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Aladdin and the King of Thieves [1996]

Director:Tad Stones
Writer:Mark McCorkle
Robert Schooley
Composer:Carl Johnson
Mark Watters
Songs:David Friedman
Kevin Quinn
Randy Petersen
Length:80 minutes
(1 hour 20 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Kids
IMDB Rating:6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:27%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: The King of Thieves disrupts Aladdin and Jasmine's long-anticipated wedding, looking for an oracle that will lead him to an even bigger treasure. His true identity causes trouble for Aladdin.

Reaction: A step up from the Return of Jafar. The return of Robin Williams certainly helps it out, though the original is still very much the best.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Tad Stones => Director
Mark McCorkle => Writer
Robert Schooley => Writer
Carl Johnson => Composer
Mark Watters => Composer
David Friedman => Songs
Kevin Quinn => Songs
Randy Petersen => Songs
Brad Kane => Aladdin (singing voice) (uncredited)
Bruce Adler => Peddler (singing voice) (uncredited)
CCH Pounder => The Oracle  (voice)
Clyde Kusatsu => Thief / Additional Voice Talents (voice)
Corey Burton => Additional Voice Talents (voice)
Frank Welker => Abu / Rajah  (voice)
Gilbert Gottfried => Iago  (voice)
Jerry Orbach => Sa'luk  (voice)
Jess Harnell => Additional Voice Talents (voice)
Jim Cummings => Razoul  (voice)
John Rhys-Davies => Cassim  (voice)
Linda Larkin => Princess Jasmine  (voice)
Liz Callaway => Princess Jasmine (singing voice) (uncredited)
Merwin Foard => Cassim (singing voice) (uncredited)
Rob Paulsen => Additional Voice Talents (voice)
Robin Williams => Genie  (voice)
Scott Weinger => Aladdin  (voice)
Val Bettin => Sultan  (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The Arabian Nights Reprise, written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, was originally written and recorded for the first Aladdin.
  • Sean Connery was originally cast in the role of Cassim, but scheduling conflicts with another film forced him to pull out.
  • As Aladdin and Jasmine walk down the aisle together, Prince Uncouthma, his wife, and his son Bud are at the front of the crowd. Uncouthma was a recurring character from the [Aladdin] TV series.
  • The scene with the Genie consoling Princess Jasmine while Aladdin is away at the lair of the 40 thieves was completely improvised by Robin Williams.
  • The first idea for this storyline involved a villain from the [Aladdin] TV series named Mozenrath. The plot would reveal that the hero and villain were brothers. However (according to one of the writers) everyone thought they should steer away from the TV show. That and the fact that they couldn't get in touch with Jonathan Brandis (Mozenrath's voice), prompted them to move on to another relative of Aladdin's - his father.
  • After a contract dispute with the Disney company over likeness rights, Robin Williams agreed to return for this film as the voice of the Genie. As a result, many of the ideas and gags that were not used in Aladdin could be retried in the making of this film.
  • In the first movie, Aladdin makes a wish to become a prince. He ultimately gets his wish in the third movie. Since Aladdin's father is the King of Thieves, that would make Aladdin the Prince of Thieves.
  • Among the Genie's many transformations is an old, grandmotherly woman, clearly meant to be "Mrs. Doubtfire" a character played by Robin Williams in the film of the same title, Mrs. Doubtfire. The character originated as "[?] Andy Kaufman's Grandmother" at his famous Carnegie Hall Show and was adapted for the movie.