Originally, Jafar was more hot-tempered while Iago was a cool, haughty British-type. The filmmakers felt that having Jafar losing his temper too much made him less menacing, so the personalities of the two characters were switched.

During the course of recording the voices, the late Robin Williams improvised so much they had almost sixteen hours of material.

Because Robin Williams ad-libbed so many of his lines, the script was rejected for a Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award nomination.

The opening scene with the street merchant was completely unscripted. Robin Williams was brought into the sound stage and was asked to stand behind a table that had several objects on it and a bedsheet covering them all. The animators asked him to lift the sheet, and, without looking, take an object from the table and describe it in character. Much of the material in that recording session was not appropriate for a Disney film.

During script and storyboard development, the writers were already considering Robin Williams for the role of the Genie but had not approached him for the project. In order to convince Williams to do the role, Eric Goldberg animated the Genie doing several minutes of Williams's stand-up routines, including parts from his album "Reality... What A Concept," and screened it for him. Williams was so impressed that he signed almost immediately.

When Robin Williams died in 2014, Disney honored him that week by airing Aladdin on their three children's channels (Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior) across three days, twice on each channel. At the end of the movie, just before the credits, they put up an image that read, "In Memory of Robin Williams, who made us laugh." using animator Eric Goldberg's tribute to him as a backdrop.

Whenever Aladdin tells a lie, the big purple feather on his turban falls and covers his face.

While recording this movie, Robin Williams frequently received calls from Steven Spielberg, who at the time was working on the Holocaust film Schindler's List (1993). He would put him on speaker phone so he could tell jokes to the cast and crew to cheer them up. Some of the material that he used was material that he was using for this film.

Scheduling conflicts with Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) forced Patrick Stewart to turn down the role of Jafar. He has said in interviews that this is his biggest regret.

Production designer Richard Vander Wende devised a simple color scheme for the film, inspired by its desert setting. Blue (water) stands for good, red (heat) for evil, and yellow (sand) is neutral. For example, the villainous Jafar is clad in blacks and reds, while the virtuous Jasmine wears blue. Another example is in the Cave of Wonders, where the lamp's chamber is blue, and the ruby that tempts Abu is bright red.

When Iago pulls a picture of him and Jafar out of his cage, the line, "And, uh, how about this picture? I don't know, I think I'm making a weird face in it," was ad-libbed by Gilbert Gottfried, and Robin Williams could not stop laughing when he heard it.

This film became the fourteenth (and the first animated) movie to gross more than $200 million.

In the preview screenings for the movie, audiences did not applaud after the big song numbers. The animators wanted applause and so somebody stuck the Genie with an "Applause" sign at the end of "Friend Like Me." The joke worked and the sign was kept for the movie.

To capture the movement of Aladdin's low-cut baggy pants, animator Glen Keane looked at videos of rap star M.C. Hammer.

Robin Williams provided the voice for the Genie, at union scale rate (the lowest legal pay rate a studio can give an actor), on the provisos that his voice was not used for merchandising (i.e. toys and such), and that the Genie character not take up more than 25% of the space of a poster, ad, billboard, or trailer. When these wishes were not granted, he withdrew his support for Disney and the film. As a result, his name was not included in "The Art of Aladdin" book (it makes constant references to "the voice of the Genie"), and he was not available for the direct-to-video sequel Aladdin 2: The Return of Jafar (1994) or the Aladdin (1994) TV show (Dan Castellaneta filled in as the voice of the Genie for these productions). In an attempt to get back on good terms with Williams, Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner apologized to him with a peace offering of an original Pablo Picasso painting. Still angered and feeling betrayed by Disney, Williams would not accept the gift. It was not until Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg was fired and replaced by Joe Roth that Williams made peace with Disney. Through Roth, a public apology was given. Promises to right wrongs were kept, and Williams was so touched that he returned to reprise his role as the Genie for the second direct-to-video sequel, Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996). Disney was so thrilled that they threw out the previously completed recording sessions with Castellaneta.

The Genie's celebrity impersonations are (in order): Arnold Schwarzenegger, Señor Wences, Ed Sullivan, Groucho Marx, Cab Calloway, William F. Buckley, Peter Lorre, Robert De Niro, Carol Channing, Arsenio Hall, Jerry Lewis, Walter Brennan, Harry Reasoner, June Lockhart, Ethel Merman, Rodney Dangerfield, and Jack Nicholson. For release in India, Disney replaced the game show host with a cricket commentator.

When the film was first released on VHS in October 1993, it sold over 10.8 million copies in its first week and went on to sell over 25 million in total. This record stood for only two years when it was beaten by the release of The Lion King (1994).

Howard Ashman and Alan Menken originally conceived the opening song "Arabian Nights" to be recurrent throughout the film, acting as narration. This idea was dropped when the visuals and storytelling proved strong enough in their own right.

Layout supervisor Rasoul Azadani traveled to his hometown of Ispahan, Iran in 1991 to get a feel for the look of the film. He took nearly two thousand pictures there. His name was supposed to be the incantation Jafar used when he approached the Cave of Wonders, but the idea was written out so as not to be such an in-joke. However, in Aladdin 2: The Return of Jafar (1994), the (here nameless) captain of the guards was eventually named in his honor.

Aladdin throws an apple to Jasmine several times throughout the movie, including when they fly over Greece on the magic carpet ride. In ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a woman is considered a marriage proposal so it can be stated that Aladdin was technically proposing to Jasmine.

A section of the original lyric for the opening song "Arabian Nights" was altered after the movie's theatrical release. Arab-American groups claimed that it was racist, so the line was changed. Listening closely, a distinct vocal change can be heard when the singer gets to "It's barbaric, but hey, it's home!" The lyrics in the film's opening song, "Arabian Nights," were originally, "Oh, I come from a land From a faraway place Where the caravan camels roam. Where they cut off your ear If they don't like your face It's barbaric, but hey, it's home." Obviously, the concept of cutting off ears was what gave offense. Although the film had already been released, Disney agreed to change it on the video release and any subsequent theatrical releases, and so the new lines, "Where it's flat and immense, and the heat is intense," replaced the two offensive lines.

This was the second Disney animated feature to use fully-rendered and textured 3-D CGI-moving backgrounds in combination with the traditionally animated character animation, a technique that was expanded upon in the Disney short Off His Rockers (1992) and previously in Beauty and the Beast (1991). This led to the creation of "Deep Canvas," a brand-new technique created by Disney seven years later for use in Tarzan (1999), which allows 2-D hand-drawn characters to exist seamlessly in a fully 3-D environment.

Jasmine was originally supposed to be a bit more active. At one point, she was supposed to confront the Sultan and angrily declare, "We have to talk," but the animators nixed it because it would have meant designing an entirely new room for that talk, so they fell back on showing Jasmine crying instead (which made them cringe). Also, when Jasmine was trapped in the hourglass, she was supposed to use the jewel in her headpiece to cut herself free, but this was changed to a last-minute rescue by Aladdin. Jasmine was also going to be a spoiled brat who wanted to marry the richest of all the princes, only becoming a sweet girl who learns humility after falling in love with Aladdin. A song was even written for the spoiled version of Jasmine, titled "Call Me a Princess." The production team dropped this personality because they did not think audiences would like her very much. Also, when Jafar wished to rule Agrabah, the original idea was for time to be altered, so everything was as if he had always been the sultan, everyone's memories had been altered, and Aladdin, Abu, and the Carpet were only unchanged because the Carpet wrapped around them and protected them from the magic wave. This idea was deemed way too confusing, and it was scrapped as well.

While the frame story - One Thousand And One Nights - is set in the Middle East, the original "Aladdin" actually took place in China.

On what came to be known among the animators as Black Friday, then Disney head Jeffrey Katzenberg told the team to scrap virtually everything they had been working on for months and start all over again, and he also refused to move the film's release date. Directors John Musker and Ron Clements were able to completely turn around the film's new plot and screenplay in just eight days.

Aladdin was originally fully aware that Jasmine was the princess when he first met her. It was changed because the production team believed that it implied Aladdin fell in love with her because of her money and power, not because he genuinely cared about her.

The two men in the crowd that Aladdin pushes through are caricatures of two of the directors (John Musker and Ron Clements). The original plan was to use film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, but they could not get permission.

In "Friend Like Me", on of the lines is "Scheherazade had a thousand tales." Scheherazade was, of course, the supposed author/teller of the stories from A Thousand and One Arabian Nights, from which Aladdin (1992) comes. While there were not actually a thousand tales, she did supposedly keep the sultan entertained for 1,001 nights.

Some of the Genie's imitations were cut from the film, including Fred Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, John Wayne, George Bush, Sir Alec Guinness, Billie Burke, Wolfman Jack, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Richard Nixon, Michael Jackson, Matthew Lillard, Marlon Brando, Curly Howard, Elvis Presley, W.C. Fields, Bing Crosby, and Don King.

The artists videotaped capuchin monkeys at the Los Angeles Zoo to give them an understanding of the physical characteristics of Abu.

Robin Williams recorded most of his scenes in between filming breaks on Hook (1991) and Toys (1992).

Jasmine's appearance was influenced by Jennifer Connelly, most likely from her appearance in the movie Labyrinth (1986); as well as animator Mark Henn's sister.

Jonathan Freeman, who voiced Jafar, ended up playing the live-action version in the Broadway musical, continuing in the role until January 2022. As of that date, he is the only performer to play the same role in both movie and Broadway productions of a Disney story.

"Made you look" is Robin Williams' last line in both this movie and Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), not including his pre-recorded radio broadcast.

Even though Scott Weinger (Aladdin) and Linda Larkin (Jasmine) are pretty decent singers, they did not sing for their respective characters. Brad Kane did Aladdin's singing while Lea Salonga did Jasmine's singing (Liz Callaway in the sequels).

Originally, Aladdin was supposed to use his second wish in order to get through an obstacle course designed to test Jasmine's suitors. The production team eagerly approached the idea of scripting and animating a fabulously elaborate action sequence but could not get the idea to work in practice, and ended up going for the much simpler solution of Aladdin being jumped by guards and then having to use the second wish to save his life.

During his first song, the Genie mentions Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. This is, of course, another story from the Arabian Nights, and was used as the basis for the direct-to-video sequel, Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996).

Jonathan Freeman says the voice of Jafar is a mix of Boris Karloff and Vincent Price, essentially Price also voiced Professor Ratigan in The Great Mouse Detective (1986), another film directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.

After proving his abilities to Aladdin by getting them out of a collapsed cave, Genie calls Aladdin "Mr. Doubting Mustafa". In the classic tellings of the Aladdin story, Mustafa was the name of Aladdin's late father.

Robin Williams initially refused to take the role of the Genie since it was a Disney movie, and he did not want the studio profiting by selling toys and novelty items based on the movie. He accepted the role with certain conditions: "I'm doing it basically because I want to be part of this animation tradition. I want something for my children. One deal is, I just don't want to sell anything - as in Burger King, as in toys, as in stuff."

In early visual development, Aladdin resembled Michael J. Fox. As the film developed, Jeffrey Katzenberg did not think Aladdin had enough appeal to women, so he asked that Aladdin be beefed up a bit to resemble Tom Cruise.

Aladdin's monkey Abu was named after the ancient Egyptian city of Abu. This translates to elephant, because the city was known for its trade in ivory. Therefore it is not surprising that when enchanted, Abu shifts shape into an elephant.

The idea of adapting the Aladdin story as a Disney animated musical was first proposed by Howard Ashman in 1988, at the time that he and Alan Menken were still working on The Little Mermaid (1989) and before work had begun on Beauty and the Beast (1991). Ashman wrote an initial treatment for the project and collaborated on six songs with Menken. When John Musker and Ron Clements finished directing duties on The Little Mermaid (1989), they turned their attention to writing a first draft of this film's script, and eventually became its directors.

Contrary to popular belief, Gilbert Gottfried and Robin Williams recorded their parts separately and did not once bump into each other during the film's production. However, the two had performed stand-up comedy together with Gottfried extolling Williams' generosity and support in an article for CNN following his passing.

Tim Curry, Kelsey Grammer, John Hurt, Christopher Lloyd, and Ian McKellen were considered for the role of Jafar.

The color design of the film was inspired by old Persian miniatures and Victorian paintings of the Middle East.

In the Cave of Wonders, there was supposed to have been an extended version of the lamp-grabbing scene. In it, Aladdin would have approached the lamp and, before he would grab it, would look up and see images of others, including Gazeem from the beginning, who attempted to take the lamp and were killed. As it turned out, the lamp he was going for was a fake and, by stepping away from it, would have been granted access to the real one.

Though loosely based on the original short story from Arabian Nights, many plot elements are created just for the film, such as Jafar's desire for Jasmine, framing Aladdin for a crime and having him imprisoned, Aladdin meeting another prisoner (actually Jafar) who helps break him out of prison and tells him of a hidden treasure, Aladdin using the treasure (the lamp) to falsely portray himself as a prince, and to take revenge on Jafar. These plot elements are all quite similar to the plot of Alexandre Dumas's novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Appropriately, the novel itself makes reference to the Arabian Nights several times, like when the treasure of Monte Cristo is compared to that of Ali Baba, the cave in which it is hidden is compared to the one in Aladdin, and the protagonist, Edmond Dantes, calls himself Sinbad the Sailor at one point.

Part of the plot revolves around Jafar seeking Aladdin as he is the only one able to enter the Cave of Wonders and retrieve a valuable item inside; Aladdin finds the lamp and narrowly avoids dying inside the cave. This resembles the plot in an earlier Disney classic, The Rescuers (1977), in which Madame Medusa uses an orphan girl small enough to fit through the opening of a dangerous pirate's cave to retrieve the Devil's Eye diamond inside. Penny and her rescuers exit the cave with the jewel after they narrowly avoid drowning. Sometime after clutching their sought-out treasures, Madame Medusa and Jafar both deliver the exact same line: "It's mine. It's all mine!"

Danny DeVito and Joe Pesci were considered for the voice of Iago.

When the Sultan is building his Jenga-like stack of animals, the Beast from Beauty and the Beast (1991) can be seen for a moment.

When Aladdin asks Genie if he can make him a prince and Genie looks in the recipe book at the King Crab entry, Sebastian the Crab from The Little Mermaid (1989) comes out of the book, and the intro to the song "Under the Sea" briefly plays.

Scott Weinger was only 17 when he voiced Aladdin as a young adult in this film.

Albert Brooks, John Candy, Matt Frewer, John Goodman, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy and Martin Short were all considered at one point to provide the voice of the Genie, Frewer, Short, and Goodman later went to voice other characters in other films directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, Frewer appeared in Hercules (1997) as Panic the Imp, Short appeared in Treasure Planet (2002) as B.E.N., and Goodman appeared in The Princess and the Frog (2009) as Big Daddy La'Bouff.

Bill Plympton turned down a seven-figure offer to work on this film, because any ideas and concepts he developed for his other projects while under contract with Disney would become their intellectual property.

During the mid-1990s, a rumor began that alleged that during the balcony scene, Aladdin says, "Good teenagers, take off your clothes" when he encounters Rajah. This was one of many accusations by moral groups during that period which tried to prove that Disney was subliminally promoting sexual promiscuity in its films. The film's directors insists that Aladdin is actually saying, "Nice kitty, take off and go, go on." One Disney animator, Tom Sito, backed up this statement by stating that the people responsible for helming the scene are deeply religious and would never deliberately add such racy humor. All subsequent copies of the film cut the line entirely to avoid any further controversy.

Alan Menken had tentatively written a love song for Aladdin and Jasmine's magic carpet ride called "The World at Your Feet." When lyricist Tim Rice came on board, he changed it to "A Whole New World."

When Howard Ashman began work on the movie, he developed the story as a fast-paced comic adventure about a young boy trying to prove his worth to his parents. But, in 1991, Ashman died, and the story problems stalled the movie. So, the plot was reworked to be about a teenaged Aladdin, seeking self-respect instead of the approval of others.

The Islamic cultural setting of the film is directly referenced several times throughout the film. For instance: the Sultan yells "Praise Allah!" when he realizes that Jasmine wants to marry Prince Ali/Aladdin; the Sultan says "Allah forbid you have any daughters!" when he is frustrated with Jasmine; and Gazeem at the beginning says "By Allah!" when he sees The Cave of Wonders. Although it isn't stated, the mentions of Allah imply that the religion in Aragabah is Islam, since that is the way Muslims address God.

The fire walker in the "One Jump Ahead" number is a caricature of T. Hee, a former Disney story man who later taught caricature at CalArts, where many of the film's artists studied.

Eight other songs were written for the film but were later cut. Some of the original songs before the story was rewritten and half of the characters were cut: "Proud of Your Boy" (supposed to be sung by Aladdin to his mother - later removed from the story - while she was sleeping); "Call Me a Princess"; "Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim"; "Humiliate the Boy" (sung by Jafar, cut because it was considered too cruel for the film); "High Adventure"; "Count on Me" (which was something Aladdin sang to his friends and family, which was replaced by "A Whole New World"). "Proud of Your Boy", "Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim" and "High Adventure" were later reinstated in the stage musical version.

Gilbert Gottfried's favorite performance had always been Iago.

Dubbed versions would sometimes go with different voice choices for the Genie's many characters, particularly the generic ones. For example, the voice of generic a sports commentator would resemble a person known only locally to that particular country, and so on.

According to the film's dubbing editor, who oversaw the production of all foreign dubs, Hungarian voice actor Károly Kassai was the ideal voice for the role of Iago, surpassing even his original actor, Gilbert Gottfried. Kassai sounded exactly how they had imagined Iago would talk, but they couldn't find anyone in the United States with such a voice.

Crazy Hakim, the "discount fertilizer" salesman in the opening chase, is a caricature of animator Tom Sito.

Animator Eric Goldberg based the Genie on the drawings of caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.

In the earliest scripts, there were two genies, one occupying the lamp, and one a ring, and Genie himself could grant an infinite number of wishes (as was the case in the original story). In the first draft, Aladdin had three friends (Babkak, Omar, and Kassim), a magic ring and two genies. In the spin-off series Aladdin (1994), Omar was the name of one of the merchants. In Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996), Cassim's name was used for the King of Thieves. The stage musical added Omar, Babkak and Kassim to replace Abu as Aladdin's sidekicks.

Linda Woolverton, who had written the screenplay to Beauty and the Beast (1991), did a first-draft screenplay for Aladdin (1992).

As of 2006, this was the only traditionally animated film to be nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Picture.

Brad Kane was originally going to do speaking voice for Aladdin, too, but was given to Scott Weinger at the last minute. Kane later did the singing voice for Aladdin.

As of 2015, this and Oliver & Company (1988) are the only theatrically released Disney animated feature where Frank Welker has a credited speaking role (the Cave of Wonders) in this film, as opposed to just providing vocal effects for animal characters.

Frank Welker, who voices Abu the monkey, previously used the same voice for another pet capuchin monkey in the Indiana Jones film "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981). Like Abu, the monkey in that film also wears a vest, and also engages in deception and misdirection in a desert city's public market.

Aladdin was the very first movie to receive an Icelandic dub.

Iago was originally intended to be voiced by Danny DeVito, but he was unavailable during production, so the role went to Gilbert Gottfried. DeVito would later star as the voice of Phil in Hercules (1997), another film directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.

In the 2004 Platinum Edition release and current releases, after the End Title Duet "A Whole New World" (Aladdin's Theme) ends and the credits are finished, Genie has an extra goodbye line over the closing logo.

Robin Williams's second animated film of 1992, after FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992), also owned by Disney as of March 20, 2019, due to the completed Disney/Fox merger in that year.

During and after A Whole New World, Greece and China are two countries seen in the film. This is foreshadowing, as Hercules (1997) and Mulan (1998), released several years later, are set in those two countries, respectively, although the Pastoral Symphony in Fantasia (1940) was also set in Greece. Ironically, the tale of Aladdin was originally set in China, not in the Middle East.

The name of Princess Jasmine in the original Arab tale of "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp" is Badroulbadour.

Princess Jasmine in this movie has remained as the only Disney Princess to kiss a villain. Anna almost did the same in Frozen (2013), but in her favor, she didn't know that Hans was evil. The kissing scene of Jasmine and Jaffar caused controversy, due to the fact that Jasmine was still a teenager, while Jaffar was a full grown adult.

The first Disney animated theatrical release to fully establish the villain before introducing the main protagonist.

This movie was originally planned for an IMAX reissue, but ultimately cancelled.

Studio trademark: Habitually barefoot character(s): Aladdin is barefoot whenever he's not disguised as Prince Ali.

Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies.

was the most successful film of 1992 grossing $217 million in the United States and over $504 million worldwide. It was the biggest gross for an animated film until The Lion King (1994) two years later, and was the first full-length animated film to gross $200 million in the United States and Canada.

The original 1992 theatrical release contained the line "Good tiger, take off and go", which was spoken by Aladdin when Rajah is growling at him. However, after the film was released on home video, many began to speculate that the line was actually "Good teenagers take off their clothes", meant as a subliminal message. In the 2004 Platinum Edition release, this line was censored due to controversy. It has since been added back in the 2015 Diamond Edition release.

When Genie outfits Aladdin, the screen behind them has two pictures on it, one with Genie in a shirt, tie and eye-patch. This is a reference to a very famous ad campaign by David Ogilvy known as "The Man In The Hathaway Shirt".

Despite being an integral part of the story, The Genie doesn't appear on-screen until nearly 36 minutes in.

Included among the American Film Institute's 2004 list of 400 movies nominated for the top 100 America's Greatest Music in the Movies for the song "A Whole New World."

In the scene where the Sultan is flying on the magic carpet, he knocks Iago. After Iago hits the pillar he sees little Sultans flying around instead of birds.

In eighth century Arabia, there was a famous magician and alchemist named Geber. His real name was Djafar, pronounced Jafar.

During the song "Friend Like Me", the forty thieves are shown and mentioned. This foreshadows one of the sequels, Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996), as Aladdin's father Cassism is the ring leader of the forty thieves.

There are 513 people listed in the credits.

In the market place Jasmine takes an apple without paying. This famously happens in King Kong where Ann Darrow did the same thing and both get caught only for Aladdin and Carl Denham to save them.

Jafar pretending to be an old geezer who sends Aladdin on the fool's errand to get the lamp; and then turning into Jafar again once he got the lamp; this element of the story was not actually in the original fairy tale, it was borrowed from King Syndicate's 1936 classic "Popeye's Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp". So was the idea of conflating the two genies from the original story; the genie from the lamp and the genie from the ring; into the same genie; to streamline the story. Other story elements were ripped off from the Popeye adaptation as well.

Included among the American Film Institute's 2004 list of 400 movies nominated for the top 100 America's Greatest Music in the Movies for the song "Friend Like Me."

The daughter of the sultan is called the shezadi or the sultana or the begum. Not the princess. Princess is an Anglo term.

The face Genie makes when believing Aladdin might not be honest about setting him free as his third wish resembles that of the titular character of Pinocchio (1940).

During "Friend Like Me" genie says, "Scheherazade had a thousand tales". Scheherazade is the narrater character for the stories in the book "One Thousand and One Nights" which the story of Aladdin comes from.

In the song, "Friend Like Me," the Genie sings, "Have some of column A, try all of column B." This line is very similar to a quote from The Oscar (1966), with the quote being, "Take one from column A and two from column B." Both are references to dinner specials in mid-20th century Chinese restaurants, where you could select your entree and side dishes from the two columns on the menu.

Douglas Seale's second (and also last) Disney animated feature film after The Rescuers Down Under (1990), as well as his last animated film before his death in 1999.

In the age of racial sensitivity, controversy arose when this film was accused of portraying the good Arabs as "tanned Caucasians" and the villains as extreme Arab stereotypes.

Michael Bolton and Celine Dion were originally going to sing the pop version of A Whole New World prior to Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, Bolton would later sing the pop version of Go the Distance for Disney's Hercules.

The first Disney animated feature film that's a musical since The Jungle Book (1967) in which some of the characters have their singing and speaking parts done separately.

As soon as Genie is released from his tasks by Aladdin's final wish, he tells Aladdin to wish for "the Nile". Aladdin makes this request and Genie replies "no way". Phonetically "the Nile" sounds like "denial", so one could argue that Genie did make the wish come true.

At the end of the song One Jump Ahead Aladdin and Abu escape the guards on a rug. The rug foreshadows one of Aladdin's future friends Magic Carpet.

Steve Martin was considered for the role of the Genie.

Gilbert Gottfried's first time voice acting in a theatrical film, later he'd go onto voice Mr. Beetle in Thumbelina (1994) and Mario Zucchini in Animal Crackers (2017).

Gazeem and Sultan mention 'Allah' several times in the film. Obviously 'Allah' means 'God' in Arabic. And when Jafar first appears a crescent moon can be seen. The crescent moon is a symbol of Islam and appears on most flags of Islamic nations such as Turkey, Pakistan and Malaysia.

The director reportedly based Jafar, particularly the character's Machiavellian intentions, on former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Jasmine is the first Middle Eastern Disney Princess. However, her speaking and singing voices were provided by an American and a Filipina, respectively.

The snake tongue that Jafar shows when he becomes a giant snake was latter re-used in the movie Tales from the Hood (1995), in the scene when Mr. Simms revels that he is the Devil.

A chained Princess Jasmine serving Jafar might have been inspired by Princess Leia, who served the ruthless Jabba the Hutt in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

As they try to recover Genie's lamp, Jasmine, Abu, and even the carpet technically become Genie's masters at least for a second, as they did hold the lamp (however, never summoned Genie). Just as that, Aladdin also was Jafar's master a few moments, as he held the lamp before Genie sent it away.

The character of monkey Abu is based on the similarly named Abu the thief, played by Sabu in the 1940 version of The Thief of Bagdad (1940).

The movie was first released on DVD on Scott Weinger's 29th birthday.

In the Mexican version, Aladdin's voice was dubbed by Demián Bichir.

In the Italian version, Genie's voice was dubbed by Gigi Proietti.

The last Walt Disney Animation Studios film to release in November up until Treasure Planet (2002), which was also directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.

Matt Frewer was considered at one point for the voice of the Genie.

By coincidence, "A Whole New World" is the title of a completely different 1967 song from the ABC-TV series "The Flying Nun" which is first heard as Sister Bertrille (Sally Field) is flying over over breathtaking landscapes, Written by Jack Keller and Bob Russell, this song was performed in the second and third seasons in the episodes "Song of Bertrille" and "My Sister the Star."

Iago is also the name of Bianca Castafiore's parrot in the Tintin comic 'The Castafiore Emerald', although this is a coincidence.

This movie set Disney's (and later Pixar's) precedent of releasing movies on the day before Thanksgiving.

The scene of the genie being summoned while in the bath was earlier seen in a Popeye short. Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, released in 1939, featured a wisecracking djinn, who wore blue clothing, and was shown appearing while bathing, shaving, and more. This short by Fleischer Studios may well have been studied by Robin Williams as he worked on his characterization of the film's genie.

The 2000 X Files TV episode Je Souhaite also featured a jinniyah who is granted freedom by her master. That same year, the film Bedazzled had a similar ending, though the plot had a different type of wish granter.

The outstanding success of this film, with the particular marketing attention on Robin Williams's performance as the Genie, had a major impact on the production and marketing of North American animation. Namely, it became a standard practice in American animation to cast celebrities as voices in major animation productions and market them as the stars of an animated film. While this has been disapproved by actors specializing in voice acting, this has also prone a popular option for these higher-profile actors who can enjoy roles where laborious details of acting like script memorization, costuming and makeup are usually irrelevant.

When Jasmin is in chains held by Jafar, it is reminiscent of Princess Lea in "The Return of the Jedi, now owned by Disney.

The peddler in the film's opening narrating the story is actually the Genie in disguise (both, in fact, are voiced by Robin Williams). This was confirmed by the directors Ron Clements and John Musker.

Iago clearly resembles a macaw parrot, and is probably meant to represent a simplified color scheme of a scarlet macaw (the white unfeathered facial area is a big giveaway). Scarlet macaws are central and south American parrots and it's hard to imagine how someone in the middle east would have acquired one in the time the Aladdin story was intended to take place. However, one very notable line from Jafar in the movie may provide a little bit of a clue as to how Iago might possibly be a South American bird. Iago confirms in the series episode "Fowl Weather" that he came from somewhere in South America.

Paleoartist Emily Willoughby has deduced that the bird in the movie is a first-year male summer tanager (Piranga rubra).

The Bird is the only animal in the film who is not anthropomorphized, unlike all the arthropod characters. It looks and behaves exactly like a real bird would, and shows no signs of human-level intelligence. Due to being non-anthropomorphic, it never talks at all, only making chirping and roaring sounds.

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Originally, the peddler who introduces the movie would be revealed to be the Genie at the end, hence the fact that Robin Williams voiced them both. There are similarities in the design of the two, especially the eyebrows, the beard, and the four-fingered hands (all the other human characters have five fingers). The revelation scene was even animated in an early stage, but due to some story and editing changes, it did not make the finished movie. Directors Ron Clements and John Musker, however, have since confirmed that Genie and the peddler are one and the same person.

When Aladdin realizes that he might become the next sultan he worries and the Genie tries to cheer him up by saying, "Aladdin, you've just won the heart of the princess! What are you going to do next?", setting him up for the popular Disney advertising campaign line, "I'm going to Disney World!" Aladdin does not say this, but we hear the Disney theme music ("When You Wish Upon a Star") in the background. Similarly, when the Genie gets ready to leave at the end of the film, he is wearing a Disney souvenir Goofy hat.

Andreas Deja based Jafar on Marc Davis's design for Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty (1959). The two villains share more than just looks: both carry a staff which they use to execute evil magic; both have bird henchman (Maleficent's is a raven, Jafar's a parrot), and both turn themselves into gigantic reptiles in their respective films' climactic battles - Maleficent as a dragon, Jafar as a giant cobra. UltimateDisney.com featured Maleficent and Jafar in their Top Villain Countdown at #1 and #2, respectively.

HIDDEN MICKEY: When Aladdin puts Jafar back into the lamp, the spell on the other characters is broken. Start watching when the cub Rajah jumps into the Sultan's arms. When Rajah hits his arms and starts to grow back into a tiger, just before he becomes normal, his face appears as Mickey Mouse for one frame.

WILHELM SCREAM: As the villagers flee in terror when the Genie (under Jafar's control) lifts the palace into the air.

Of the many Disney villains to sing, Jafar one of two not to get his own song as he sings a reprise of Prince Ali after getting the lamp and wishes to become a sorcerer.

During Aladdin and Abu escape attempt the cave of wonders on carpet and a wave of lava flows up at them. When they reach the treasure room, the wave for a few seconds briefly turns into two hands reaching out to grab them.