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Aladdin and the Adventure of All Time is a 2000 Filipino-American Direct to Video animated musical film produced by cult director Roger Corman (his second and final attempt at producing animation after 1974's Down and Dirty Duck) and featuring an ensemble of well-known voice actors, including E.G. Daily (singing provided by Hynden Walch), Susanne Blakeslee, Cathy Cavadini, Jim Cummings (1952) and Danny Mann.

The wicked Scheherazade rewrites famous stories to her liking, which sends Aladdin into the "real world", where a well-read young girl named Paige is pulled into a journey to fix the tales to restore order.

It's available in its entirety here.

The film contains examples of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Aladdin is repulsed by Cleopatra's advances when she's revealed to be obese and unattractive.
  • Accidental Murder: Paige and Aladdin inadvertently kill Cleopatra's father upon arrival in Ancient Egypt.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Henry VIII was a redhead in real life, but he's depicted here with black hair.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The film depicts Scheherazade, the protagonist of Arabian Nights, as an evil sorceress. She does turn good in the end, though.
  • Adipose Rex: Most of the royal family of Henry VIII are heavy to the point that the baker calls them titles such as "Your Fatness", "Your Hugeness", "Your Obeseness", etc. Later, Henry himself becomes this after he wishes he could live up to his family name, apparently a bloodline of huge, larger-than-life royalty.
  • All Myths Are True: The story of Aladdin is true.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Everyone makes fun of Paige for being an introverted bookworm—not just the kids at her school, but the adults as well.
  • Ambiguously Gay: "Blondebeard" seems to be this. In particular, he remarks how making stowaways walk the plank will "impress the boys".
  • Anachronism Stew: Zig Zagged — Sometimes Aladdin justifiably doesn't know things that he'd be expected not to, like how to read English or who King Henry VIII is. But for some reason Wordsworth acts as if he should know these things, despite being fully aware of the time and place Aladdin originates from. On the other hand, Aladdin does have knowledge of some things he really shouldn't, such as how to speak English and what a taxi is.
  • "Arabian Nights" Days: Aladdin's homeland is very much this.
  • Artistic License – History: Who knew they celebrated Halloween in the Medieval Middle East?
  • Award-Bait Song: "Time Stands Still", played during the end credits.
  • Bankruptcy Barrel: Two of Blackbeard's crewmates end up wearing barrels.
  • Bedlah Babe: Aladdin's girlfriend, the princess, dresses like this.
  • Bookworm: Paige is harassed constantly because she prefers to read than anything else. And it's not just the kids who tease her, but also the adults. Her grandfather is the only one who accepts her.
  • Contrived Coincidence: When Scheherazade sends the lamp to a random time and place in the future, it happens to appear right next to Paige.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The English royal family punishes bad cooks by feeding them to lions.
  • Doppelgänger Replacement Love Interest: Paige gets a few Ship Tease moments with Aladdin, who has to return home to his own time and girlfriend. But at the end, she meets a boy who looks identical to Aladdin, albeit wearing contemporary clothes. It's suggested that he may be Aladdin's descendant.
  • Dumb Blonde: Paige is supposed to be an inversion, but, to most viewers, she's a straight example.
  • Evil Is Petty: Seemingly the only reason Scheherazade is changing historical figures is just because.
  • Evil Redhead: The main villainess, Scheherazade, has red hair.
  • Femme Fatalons: Scheherazade has some very long and sharp green fingernails.
  • Fictionalized Death Account: Needless to say, in reality, Cleopatra's father didn't get killed from being crushed by time travelers in a boat falling on him.
  • Friendly Pirate: When the lamp ends up on a pirate ship, the pirates Aladdin and Paige encounter fall under this. These pirates, lead by Blondebeard, are foppish, pacifistic and overly friendly. However, they're on the verge of being taken over by far more vicious Aladdin turns Blondebeard into Blackbeard, at which point he abandons all shades of the trope and becomes fully evil.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Paige and Aladdin accidentally turn Blondebeard into Blackbeard and Henry VIII into a homicidal glutton.
  • Generation Xerox: In the end, Paige meets a boy named Alan who is implied to be Aladdin's descendant. May also be a Replacement Goldfish.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!:
    • Scheherazade, who even gets a song about it!
    • While she's not as overtly evil as Scheherazade, Cleopatra shows signs of this after Aladdin and Paige turn her beautiful, with her talking about causing wars.
  • Good Costume Switch: After being turned good, Scheherazade wears a rather skimpy off-white outfit and a turban.
  • Heel–Face Brainwashing: Scheherazade is wished good in the end.
  • "The Hero Sucks" Song: The opening number, "Paige", is such an obvious rip-off of "Belle", it's not even funny.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Aladdin. Anytime he does anything that puts someone else at risk, he just shrugs it off and cracks a joke at their expense. Examples include him tasting a cake he and Paige ruined for Henry VIII and just saying "whoops" after unintentionally killing someone.
  • Historical Domain Character: Henry VIII, Blackbeard and Cleopatra. Need we say more?
  • The Kingslayer: Paige and Aladdin end up inadvertently fatally crushing (presumably) Pharaoh Ptolemy XII, making them rare accidental examples.
  • Limited Animation: One of its biggest flaws. There are times where certain sequences are repeated multiple times.
  • Make Wrong What Once Went Right: In changing things back to the way they're supposed to be, the heroes make the world worse.
  • Meaningful Name/Punny Name: The bookish protagonist, aptly named Paige.
  • Morphic Resonance: Scheherazade's alternate forms tend to have green and purple coloration like her outfit.
  • Nepharious Pharaoh: Cleopatra shows signs of being a female example after being made attractive, since she says she'll cause war between nations.
  • Nerd Glasses: Paige wears large square glasses with thick dark frames.
  • Redhead In Green: Redheaded Scheherazade's wardrobe is fond of green.
  • Sea Monster: Paige and Aladdin end up inside one's digestive system after their escape from Blackbeard.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: Green and purple feature heavily in Scheherazade's wardrobe.
  • Ship Tease: Aladdin and Paige get a few potentially-romantic moments, culminating in him kissing her on the cheek before she leaves. No word on what Aladdin's girlfriend thought of this.
  • Snakes Are Sinister/Sssssnake Talk: Scheherazade's sidekick is an evil cobra.
  • Stupid Evil: After her initial victory, Scheherazade transports the lamp to the future, where she thinks no one will find it.
  • Swallowed Whole: Aladdin, Paige, Wordsworth and their boat are swallowed whole by a sea monster after they escape Blackbeard.
  • Tempting Fate: Cleopatra's father claims he was more than fair in sentencing Prince Raji, and says that if he wasn't, "may the gods drop the sky on my head". Cue Paige and Aladdin's boat falling on and crushing him to death.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Aladdin's Sultan is a pudgy, schlubby-looking man with an unkempt beard. Scheherazade, on the other hand, is very beautiful.
  • Villainous Glutton: The whole royal family consists of cruel gluttons except King Henry, until Aladdin wishes him fat.
  • Villain Song:
    • Blackbeard sings one after Aladdin and Paige revert him back to his evil self.
    • Scheherazade gets one with "Queen of Mean".
  • Villains Want Mercy: When Aladdin finally gets his lamp back, Scheherazade begs him to spare her.
  • Written by the Winners: Scheherazade has a fictional account of events written thinking people will automatically believe it just because it's written down.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Blackbeard, Cleopatra and Henry VIII all end up the way they're known in history in spite of how different they are from Wordsworth's historical records.