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The Return of Jafar [1994]

Director:Alan Zaslove
Tad Stones
Toby Shelton
Writer:Bill Motz
Bob Roth
Brian Swenlin
Dev Ross
Jan Strnad
Kevin Campbell
Mirith J. Colao
Steve Roberts
Composer:Mark Watters
Songs:Dale Gonyea
Kevin Quinn
Michael Silversher
Patty Silversher
Randy Petersen
Length:69 minutes
(1 hour 9 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Sorting Category:Kids
IMDB Rating:5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:27%
Amazon Rating:3.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Jafar comes for revenge on Aladdin, using a foolish thief and Iago's treachery to find a way back into power.

Reaction: Doesn't quite have the charm of the original, but it's okay.

Personal Rating: 5/10

Alan Zaslove => Director
Tad Stones => Director
Toby Shelton => Director
Bill Motz => Writer
Bob Roth => Writer
Brian Swenlin => Writer
Dev Ross => Writer
Jan Strnad => Writer
Kevin Campbell => Writer
Mirith J. Colao => Writer
Steve Roberts => Writer
Mark Watters => Composer
Dale Gonyea => Songs
Kevin Quinn => Songs
Michael Silversher => Songs
Patty Silversher => Songs
Randy Petersen => Songs
B.J. Ward => Street Mother  (voice)
Brad Kane => Aladdin (singing voice)
Dan Castellaneta => Genie  (voice)
Frank Welker => Abu the Monkey  (voice)
Gilbert Gottfried => Iago  (voice)
Jason Alexander => Abis Mal  (voice)
Jeff Bennett => Thief  (voice)
Jim Cummings => Razoul  (voice)
Jonathan Freeman => Jafar  (voice)
Linda Larkin => Princess Jasmine  (voice)
Liz Callaway => Princess Jasmine (singing voice)
Scott Weinger => Aladdin  (voice)
Val Bettin => Sultan  (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The Genie's laugh when being a jack in the box as a joke played on Iago was a joke taken on the way Krusty the Clown's laughs in the [Simpson] series. Krusty the Clown was also voiced by Dan Castellaneta.
  • In the first film, the pattern design for Carpet was very detailed. Most likely due to the daunting task of animating something so elaborate, his design was simplified for this and future Aladdin films (Including the animated series).
  • The Genie lost his cuffs (the mark of his imprisonment) in Aladdin, but he wears them in both sequels and the [Aladdin] TV show because he "looks better" with them on.
  • Robin Williams was not a part of this movie due to a disagreement with Disney.
  • Disney's first direct-to-video sequel.
  • For unexplained reasons, Douglas Seale never reappeared to do the voice of the Sultan in this film and the sequels, series, etc. to Aladdin, and therefore was replaced by Val Bettin.
  • Due to box office failure of Rescuers Down Under (a theatrical Disney animated sequel in 1990) the Return of Jafar was released on home video in May of 1994 instead of being released in theaters.
  • Originally planned as a television special but later Disney decided to make it a direct to video sequel to Aladdin.