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Western Animation / Aladdin (Golden Films)

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Aladdin is a 1992 Direct to Video animated film by Golden Films and GoodTimes Entertainment about the story of Aladdin.

Aladdin and his mother are poor, until a person called Haseem pretends to be the brother of the deceased Mustafa and uncle of Aladdin. Haseem brings Aladdin to a cave with a magic lamp, with the lie that there he and Mustafa played. Aladdin discovers all was a lie when he sees Haseem doing magic tricks, and tries to escape, but Haseem drops his cane to him to prevent it, and threatens to kill him.


  • Adaptational Jerkass: The Sultan's Reasonable Authority Figure traits are replaced with a Hair-Trigger Temper and a tendency to threaten to execute people for even minorly inconveniencing him.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Aladdin lacks the meanest traits of the original one.
  • Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole: Combining the sorcerer and his brother into one character raises the question of why Aladdin didn't use the genie to get rid of him, especially since there don't seem to be any restrictions on the number of wishes or (aside from roc eggs) what can be wished for.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Badroulbadour is renamed Leila in this movie, maybe because the former name is hard to memorize.
  • Adapted Out: There's no ring genie in this version. And the sorcerer has no brother, as far as we can tell.
  • Adipose Rex: The Sultan is a rather fat man.
  • Ascended Extra: Fatima. Her original counterpart was just killed by the Sorcerer's brother, but here, she provides some help to Haseem and, since there is no Genie of the Ring, she gives the Sultan the location of the castle when Haseem steals the castle.
  • Bald of Evil: Haseem, the villain, is bald under his turban.
  • Beard of Evil: Haseem, the villain of the story, has an imposing beard, with a messy, rebellious look in contrast with the Sultan.
  • Benevolent Boss: Aladdin is stated to be the boss anyone would like, because he remains good-natured when he becomes rich.
  • Bowdlerize: A backfiring case. Since the creators disliked the idea of having Aladdin kill Haseem, they make Haseem trip on his cape and fall over the blade of his sword.
  • Cape Snag: At the ending, during a fight between him and Aladdin, Haseem trips on his cape and ends stabbed by his own sword.
  • Composite Character: The Genie of the Lamp has the same role as the Genie of the Ring, rescuing Aladdin from the Cave. Aladdin receives a ring from Haseem, but that ring is used to get through the halls to the garden with the lamp safely (and back). Since Haseem isn't tricked and killed when Aladdin recovers the castle, Haseem takes the role of his more evil brother of the original tale, trying to kill Aladdin once more.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: Haseem disguises himself as Fatima after killing her. He does so to finally defeat Aladdin, with no success.
  • Crying a River: The genie cries a river of tears when Aladdin is in the cave.
    • Similarly, the anime series Hakushon Daimao has Hakushon, the genie crying a river in some episodes, so it was coincidental to have Genie cry a river in the cave like Hakushon does in the series.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: Haseem (the evil sorcerer) still dies during his fight with Aladdin, but rather than dying when hit by Aladdin, he trips on his own cape and is stabbed in his own sword.
  • Dies Wide Open: After the below death and before his body vanishes, Haseem's eyes were visibly open.
  • Duelling Movies: Was vastly overshadowed by the Disney movie released the same year.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: During the fight scene at the end, Haseem stumbles over his robe and accidentally stabs himself with his own sword.
  • Happily Married: Aladdin and Leila's love grows with each passing year.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Haseem gets impaled with his own sword.
  • Narrator All Along: One of Aladdin's servants is the narrator of the story.
  • No Body Left Behind: For some reason, Haseem poofs into smoke after he dies.
  • Screen Shake: Done badly and used inappropriately when Hassem uses his magic.
  • Self-Disposing Villain: Haseem is the one who kills himself by accident, unlike the original story in which Aladdin kills both the original one and the eviler brother.
  • Sound-Only Death: Fatima—we see Haseem advance on her with a dagger before cutting to the exterior of the house while she begs for her life.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Haseem has yellow sclerae and is the movie's villain.