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"Your life begins now... Aladdin."
"I made you look like a prince on the outside, but I didn’t change anything on the inside. Prince Ali got you to the door, but Aladdin has to open it."
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A Live-Action Adaptation of the classic Disney Animated Canon film Aladdin that was released on May 24, 2019. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie, written by Ritchie and John August, and stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Numan Acar as Hakim, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, and Alan Tudyk as Iago.

It adapts the original film while also including new elements, such as new original songs and characters.

Previews: Teaser, Special Look, Trailer 1.


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Aladdin contains examples of:

  • Abdicate the Throne: After seeing that she has the intuition and will to rule in her own right, The Sultan passes his throne to Jasmine.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: The genie laughs when he rewinds the film and sees that Aladdin tricked him out of a wish.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: The only mention of Jasmine's mother in the animated version was the Sultan wisecracking about her not being nearly as picky as their daughter. Here the Sultan and Jasmine are shown to still be mourning her even years after her death.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness:
    • Marwan Kenzari's Jafar is younger and far more attractive than his Obviously Evil animated counterpart.
    • This also applies to the Genie. In the 1992 film his character design was very cartoony even in human form, with a suggestion of Robin Williams. In this film the Genie spends most of his time onscreen disguised as a human who looks like the tall, trim and handsome Will Smith. Dalia even directly remarks on his good looks.
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    • The woman who sings "still I think he's rather tasty" during "One Jump Ahead" is depicted as more of a Big Beautiful Woman than an Abhorrent Admirer like her animated counterpart.
    • Throughout "One Jump Ahead", a far higher number of ladies of Agrabah seem taken with Aladdin. In particular note, the school girls (formerly the massage parlor girls) swoon over him (before the headmistress comes at him to swat him out) instead of sharing their mistress's disdain for him as in the animated original.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Razoul the Jerkass head of the guards in the animated film - who happily threw Aladdin off a cliff and grudgingly took orders from him in the series - is replaced with Hakim. This time a noble Reasonable Authority Figure who after a pep talk from Jasmine, refuses to take orders from Jafar when he makes himself Sultan.
  • Adaptational Intelligence:
    • The Agrabah city guard in general evolve from being spinless idiots meant for being comic relief (as exemplified by being terrified by Abu with a sword) into something believably competent.
    • The Sultan similarly was elevated from being a bumbling toy-loving Manchild to actually acting like a head-of-state for a sultanate.
    • This time, Genie cottons on to what Aladdin's move is when he's berating Jafar for always being second to someone, and is ready and waiting to subvert Jafar's last wish.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Both Aladdin and the Genie get it, albeit in opposite directions and both ultimately proving temporary.
    • The Genie in this version starts off a lot more aloof, consequent of his history with selfish and uncaring masters. "Friend Like Me" is described after the fact as being intended as instructions rather than any sort of up-front friendliness, and at one point, he tells Aladdin to his face that they're not friends. After a while, however, he does start to warm up to Aladdin.
    • Aladdin, meanwhile, starts off with the same friendliness as his animated counterpart, but after royally embarrassing himself as Prince Ali, he grows more and more obsessed with the idea of seeming like a proper, powerful prince. He breaks his promise to free Genie when his insecurities drive him to the point of greed, and unapologetically asks Genie for more power. To top it off, expects Genie to be 100% okay with that. After a talking-to from Genie, however, he has a Heel Realization just in time to discover Jafar's taken the lamp.
  • Adaptational Modesty:
    • Jasmine in the original animated version is famous for wearing an outfit that exposes her midriff. This version wears dresses that cover her midriff up, for conservative and practical reasons; although her main costume is still blue around the chest and beige around the waist to resonate with her original look. Also she does not go through Go-Go Enslavement; during the climax, she stays in the same purple dress she already had just before Jafar starts to make wishes.
    • The animated Aladdin was bare-chested, only wearing an open vest. This one wears a shirt under his vest, and wears shoes now, too.
    • "One Jump Ahead" featured a trio of sexy harem girls in a massage parlor, which is replaced here by a school with female students wearing fully concealing robes.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy:
    • The fat woman who finds Aladdin "rather tasty" in fact intercedes to block the guards pursuing him (instead of technically sexually assaulting him as in the animated original).
    • Minor example with the street vendor Jasmine unknowingly steals from. In the animated film he's ready to cut off her hand as punishment. Here he just wants to take her gold bracelet as payment, and is happy to let her go once he thinks Aladdin has handed it over (in the original Aladdin had to pretend Jasmine was delusional as well).
    • The replacement for Prince Achmed - Jasmine's rude, snobby wannabe suitor in the animated film - is Prince Anders. Here he's more well-meaning, if still very off-putting.
  • Adaptational Wimp:
    • Unlike in the original film, freeing Genie renders him mortal, rather than turning him into a marginally less powerful unbound genie.
    • Very minor example with Jasmine. When jumping across rooftops in the original film, she surprised Aladdin by fearlessly doing so without any help. Here she's understandably scared she won't be able to do it, and has to be talked into trying it.
  • Adaptation Distillation: The live-action remake combines Aladdin's "I Am" Song "One Jump Ahead" with his first meeting Jasmine. Instead of fleeing from stealing a piece of bread, the song is segued into as he guides Jasmine in running away from the law after his sleight-of-hand to "pay" the vendor with Jasmine's heirloom bracelet. This establishes the start of their relationship sooner, and also makes Jasmine see Aladdin at the top of his street rat game during the song.
  • Adaptation Expansion:
    • This movie expands on Jafar's history (a former street criminal eager to prove himself, not unlike Aladdin himself), and the politics of Agrabah. Jafar is interested in changing Agrabah from a relatively peaceful trade empire to a war-mongering expansionist state, and has set the kingdom of Shirabad (homeland of the late Queen) as his main target. Jafar is also given a personal vendetta against Shirabad. Jasmine, on the other hand, hopes to repair the social inequalities in the kingdom and prove herself as a worthy political leader. There is also more detail about the late queen and how her views on leadership influenced Jasmine.
    • The film has another meeting between Aladdin and Jasmine before the former is taken to the Cave of Wonders - where Aladdin sneaks into the palace at night to return Jasmine's bracelet and promises to meet her again the next night. This also introduces a minor Chekhov's Gun when Aladdin meets Rajah, and later Rajah not being hostile to 'Ali' helps tip off Jasmine to his true identity.
    • In his Ali disguise, Aladdin is given another opportunity to impress Jasmine at a party that night - where Genie tries to get him to wow the princess with flashy dance moves. This only serves to put her off his pompous facade even more.
    • Jasmine is given new motivations with regards to challenging the Stay in the Kitchen attitude of the kingdom around her, where her political intelligence and knowledge of the surrounding kingdoms would make her a competent ruler but she is told to know her place by Jafar.
  • Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole: The original film made it clear that while Genie could be very theatrical in displaying his powers, he couldn't actually use them to benefit his master unless they made a wish (or at least he perceived that a wish was made). Genie saved Aladdin from the Cave of Wonders because he thought Aladdin had wished for such, and saved him from drowning by taking him passing out as a nod of consent for a wish to that effect. This remains vital for the climax as Genie is unable to interfere because "I have a new master now." In the original climax, Jafar turns a tower into a rocket and uses it to send Aladdin to the arctic, with Carpet chasing after for a rescue later on. In this film, Aladdin is teleported to the arctic, requiring Genie to teleport Carpet in secret to get him back. Not only is Genie using his powers to directly aid someone without being wished to do so, he's doing it in defiance of his current master. Genie established earlier in the film with the drowning wish that he can bend the rules if he so chooses, and his assistance in selling "Prince Ali" goes well beyond the context of the original wish, but this does beg the question of just what limits exist on Genie's ability to act independently.
  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • While the animated version of Jafar certainly had a temper, he was also eloquent and had a noticeably sharp, sardonic sense of humor with his Villain Song being entirely devoted to mocking Aladdin. This version of Jafar is much more serious and intense, seeming to boil with barely suppressed rage every moment he is onscreen.
    • Jasmine had totally lost her tease side, that showed twice in the original movie. Justified as Jasmine had already lost this personality trait on all others supports (direct to video movies, TV series, Broadway show or Once Upon a Time.)
    • Genie, when first released, is fairly dismissive of Aladdin since he finds it hard to believe this kid can be his new master, and due to past experience of bad masters he prefers to keep an emotional distance and doesn't really warm up to him until later on. Note that he doesn't even learn Aladdin's name until they're nearly through "Friend Like Me".
    • Iago is still a remarkably intelligent parrot with a pretty extensive vocabulary, but the only thing adapted to this version is his extreme mean streak. Even then, virtually every comedic trait from the animated version is scrapped and he speaks in small sentences.
    • The Sultan is not a Manchild here, which was already the case in Once Upon a Time.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the original film, the entrance to the Cave of Wonders was the head of a tiger. Here, it seems to be changed to the head of a lion.
  • Adapted Out:
    • Genie does not mention he cannot kill anybody.
    • The other genie (or jinn) from the original tale (the one coming out of a ring) still doesn't show up.
  • Adorkable: Genie is conscripted to get Jasmine's handmaiden Dalia away so Aladdin can see Jasmine alone. So he approaches her and asks her out on a walk, and it turns out he is almost equally awkward as Aladdin has been.
    Genie: That kid is contagious.
  • Adult Fear:
    • The murder of his wife left the Sultan terrified of losing his daughter the same way, which is why Jasmine has been locked away in the palace.
    • For both Genie and Aladdin, the fear of being viewed as inadequate in the eyes of the women they have fallen for; being a Downtown Boy for Aladdin drives him to lean too heavily on "Prince Ali" to woo Jasmine, while Genie looks ashamed that he's been outed to Dalia as essentially a magical slave after Jafar summons him to wish to become Sultan. Fortunately for both, these issues are ultimately irrelevant in the hearts of their romantic counterparts in the end.
  • Affirmative Action Girl: In the 1992 film, Jasmine was the only named female character. The remake adds Dalia, a palace servant and Jasmine's closest friend (a role filled by her pet tiger Rajah in the original).
  • Agony Beam: One of Jafar's new powers after he becomes a sorcerer. He uses it on Aladdin, and a few moments before on the Sultan and Dalia, with nightmarish effects. In the latter case, it was to induce a Please, I Will Do Anything! reaction on Jasmine, and make her accept a forced marriage.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Is the Mariner's story really just a story, or is it an actual telling of Genie's past? Dalia was very specific about her desires to travel the seas on a boat with a son and daughter born 3 years apart with predetermined names. Or perhaps it's both? The audience is never given an answer. At least not in the final cut. A deleted epilogue showed the genie and his kids meeting Aladdin and Jasmine on Agrabah port.
  • Ambiguous Syntax: Aladdin asks Genie to make him a prince, and Genie demonstrates how this request can be twisted by making a prince for Aladdin out of thin air, instead of turning Aladdin into a prince. (It also is an Establishing Character Moment, showing how Genie could be a Literal Genie without being a Jerkass Genie.)
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: Jafar pulls this trick much later, after his first two wishes were granted. He hates Jasmine, but actually wants her to suffer. And effectively, being married to a man she hates is her worst nightmare.
  • Arc Words:
    • 'Be Yourself'. Genie even questions why, if Jasmine already likes Aladdin for who he is, he wants to change?
    • 'Drink from that cup'. Genie uses variations of this phrase to warn Aladdin about the intoxicating power of using wishes, and changing yourself to get your goals.
  • Ascended Extra: The Prince seeking Jasmine's affections does not leave right away, but stays in town and appears at a party later on, becoming more of a Hopeless Suitor to make Aladdin more insecure about pursuing Jasmine.
  • Aside Comment: Genie rewinds a part of the movie and along with some audience shadows to see Aladdin makes the first wish to get out of the cave of Wonders.
  • Babies Ever After: Inverted. We see the Genie and Dalia's family in the beginning of the movie. It's later "implied" they want to start a family (which they will).
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • The story starts with a large ship and then we're shown a nearby small boat where the narrator actually is.
    • In-Universe too when Genie's kids ask him to sing while he's telling the story. He declines, saying it's been a long day, and starts climbing a ladder, only to start singing and dancing as requested.
  • Becoming the Mask: Despite Genie repeatedly telling him that Prince Ali is a stepping stone to reaching Jasmine, Aladdin starts to appreciate the rich life and sees Ali as a crutch he has to hold on to.
  • Benevolent Genie: When Aladdin proposes a wish inadvertently containing Ambiguous Syntax (namely, wishing to become a prince, which he phrased as "make me a prince"), the Genie takes the time to explain to Aladdin how his wishes could be misinterpreted, and how Exact Words are vital. He does not give Jafar the same advice.
    Genie: Be specific with your words. The deal is in the detail.
  • Berserk Button: Jafar gets his turban in a bunch when anyone calls him "second." This is what gets him into trouble at the end of the film when Aladdin says Jafar will ALWAYS be second to the Genie.
  • Beta Couple: Genie and Dalia. Unlike Aladdin and Jasmine who had some drama, they have a much more stable get-together and continued their relationship after The Reveal of Genie being a genie.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Aladdin doesn't have the lamp on him when Jafar sees through his Prince Ali disguise. Abu sees what is happening and has Carpet take him to the spot where Aladdin fell so he can throw the lamp in after him.
  • Big "NO!": Jasmine yells this when she sees Aladdin being teleported by Jafar to the South Pole.
  • Bonding Over Missing Parents: When Aladdin and Jasmine first talk properly in his hideout, she talks about losing her mother years ago, and Aladdin in turn opens up about losing his parents at a young age.
  • Book Dumb: Aladdin's lack of formal education works in his favor when he meets Genie, who realizes that Aladdin's lack of preconceptions about what he could do with his wishes presents an opportunity to guide him down a better path than Genie's previous masters, which is why he is not the Jackass Genie he could be otherwise.
  • Bowdlerize: The line in "Prince Ali" — "He's got slaves, he's got servants and flunkies" — in the original animated film has been altered to "He's got 10,000 servants and flunkies" for the live-action remake.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Aladdin is able to get Genie to free them from the Cave of Wonders without using a wish, by having Abu technically be holding the lamp while he wishes. The Genie then rewinds the movie to make sure.
  • Brick Joke
    • After Genie's first 'prince' outfit, Aladdin complains about the 'big hat', whereupon Genie proclaims "That's not a big hat." During the Prince Ali parade, Genie himself is wearing a much bigger hat.
    • When presenting the numerous gifts to Jasmine and her father, Aladdin goes on an extended ramble about jams. After he wishes Genie free from the lamp, he asks Aladdin to ask him something so he can try and refuse; Aladdin asks him to get some jams.
    • After Jafar makes his final wish to be more powerful than Genie the latter again mentions about a lot of ‘grey area’ on making a wish he warned Aladdin about earlier in the film but he grants Jafar’s wish by making him a genie without warning.
  • Brought Down to Normal: In the original wishing for Genie's freedom unshackled him from the lamp, which may have lowered his magical power but he was still a genie. Here it's said specifically that wishing for freedom turns him human, and he goes on to start a family with Dalia. Though it's unclear whether the Genie lost all his magic or simply became a sorcerer.
  • Canon Foreigner:
    • Prince Anders of Skanland, a prince seeking Jasmine's hand in marriage, did not appear in the original film. He borrows elements from Prince Achmed, another foreign prince interested in courting Jasmine.
    • Dalia, Jasmine’s handmaiden and best friend is another new addition. The original included no palace servants, no friends for Jasmine besides her tiger, and in fact, Jasmine was the only named female character. Dalia also turns out to be a Love Interest for Genie.
    • Hakim, taking the place of Razoul as captain of the palace guard.
  • Chekhov's Skill:
    • Aladdin's Le Parkour skills come in handy when rescuing Abu from an icy crevasse.
    • Jafar demonstrates to Aladdin that he too was once a skilled thief. Jafar later puts these skills to use by disguising himself and snatching the lamp from Aladdin in an alley.
    • During "A Whole New World", Jasmine is clearly learning how to ride and direct the Magic Carpet. During the climax when she, Aladdin and Abu are trying to get away from the magically enlarged Iago, there are several times when Jasmine has to direct the Carpet by herself.
  • Central Theme: The identity you project to others versus who you truly are inside. Aladdin is a street thief with a heart of gold (the "Diamond in the Rough") who becomes a prince because it's the only way he can get people to take notice of him, but he starts to lose himself in the "Prince Ali" act. Jafar on the other hand is a street thief who became a vizier, and is secretly a warmongering aspiring Evil Overlord who hides his true colors. Then there's Jasmine, who wants to be sultan herself and not have to marry a foreigner who just wants the throne, but feels she's being ignored and not given the opportunity to show her worth. Genie tells Aladdin that most people who get their hands on the lamp immediately wish for money and power and it's clearly made him a bit jaded and cynical that he kept getting masters who used his powers for selfish means.
  • Clark Kenting: Lampshaded and averted. Aladdin points out that people will still recognize him if he marches into Agrabah wearing different clothes, so Genie adds a Glamour to the prince disguise that'll keep people from identifying him.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Jafar wished to be the most powerful being in the Universe. Genie accomplishes this by making Jafar into a genie, and without a master to command him, he gets sucked into his newly-created lamp.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    • When Jasmine signals Dalia to play along with Aladdin's assumption they're each other, Dalia wonders if Jasmine lost her voice.
    • When Jasmine mentions her late mother’s bracelet to Aladdin in a panic upon discovering it is missing Aladdin simply says the bracelet was beautiful.
    • Iago sarcastically tells Prince Anders Rajah ‘likes’ him and Anders agrees, blind to the sarcasm.
  • Costume Porn: Jasmine's costumes in particular are stupendously gorgeous, richly detailed and vibrantly coloured.
  • Covers Always Lie: The film's poster (shown above) places the Cave of Wonders in the middle of the desert, like how it was in the original movie. In the actual film itself, the cave is carved into the side of a mountain.
  • Dance of Romance: While at a party celebrating Agrabah's harvest, Aladdin clumsily joins Jasmine in a dance with Genie's help making him better. As things progress, Jasmine even finds herself enjoying the moment then Genie goes overboard and makes Aladdin break dance and do a back flip, causing Jasmine to once again dislike the show-off "Prince Ali."
  • Dance Party Ending: The credits begin to play over this, with every good guy dancing at Aladdin's, Jasmine's, the Genie's and Dalia's weddings.
  • Darkest Hour: Jafar has usurped the Sultancy, become a powerful sorcerer, disposed of loyalists in the guard, and coerced Jasmine to marry him. As Jasmine's about to say her vow, off in the distance she sees Aladdin booking it on Carpet back to the Palace from his exile of certain death... and then Jasmine seizes the moment to renounce the vow, swipe the lamp, and jump off the balcony to be caught by Aladdin and Carpet.
  • Dark Reprise: While 1992's "One Jump Ahead" had one of these reprises depicting Aladdin's desires for a richer life, this version not only retains this song, but also adds another reprise, where Aladdin begrudgingly accepts having to tell Jasmine the truth, despite the potentially damaging consequences. Also, while Genie is granting Jafar's second wish, a minor-key version of "Friend Like Me" plays.
    • The traditional dark reprise of "Prince Ali" as Jafar's Villain Song is missing however.
  • Dead-Hand Shot: After the Magic Carpet is fatally ripped due to being caught in a sandstorm, one of its tassels (which it uses in a hand-like manner) falls to the floor, cementing its death. It gets better.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    • Per the norm, Genie. Justified as he's probably had to deal with the same sense of naivete regarding masters for millennia.
    • Iago has his moments of sarcasm as well.
    • Jasmine delivers this when Aladdin arrives in her room as ‘Prince Ali’: ‘Let’s not eat him today Rajah. He will need his legs for the dancing’.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Jasmine's mother who is not only well-loved by her family but also by her kingdom.
  • Decomposite Character: Prince Achmed's role is split between two characters in this version: Prince Anders is the royal suitor who's subsequently attacked by Rajah, and a random guard is the one who verbally attacks Aladdin with the "Only your fleas will mourn you!" jab.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • The non-human characters Abu, Iago, Carpet and Rajah have smaller roles overall, Iago in particular is a normal parrot saying brief phrases rather than the eloquent and intelligent original.
    • Gazeem's only screen time are his last few seconds before the Cave of Wonders swallows him and tells Jafar only a diamond in the rough may enter.
  • Disney Death: When Jafar summons a sandstorm to recapture an escaping Aladdin and Jasmine, the Magic Carpet they're on tries to grab onto a ledge and fight it. Unfortunately, it rips in half, perishing in the storm. Luckily, the Genie restores it back to life after Jafar's defeat.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: When meeting Jasmine at the start of the movie, Aladdin correctly deduces from her silk garments and valuable gold jewelry that she's from the palace. But he assumes incorrectly that she's one of the princess' handmaidens instead of the princess herself.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Jafar's first speaking scene has him rant to his henchman about the sacrifices he had to make to achieve his status, including asking the henchman if he knew how many bodies Jafar has had to bury. Then he kills the henchman for pointing out that he’s second only to the Sultan.
  • Evil Chancellor: Jafar is Agrabah's Grand Vizier, second only to the Sultan in power. He also maintains his position by hypnotizing the Sultan, is constantly pushing to have Agrabah go to war with its oldest ally, and seeks the power of the lamp to make himself Sultan.
  • Exact Words:
    • The Genie warns Aladdin about this when Aladdin carelessly wishes to be a prince without putting much thought into how he worded it.
      Genie: There's a lot of grey area in "make me a prince". [conjures a random prince from thin air]
    • When Jafar wishes to be Sultan, Genie just swaps his clothing for more appropriate attire. Jafar's authority is therefore shortlived and he has to spend another wish to give himself the power to enforce it.
    • Finally, Jafar wishes to be the most powerful being in the universe, so Genie makes Jafar into a genie himself, forcing him to share the same curse of servitude.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Part of Aladdin's transformation into Prince Ali involves him going clean shaven with a much shorter haircut. Even when he's restored to his original look, the hair remains short.
  • Flaw Exploitation: As in the original film, Jafar is ultimately undone by his inability to accept being beneath anything or anyone.
  • Fly-at-the-Camera Ending: The film ends with the Magic Carpet doing this, with Abu along for the ride.
  • Foil: Aladdin and Jafar are clearly intended to be foils to each other, as Jafar reveals that he was once a street thief like Aladdin (stealing a pendant Aladdin had previously borrowed from Jasmine to demonstrate his skills), to the point that Jafar uses his pickpocketing skills to steal the lamp from Aladdin. However, while Aladdin and Jafar each express a desire for respect beyond their humble origins, Aladdin never sought that respect at the expense of others while Jafar will never be satisfied unless he is at the top of the table and controls all others.
  • Framing Device: In place of the peddler in the 1992 film, the 2019 opens with a seafarer telling this story to his children. It's later revealed that the seafarer and his wife are the Genie and Dalia.
  • Freudian Excuse: In his youth, Jafar spent 5 years in the dungeons of Shirabad. This has left him with an all-consuming desire for revenge against Shirabad and its people, which drives a large part of his schemes in the court of Agrabah.
  • Funny Background Event: Carpet is shown building a sandcastle in the background as Aladdin and Genie discuss his Prince wish. It gradually becomes a rather impressive sculpture and even does the Disney logo arch.
  • Funny Foreigner: Prince Anders of Skanland, who comes from a generic northern land, is always smiling and none too bright. Unlike his counterpart in the animated film, he is mostly comic relief.
  • The Genie Knows Jack Nicholson: Naturally, with the Genie. When he is trying to make Aladdin his Prince Ali attire, he refers to numerous modern fashion houses. During this, Aladdin questions who these names are.
  • Genre Savvy: When Aladdin first releases the Genie, the Genie assumes Aladdin isn't his master and is just working to get the lamp for someone else, because "there's always a guy", and he's probably seeking the lamp for money and/or power. Later when Jafar attempts to use his snake staff to hypnotize Aladdin and Genie comes to whisk him away, Genie whispers "let me guess, that's the guy."
  • Giant Flyer: During the climax Jafar sends Iago to retrieve the lamp after Aladdin and Jasmine fly off with it on Carpet, using magic to make him one of these.
  • Good Parents: The seafarer in the beginning advises his children not to dwell on someone else's good fortune when they have blessings of their own to count. He also takes it upon himself to sing the story to his children, despite claims that he was too tired to do it. The Genie counts as well, since they are one and the same.
  • The Ghost: Despite the fact that neither the Kingdom of Shirabad nor any of its citizens makes an appearance in the film, the place is constantly mentioned and a lot of Jafar's plans aim towards its utter destruction.
  • The High Queen: Jasmine wants to be a benevolent ruler for her people instead of just the next Sultan's Hot Consort, but is blocked by Agrabah's male-centered laws. Her mother was also said to be one; Aladdin says early on that the entire city loved her and was devastated when she died. Her father makes use of a legal loophole to make her one, abdicating without an Heir-In-Law, defaulting the Sultancy to Jasmine. She then changes the laws in this regard.
  • Hope Spot:
    • When "Prince Ali" makes his entrance, Jasmine watches with curiosity, and not disgust. It does help that she sees him tossing coins to her people, who are cheering him on. Then Genie sings, "Heard your princess is hot, where is she?" and that offends her enough to walk away.
    • In the climax, when Jafar forces Jasmine to marry him, she grabs the lamp on seeing the Magic Carpet returning with Aladdin, and jumps from the palace balcony to make her escape. The Sultan then makes Jafar drop his staff when the latter turns Iago into a Rukh to retrieve the lamp. Unfortunately, neither Aladdin nor Jasmine think to quickly make a wish while flying before they lose the lamp at various intervals, and Jafar recaptures them.
  • Hot Consort: Aladdin becomes this instead of an Heir-In-Law here, due to Jasmine becoming the next sultan.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Just like the original, Jafar is once again tricked into wasting his final wish to be a genie. He unintentionally becomes a prisoner of his own lamp.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick:
    • Magic Carpet and Abu to an extent.
    • Iago - with his Comic Relief status downplayed - is now the one who finds Aladdin, finds the lamp, steals a key to rescue Jafar from prison and fights Aladdin for the lamp.
  • Hypocritical Humour: Jasmine scolds Aladdin for lying he is a ‘prince’ yet she also lied to Aladdin at the start of the film she was someone she was not, namely Dalia.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: Dalia, pretending to be Princess Jasmine, says she needs to "wash the cat" because "it isn't going to wash itself!"
    Aladdin: Don't cats wash themselves?
  • "I Want" Song: A new solo, "Speechless", was written for Jasmine, whose only song in the original was the duet "A Whole New World". Whereas in the 1992 film, Jasmine wanted to marry for love, the 2019 Jasmine wants to prove herself as a leader in a male-dominated world.
  • Idiot Ball: While it is kind and noble of Jasmine to give starving children food, her lack of foresight in not taking money with her out into public nearly leads to the shopkeeper demanding her Tragic Keepsake as compensation, or her arrest for theft.
  • Indy Ploy: Exemplified by Aladdin's "I Am" Song, "One Jump Ahead".
  • Ironic Echo: Hakim tells off Jafar for upending the Sultan when one should serve the Sultan. Then he points out "It's the law." Later, Jafar throws these words back at Hakim's face when he uses his first wish to become Sultan.
  • It Has Been an Honor: Iago delivers this trope sort of. Instead of dying he bids farewell to Jafar who is now a genie while trying to escape but he ends up staying with Jafar after the latter drags him into the lamp with him.
  • Jackass Genie: The Genie makes it clear that he can twist vague wishes to a bad interpretation, but he is kind enough to warn Aladdin ahead of time, demonstrating how the example of "Make me a prince" can be twisted into literally conjuring a separate prince character out of thin air. When Jafar gets his hands on the lamp, Genie does twist Jafar's wishes to the best of his ability. Jafar wishing to become Sultan only grants him a new outfit, so the guards turn on him as a usurper with a little prompting from Jasmine, and he takes advantage Jafar's wish to become "the most powerful being in the universe" to bind him in a lamp as an enslaved genie.
  • Janitor Impersonation Infiltration: When Aladdin infiltrates the palace to return "Dalia" her mother's tragic keepsake Abu took from her, Aladdin takes a servant's uniform and hat, and places them on to be ignored by the guards as he moved about the palace.
  • King Incognito:
    • Jasmine doesn't even dress down very much to walk around the streets of Agrabah. Aladdin takes note of her fine clothes and just assumes she is the handmaiden to the Princess.
    • When Jasmine realizes Ali is Aladdin by asking him about Abu, Aladdin uses this same idea to explain "Prince Ali" came to the city a short time ahead of his large entourage to truly know and understand the people of the land.
  • Large Ham: Given he has Robin Williams' manic original as a reference, Will Smith goes full-on Fresh Prince to show people he's worthy of being the Genie.
  • Leitmotif: A clever twist: for much of the film - like the original - Aladdin's theme is the refrain/reprise of "One Jump Ahead" (specifically the "riff raff, street rat, I don't buy that..." portion). However, when he starts to fall into the lies he tells everyone, becoming outwardly arrogant and losing himself in the process, his theme transitions to "Prince Ali" (which, as Genie says, is all flash and no substance) until he learns his lesson.
  • Le Parkour: Aladdin uses parkour to traverse sets of rungs in an alley while being chased around Agrabah.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Metaphysically, with sound instead of sight. When the subject of "I wish to become a Prince" comes to where "Prince Ali" is from, Genie flubs out the non-word "ub-bub-wuh" when he gets caught unprepared with a response, and it evolves from that into "Ababwa".
  • Loophole Abuse:
    • The rules of wishing require the Master to have the lamp and rub it while making the wish. In the original film, Aladdin got Genie to get them out of the cave by mocking his power but technically not using a wish. In this film, Aladdin pawns off the lamp to Abu when wishing to escape the cave, deceiving Genie, which Genie only realizes after reviewing the footage. He doesn't let Aladdin get away with this twice.
    • Discussed Trope in the "make me a prince" scene. The Genie points out that "there is a lot of gray area" within a wish. He shows that by summoning an actual prince before them when Aladdin asks if he could "make [him] a prince", instead of transforming Aladdin into a prince as intended.
    • Later on, Genie saves Aladdin from drowning by forcing him to sign a waterproof contract (with an X) stating such to be his second wish, backdated by a day. He does acknowledge he's playing fast and loose with the rules, but he had already promised that he wouldn't let Aladdin get away with not making a wish again.
    • Genie magic can't bring people back to life. A magically animated weave of cloth, while a character all its own, is not technically a person, so when Carpet gets torn by Jafar's magic, Genie can magically stitch him back together.
  • Love at First Sight: Dalia is entranced when she sees the Genie introducing Prince Ali with a giant musical number and starts dancing along to his singing. Even though Jasmine didn't get a first good impression of Prince Ali, she gives Dalia permission to go for a stroll with Ali's right-hand man.
  • Magic Staff: Jafar can use his snake snaff to hypnotize people. When Aladdin catches on, he snatches the staff to render him powerless. Subverted when Jafar is given actual magic powers. The Sultan tosses the staff off the balcony to render him powerless once more, only for Jafar to casually summon the staff back to himself.
  • Meaningful Echo: Genie warns Aladdin to watch out for vague wishes because of "grey areas". Later, he casually gives the same fair warning when Jafar's about to wish to "become more powerful than Genie".
  • Misplaced Wildlife:
    • Justified. Tigers such as Jasmine's pet Rajah are generally found in Central, Southern, and Eastern Asia, but not necessarily in the Middle East. In this take on the story, Rajah came to Jasmine through her mother's side of the family, which hails from the India-inspired land of Shirabad.
    • Iago and Abu are a macaw and a capuchin monkey, both of which are native to South America.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The movie is framed as a story told by another version of Genie, just like what is implied in the original animated version.
    • One of Genie's suits as Prince Ali's servant is based on James Monroe Iglehart's appearance in the "Aladdin" Broadway musical.
    • When the Genie shows Aladdin a floating, open scroll in his introduction, the drawings contain Aladdin, the Genie and the Sultan in their original cartoon appearances.
    • The Genie's entrance, in which he dramatically swirls out of the lamp and towers over Aladdin, is a near identical recreation of a shot from the original "Friend Like Me" (specifically during the line "Mister Aladdin, sir, what will your pleasure be?").
    • Genie commences the cheap version of "Friend Like Me" by giving Abu a kazoo, drum, horn, and cymbals to play. This brings to mind the scene from the animated film where Jafar briefly turns Abu into a toy monkey with cymbals.
    • During the "Make me a Prince" scene where Genie and Aladdin are talking about the wishes, keep an eye on Abu. He makes a sandcastle that looks very similar to Cinderella's castle, before flinging sand in an arc over the castle. Not unlike the Walt Disney logo that begins most Disney movies.
  • Never My Fault: Jafar's third wish to Genie is to become the most powerful being in the universe. When Genie twists his wish and curses Jafar to be a genie himself, Jafar immediately blames Aladdin for somehow having done this to him, even though Aladdin points out that Jafar is getting exactly what he wished for.
  • Nice to the Waiter: In his Prince Ali guise, Aladdin tosses out coins to the people of Agrabah during his grand entrance. Of course, he knows how much a few coins will make their life better, and it's the only point where he looks genuinely happy.
  • No Song for the Wicked: Unlike the original film, the "Prince Ali" reprise as performed by Jafar doesn't make it into the film.
  • No Escape but Down:
    • Aladdin ends his "I Am" Song "One Jump Ahead" with a fakeout, throwing a heavy rolled up rug through a roof below before swinging into a window to throw off the pursuing guards. Jasmine is aghast, thinking he did himself in falling through a roof, only for him to clamber back up to her relief.
    • Non-urgent version, where "Prince Ali" deliberately falls backwards off Jasmine's balcony onto Carpet, once again shocking Jasmine.
    • Jasmine combines the contexts of the two for her own escape from a forced marriage to Sultan Sorcerer Jafar when she sees Aladdin returning with haste on Carpet. On sight, she refuses the vow, swipes the Lamp off of Jafar, and jumps off the balcony to be caught from the fall by Carpet.
  • Not His Sled: The movie dismisses Jafar's iconic Scaled Up cobra transformation before becoming a genie, trading it for Iago getting turned into a rukh while Aladdin and Jasmine try to escape.
  • Not So Different:
    • Jafar’s backstory gives him a lot in common with Aladdin. Both men started off as street thieves with big ambitions. Through their cleverness and some magical aid, they rose to power, but over time, the power corrupts them and they begin to act selfishly. Aladdin realizes this and manages to turn his life around.
    • Jasmine also points this out between Jafar and the captain of the guard, Hakeem. Both have humble origins, but where Jafar rose above his birth station by trickery, backstabbing, and even murder, Hakeem went from a servant's son to the leader of the guards without losing his sense of honor or concern for the people's well-being.
  • Odd Friendship: Abu and Carpet form one over the course of the movie. At the end, Abu beseeches Genie to revive the ruined Carpet, and the first thing Carpet does after being revived is roll up around Abu in a quasi-hug.
  • Oh, Crap!: Aladdin has this reaction twice: first when he notices Abu holding the ruby in the Cave of Wonders, then when he sees the chaos going on at the palace, realizes that the lamp is gone, and puts two-and-two together that the beggar who had bumped into him in the alley was actually Jafar.
  • One-Man Band: Abu is briefly turned into one of these by Genie to serve as musical accompaniment. Genie eventually segues into a bigger musical number when he finds the performance lacking.
  • One-Winged Angel: Similar to the 1992 film, the climax does feature a villain getting transformed into a giant demonic beast per sorcery. Except this time… it's Iago.
  • Overly Long Gag: Prince Ali's first meeting with Jasmine and the Sultan, where his nervousness makes him get stuck on a loop discussing the jams included in his gifts to the princess.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Justified (kinda); much like Disney's Cinderella remake, Aladdin's prince outfit is enchanted so people will not immediately recognize him, though they can see through it with a little deductive work. Both Jafar and Jasmine, having met Aladdin previously, glean his true identity not long after meeting him.
  • Painting the Medium: When Aladdin reveals he didn't technically wish to escape the cave, Genie literally reviews the footage with audience silhouettes at the bottom before realizing he was deceived.
  • People Puppets: Genie uses his powers to directly control Aladdin's movements during a dance.
  • Percussive Pickpocket:
    • While a woman flirted with Aladdin to distract him, her friend attempted this kind of pickpocket on Aladdin, but he caught on and stole it back. Meanwhile Abu stole the woman's necklace with a softer touch.
    • Jafar, disguised as a beggar on the street, bumps into Aladdin and steals the lamp from his bag.
  • Pet Gets the Keys: Here, Aladdin is not imprisoned and we don't see Abu help him. But a villainous version happens, when Jafar is exposed as a traitor. He ends up in the dungeon, but Iago brings him the key.
  • Politically Active Princess: Very much subverted in Jasmine's case, to her dismay. In her first appearance in the bazaar, she was examining the dirty, poor, and hungry children. However, she has almost no say in political matters. It's implied she had been studying and observing the politics and her father's reign. Unsubverted in the end when she becomes the next Sultan.
  • Politically Correct History: Even more than the original. Unlike that film, there is no mention of arm-cutting, beheading or slavery. On top of that, Jasmine is much more rebellious and ambitious, wanting to rule Agrabah as the Sultan, which she manages to do by the end of the movie.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: Iago's sentience is reduced and he only speaks a few lines in the film; his animated antics would just look overly silly in Real Life, and Jafar is even more serious in this version and far less likely to share quips with his pet. Similarly, Abu gives a few noises, but doesn't speak in long animal-noise sentences or barely English screeches.
  • Race Lift: Jasmine's late mother came from the kingdom of Shirabad, a Fantasy Counterpart Culture to South Asia. Indian influences can be seen in many of Jasmine's costumes in the film.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Thanks to the Genie, Aladdin is able to present himself as a prince to the Sultan and Jasmine. However, he doesn't know how to behave like a prince, and ends up insulting Jasmine and making a fool of himself.
    • Jasmine, a princess who has spent a majority of her life in royal comfort, doesn't know how to pole-vault. At least, not without Aladdin's assurance that this jump can be done.
    • Iago may be slightly more sapient than most parrots, but at most, he still talks in a croaky parrot voice and speaks few words.
    • The Genie makes a point that literally all the money on Earth can never satisfy greed.
    • Ababwa is noted specifically to not exist in this version; Genie modifies one of Jasmine's maps when she asks "Ali" to show her where it is, but Jafar checks his own maps on his own time and fails to find it, leading to him discovering who Aladdin is.
    • Neither Aladdin or Abu are dressed properly for the cold weather at the "ends of the Earth" and nearly freeze to death before Carpet arrives to save them.
    • Jafar realizes that while he may have wished for himself to become Sultan, he hasn't earned the loyalty of the guards or anyone else for that matter, so they can just stage a coup to put the original Sultan back in power. He's only able to stop them by wishing to become a sorcerer and using his new powers to physically defeat them.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The Sultan and Jasmine.
  • Rebellious Princess: Jasmine. She wants to become the ruling leader and travel the world.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Jafar's first-most priority is the destruction of the kingdom of Shirabad, as revenge for spending 5 years in its dungeons for thievery. Most of his actions in the film are in pursuit of this goal, even when doing so goes against his best interests, to the point that his first order as sultan is to mass the armies for an invasion of Shirabad, and the first thing he tries to do upon receiving the phenomenal cosmic power of a genie is not to deal with Aladdin and Jasmine... but to try to obliterate Shirabad off the face of the Earth.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Jasmine. She wanted to do more than just marry and carry children. Dalia expresses disbelief she wanted to become Sultan or rather Sultana in her case. It's implied that part of her reason for falling for Aladdin was his belief in her.
  • Rule of Three: The "gray areas" in a wish are mentioned three times by Genie over the course of the film: first when explaining to Aladdin to be exact in his wording when he first wishes "make me a prince", second when Genie is frantically muttering to himself to figure out a way to save Aladdin from drowning, and third after Jafar wishes to become the most powerful being possible.
  • Running Gag: Genie does not let Aladdin live down the “jams” part of his failed attempt to woo Jasmine.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: As in the original, the Sultan uses his power to change the law to allow Jasmine to marry Aladdin. This time, he allows her to succeed him as the first female Sultan and lets her change the law herself.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Hakim switches loyalty to Jafar after he makes himself the new sultan, as required by law, but after Jasmine calls to him, he decides to support her father.
  • Sealed with a Kiss: The ending combines this with Time Passes Montage, as Aladdin and Jasmine appear in different clothing at the end of their final kiss. Apparently the wedding clothes (as the score used during the scene is called "the wedding".
  • Secondary Adaptation: This live-action film is a remake of Disney's Aladdin, an animated film. Said animated film is loosely inspired by the Arabian Nights tale of "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp", a written copy of Arabic Oral Tradition.
  • Secret Test of Character: This is played with Jafar and finding his "diamond in the rough." He doesn't have a magical means to spot him out in the movie and doesn't make Aladdin take any test, rather Iago notices Aladdin sneaking into the palace and Jafar observes this young thief of great skills coming in not to steal anything but rather return a priceless item to the Princess. This noble action where a common thief would have kept it and sold it shows Jafar this boy is more than he seems and could be his "diamond in the rough."
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Arabian ostriches appear in the "Prince Ali" number.
  • Servile Snarker: Dalia, Jasmine's maidservant, teases her in one TV spot for her relationship troubles.
    Dalia: A handsome prince wants to marry you. Oh, when will life get easier?
  • Shapeshifting: Like his animated counterpart Genie has the ability to change his appearance at will. He most famously can transform into a normal human which becomes permanent once he is free from the lamp. However while the animated Genie shape shifted into different celebrities and pop cultural characters in this film Genie only shape shifts into different roles such as a waiter and flight attendant.
  • Sherlock Scan: Downplayed. Aladdin noticed the silk that made up Jasmine's disguise and stated that only that material would be transported to the royal palace and worn by the royals and probably their personal servants. He identifies her as the princess's handmaiden rather than the princess herself.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Jasmine is delighted when she learns that Genie is interested in Dalia, and encourages Dalia to accept Genie's proposal.
    • And the genie, like in the original. During the reception scene, he literally pushes Aladdin towards Jasmine, saying "Showtime!"
  • Shout-Out: During the climax of "Friend Like Me", Genie and Aladdin jump down some steps — doing splits!!! — in the exact same fashion as the Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather.
  • Show Some Leg: Averted. During her forced marriage, Jasmine simply takes the lamp from Jafar before running away. Their only physical contact is a few seconds before, during a Villainous Face Hold.
  • Skyward Scream: Jafar does this upon discovering he doesn’t have the lamp after the Cave of Wonders collapses.
  • Slow-Motion Fall: The movie goes into slow motion after Aladdin is thrown out a tower toward the water.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Marwan Kenzari gives the Evil Chancellor Jafar a soft, high-pitched voice, compared to Jonathan Freeman's much deeper voice for Jafar in the original movie.
  • Soft Water: A justified example. After Jafar pushes Aladdin out a window into the ocean, the chair he's tied to hits first and absorbs the impact, breaking apart and leaving Aladdin mostly unharmed.
  • Spiritual Successor: The movie ends up being one for Will Smith's previous film Hitch. The Genie playing matchmaker for Aladdin and Jasmine is exaggerated here, but the movie has a few additional moments that makes the connection more obvious, such as Genie acquiring his own love interest in Dalia and the movie has a Dance Party Ending almost identical to Hitch.
  • Stood Up: Aladdin had a good reason not showing up to his first date with Jasmine; Jafar had just kidnapped him. Jasmine comes as herself, as she was wearing an obviously royal dress. She was certainly planning to tell the truth, and reveal that she actually was the princess.
  • Summon Backup Dancers: As you would expect for a live-action recreation of the Prince Ali scene. The Genie summons not just backing dancers, but a legion of dancing celebrants, decked out like an Arabian carnival to parade Aladdin through the town's main street.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: When Aladdin deduces from the fabric "Dalia" is wearing that she must be Princess Jasmine's servant, she plays along with his assumption rather than admit she's Jasmine.
  • Take Over the World: It's implied that this is what Jafar's endgame will be if made Sultan.
  • That Came Out Wrong: When Aladdin arrives as Prince Ali, showing his treasures and jams, Jasmine questions what he hopes to buy with these, to which Aladdin responds to Jasmine; "You". Aladdin quickly realizes what he said and tries to correct himself to mean to have an audience with her. Everyone gives an embarrassed look for Aladdin's slip there.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: When Jafar wishes himself into the Sultancy, he demands the guards serve him, as the law demands. Jasmine, as she is being led away, calls out to the head guard Hakim and essentially poses this question: will he follow the law and obey who ever the Sultan is (even if they are a tyrant), or will he remain loyal to the well-being of Agrabah’s people? Hakim chooses loyalty to Jasmine, the Sultan, and the people of Agrabah, which spurs Jafar's Villainous Breakdown.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Genie is used to cruel masters exploiting him and when Aladdin promises to free him he isn't convinced, saying that Aladdin will just get greedy like the rest. After becoming his friend, he starts to think better of him, even appealing to his better nature when it looks like Aladdin will go back on his word.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Aladdin goes through one after using the Genie to become Prince Ali and obtain the Sultan's favour. Fortunately, he snaps out of it just before his lamp gets stolen.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In contrast to the snobbish, Jerkass Prince Achmed from the original film, Prince Anders is simply a complete idiot. He even thinks Rajah the tiger ‘likes’ him even though the latter is in on the brink of attacking him and even falls for Iago’s sarcasm.
  • Tranquil Fury: When Prince Ali lets it slip he knows Abu, Jasmine presses "Prince Aladdin" about his lie with a plastered on smile.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Jasmine has a lot of costumes here, as befitting the ruler's daughter in a powerful empire.
  • Villainous Crush: Averted. Here, Jafar doesn't have the idea to marry Jasmine to get the throne, notably because he wishes her to marry a prince with a powerful army, then use it for his invasion plans. Presumably, he planned to manipulate said prince through hypnosis. When the genie has granted his two first wishes, Jafar does demands Jasmine's hand, but especially in order to make her, and her father who will have "lost" her, suffer. He notably won't try to use his third wish in order to make the princess fall in love with him, as the goal of all this is that Jasmine will be in pain.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • Jasmine's suitor Prince Anders appears in two early scenes; his introduction (where he gets bitten by Rajah) and a slightly later scene at a party where it is noted he is still hanging around the city hoping and expecting to marry Jasmine. He subsequently vanishes from the story without ever getting a departure scene, or indeed ever being mentioned again.
    • The prince Genie created to teach Aladdin about the importance of semantics is also forgotten after a couple lines.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Genie does this to Aladdin after the latter breaks his promise on setting Genie free. Luckily though Aladdin redeems himself and puts things right.
  • What You Are in the Dark:
    • When they first part, Jasmine believes Aladdin stole her bracelet given to her by her mother. When Aladdin finds out where it was (Abu stole it), he believes she's but a handmaiden at this time. So what does it matter if a handmaiden who assumes he's nothing but a conning thief is missing her bracelet? But instead of selling the bracelet, Aladdin goes to great expense to sneak into the palace and personally bring it back to her.
    • Right before Jafar steals the lamp, Aladdin wrestles with this. The genie is disappointed in him for thinking of not freeing him, and Abu and Carpet give him twin What the Hell, Hero? looks. Aladdin goes back to his slum home, and decides that even if Jasmine no longer wants him, he must tell the truth and free the Genie. Then he realizes he doesn't have the lamp...
    • Instead of suggesting Aladdin to use the third wish to become a Prince again, Genie says Aladdin can wish away the rule saying Jasmine must marry a Prince and then pretend it was never there. Aladdin instead sets Genie free.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Aladdin performs a Sherlock Scan on the disguised Jasmine, and realises she's not a peasant due to the finery she has on. So he assumes she's a handmaiden to the princess.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Upon suspecting that Prince Ali is really Aladdin, Jafar has him captured for interrogation. Upon Ali's denials, Jafar threatens to have him thrown into the sea if not told the location of the lamp. If he dies, then Jafar will know he was telling the truth and will have also eliminated a powerful rival. If he survives, then Jafar will know exactly who he is.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Part of the reason Aladdin debates going back on his third wish is that he tells the Genie that he needs him to be Prince Ali and lie to Jasmine for the rest of his life. Rather than call out Aladdin for lying to everyone and him, as he did in the original film, Genie tells him that Aladdin doesn't need the Genie's powers because Jasmine loved him for who he was when he was a "street rat" and no magic could accomplish that. Of course, Genie has been used to greedy masters and knows that Aladdin is panicking and doubting; while he's disappointed that Aladdin has been tempted, he seems to be waiting for Aladdin to come around. Unfortunately, by the time Aladdin does, Genie has a new master...
  • You Have Failed Me: Early in the film, Jafar kills one of his own soldiers for bringing him the wrong man and for pointing out that Jafar's power is already second only to the Sultan by shoving him down a well.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Aladdin tries to play by his own rules when, as Prince Ali, he and the Genie spot Jasmine. Genie just uses his magic to "blow" him over to her, and once Aladdin notices this, he responds with a "Really?"

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