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  • Blooper: The most obvious common blooper is the animators getting Jasmine's clothes wrong. While she dresses in multiple colours over the series, there are repeatedly random scenes in episodes where she goes from whatever she's wearing back to her standard blue clothes and it can be rather jarring.
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  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: There were nine VHS tapes made in the '90s, four of which with the moniker Jasmine's Enchanted Talesnote  with this intro. The inclusion of episodes like "The Secret of Dagger Rock" resulted in some Mood Whiplash. Then there were four Aladdin's Arabian Adventures tapes, and one on its own, Aladdin and Jasmine's Moonlight Magic. Each tape had two episodes each, totaling 18. One of the Disney Princess DVDs featured the episode "Love at First Sprite", meaning only 19 of the 86 episodes have been released on VHS or DVD in North America. Europe got a few more tapes, but a sizable portion of the series still isn't out on any home video format.
    • Notably, it and The Shnookums & Meat Funny Cartoon Show are the only Disney Afternoon series not currently on Disney+. Aladdin's absence is especially jarring considering because, unlike Shnookums and Meat, they don't have the Old Shame excuse to back it up considering Aladdin as a whole is one of Disney's most popular franchises, not to mention both Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves were added at launch.
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  • Missing Episode: “Dune Quixote” never really seemed to show up in syndicated runs, leading to some confusion about Sadira's Heel–Face Turn.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Mozenrath is voiced by Jonathan Brandis in all the episodes he appears in except one: Black Sand, where he is voiced by Jeff Bennett.
    • Corey Burton voices the peddler, sort of. He sings the Theme Song, Arabian Nights, which was sung by the peddler in the movie and is sung in the voice of the peddler.
    • Dan Castellaneta voices the Genie instead of Robin Williams.
    • Val Bettin replaces Douglas Seale as the voice of the Sultan.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Mirage's voice actress Bebe Neuwirth is best known as Annabelle, the angel dog from All Dogs Go to Heaven, and now she's voicing an evil cat woman with fire powers. This becomes Hilarious in Hindsight when you realize that the Big Bad of the sequel to All Dogs Go To Heaven actually was an evil cat man with fire powers. She's even more well-known for playing Lilith, Dr. Frasier Crane's ex-wife, who, though cold and snarky, is nowhere near as bad as Mirage.
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    • Jodi Benson as the villain Nasira? How on earth did that come along?
  • Recycled: The Series: It works.
  • Role Reprise: The voice cast from Return of Jafar would return to voice their characters throughout the series, including The Other Darrin Dan Castellaneta as the Genie, Gilbert Gottfried as Iago and Jason Alexander as Abis Mal.
  • Talking to Herself: Both Eden and Dhandi are voiced by the same actress, Debi Derryberry.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: In one episode, Genie states that men were most masculine in the 1970's. Nothing says The '90s more than 70's nostalgia. Granted this show takes place in ancient Arabia, but that's Genie for you.
  • Word of Dante:
    • A common bit of fanlore has it that the creators planned to make Mozenrath Aladdin's brother or half-brother. During production of the third film, Disney considered Mozenrath as a villain, but for various reasons "replaced" him with Cassim. Fan speculation that followed Disney's changes to the third film resulted in this rumor. The fact that they look so damn alike only adds fuel to the rumor.
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    • The bit about Mozenrath being Destane's apprentice. While it makes sense, it was never actually stated.

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