original position. The fact that defeating ''Jafar'' reversed ''Genie's'' actions makes this case particularly absurd, especially since the Genie could have voluntarily fixed all that once he was freed.
** The changes Jafar made using his power as a sorcerer were undone when he became a genie. The rug (which had been unraveled) was re-woven, Abu changed from a mechanical monkey back into a real one, and so on.
** Also, based on the characters' comments Aladdin's prince wish apparently has to be recast by the end.
* {{NOT}}: Iago uses it to describe the sultan. "Oh, excellent judge [of character], sure... NOT!"
* ObfuscatingInsanity:
** When he first meets Princess Jasmine, Aladdin rescues her from an irate merchant who was about to [[DisproportionateRetribution chop off her hand for taking a piece of fruit]] (Jasmine never having been outside the palace in her life and unfamiliar with the concept of money) by convincing him that she was not right in the head. Jasmine plays along;
--->'''Merchant:''' She says she knows the Sultan!\\
'''Aladdin:''' She thinks the ''monkey'' is the Sultan.\\
'''Jasmine:''' ''(getting the hint and bowing before Abu)'' Oh wise Sultan! How may I serve you?\\
'''Aladdin:''' ''(sighing)'' Tragic, isn't it?. ut, no harm done. Now come along sis, time to see the doctor.\\
'''Jasmine:''' ''(to a nearby camel)'' Oh hello, Doctor. How are you?\\
'''Aladdin:''' No, no, no. Not that one. Come on ''Sultan''.
** In the musical, crosses over with MythologyGag, as Jasmine instead refers to a talking monkey (Abu having been cut from this version). When later asked where that came from, she replies "It just seemed right".
* 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:
** 1. [[ThouShaltNotKill Genies can't kill anyone]] (so don't ask!)[[note]]This becomes a really big plot point of ''The Return of Jafar''.[[/note]];
** 2. Genies can't make anyone fall in love with anyone else[[note]]Jafar wanted this as his last wish, and the Genie's lecture about the wish rules that he gave Aladdin leads to him getting a tongue-lashing from an irate Jafar, who confronts him up close[[/note]];
** 3. Genies can't or won't bring someone back from the dead ([[CameBackWrong it's not a pretty picture!]]); and
** 4. Ixnay on the WishingForMoreWishes.
* OhCrap: A lot of them.
** Gazeem before he gets swallowed by the Cave of Wonders.
** Aladdin and Abu when the Cave of Wonders is about to cave in on itself and when they see they're about to fly into a wall during their escape.
** Aladdin when Jafar is about to give him his "eternal reward".
** Jafar when he realizes that Abu has stolen the lamp after the Cave of Wonders closes.
** Jafar and Iago during "Prince Ali" before the door slams on them.
** The Genie when he discovers that Aladdin is going to drown and when he realizes that Jafar is his new master.
** Aladdin when he realizes that Jafar stole his lamp and when the Genie lifts the palace a few seconds later.
** The Sultan and Jasmine are utterly shocked when Jafar is transformed into an almighty sorcerer, the Sultan even more so, as his reaction is to tremble before they are magically forced to KneelBeforeZod.
** Jafar when [[spoiler:he gets sucked into a lamp after becoming a genie himself]].
* OhCrapSmile:
** Abu cracks one in the opening chase scene after his IntimidationDemonstration with the sword doesn't work and the guards are drawing their swords.
** Jafar tries this, along with saying "[[ICanExplain All this can be explained]]" after he's discovered to be a traitor.
* OhMyGods: "Allah" is inserted into various expressions. The Genie also calls Aladdin "Doubting Moustaffa", which is likely a reference to "Doubting Thomas".
* TheOldConvict: Jafar disguises himself as one of these in a Monte Cristo reference.
* OneDimensionalThinking: When Aladdin is ReassignedToAntarctica by Jafar and a broken-off tower of Agrabah palace starts rolling towards him, he could have evaded it by moving sidewards but the RuleOfCool dictated that he had to perform a ByWallThatIsHoley instead.
* OnlyTheWorthyMayPass: The "Diamond in the Rough".
* OpeningMonologue: The Merchant at the beginning.
* OppositesAttract: Aladdin and Jasmine seem to be this at first, what with Aladdin being a street rat and Jasmine being a princess, but it turns out they're actually a lot alike.
* OrbitalKiss: Aladdin and Jasmine spin around on the magic carpet as they kiss at the end of the movie.
* OutOfSightOutOfMind: Although Jafar's lamp is really sent far, far away.
* OutOfTheInferno: Jafar, during his final encounter with Aladdin, casually strolls into the fire ring he's trapped Al in after Aladdin calls him a "cowardly snake". This comment backfires on Aladdin immediately, as like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]], in addition to walking through fire, Jafar demonstrates his own OneWingedAngel form, a giant cobra, and gets ScaledUp, and quickly puts Aladdin on the defense.
* PantheraAwesome: The Cave of Wonders. Of all the things it could've been, it's a giant talking tiger head made of sand that eats people.
* PaperThinDisguise: Just a change of clothes is all it takes for people to not recognize Aladdin as Prince Ali. One would think that Jasmine, who spent quite some time with the street rat, would have noticed that the boy she met in the market was the same as this guy. It isn't until she catches him without his turban that she suspects something. [[spoiler:To be fair, Jasmine did have legitimate reason to think Aladdin was dead.]]
* ParentalBonus: Robin Williams is a guarantee of dialogue not aimed at children, which they [[LateToThePunchline only understand years later]].
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* PigLatin: Genie: "And ixnay on the wishing for more wishes!"
* PinocchioNose: Prince Ali's hat (the plume falls and covers his face whenever he lies).
** The genie actually turns into Disney/{{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 for political purposes. 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. He is well aware of this as when Jafar brings up the fact that he can choose for her, the Sultan refuses that he couldn't bring himself to choose someone she hates to marry. So it's more a case of a loving father wanting his daughter's happiness and not being concerned with alliances.
* 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.
* PragmaticAdaptation: The Broadway musical alters several parts of the story in order to translate it onto the stage easier. Iago is rewritten to be a human character instead of a talking parrot, while Abu was scrapped entirely in favor of new characters, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim (who were originally planned to appear in the film until they were ultimately removed, and in favor of Abu, no less). The story's climax was also altered: Jafar never sends Aladdin to "the ends of the Earth", nor does he use his powers to transform into a giant snake. He still uses his final wish to turn into a genie, but since it would be too difficult to create a giant genie onstage, [[InstantCostumeChange his clothes simply turn red]] to signify his transformation.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "You wanted to be a genie, Jafar? You got it! And everything that goes with it! '''PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER'''... [--ittybittylivingspace.--]"
* {{Pride}}: Jafar's misteep in the finale is completely in line with his [[FatalFlaw greedy power-seeking character]]. 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, and thus, virtually the master of the World, 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.
** The argument of Aladdin was not totally wrong: despite being the most powerful man on Earth, Jafar owed all his power to the Genie who still remained upper. It means that anybody else on the world who stole the lamp could easily unwish him back his powers. Even if Jafar could hide the lamp in an unreachable place with his magic, Genie would remain an immortal threat forever, and that is something the huge ego of the Villain could not stand.
* PrimalFear: Snake!Jafar.
* [[PrincessForADay Prince for a Day]]: Aladdin's first wish is to become a prince in order to be an appropriate suitor for Jasmine.
* ProtagonistTitle: The film is called Aladdin and it is about Aladdin.
* 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.
* PushedInFrontOfTheAudience: Jasmine pushes Aladdin out to the cheering masses after her father has announced their wedding.
* RagsToRoyalty: Aladdin (and Abu). A deconstruction, as becoming a prince doesn't solve any of his problems and arguably makes them worse.
* 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.
* RealityEnsues: Aladdin becomes worried when he's told he'll become the next sultan. The only reason he's gotten this far is because of a wish, and worries what would happen if anyone learns he's not a real prince, including losing Jasmine.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Genie when he gets angry over Aladdin's taunts in the cave. Jafar also has red irises that can be seen in his opening scenes in the movie.
* RedSkyTakeWarning: Once Jafar takes full control and becomes a sorcerer, the sky over Agrabah turns red after a [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack brief purple phase]], and it stays that way until he's defeated.
* 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.
* RevealingReflection: Jasmine attempts to [[KissOfDistraction distract Jafar]] so Aladdin can grab Genie's Lamp, but Jafar ends up seeing Aladdin in the reflection on her tiara.
* 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.
* RidingIntoTheSunset: At the end Aladdin and Jasmine ride their carpet into the GiganticMoon who turns out to be the Genie.
* RingOfFire: Jafar uses his BreathWeapon to create one of these to trap Aladdin in the climax. It's put out when he gets ScaledUp.
* {{Roofhopping}}: Aladdin and Jasmine perform roof-pole-vaulting.
* SadlyMythtaken: The Genie sings in "Friend Like Me" that "Scheherazade had her thousand tales." There were not actually a thousand tales in ''Literature/ArabianNights'', Scheherazade kept the sultan entertained for 1,001 nights.
* SarcasmMode: Iago, shortly after the first (failed) attempt to enter the Cave of Wonders.
-->'''Jafar:''' Gazeem was [[CaptainObvious obviously]] [[AssholeVictim 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]].]]
* ScarabPower: The Golden Scarab Beetle locating the Cave of Wonders. Although it looks like a hand-sized robot, its two main components (which must be put together to work in the first place) form the tiger head-shaped guardian's eyes. They reappear whenever the Cave deems their summoners unworthy of getting the magical lamp. It's worth noting many box arts have this artifact located at their very center, hinting its key importance to the plot.
** Inverted in the ''Aladdin'' television series. Mechanicles has invented a robot scarab merely because he needs a mode of transportation and happens to like the tidiness and industry of the animals. In other words, a hater of magic uses a symbol of magic in a roundabout way.
* 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. Appropriately, the cave's tiger guardian calls Aladdin and Abu "infidels" when Aladdin doesn't notice Abu taking the ruby and starting the place caving in on itself.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: "You've heard of the Golden Rule, haven't you? The one who has the gold makes the rules."
* SealedWithAKiss: Aladdin and Jasmine seal their love with a kiss at the end before embarking on another flying carpet ride.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Cave of Wonders. The test is actually not that secret.
* SecretUndergroundPassage: TheOldConvict opens a secret door for him and Aladdin to escape the dungeon.
* SelfDeprecation:
** The Sultan gives an accidental, but ironic example - "I don't know where she gets it from. Her mother wasn't nearly so picky."
** Aladdin's FatalFlaw: After a lifetime of being reviled as a "worthless street rat", he is convinced that he really is, and that Jasmine couldn't possibly love him. "I must have sounded so stupid to her!" "If she found out I was just some common street rat, she'd laugh at me."
* SelflessWish: Aladdin uses his third wish to free the Genie.
* ShakingTheRump: During the song "Friend Like Me", the Genie summons three seductive harem girls who really enjoy this dance move.
* {{Shape Shift|ing}}er: Genie.
* ShooOutTheClowns: The Genie and Iago are kept to the side as Jafar and Aladdin have their final battle, and Abu and Carpet are taken out of the action by Jafar's magic as well. The Genie is eventually brought into the conflict when Aladdin points out that Jafar is not as powerful as him.
* ShoutOut:
** The villain's [[TalkingAnimal parrot sidekick]] is named [[Theatre/{{Othello}} 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.
** 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.
** Jafar approching Aladdin in the Palace dungeon disguised as an old man who knows where he can find a massive horde of treasure is one to ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo''.
** [[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 Creator/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, Creator/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 Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story ''Literature/ThePeopleOfTheBlackCircle''.
** Supposedly, Aladdin's line "All this for a loaf of bread?" is a nod to ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', in which the entire story starts because Valjean stole a loaf of bread. Also, the singing voice actress for Princess Jasmine, Lea Salonga, was Éponine in the 10th and Fantine in the 25th anniversary performances of said musical.
** 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.]]
** At one point, Genie makes a reference to the "I'm Going to Disneyland" UsefulNotes/SuperBowl ads. The score following the line even plays a bit from "When You Wish Upon a Star."
** 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.
* ShowSomeLeg: Jasmine seduces Jafar to distract him so Aladdin can take the lamp.
* SittingOnTheRoof: Aladdin and Jasmine sit on a rooftop watching fireworks as as part of their FallingInLoveMontage.
* SlicesDicesAndMakesJulienneFries: Combination hookah and coffee maker! Also makes julienne fries!
* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: Somewhere between Types 2 and 3. The film is mostly true to the basic story structure of the original tale, but the relationships and personalities of most of the characters are notably different, Jafar being a prominent example.
* 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 when Aladdin exposes his manipulation of the Sultan and pulls a VillainExitStageLeft.
* 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 Franchise/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).
* SpannerInTheWorks: Abu may have caused the Cave of Wonders to collapse in the first place, but he also foiled Jafar's plan to steal the lamp by pickpocketing him once he'd taken it from Aladdin.
* SpottingTheThread: A couple of details tip Jasmine off to Prince Ali's true identity:
** Aladdin's "[[TakeMyHand Do you trust me?]]"
** Jasmine may have been tipped off earlier, when he said "You should be free to make your own choice."
** 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. Up until that point, she had certainly been suspicious, but after that, you can tell she's looking at him in a new way. Of course, shortly afterwards, she tests him with the line about it being a shame that Abu's not there.
* 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]]
** Right at the end when Genie pretends to be the moon, then turns around to show his face... You can see his backside because he's mooning you.
* StockScream: A Wilhelm Scream when Genie is moving Agrabah up onto a cliff.
* StolenMacGuffinReveal: Immediately after thinking he's escaped from the Cave of Wonders, Jafar discovers he no longer has the lamp; cue BigNO. Then it's revealed, when Aladdin thinks Jafar got away with it, that Abu has stolen it back from him.
* 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!"
* SuddenlyShouting: Genie's advice to Aladdin on how to win Jasmine's heart combines this with PunctuatedForEmphasis.
-->'''Genie''': Alright, Sparky, here's the deal. If you wanna court the little lady, you gotta be a straight shooter. Ya got it?
-->'''Aladdin''': What?
-->'''Genie''': Tell. her. the... '''''TRUTH!'''''
* 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?!??!
* TakeMyHand:
** Aladdin to Jasmine. A fall was only implied the first time, and it was when she ''trusts'' him that they jump off (safely).
---> ''"Do you trust me?"''
** Averted by Jafar. Aladdin needs to be pulled up, Jafar says "First give me the lamp," takes the lamp and then, instead of pulling Aladdin up, tries to kill him with a dagger, then when Abu bites him, leaves Aladdin in the Cave of Wonders to die.
* TakeOverTheCity: For all he wants power, Jafar never seems interested in political power beyond Agrabah.
* 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: Jafar, who within about three minutes called Jasmine both "my dear" and "pussycat."
* 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.]]"
* ThouShallNotKill: Despite all their power, genies can't kill anyone. This is a really big plot point of ''Return of Jafar'' because Jafar himself has to resort to scheming for revenge on Aladdin.
* ThwartedCoupDeGrace:
** When the vendor raises his sword to cut off Jasmine's hand, Aladdin stops him.
** When Jafar tries to stab Aladdin who's doing a LiteralCLiffhanger at the entrance of the Cave of Wonders, Abu bites him in his arm just in time.
* ToiletHumor: The end of the "One Jump Ahead" number has the guards falling into a huge pile of manure for sale.
* TrashLanding: The guards chasing Aladdin land on Crazy Hakim's Discount Fertilizer.
* TreasureRoom: The Cave of Wonders. In a twist, the treasure is not what anyone goes into the cave for, and is in fact a [[SchmuckBait test of greed]].
* TrickingTheShapeshifter: Aladdin tricks Jafar into turning into a genie, which immediately causes him to be sucked into a lamp.
* {{Troperiffic}}: As this page should well demonstrate.
* TruckDriversGearChange:
** "Friend Like Me" starts with D Minor and D Major chords, and switches to a G Minor chord for the rest of the song after the "Let her rip!" line.
** "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.
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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Jafar briefly becomes Sultan.
* 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.
** Though in the TV episode "Seems Like Old Crimes", Aladdin recalls Abu stealing the lamp back from Jafar in the Cave of Wonders. Aladdin must have figured it out at some point by recognizing his voice with the "old man"'s changed voice before he tried to kill him or by Iago telling him offscreen that the "old man" WAS Jafar after Iago's HeelFaceTurn.
* UnusualPetsForUnusualPeople: Princess Jasmine owns a pet tiger. She's a RebelliousPrincess.
* 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 sorcerer has a pointless tantrum, chucks Aladdin into the cave, loses lamp as a result--is straight from the original "Literature/{{Aladdin}}".
* VillainousCrush: Subverted. Jafar hates Jasmine (presumably because he can't manipulate her easily), but Iago gives him the idea to marry her in order to give himself the political status needed to legally inherit the throne. Both of them make it very clear that once he marries her, they'll dispose of her and her father.
* 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, and they also wanted something with a big chorus; its place was essentially taken by the "Prince Ali Reprise"). 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.
* WaitHere: Aladdin to Abu in the underground treasure caves when they reach the Lamp Chamber. Unfortunately for Aladdin, a gorilla statue with a shiny ruby was also in the room, and right next to Abu, who could not resist the "[[SchmuckBait forbidden treasure]]". This doesn't make the cave's guardian happy [[BerserkButton at]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor all]].
* 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.
* WhatTheHellHero:
** The Genie, to Aladdin, who has just reneged on his promise to free the Genie: "Fine, I understand. After all, you've lied to everyone else; I was beginning to feel left out."
** Jasmine dresses down her father, Aladdin, and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Jafar]] for discussing her future right in front of her.
--->'''Jasmine''': How dare you--ALL of you! Standing around deciding my future!? I am ''NOT'' a prize to be won!
* 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?!"
* WigDressAccent: Aladdin/Prince Ali.
* WishingForMoreWishes: ZigZagged. The Genie tells Al, "Ix-nay on the wishing for more wishes!" up front. Being a GuileHero, Al still manages to finagle an extra one out of the Genie by tricking him into magicking them out of an inescapable cave without actually ''wishing'' for him to do so. After being befriended and freed, Genie is willing and able to help Al all he likes outside of the confines of ThreeWishes, but [[NecessaryDrawback takes a hit to his overall magical mojo]].
%%* {{Wishplosion}}
* WithDueRespect: Iago to Jafar while being forced to pedal a bicycle to provide power to use the Mystic Blue Diamond.
* YouExclamation: Jafar to Aladdin when he sees him in the climax.
* 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...
* 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.
* YouSquared:
--> "They're after me! They're after you?!"

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