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'''''Aladdin and the King of Thieves''''' is the final installment in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' series, following on from ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. It was originally released DirectToVideo on August 13, 1996.

Aladdin and Jasmine are finally about to get married. Everyone is overjoyed, but Aladdin is saddened by the fact that none of his family can be present, as his mother died when he was young and his father left the family. At the same time the gang of forty thieves is plotting to raid the ceremony and steal all the valuables. The thieves are fought off, after which the heroes discover that they were after a specific artifact containing an oracle spirit who will tell anyone the truth of a single question they ask her. Aladdin discovers that his father has long been trapped in the world of the forty thieves, and goes on a quest to find and rescue him.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AndThisIsFor: "''That's'' for ruining my wedding!" when Jasmine punches out one of the thieves.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: In the end Aladdin and Jasmine go off on their honeymoon while his father and Iago are seen RidingIntoTheSunset.
* AnimationBump: Particularly the opening and climax, which comes '''''very''''' close to rivaling the original in animation quality, and is several levels above that seen in ''The Return Of Jafar'' and the series.
* AntiVillain: Cassim, Aladdin's father and [[KingOfThieves King of the Forty Thieves.]] He has been stealing valuables for near on 20 years and obsessed with finding an ancient treasure, but he did it so he could provide for his wife and son. When he couldn't find his family anymore after returning, he became trapped in the criminal world as [[TrappedInVillainy he couldn't leave the gang without getting killed]] and it was all he had left. [[spoiler:He abandons his quest at the end and attends Aladdin and Jasmine's wedding, albeit from the shadows.]]
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: One of the highlighted thieves in Cassim's band is a Mongol... ''who is also a master of kung fu!'' Obviously this isn't impossible, but there wasn't much room for hand-to-hand martial arts in military training under Genghis Khan and his successors, as you would expect from an army that did most of its fighting (even its swordplay) on horseback. Portraying the Mongol as an archer would have been more accurate, but long-range tactics don't seem to suit the Forty Thieves' style.
* BadassCrew: The Forty Thieves.
* BadassBeard: Cassim, not that weird considering he is inspired by Sean Connery.
* BadassPrincess: Jasmine, even more than before.
* BigBad: Cassim is in this role for the first part of the movie as the leader of the Forty Thieves, but after Aladdin introduces himself to his father he becomes more noble, and his authority is gradually usurped by Sa'luk who becomes the main bad guy.
* BigEntrance: The Thieves' arrival is heralded by a stampede.
* BladeBrake: During his fight with Sa'luk, Aladdin is thrown over the side of a cliff, and uses his father's knife to coast to a small ledge. Sa'luk gives chase using his WolverineClaws.
* BookEnds: ''King of Thieves'' ends just like the first movie started, with the Peddler singing "Arabian Nights" (though a variant, not the original song).
* BrickJoke:
** "Will you be having the chicken or the sea bass?"
** In reference to the first movie, Abu's got a sword to defend himself, but instead of running, he tosses it up to bring a chandelier down on some of the 40 thieves.
* CaveMouth: Much like the Cave of Wonders from the original, there's a huge turtle whose mouth is like a cave.
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase
* ContinuityNod: Several characters from the animated series appear in the crowd at Aladdin and Jasmine's final wedding: Sadira, Prince Uncouthma, King Mamoud and Captain Merc being the most visible at the very front of the crowd.
** One of the Forty Thieves looks like a member of Abis Mal's gang. It could be the same person.
* CurbStompBattle: Sa'luk fights all seven remaining thieves single-handedly and wipes the floor with them mid-song.
* DarkerAndEdgier: With a truly despicable villain, very intense {{Fight Scene}}s, and [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath arguably one of the most disturbing deaths in a Disney movie]], ''King Of Thieves'' is easily the darkest movie in the Aladdin trilogy. It also deals very explicitly with issues relating to organized crime, albeit of the ancient middle-eastern variety, but with surprisingly strong parallels to the modern western variety.
* DeathByMaterialism: The villain dies as a result of his own greed. [[spoiler:Cassim throws Sa'luk the Hand of Midas in the climax to protect Aladdin from him. Too late does Sa'luk realize that touching it will turn him too into gold.]]
* DigitalDestruction: All home video releases from 2005 onward have the top and bottom cropped off to fill a 16X9 TV (and not even all the way).
* DisappearedDad: Cassim. Trends into DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou, as he left with the intention of securing a fortune for his wife and son. He refused to return empty-handed and by the time he did, he couldn't find his loved ones. He "disappeared" for good because as far as he knew, he had no family left.
* DisneyVillainDeath: At first, it seems played straight: Sa'Luk initially was knocked into the ocean by Aladdin from a high cliff from the hideout. However, it's subverted as it is later revealed that he actually survived. His actual cause of death later in the film is [[spoiler:being turned into a gold statue by the Hand of Midas.]] But ultimately played straight all the same: [[spoiler: said gold statue, a few seconds after the transformation is complete, falls from the platform Sa'Luk was standing and in into the sea]].
* ExactWords: The Oracle said Cassim was "trapped in the world of the Forty Thieves." Aladdin took that to mean he was their prisoner, but the truth was more figurative.
* FadeAroundTheEyes: Sa'luk does it at the end of his VillainSong, "Are You In or Out?" At the end of the song, a fiery background appears out of nowhere around his face, and when the fire goes out, everything goes black except for his eyes and teeth, which then fade away.
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: Thanks to Abu.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Saluk gets transformed into pure gold by inadvertently touching the Hand of Midas, and sinks to the bottom of the treasure room.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Cassim is explaining the story of The Hand of Midas to Aladdin, he shows him proof of its existence, in the form of a ship, resting in an underground lake within the lair, that had been touched by the Hand, and turned to solid gold. Aladdin angrily points out that in being turned to gold by the Hand, the ship had been sunk. [[spoiler:During the climax, when Cassim realizes that his pursuit of the Hand wasn't worth leaving his family, he calls the spell on the Hand of Midas a curse, and throws it to the sea, causing it to strike the boat the remaining members of the 40 Thieves were on, leaving them to marvel as the boat turns to gold before their eyes... and then sinks from beneath them.]]
* FreezeFrameBonus: If you meticuosly pause "Welcome to the forty thieves" very carefully, you can count precisely 39 thieves, as Aladdin is the 40th. Makes sense seeing his initiation required him to [[spoiler: kill one of the previous members.]]
* GangInitiationFight: The thieves have a ceremony called The Challenge, where one has to fight one of their toughest members.
* GenerationXerox: Visually, Cassim really is nothing more than an older version of Aladdin with a beard.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** "I thought the earth wasn't supposed to move until the honeymoon!" This line was removed when aired on Disney Channel / [[NetworkDecay Disney XD]].
** An aversion to NeverSayDie when Cassim encourages Aladdin with "Knock 'em dead, kid. ''Seriously."'' while ''handing him a dagger'' when Sa'luk challenges him to a fight.
** Aladdin's [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/63e2161e19dc0e491ecefbe1935acb93/tumblr_n3kp6eJPYz1ra6id4o1_400.gif "Ooh, I'm gonna get some tonight!"]] expression right before he and Jasmine lay down on Carpet while kissing after departing their wedding.
** Genie trying to throw a bachelor party for Aladdin. The guy shapeshifts into a ''{{Gainaxing}} stripper'' and pops out of a cake, while snatching what's obviously supposed to be beer from the Carpet and calling him the "designated flyer".
* HappilyMarried: At the end, Aladdin and Jasmine ''finally'' wed a successful wedding. Iago joins Cassim in WalkingTheEarth because he doesn't want to be around for "newly wed lovey dovey" stuff.
* HeyCatch: In the climax Sa'luk threatens to kill Aladdin in front of Cassim if he doesn't hand over the Hand of Midas. Cassim throws the magical object in Sa'luk's direction, who catches it with his bare hands--and is immediately [[TakenForGranite turned into a gold statue]].
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Regardless of the fact that Aladdin is Cassim's son, Sa'luk quickly declares that Al is still an intruder.
-->'''Sa'Luk''': Blood or mud, the boy is an intruder, and we have rules about intruders. He has found our secret lair. He has seen too much. He must ''die''. (''turns to Abu and Iago'') They must ''ALL'' die!
-->'''Iago''': ''DIE?!'' He's your son! I'm his friend! CAST A VOTE FOR MERCY HERE!!
-->'''Sa'Luk''': Yes, Cassim, mercy would be so like you. Soft...and ''weak!''
* HonorBeforeReason: After breaking Cassim out of prison at Agrabah, and getting discovered in the process, Aladdin has the chance to run away with Cassim, but, reminded of his father abandoning him and refusing to put Jasmine through the same, willingly returns to Agrabah, deciding to accept the consequences of his actions.
* ImpactSilhouette: Inverted when the thieves start an elephant stampede at the wedding. Wreckage ensues, so Genie grows to giant size and braces his hands and feet against the ceiling to hold it up. Not long after that, the entire roof has collapsed except for a Genie-shaped overhang.
-->'''Genie:''' ''[looks at his silhouette]'' I guess there's really no point to this now.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: The Oracle "bound by the rule of one; one question one answer" She knows everything and will answer one question to any person who asks. After, she will never answer another of their questions (Much to Iago's frustration).
-->'''Jasmine''': What were they after, the gifts?\\
'''Aladdin''': Not all the gifts. This is what the King of Thieves wanted. (''Holds up the mysterious scepter he wrestled from the King of Thieves during the chaos'')\\
'''Iago''': With all the other great stuff in here, why go for this thing?\\
(''Suddenly, a blinding light emerges from the staff and it floats out of Al's hand. A voice rings out as a visage of a woman appears in the air'')\\
'''Oracle''': Your question is mine to answer! The King of Thieves sought my sight to find the Ultimate Treasure.\\
'''Iago''': Did someone say "treasure?"\\
'''Aladdin''': Genie?\\
'''Genie''': Hmm...Looks like an Oracle.\\
'''Oracle''': I see all that has been, and all that will be. \\
'''Genie''': [[Film/RainMan Uh oh, uh oh, definitely an Oracle, tells the future, uh oh.]] (''back to normal'') Girlfriend, where were you registered?\\
'''Iago''': Okay, you know all, so tell all. Where is the treasure? You know, the ultimate one?\\
'''Oracle''': I am bound by the rule of one. One question, one answer.\\
'''Iago''' (''frustrated''): I only ''want'' one answer! WHERE IS THE ULTIMATE TREASURE?!\\
'''Oracle''': You have already asked your question.\\
'''Iago''': You mean before? Oh, uh, that wasn't a question! That was uh...thinking out loud!\\
'''Genie''' ''(grabbing Iago)'': ''VERY'' loud!
* JustifiedCriminal: The movie reveals Aladdin's father Cassim to have originally been one of these. When Aladdin was a young boy, Cassim left him and his mother behind in Agrabah, joining the Forty Thieves and pursuing the mythical Hand of Midas to ensure that his family could live in comfort. When Cassim returned several years later he discovered that his wife had died and Aladdin was nowhere to be found, leaving him with only his Kingship over a group of outlaws.
* JustJokingJustification: After Genie makes a crack about Aladdin not being essential to the wedding, he has to resort to one. The joke isn't even that bad, it goes:
-->'''Genie:''' ''[as [[MarxBrothers Chico Marx]]]'' Hey, that'sa no good! What this wedding needs isa theme!\\
'''Genie:''' ''[as Groucho Marx]'' Needs a groom too, but let's work with what we have!\\
'''Jasmine:''' Genie!\\
'''Genie:''' It was a joke! ''[deadpan]'' I ''do'' that...
* KnightOfCerebus: Sa'Luk may not have any supernatural powers like Jafar, but he is ''definantly'' almost as threatening. After surviving an apparent DisneyVillainDeath he ''kills a shark onscreen'' and the film takes a much darker turn when he sets his plot in motion. [[spoiler:His death is also nightmarish]].
* LimitedWardrobe: Finally subverted, over the last few films and an entire TV show both Aladdin and Jasmine are shown in outfits other than "ratty street rat" clothes and the blue princess outfit.
* LongLostRelative: Aladdin and Cassim never really knew what happened to each other.
* LukeYouAreMyFather: Aladdin to Cassim. The Oracle shows Aladdin what his father looks like and where to find him. Cassim is convinced by Aladdin carrying a weapon he once owned and left to his young son.
* MacGuffin: The Hand of Midas.
* MetaphoricallyTrue: The Oracle told Aladdin that his father is "Trapped in the world of the Forty Thieves". But Cassim isn't a prisoner, he's their leader. What's keeping him there is his own greed.
* MoodWhiplash: The Genie, when confronting Cassim:
-->'''Genie:''' ''[dead serious]'' If you're Al's dad, ''and'' the King of Thieves, I just want to know one thing.\\
'''Cassim:''' Yeah?\\
'''Genie:''' ''[turning into a maître d']'' [[CallBack Will you be hav­ing the chicken or the sea bass?]]
* MotorMouth: '''''Genie'''''. Voiced by Creator/RobinWilliams, natch.
* MythologyGag: Aladdin's father and king of the Forty Thieves is named Cassim, after Ali Baba's doomed brother in the original story. "Ali Ababwa", Aladdin's alias from the original film is Ali Baba's name with an extra "a" and "w" added in.
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: Cassim reveals that he added this to the code of the Forty Thieves after becoming their leader. Which displeases Sa'luk.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Sa'luk is presumed dead when Aladdin knocks him off a cliff in their duel. As soon as the Forty Thieves are done welcoming Al to the team, the movie cuts to Sa'luk surfacing and killing a shark as he makes his way ashore.
* NotSoDifferent: Aladdin and his father Cassim.
-->'''Cassim:''' You don't understand. You don't know what it's like to have nothing, to stare up at the palace and ''know'' you deserve more, to be called "street rat."\\
'''Aladdin:''' Yes, I do.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Despite being curbstomped by the Forty Thieves in their first fight, Rasoul and the Royal Guards proceed to storm their hideout and capture thirty-one of them with no casualties in Round 2. The battle itself is never shown.
* OpenSesame: Naturally comes up.
* OrphansPlotTrinket: Aladdin turns out to have one of these in the third film, his dagger -- he thoughtfully mentions it just before it becomes plot relevant.
* PapaWolf: Cassim is very protective of his son. While they have been separated for years, he still risks his life and tries everything in his power to keep Aladdin safe.
* ParentalBonus: Genie passes out FrothyMugsOfWater to everyone, but quickly takes back Carpet's, claiming, "Not you, you're the designated flyer."
* PetTheDog: At the end when Aladdin and Jasmine finally marry, [[spoiler:Razoul]] catches the bouquet, indicating that [[spoiler:he's finally learning to accept the former Street Rat.]]
* {{Pun}}: Genie loves these.
-->"And your name is?"\\
"I'm [[Myth/NorseMythology Thor]]."\\
"You're ''Thor?"''\\
"Well it hurtth."
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The seven thieves who side with Sa'luk. A FatIdiot adept at weaponizing his own Kevlard, a Kung Fu Mongol warrior, a [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation green-skinned]] rope charmer, a DualWielding KnifeNut, and a trio of acrobatic [[SingleMindedTwins triplets]].
* RecurringTraveller: The merchant from the first movie reappears at the end.
* RedAlert: {{Parodied}} (of course)--Genie calls a Code Red when he finds out that the King of Thieves has just strolled onto castle grounds and brings in TheCavalry, but calls it off when Aladdin introduces the King of Thieves as his father.
* RoleReprisal: While the voice cast from Aladdin the TV series would return, the biggest surprise was that Robin Williams would voice the Genie once more, replacing TheOtherDarrin Dan Castellaneta.
* SaveTheVillain: Aladdin seems to try to save Sa'luk from falling off a cliff at the end of their duel to the death, but fails. Sa'luk proves to be NotQuiteDead and later returns to menace the protagonists further.
* SlippedTheRopes: Iago does this.
* ShoutOut:
** A large chunk of the plot bears a striking resemblance to ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Aladdin's father is even voiced by Sallah (John Rhys-Davies) doing a rather good SeanConnery impersonation.
** Creator/RobinWilliams goes nuts doing impersonations and shout outs. He starts off with [[Disney/PeterPan Tinkerbell]] ("In color!") and then goes through Creator/WoodyAllen, Carmen Miranda, MarxBrothers, Film/MrsDoubtfire, Film/{{Rocky}} (and ''Don King''), {{Rambo}}, BobHope and BingCrosby, Disney/{{Pocahontas}}, [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]] (lampshaded when he says "Whoa, talk about having an out-of-movie experience!"), and ends the entire thing with MickeyMouse from ''Steamboat Willie''. And when he shows wedding dresses to Jasmine, he suggests Minnie Mouse, Disney/TheLittleMermaid and... [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit.]] He also shifted into [[ClassicDisneyShorts Pluto]] to sniff out Kassim.
** After the attack on the wedding, Genie upgraded the palace security with [[Franchise/RoboCop ED-209]].
* StandardHeroReward: After ''two sequels'' and an animated series, plus more heroics than one could count, Aladdin finally marries Jasmine.
* SteppingStoneSword: After {{Blade Brak|e}}ing down the cliff, Aladdin's knife remains embedded in the stone. Al wins the fight with Sa'luk by grabbing it and swinging, kicking Sa'luk into the ocean.
* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler:Sa'luk's fate. He gets turned into solid gold!]]
* TemptingFate: "Without Jafar and all his malice. Everybody's happy!" "What could possibly go wrong?" Cut to the Forty Thieves' part of the song.
* TooDumbToLive: Sa'luk.
* TheMagicTouch: Anything touched by the hand of Midas turns to gold, but its bronze handle is safe. Cassim knew that, Sa'luk probably did. [[spoiler: He just didn't realize he caught the hand by the gold part till it was too late.]]
* TurtleIsland: The Vanishing Isle, which holds the location of the Hand Of Midas, the treasure that Cassim has been looking for all his life.
* UnpleasantParentReveal: Aladdin finds out that his missing dad [[spoiler: is the King of Thieves, who left years ago to find the Hand of Midas, but never could find it and was [[SunkCostFallacy too ashamed to return home empty handed]], until he finally returned and couldn't find his family (Aladdin's mother having died, leaving him to survive on the streets)]].
* VillainSong: "Are You In or Out?" and, to a lesser extent, "Welcome to the Forty Thieves".
* WeddingSmashers: The Forty Thieves.
* WelcomingSong:
** In "There's A Party Here In Agrabah", the Genie welcomes people to the palace to witness the marriage ceremony of Aladdin and Jasmine.
** In "Welcome to the Forty Thieves", the forty thieves congratulate Aladdin on becoming their newest member after his father takes him to their hide-out.
* WeNeedADistraction
* WhamLine: When Cassim and Iago return to the Thieves lair, only to find that Sa'Luk has turned the remaining Theives against the former.
-->'''Iago''': Why don't they look happy to see you?\\
[[spoiler:'''Sa'Luk''':]] We ''are''! We're ''thrilled!''
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's not clear what became of the Oracle. It's last seen showing the way to the Vanishing Isle and just disappears afterwards.
* WolverineClaws: Sa'luk's WeaponOfChoice is a set of brass knuckles with fairly short, hooked blades.
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt and ChallengingTheChief: One of the Forty Thieves' rules is that if you manage to kill one of their members, [[KlingonPromotion you can take that member's place.]]
-->'''Cassim:''' You killed [[spoiler:Sa'luk]]. The Code of The Forty Thieves is very clear on this point... [[SophisticatedAsHell You're in.]]

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->[[{{Bookends}} Well, Salaam worthy friend,]]
->Come back soon! That's the end!
->[[AndTheAdventureContinues 'Til another Arabian night!]]