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''Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights'', also simply known as ''Arabian Nights'', is a 1994 animated telefilm produced by Creator/HannaBarbera, yet unrecognizable as one of their own productions. Despite the film often being billed as a ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' movie, the titular Great Dane and his human friend Shaggy scarcely appear in the movie!

The story consists of Scooby-Doo and Shaggy traveling to Arabia to be royal food tasters for a caliph. However, when they eat the caliph's entire lunch, they chicken out and hide in the RoyalHarem, where Shaggy [[DisguisedInDrag disguises himself as a young maiden]] and, to avoid certain doom, tells the caliph two very long stories. The first story features a [[TheMockbuster knock-off of Disney's Aladdin]], but with a gender reversal to the plot and featuring WesternAnimation/YogiBear and his sidekick Boo Boo as genies, and the second is a remix of ''Literature/SinbadTheSailor'' featuring WesternAnimation/MagillaGorilla.

This movie is noteworthy for being the final time Creator/DonMessick voiced Scooby-Doo (he passed away in 1997, shortly before production of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland Zombie Island]]'' began), and the last time Creator/CaseyKasem would voice Shaggy… until he was convinced to return to the franchise several years later.[[note]] Well, Kasem played Shaggy in the ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' crossover, but that was only a few lines; he did not return to the role officially until 2002's ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo''.[[/note]] It was also the final time Alan Melvin voiced Magilla Gorilla.
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!! This show provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Aliyah-Din when she has to save her prince. She also shows how a rock can break shackles.
* AnatomyAnomaly: The majority of human characters in this movie [[FourFingeredHands have only four fingers]] (if you include the thumb). However, Shaggy and the Chef both have ''five''-fingered hands, which makes for a rather distracting error. Even Aliyah-Din manages to switch between four and five fingers in some shots.
* ArabianNightsDays
* ArrangedMarriage: The Prince in the gender-flipped version of Aladdin was supposed to marry the Princess of Serendibe but she disappeared back when she was a little girl.
** [[spoiler:PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Aliyah-Din was revealed in the end to be the Princess of Serendibe]].
* AteTheSpoon: The Vizier's potion does this.
* BellyDancer: Haman, dressed as the Prince in disguise, enjoys a dancer's movements in the royal palace, all before Aliyah-Din interrupts the session in order to present herself for marriage.
* BigNo: Haman, when storm clouds block the moon and close up the cave of treasures; and again when he is falling and fails to catch the lamp near the end of the story.
* BlindWithoutEm: When the caliph breaks his glasses and doesn't even try to get them fixed or replaced. He just remains blind and squinting for the rest of the film.
* CaptainErsatz: Haman, the villain of the Aliyah-Din story, borrows a lot from Jafar of Disney's ''Aladdin'' who himself is a CompositeCharacter from the original story. Haman fills multiple roles as did Jafar.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The video and DVD covers of this movie depict Shaggy and Scooby with a magic lamp which Yogi Bear the genie emerges from, and even the description on the case makes it sound like he's ''their'' genie (instead of Aliyah-Din's genie), and it does not mention that Shaggy tells the Aliyah-Din and Sinbad stories to the Caliph.
* {{Crossover}}: WesternAnimation/YogiBear and MagillaGorilla appearing in a ScoobyDoo movie.
* DependingOnTheArtist: This movie was drawn by a different team of animators from the standard Hanna-Barbera fare (due to the resurgence of creator-driven cartoons by this time), thus resulting in off-model characters and crude designs.
* DisguisedInDrag: The plots (such as it is) revolves around Shaggy being disguised as a harem girl.
* {{Disneyesque}}: The film tries to be like this.
* Franchise/DisneyPrincess: Aliyah-Din is a parody of this.
* TheDitz: Magilla Gorilla.
* EatTheCamera: Done with Scooby after the opening credits, when the FlyingCarpet he and Scooby are riding on flies towards the camera.
* ElevatorGag: The cyclops in the Sinbad segment has an elevator in a cliff.
* FearlessFool: Magilla Gorilla as Sinbad the Sailor.
* FlyingCarpet: Scobby and Shaggy arrive on one, with its' pilot acting like a taxi driver.
* FramingDevice: The plot involving Shaggy and Scooby as royal food tasters serves as this for the Aliyah-Din and Sinbad stories.
* FullBodyDisguise: Haman magically transforms himself so he looks like the prince in the story to take over the throne.
* GenderFlip: Of the original Aladdin story, with the female Aliyah-Din.
* GenreSavvy: Yogi Bear and Boo Boo aren't too worried about Haman wanting to rule the universe.
* GotTheWholeWorldInMyHand: Haman "literally" has the whole world in his hand subsequent to his second wish.
* HelloNurse: Aliyah-Din, once she becomes a princess.
* InsultBackfire: When Shaggy and Scooby apply for the royal food taster job, the guard calls them suckers. Shaggy's reaction? "Did you hear that, Scoob? Suckers for dessert!"
* LarynxDissonance: Initially when Shaggy is seen disguised as a harem girl, he speaks in a very high and shrill (and not to mention poor) falsetto voice. But as the movie goes on, his voice gets less feminine and closer to his normal voice.
* LighterAndSofter: More politically correct and "easy to understand" than the original "Arabian Nights" stories.
* LimitedAnimation: The animation in this film, while trying to pass off as full WB-esque animation, is very limited, even for 1994!
* LoveAtFirstSight: Lampshaded by the prince in the Aliyah-Din segment. "How could my father expect me to marry some girl I just met? It's ridiculous!" *sees Aliyah-Din* "Except for ''you.''"
* MamaBear: The Rukh
* MediumAwareness / NoFourthWall: "Amazing how things happen right on cue in a cartoon, isn't it?" Magilla Gorilla says at one part.
* MickeyMousing: The music score to the film, complete with a full Warner Bros.-esque orchestra. It keeps stopping and starting constantly as a result, and instead often functions more like musical sound effects rather than a traditional underscore (something Hanna-Barbera usually wouldn't do.) It could be because an ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' music composer scored the film.
* NeverSayDie: Averted quite frequently, which is unusual for a Hanna-Barbera cartoon.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Shaggy and Scooby had to be slightly modified to fit with the designs of the other characters in the cartoon. Needless to say, it still looks rather awkward.
* OffLikeAShot: Done quite a bit during the opening scene when the guards are chasing Scooby-Doo and Shaggy.
* OffModel: Just about every existing Hanna-Barbera character in the movie.
* OhCrap:
** Aliyah-Din when she gets trapped in the cavern
** Also Aliyah-Din when she gives the lamp as a token of her dowry to the "prince," only for him to turn into Haman, the vizier from earlier.
** Haman when he realizes he's not holding the lamp.
* OneTrackMindedHunger: Yogi the Genie Bear.
* OverlyLongGag: Quite a bit of this is present throughout the movie. One bit in the Aladdin parody includes Yogi Bear constantly hoping Aliyah-Din or Haman will make a food-related wish. The attempts to steal a rhuk egg, precious gems and a golden toothbrush in the Sinbad segment also go on for quite long.
* PureOfHeart: This is why Aliyah-Din can enter the cavern with the lamp, because she is pure of heart. This is also shown when she just wants to use her wishes to serve her prince, not for self-gain.
* ReallyRoyaltyReveal: [[spoiler:The Sultan won't allow his son to marry someone of low class. However, when the Sultan hears Aliyah-Din's name, he mentions that's the name of the missing Princess his son [[ArrangedMarriage was supposed to marry]].]]
* RoadRunnerVsCoyote: Done earlier on when the two guards chase Shaggy and Scooby throughout the palace.
* RunningGag: The evil captain's boat repeatedly sinking followed by the cruise ship that Magilla was supposed to board sailing by during the Sinbad segment.
* RunningOnTheSpot: No Hanna-Barbera cartoon would be complete without this gag, seen a few times during the Sinbad segment.
* ScheherezadeGambit: How Shaggy tries to get out of marrying the Caliph.
* ShaggyDogStory: The captain in Sinbad the Sailor keeps getting sunk every time he tries to hunt for treasure.
* ShoutOut:
** The high-class cyclops complains that Sinbad and the Captain's antics are going to make him miss seeing ''Theatre/{{Cats}}''.
** The Stream of Precious Gems log ride is a loose parody of Disney's ''Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' dark ride, complete with animatronics (including a robot shark, octopus and hydra that torment the Captain.)
** During the rhuk egg sequence, the Captain falls from the very high rhuk nest to the ground a couple of times very much like [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner Wile E. Coyote]] would, complete with identical camera angle, distant puff of dust, and impact sound effect.
* StockSoundEffects: The famous Hanna-Barbera sound FX are very rarely used in this movie; instead most of the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes sound effects are utilized, along with many of the same modern stock sounds most cartoons made during this era were using.
* [[spoiler:SuddenlySuitableSuitor]]: [[spoiler:When the Prince introduced Aliyah-Din to his Dad, she was told she couldn't marry the Prince because of her lower class. However, when the Prince mentioned her name, the Sultan said that was the name of [[ArrangedMarriage the Princess of Serendibe]].]]
* TrouserSpace: Magilla Gorilla pulls an enormous telescope out of his very tight trousers. (Insert your own joke about having a phallic shaped object that expands in your pants here.)
* WheelOFeet: Whenever anyone is running really fast.
* WrittenSoundEffect: Occurs once, during the Sinbad segment.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: Shaggy and Scooby, not drawn in their usual style in this movie.
* YouMustBeThisTallToRide: The Literature/SinbadTheSailor segment has the captain (who is depicted as a dwarf not unlike [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Mr. Spacely]] or [[WesternAnimation/MagillaGorilla Mr. Peebles]]) being too short for [[ItMakesSenseInContext a log ride filled with the treasure he's after]]. He reacts by destroying the measurement sign and gets on the ride anyway.
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