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When a girl named Paige brings Aladdin to the future, she finds herself on an adventure that will take her through time and space. Released straight-to-video in 2000.

Roger Corman's second (and final) attempt at producing an animated film, after 1974's Down and Dirty Duck.


Aladdin and the Adventure of All Time contains examples of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Aladdin is repulsed by Cleopatra's advances when she's revealed to be obese and unattractive.
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  • Accidental Murder: Paige and Aladdin end up unintentionally killing Cleopatra's father when they end up in Ancient Egypt.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Henry VIII was a redhead in real life, but this movie depicts him with black hair.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The film depicts Scheherazade, the main protagonist of Arabian Nights, as an evil sorceress. She does turn good in the end, though.
  • All Myths Are True: The story of Aladdin is true.
  • Ambiguously Gay: "Blondebeard" seems to be this. In particular, he remarks how making stowaways walk the plank will "impress the boys".
  • "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 (Reprise)
  • Bankruptcy Barrel: Two of Blackbeard's crewmates end up wearing barrels.
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  • Bedlah Babe: Aladdin's girlfriend, the princess, dresses like this.
  • Bookworm: Paige is picked on because she loves to read a lot. 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 royal family punishes bad cooks by feeding them to lions.
  • Dumb Blonde: Paige is supposed to be an inversion, but to most viewers she was 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.
  • Fat Girl: Cleopatra, until Aladdin and Page make her beautiful.
  • Femme Fatalons: Scheherazade has some very long and sharp green fingernails.
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  • Flat Character: Aladdin's girlfriend, the princess, just stands there not doing anything and has only a few lines.
  • 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 beginning of the movie features an immensely blatantly similar one to the one at the beginning of Beauty and the Beast.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Aladdin. Anytime he does anything to hurt someone or make their life worse, 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 unintentionally crushing (presumably) Pharaoh Ptolemy XII to death, making them rare accidental examples.
  • Limited Animation: One of the movie's 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: Paige is a bookworm and her name sounds like "page".
  • 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.
  • Off-Model: The film has very cheap animation, so of course there are a few inconsistencies in character design.
  • Redhead In Green: Scheherazade, who's a redhead, mostly wears green throughout the movie.
  • 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.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: 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 the boat they're in get swallowed whole by a sea monster after they get away from 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 him 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 mean and gluttonous people except King Henry, until Aladdin wishes him fat.
  • Villain Song:
    • Scheherazade gets her own musical number in "Being Mean is My Kind of Fun".
    • Blackbeard sings one after Aladdin and Paige turn him evil again.
  • 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 King Henry VIII all end up the way they're known in history in spite of how different they are from Wordsworth's historical records.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The three mermaids who appear during Blackbeard's Villain Song have green, blue, and purple hair.


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