Aladdin, also known as Prince Ali Ababwa, is the main protagonist of the Aladdin franchise. A former street art from the city of Agrabah, Aladdin spent much of his youth scraping for food and ducking guards with his monkey sidekick, Abu. Though sanguine, Aladdin's poor upbringing left him with severe insecurity making him feel worthless and undeserving of love, specifically that of Princess Jasmine. He nevertheless sustained a heroically selfless deposition, which in turn made him entitled to a magic lamp concealing a wish-granting genie.
Aladdin is based on the eponymous character of the Aladdin folk tales featured in the Middle Eastern One Thousand and One Nights stories.
In the earliest stages of the story, Aladdin was portrayed as a much younger character - a boy, as opposed to a young man. The idea was brought upon by animator Glen Keane, who believed Aladdin, the lead of an underdog story should have a more meager, vulnerable appearance to match his role in the film's narrative. In addition, he claimed that typical Disney films have a sort of class system with their characters, such as the cartoonish sidekicks, the dramatic villains, the beautiful heroines, and the boring "Prince Charming"-type heroes that "nobody ever wanted to animate". Though directors Ron Clements and John Musker enjoyed the idea, executive producer, Jeffrey Katzenberg did not, feeling the romantic relationship between a meek Aladdin and the beautiful Princess Jasmine would come off as unrealistic, as Jasmine wouldn't find herself physically attracted to that portrayal of Aladdin. Katzenberg saw the early versions of Aladdin to be along the lines of Michael J. Fox, but should instead be along the lines of Tom Cruise, in terms of appearance.
Glen Keane rectified the issue, making Aladdin a tad more muscular, with broader shoulders, and more defined features. However, to keep in touch with the original concept, Keane, Musker, and Clements worked to retain a sense of youth and innocence to Aladdin through his facial design and character portrayal, prominent during the film's more comedic scenes.
An integral part of Aladdin's story during the early stages of the film was the role of his mother. Initially, Aladdin was not an orphan, but instead, a young boy living alongside his single mother in the lowest part of Agrabah. Throughout the story, Aladdin's quest to find something greater than himself, and prove his worth, was driven by his desire to make his mother proud, famously vocalized through the deleted song "Proud of Your Boy", written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. When the film underwent a rewrite, from start to finish, writers and consultants, Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio suggested the mother and concept surrounding her to be scrapped from the film, which the filmmakers agreed to, having discussed the deletion beforehand.
- "...a young man who, like this lamp, was more than what he seemed: a diamond in the rough."
Despite his upbringing, at the start of the film, Aladdin was a generally optimistic, fun-loving, and charming character. Though he was forced to steal for survival, he showed joy in escaping the brutish guards, alongside his sidekick Abu, and showed an attempt to find enjoyment in the struggles of his day-to-day life. Nevertheless, though he didn't mind stealing from the marketplace denizens, albeit forcibly so, Aladdin was, in no way, a selfish character. Not only were the thefts for survival, as mentioned above, but Aladdin was also never above sacrificing his food for the less fortunate of Agrabah, such as starving children. This is an example of Aladdin's selflessness, which was showcased several times throughout the film, specifically for the sake of Jasmine, and most notably, during the finale, Genie. This trait was also carried over to the further stories of the franchise, such as The Return of Jafar, where the street rat is shown to commonly rob lairs of thieves, and donate the stolen jewels and riches to Agrabah's less fortunate citizens.
While harboring a modest amount of physical prowess, Aladdin's true strength lies within his intelligence and wit. He utilizes these aspects to best his enemies, and such practices have proven effective in various situations throughout the franchise. He is a quick-thinker, with the ability to formulate a scheme (usually varying in scale, making him rather versatile) that ends in his favor. He also takes advantage of his societal stereotype to further his schemes, as most wouldn't expect a meager street urchin to have the intellect to outwit others.
Although generally cheery and fun-loving in nature, Aladdin was also shown to be insecure throughout the events of the original film. Being a street rat, Aladdin normally faced discrimination in the city of Agrabah and was seen as a worthless member to society. This cruelty eventually led Aladdin to believe such claims; he saw himself as unworthy of Princess Jasmine's affections, believing she deserved someone of higher class and, by extension, someone who can provide for her. These insecurities would prompt Aladdin to perform negative acts such as compulsively lying, going back on promises, and hiding his true self under the guise of "Prince Ali".
Once the climax of the original film arrives, however, Aladdin is stripped of his aid (including magic and the help of his allies) forcing him to act on his own in order to save the city. He does so by putting his wit to use and successfully ends the battle victorious. Following these events, Aladdin became more accepting of his status, refusing to continue living a lie, and embracing who he is as a person.
As seen throughout episodes of the television series, however, Aladdin's insecurities haven't diminished completely. Although more accepting of his status as a "street rat", Aladdin remained somewhat self-conscious when given important tasks to complete, as seen in the episode "Mudder's Day", where the Sultan was confident enough to place Aladdin in charge of an expedition, though the latter would continuously doubt his own leadership out of anxiousness. In "My Fair Aladdin", Aladdin made an attempt to reform his image to better conform with Jasmine's dinner guests, consisting of haughty, high-classed royalty. This would only result in his downfall as the most important person in his life, Jasmine, was unamused by Aladdin's attempts in concealing his true nature. In spite of this, Aladdin's allies, and more specifically Jasmine, would continuously provide support and a catalyst that would aid Aladdin in regaining his confidence.
Animated and designed by Glen Keane, Aladdin is a traditionally handsome, slender, slightly muscular young man with broad shoulders, tan skin, black, messy hair, thick matching eyebrows, and brown eyes.
As a street rat, his clothing is, unsurprisingly, rather limited. He is barefoot, donning a purple, sleeveless vest, red fez, and baggy, cream pants with a single patch covering a while within them.
As Prince Ali, however, Aladdin's attire is lavish to coincide with his princely facade. The colors resemble the primary colors of Jasmine's father, the Sultan, consisting mostly of cream, gold, white, and purple. The outfit's appearance, itself, also resembles the Sultan's, consisting of a large turban (with what appears to resemble neck shade coming down on opposite sides) complete with a ruby gem and blueish, deep purple feather, cream undergarments, and a matching top, with a cape flowing down, just below his calves. The outfit is finished with golden brown shoes, with swirled tips. His turban also conceals the Genie's lamp beneath his head. In The Return of Jafar, he wears this outfit before encountering Iago and being attacked by Abis Mal and his group.
In the end of the first film, Aladdin wears a purple openly short Arabian coat with a white shoulder armor on both sides of his shirt coat with a good trim, at the back of his shirt coat it resembles a long purple cape, cream pants with a red and brown fez around his waist and the golden brown shoes from his disguised Prince Ali outfit. He also wears the same hat from his primary outfit but it was purple and gold striped.
In Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Aladdin now wears a different outfit as opposed in the previous two films.
In its initial appearance before their wedding was interrupted by his father Cassim and in the end of the film where he married Jasmine and went to their honeymoon by riding the magic carpet, Aladdin wears an outfit similar to his disguised form as Prince Ali as he wears a very long cream openly Arabian royal jacket with a large sailor collar, underneath is a yellow sleeveless tunic with a brown trim and a white long-sleeved undershirt, cream pants, and brown shoes with swirled tips. His turban has a different design with brown linings and the feather is yellow with a purple gem in the center.
Later when he confronts his father Cassim and being tested by him to face Sa'Luk, Aladdin wears black undergarments with a matching sleeveless top with a red obi around his waist and a medium blue long-sleeved shirt. He is also adorned with a blue cloak that can cover his head and face and a gold emblem at the left side. This outfit is also his father's primary outfit.
His main outfit throughout the movie and his crossover appearance in Hercules: The Animated Series, Aladdin wears a blue-green sleeveless garb gold trim, a white long-sleeved undershirt with dark brown folded sleeves, light blue pants with a red sash and dark brown shoes with swirled tips. When he meets his father Cassim for the first time, his main outfit is covered with a cream cloak and a gray turban on his head.
He later rips the right long sleeve into the shorter sleeve from his main outfit to cover the Hand of Midas.
- Expert Tactician: Aladdin has demonstrated amazing cleverness, as he has feats of being able to outsmart enemies multiple times. During the first film, he is proven to be capable of avoiding capture from the guards despite being greatly outnumbered and overpowered.
- Excellent Speed: Aladdin is very fast, having spent years outrunning the officers of Agrabah during his theft of food.
- Excellent Agility: Aladdin is very agile, showing similar acrobatics and grace to his monkey Abu.
- Excellent Reflexes: Aladdin possesses good reflexes, able to dodge the repeated strikes from Jafar in his massive snake form.
- Skilled Swordsman: Aladdin has demonstrated some swordsmanship abilities, despite it not being known whether he had any training. His primary weapon in the video games and the films is the scimitar which was the main weapon of Rasoul's royal guards. Aladdin demonstrates using a weapon when he fought Jafar in his king cobra form and later in the third film where he was tested by his father.
- Skilled Hand-To-Hand Combatant: While normally prevailing through wit it teaming with his allies, Aladdin is a capable fighter. Against Sa'Luk, the most skilled fighter of the Forty Thieves and physically much stronger than him, Aladdin proved able to fend off the foe's assault rather effectively while landing his own number of blows and even narrowly defeated him.
- Animal Communication: Aladdin is an animal whisperer, as he is able to understand Abu, his pet monkey, when to a normal person, he simply speaks gibberish.
- Expert Thief: Aladdin became a skilled thief, gaining a lot of experience since the age of 7.
- Excellent Strength: Though not his most noteworthy trait, Aladdin does have a certain degree of strength as he was strong enough to dig Carpet out from being stuck under a broken palace tower in a snowy wasteland in the original movie. With a two-fisted hit, he was able to knock out Sa'Luk, who was at least twice his size.
After Aladdin was born to Cassim and Zena, their struggling background prompted his father to leave Agrabah in hopes of finding a way to better provide for his family. However, Aladdin's mother passed away after his leave and Aladdin was left to fend for himself. By the time Cassim returned, he couldn't find his family, believing them to be dead, resulting in him leaving Agrabah out of despair, where he'd eventually become a leader of the infamous Forty Thieves, though this would remain unknown to Aladdin for an extended number of years.
Due to being orphaned so early, Aladdin never received a formal education, nor had a positive role model to guide him through life. With no form of income, he was forced to learn to survive on the streets of Agrabah. Lacking other means, he steals only to survive, but his good heart often moves him to donate his stolen goods to those who are as poor, if not poorer than him, making him a Robin Hood-like figure.
When Aladdin was seven, he had his first encounter with Rasoul, the new captain of the Sultan's guard, after stealing an apple from a fruit stand. Initially, the boy managed to outmaneuver the guards, but was eventually apprehended and sentenced to detention within the palace dungeon; however, he managed to escape by picking the locks to his chains.
Later in his childhood, he stole a vest, a pair of pants, and a fez from a clothesline, which would form his signature outfit, which would require further stitching and patching as he grew older. Around this time, Aladdin made his first friend in the form of Amal, a fellow urchin who also aspired for a better life, but unlike Aladdin, he did not let himself be hindered by a moral compass, often causing Aladdin and him to argue over the matter of how to seek out their goals, but one day Amal disappeared, much to Aladdin's horror and was never seen again, having been whisked away by unknown assailants, leaving Aladdin alone.
When he was sixteen, Aladdin fell in with a group of circus performers: Aziz, Fatima, Minos, and their pet, Abu the Monkey. Aladdin and Abu would form a brotherly relationship throughout this endeavor, and would eventually leave the circus, but remain together as life partners, giving Aladdin the destined friend he needed most.
Throughout his young teen life, Aladdin also tried pursuing many romantic relationships with the girls of Agrabah, claiming to have dated "tons", but none of them worked out or proved meaningful in the end.
Aladdin was born the son of Cassim (the king of thieves) and an unnamed woman. He was an orphan brought up on the streets of Agrabah and forced to live the lifestyle of a thief, also known as a "street rat". Aladdin became infamous for his petty crimes and became one of the most wanted criminals by the city guard, especially the captain Rasoul. He has been caught in the act many times but has always managed to get away through skill, some quick thinking, and outright luck. Somewhere along the way Aladdin befriended a circus monkey named Abu. It is unclear whether Aladdin or some other unknown character named him but nonetheless the two became partners in crime as well as best friends. Aladdin first appears in the film trying to get away from guards with a loaf of bread that he stole. He succeeds in getting away from the guards momentarily while dressed up as a woman. The guards catch him, but Abu saves him just in time. Aladdin sings "One Jump Ahead" to the guards while he tries to get away from them, pulling many hilarious stunts and tricks to evade authorities. He and Abu are victorious yet again from getting away from the guards, and take a rest to eat the loaf of bread they stole. Before he can eat, though, Aladdin sees two starving kids digging in the trash for food, and out of the kindness of his heart, he gives his piece of bread to them. Abu, though hesitant and rather stingy, gives his piece of bread to the kids as well. Seconds later, Aladdin sees a prince on a horse heading to the palace, who happens to be Prince Achmed. The homeless children from before run up to Prince Achmed in awe, but he is quickly angered by them and nearly whips them. Luckily, Aladdin saves them right before the act could be committed, and tells Achmed that he should have some manners. The prince throws him into the mud, earning many laughs from the crowd around them. Before Prince Achmed could finally make his way in the palace, Aladdin insults him, saying that "it's not everyday you see a horse with two rear ends". This causes Achmed to stop momentarily, the insult obviously getting to him (as well as his horse). Prince Achmed insults him back by telling Aladdin that he is nothing more but a street rat and he will die as one, and that the only people who will mourn his death will be his supposed fleas. This response angers Aladdin very much, and before he could get his hands on the prince, the palace gates close. Aladdin tells Abu that he isn't worthless, and that he doesn't have fleas, but when he realizes that there's nothing he can do about it, he finally calms down to a rather depressed mood, and the two begin their way home. It is in this scene where the "One Jump Ahead" reprise begins, Aladdin prominently upset with the fact that his social status clouds his value in society. Once home (a shabby place with broken planks and torn up curtains), he looks at the view of the palace, a yearning gleam in his eyes. Aladdin tells a sleeping Abu that someday they'll be rich, and live in the palace with no more problems.
The next day Aladdin and Abu pull off a scam to get a watermelon for breakfast. Aladdin is surprised while eating half a watermelon when he sees a beautiful girl walking in the market (Princess Jasmine). She had handed a child an apple without paying and the cart owner was about to cut off her hand when he springs into action. After a clever ruse of making the shop owner think she was his crazy sister they run away to safety. Later that night at his home, Aladdin and Jasmine shared their common goal for freedom, each in their own way. It was then that the city guard appeared and, despite their attempts at escaping, they were captured. Jasmine revealed herself as the princess in order to save Aladdin but Rasoul claimed he had higher orders and told her to take it up with Jafar. Aladdin was taken to the dungeon where he awaited execution, but is later removed from his chains by a grumpy Abu. He then meets an old man (Jafar in disguise) who claimed he could set him free in exchange for a favor. All he would have to do is retrieve a lamp from the Cave of Wonders, a cavern supposedly filled with the greatest treasure in the world. In reality, Jafar needed him to retrieve the magic lamp for him because only a "diamond in the rough" could enter the cave. He reveals a secret exit, and Aladdin escapes with him and follows him in to the desert.
There, the Cave of Wonders commands him to only retrieve the lamp and not to touch anything else, or else consequences will be made. He enters the Cave of Wonders, where he meets a sentient magic carpet who agrees to help him find the lamp. He eventually retrieves the lamp, but Abu accidentally touches a ruby, causing a chain reaction of disastrous events that nearly kill Aladdin and Abu. They nearly escape the cave, but once it is revealed that the old man's reward to Aladdin was death, Abu swoops in to save his best friend from a morbid fate. Unfortunately, the two are thrown down into the abyss of the now deteriorating Cave of Wonders, and are trapped there with no way of escaping. Aladdin, unconscious for a few seconds, awakens to discover this, and feels enraged that he had been tricked. He then sighs as he realizes that the old man got what he wanted, but Abu surprises him with the lamp behind his back. Aladdin praises Abu for his thieving skills, and takes the lamp to inspect it and its worth. Discovering some text hidden by dust, he rubs the lamp, causing a giant, blue Genie appears. After a few comedic stunts and impressions, the Genie tells Aladdin he will fulfill three wishes (as well as telling him the wishes he is not allowed to make). Aladdin, who doesn't want to waste a wish, cleverly convinces Genie to get them out of the cave without actually wishing for it. After their escape, Aladdin gets to know Genie more and after asking what he would wish for, he learns of Genie's desire for freedom. He is essentially a slave and Aladdin promises to free him with his third wish. After the deal is made, Aladdin expresses his wish to make Jasmine fall in love with him. Genie is unable to do that and asks why he can't do it by being himself. Aladdin tells him she's a princess and that he would need to be a prince. Aladdin, struck with inspiration, makes his first wish; to become a prince. Genie works his magic and Aladdin becomes Prince Ali.
Meanwhile Jafar decides to trick the Sultan into arranging a marriage between himself and Jasmine, and then kill both the princess and her father. His plans are interrupted when Aladdin parades into the Sultan's palace as "Prince Ali". Jasmine rejects Ali, considering him a buffoon like all the other suitors before him, but Aladdin is determined to get Jasmine's attention. That night, Aladdin meets Jasmine on her balcony, and takes her around the world on a magic carpet ride. It is until the end of their romantic journey does she realize that he is the boy from the marketplace, and she begins to question why he had lied to her. In an attempt to keep his true self hidden, Aladdin fabricates a story that he sometimes dresses as a commoner to escape palace life, which Jasmine understands and forgives him. Aladdin returns her home and they share a loving kiss.
After delivering Jasmine, Aladdin is captured by Jafar and thrown into the ocean, but the Genie rescues Aladdin as his second wish. Aladdin returns to the palace, revealing Jafar's plot to Jasmine and the Sultan. Jafar, however, notices the lamp in Aladdin's possession, realizes Aladdin's identity, and escapes from the Sultan's bodyguards. Impressed by Aladdin's bravery, the Sultan decides Aladdin should be his successor. Aladdin faces a moral dilemma and decides he has to wait before wishing Genie free, driving a wedge between the two. Iago, on Jafar's orders, steals Genie's lamp and brings it to Jafar, who becomes Genie's new master and uses his first wish to become sultan. When Jasmine and the Sultan refuse to bow to him, Jafar uses his second wish to become the most powerful sorcerer in the world, using his new powers to send Aladdin to "the ends of the earth".
Aladdin uses the magic carpet to return to Agrabah, where Jafar has imprisoned both Jasmine and the Sultan as his slaves. Jasmine distracts Jafar as Aladdin attempts to steal back the lamp, but the Jafar notices and attacks him. Jafar turns into a cobra and begins squeezing the life out of Aladdin, boasting that he is "the most powerful being on Earth". This phrase strikes a clever plan in Aladdin, and he daringly tells Jafar that the only being more powerful than him is Genie. Faced with this realization, Jafar uses his final wish to become an 'all-powerful genie,' but is then surprised when Aladdin reminds him that genies are not free entities as he is sucked into his new black lamp, dragging Iago with him. Genie flicks the lamp to the Cave of Wonders, never to be seen again.
When faced with remaining a prince and his promise to Genie, Aladdin decides that while he does love Jasmine, he doesn't feel he can be someone he isn't any longer, and instead wishes for Genie's freedom, much to Genie's surprise and happiness. Since Jasmine loves Aladdin, the Sultan changes the law so they can marry. Genie leaves to explore the world while Aladdin and Jasmine celebrate their engagement.
The Return of Jafar
Aladdin is seen with Jasmine talking to the sultan about their wedding. They cannot get marry yet. Aladdin brings a ton of jewelry back to the townspeople. During a walk with Abu in the city, they encounter Iago. Aladdin doesn't think Iago changed his ways, and his still doesn't trust the parrot. Aladdin leaves, and is attacked by Abis Mal. Aladdin then thanks Iago for saving him, convinces the sultan to let Iago stay with them. Genie returns from his vacation, and Aladdin explains about Iago to Genie. Iago lies to Jasmine about Aladdin saying he hide a villain in the palace. Aladdin is commanded by the sultan to watch over the parrot. Jafar returns and wants revenge on Aladdin. So Aladdin is frame for murder by thinking he kill the sultan. Aladdin is almost sentence to death, but his friends believe he is innocent. Aladdin is saved by Iago, and they all battle Jafar. The city is saved, and Aladdin accepts Iago as a friend.
Aladdin: The Series
The series was created for Disney afternoon. The show aired from the year of 1994 to 1995. The show is based off from the first film. The show took place where the second film left off. Aladdin is the main character again in the show, just like in the films. He lives with Jasmine, and has adventures with his friends. Aladdin goes with Iago to find treasure, and meets new enemies. Aladdin spends most of his time battling monsters. He tries to be the laid back hero, and tries to keep his home save from danger. He coincides that he can get his friends out of danger, and that he is the best. (although this is all is true), and he can be self-absorbed at times. A good example is in the episode "getting the bugs out" where Aladdin took all the credit for Genie and carpet's work for battling the robotic bugs. Aladdin does have a flashback of his childhood friend Amal, while he meets a street rat name Razel. Another flashback episode shows how Aladdin and Abu first met.
Aladdin and The King of Thieves
Aladdin is getting married to Jasmine. But he is depress on how he never knew his father. Aladdin explains to Genie how he never knew his father, or how to raise a family. Genie gives him advice, and they head off to the wedding. At the wedding he and Jasmine are about to kiss, until the king of thieves come in with an elephant stampede to ruin the wedding. Aladdin's friends fights the thieves, and the thieves retreat. Aladdin finds out that he was fighting the king of thieves, and shows to his friends what they were after. Aladdin finds out that the king of thieves is his long lost biological father. Aladdin shock by the news tries to figure why his father abandon him as a child. So he along with Iago, Abu, and carpet set off to find the forty thieves. They find the forty thieves, and Aladdin reveals himself to his father. Aladdin is then put to the test for his skills to be proven by his father. Aladdin battles Sa'Luk, and lives from the battle. Aladdin joins the group, but doesn't care about it. Aladdin asks his father why he abandon him, and his father tells him that he wanted to share his mother's life. Aladdin introduces Genie to his father, and shows the palace to his father. Aladdin then breaks Iago and Cassim out of jail. Aladdin is asked to leave his home, but doesn't accept the offer. He then goes back to Agrabah, and is faced with the consequences.Aladdin knew what he had to do, and is forgiven by the sultan. Aladdin is still mad about his father's ways of a thief. Aladdin then decides to return to his father's aid, and he free Cassim from Sa'Luk. Aladdin decides not to be stubborn like his father, so he follows the forty thieves to the location of the hand of Midas. Aladdin is reunited with his father, and they hurry inside to get the hand of Midas. Aladdin gets the hand of Midas, and tosses it to Cassim. Sa'Luk threatens to kill Aladdin, but Sa'Luk is turn to gold by the hand of Midas. Aladdin ties the hand of Midas in bandages then he hurries outside with his father. Aladdin sees that Cassim's real treasure is him, and Cassim throw the hand of Midas in the ocean.Aladdin and everyone return to the palace, and everyone is happy for the wedding. Aladdin and Jasmine finally get marry, then they see Cassim with Iago depart for a new adventure. Aladdin with Jasmine wave goodbye, and leave for their honeymoon.
- Main article: Aladdin/Other Appearances
In this crossover of both the Hercules TV series and the Aladdin TV series, Aladdin and his friends appear in one episode to help Hercules defeat Jafar and Hades. At first, he and Hercules fight against each other, but then become friends. They decide to find Abu and Icarus, who are capture by Jafar and Hades. Aladdin and Hercules defeat Jafar, and Hades retreats from them. Aladdin is happy to be reunited with Abu. Aladdin tells Hercules that he will be a great hero someday, and suggest Hercules to visit him in Agrabah.
- "Do you trust me?"
- "Someday, Abu, things are gonna change. We'll be rich, live in a palace, and never have any problems at all."
- "Jasmine, I do love you, but I've got to stop pretending to be something I'm not."
- "You're only in trouble if you get caught"
- "Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat."
- "Let's not be too hasty."
- "All this for a loaf of bread?"
- "I wish for the Nile."
- "Call me Al."
- In the original tale of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Aladdin was actually an Asian youth from a Chinese city ruled by the Persian Empire.
- Other than that, the overall plot of the film follows the original story faithfully for the most part, with the notable exceptions of replacing Aladdin's Genie of the Ring with the Magic Carpet and not featuring Jafar's brother to enact revenge on Aladdin.
- However Aladdin would fight Jafar's sister Nasira in Nasira's Revenge who would fulfill the same role as the evil brother from the book.
- According to animators, they borrowed multiple physical elements from Tom Cruise to incorporate into Aladdin such as Cruise's eyebrows to show Aladdin's emotions.
- According to the animators, they used reference from MC Hammer's pants to recreate the movement and wrinkles of Aladdin's own pants.
- Aladdin's appearance was changed right before the release of the movie, although the only difference made was that Aladdin became a lot more "meatier" than his previous appearance, which was lanky arms and a skinny frame.
- Scott Weinger has done Aladdin's voice in every Aladdin project to date in which the character appeared.
- Aladdin's voice actor is Scott Weinger, who later became known for his role as Steve Hale on the hit TV show, Full House.
- Full House would often reference Scott's role as Aladdin by having his character Steve occasionally steal people's food and an inside joke on two episodes of Full House had Scott Weinger dress up as Aladdin when the Tanner and Katsopolis families visit Disney World.
- Brad Kane, who did Aladdin's singing voice, was also considered the speaking role of Aladdin before it was given to Weinger.
- There was a song cut from the movie titled 'Proud of Your Boy', a ballad that Aladdin sings to his mother, who was still present in the film's early stages of production. For unknown reasons, the mother figure was cut from the script, and with her removal, Proud of Your Boy was eventually deleted too.
- The song can still be heard in the broadway production of Aladdin, although the mom is still absent, and is said to be dead during the course of the play.
- Unlike the movie, Aladdin's motives for becoming a prince are a mix of both impressing Princess Jasmine and making his dead mother proud (hence the song's title).
- Aladdin is the first Disney movie where the speaking voice actors did not provide the singing in their roles.
- Aladdin appears in all episodes except Rain of Terror. Both him and Jasmine don't appear in that episode together either.