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Trivia / Aladdin: The Return of Jafar

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  • Blooper: When Abu tries to grab the jewel flower and instead grabs the real flower by mistake, it cuts back to Aladdin and Jasmine and both flowers are still in the vase. After Abu throws the real flower away, it cuts back to Aladdin and Jasmine again and then the vase is empty.
  • No Budget: Not particularly low, but go from the first movie to this and it's very obvious that this is a Pilot Movie for a TV series rather than a full-fledged film, even by "cheapquel" standards. Check out the Carpet in the original versus the sequel...
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Thanks to Disney breaking their agreement with Robin Williams (that they wouldn’t use his voice to sell the movie, another was the Genie wouldn’t feature in more than 25% of advertising), voice actor Dan Castellaneta took over the Genie role for this one. Williams returned for the third movie after studio chief Joe Roth made up with him (though this followed his predecessor Jeffrey Katzenberg's own breakdown with his relationship with Disney, which left the position open for Roth).
    • Val Bettin also replaced Douglas Seale for the role of the Sultan for the TV series and King of Thieves.
    • Liz Callaway replaced Lea Salonga as the Non-Singing Voice for Jasmine (though Linda Larkin remains as her speaking voice).
    • In the Swedish dub, Bo Maniette replaces Mikael Samuelson as the voice for Jafar.
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  • Refitted for Sequel:
    • The lyrics for "Arabian Nights" that are heard here come from the original lyrics for the first film.
    • Jafar was to have his own Villain Song in the first film, but was omitted for timing. He gets his chance in this film.
  • Role Reprise:
    • Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings and Jonathan Freeman return to reprise their respective roles as Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Abu, Razoul and Jafar.
    • Everyone in the Japanese dub: Shinichiro Miki, Kaori Asoh, Akira Kamiya, Akira Takarada, Kōichi Yamadera, etc.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • This was originally made as the three-episode pilot for the Aladdin TV series, but after watching the opening, Disney CEO Michael Eisner ordered it recut as its final form. This is particularly evident if one sees the original opening from the TV series when it premiered on the Disney Channel before it moved to syndication, as the opening primarily consists of footage from the film.
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    • Jafar was going to transform into his giant cobra form from the first film for the climax, albeit red-colored now. This was changed so as not to repeat the same scene over again.


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