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Shark Treatment
Season 2, Episode 59
Ep 55
Air date January 6, 1995
Written by Mirith J. Colao
Directed by Rob LaDuca
Episode guide
Episode 67: Eye of the Beholder
Episode 69: Black Sand


Saleen sinks a ship bound for Agrabah with a valuable statue to lure out Aladdin, and places a curse that turns him into a great white shark so she can have him all to herself. As Genie, Abu, and Iago have difficulty getting her necklace to reverse the curse, they realize that Saleen's sidekick, the octopus Armand, might be the key needed to get the necklace to cure Aladdin, as he has developed a grudge of being pushed aside in favor of Aladdin.


After Saleen sinks a Golden Paiush Statue, Aladdin and his friends go on a search for it to retrieve it. Armand later attacks the gang while Saleen throws a starfish that was hanging around her neck at Aladdin. It leaves a pink star-shaped mark on Aladdin's chest.

After Armand ruins the ship, the gang get on the island the statue was on. While Genie and Iago argue about who's in charge, Aladdin and Abu go find the statue. Aladdin ties a rope around him, leaving Abu to watch it while he's underwater getting the statue. But he gets caught by Armand and ties the rope around him.

Transformation into shark:

Abu senses that something is wrong and goes to Genie and Iago. The three see Aladdin swim like a fish. Later, when Abu goes back to Aladdin, Aladdin's feet then inflate and then turn into webbed versions of themselves which Abu sees and freaks out other. Aladdin sees this as his hands start to transform as well, and although he tries to prevent them they inflate and turn into webbed hands as well, resulting in Aladdin screaming. After going to Genie and Iago, Aladdin starts growling and pounces on the fish Genie had conjured up, eating the very flesh off of them.

The starfish symbol glows on Aladdin's chest, and upon seeing it and trying to rub it off with his webbed hands, his neck suddenly spouts gills, with his ears becoming webbed as well. He tires to breath air but can't. He then grabs a jug of water and drinks from it, only to shriek in pain and smash the jug with his claws. He then feels pain on his back and falls on to his hands and knees as a dorsel fin spouts from his back, causing his vest to get torn. His skin grows darker and his face becomes elongated like a shark.

He starts to shake and throb, as he lifts his body up in massive pain and he lowers his body but moves his legs closer to his chest. He then moves his legs back as his legs combine and form a black tail. His pants combine as a hole around His tail. His pants then disappear.

Abu and Iago go up to Aladdin. He now has sharp teeth, and his arms and hands now look aquatic. He snaps at them. Genie then tries to carry Aladdin, but he swishes his tail at him causing him to drop him. He then tires to crawl towards the ocean, but fortunately the gang stops him. He looks sadly up at his friends before passing out of air. Genie then Conquers up a fish bowl for him. The rest of his clothes disappear except for his belt, which during the transformation, had now become a waist-band around the sides of his body. He then becomes almost a shark except he still has arms and hands and the upper half of his body is now those of a shark but with brown skin.

Saleen later takes Aladdin to the ocean with her, and when he refuses to do acrobats for her, she touchs the starfish on her necklace as Aladdin's arms and hands turn into fins and the skin on his upper body turned black and white like his tail. He, now completely a great white shark and losing his humanity, does what Saleen ordered him to do.

Reversing The Curse:

Armand becomes jealous of Aladdin and tries to remove the starfish from Saleen, but Aladdin pushes him out of the way. The two are about to fight, but Saleen quickly stops them and tells Armand to leave them alone. Genie, Iago, and Abu see that Saleen's starfish turned Aladdin into a shark. Saleen makes Aladdin attack the gang, but Aladdin fails.

Genie, Abu, and Iago suggest that they have Armand help them remove the necklace to save Aladdin. After removing Saleen's necklace, Abu breaks the starfish in half, making the pink star-shaped mark on Aladdin's chest disappear and Aladdin turns back into human.

Genie then puts Aladdin on land.


Aladdin is lying on the beach we see the his head and his gills. As soon as Genie removes his hand from under Aladdin's neck Aladdin starts to transform back immediately. Aladdin's head frame by frame starts to get smaller as Aladdin's nose starts to shrink along with the rest of his body. A outline starts to appear on the top of his head as his face gets smaller. The outline gets bigger a few frames. The outline then becomes black as his head gets smaller as his blue skin starts to change. Eventually the black part becomes hair and gets longer, Aladdin's teeth also starts to get smaller along with his mouth not being so long. Eventually his body becomes brown as his face though still being shark like is more human as his hair has become more long and flowing like it used to. By the time we pan down to Aladdin's arms, the back of Aladdin's hair slightly covers his gills.

We then pan down to were his fin's are. His body is grown and is underbelly is now greyish, and his starfish symbol on his chest is not as revealing. Aladdin's fins get longer as the web part of them spread other the front of the fins. They then become squarish shaped as they continue to grow until another sharp edge grows on the front of the transforming fin. The fin's become longer as the skin were the webbed stuff grows longer and sharper, until they become human hands but webbed.

Aladdin's underbelly were the starfish is also transforms. His underbelly starts to disappear as Aladdin's chest starts to become more flat and human like. His body while this is happening goes from grey to brown while his hands are transforming.

At dusk, while the gang is leaving with the Golden Paiush Statue, Armand removes the fish bowl from Saleen and the two become friends again.

Character Debut[]




  • "That's not gonna work! He's a fish, not a tomato!" - Iago


  • Aladdin's clothes disappear at some points during the transformation
  • Aladdin's Hands change at several points during the transformation. First, his hands get webbed and his fingers soon become razor-sharp. Then they become less human with his arms have sharp edges to them. And finally, His Arms and Hands joint and become fins.
  • Genie couldn't turn Aladdin back to normal.
  • When Aladdin begins to transform back to his shark the star on Aladdin's chest is still present even though it disappears when Abu broke the starfish.
  • At the end of the episode Saleen's skin color is brown along with her hair and her clothes are a different color.


  • Saleen's and Armand's final appearance.
  • It's unknown how Aladdin and the others got the statue.
  • Aladdin’s shrieks and growls are performed by Frank Welker.
  • Every time Aladdin transforms, his body makes a bone-rubbing sound.
  • Aladdin's Transformation is the longest ever put on screen.
  • It takes a long time in the episode for Aladdin to completely become a shark. First, In the first stage of the Transformation, he becomes a humannoid shark, with his human features remaining, except his face is enlogated, his hands are webbed, he has fish ears, his has a dorsel fin and his legs become a fish's tail. The second he is a shark but with normal skin, shark like hands and his tail is black and white. Finally, the third stage, his hands jointed and become fins and he completely becomes a shark.
  • The magazine Genie is reading has the character Ariel on it.
  • Jasmine and Carpet don't appear in this episode.


Shark treatment (gallery)