Aladdin Animated Movie Overview
Updated: Jul 5, 2021
The movie starts with a Middle Eastern peddler trying to sell defective products. He focuses on a lamp and rubs it until smoke covers the screen. The entire story is being told to the audience by the peddler who we later learn is the genie of the lamp. The smoke clears and we see a tall figure in the desert riding a horse. He puts two halves of a small gold object together and it takes off in the sky shining like a meteor. When it comes back to land and it looks like a living cave. It turns out to be a massive creature whose open mouth is the entrance to the cave. As the creature takes shape it asks, who disturbs my slumber. The creature won't let the hooded figure (Jafar) enter telling him he lacks the right character traits to enter the cave and will only allow people with honor to enter.
The man on horseback goes back to the city and uses a magical device to find someone who can help him get into the cave. Looking into this device he spots Aladdin. Aladdin is a street beggar who turns out to be the person Jafar searching for. Alladin is a thief who spends his days stealing food and escaping palace, security, and the security for the city. Alladin is about 18 years old when we first meet him. He steals bread from a vendor planning to eat the bread and share it with his pet monkey, Abu. But he ends up giving it to a poor woman and her two children. Strangely, we never see her or her kids again.
About this time we meet Princess Jasmine, a beautiful young lady with a strong will. Her father, the Sultan, is trying to find a husband for her. Unfortunately, he does not know anything about his daughter’s desires. He definitely acts strangely and a bit slow. Jafar makes most of the decisions for him about ruling the kingdom. We understand that he generally cares about his daughter. He just does not understand her.
Jasmine decides to sneak out of the palace after a disastrous meeting with one of her many suitors to go exploring. I find this hilarious because she forgets that people need money to survive. She sneaks past, trained bodyguards, and wanders to the city, marveling at different things. It is clear from her exclamations of wonder about common things that she has not been outside the palace walls for the majority of her life.
Aladdin is going about his normal day when he bumps into Jasmine and then watches her from a short distance. When she finds something she likes she does not understand she has to pay for it and she doesn't have any money. He tries to help her. He is surprised to hear she is a princess. Not entirely believing it he convinces the shopkeeper that Jasmine is his crazy sister. Then he shows her around the poor part of the city where he lives and she spends the night with him talking about her life. The next morning the guards find her and take her back to the palace.
On her return she and her father have a deep conversation about things she saw and experienced on her journey. She explains she feels trapped like a caged bird and releases some birds to emphasize her point.
Meanwhile, Aladdin has been put in prison for previous offenses he committed. Jafar finds him and together they go to the magical cave to get the lamp. Many thrilling and fantastic adventures follow.
This journey is n elephant. They fly back to the city where the genie orchestrates a large parade that makes it is way down the streets. Aladdin makes his way into the palace introduces himself to the Sultan is impressed by his flying carpet Aladdin tells the Sultan that he can ride on the carpet. If you want to so he accepts the offer flies around for a few minutes and then Jafar stops him using his snake staff to hold the carpet down. I am under the impression that Jafar studied sorcery at some point in his life, so he understands when most magic is being used and is unimpressed. Of course, I believe this to be because he knows who Aladdin is. Aladdin leaves to let the Sultan thank over the possibility of him marrying Jasmine of course she is still very angry at the fact that her father feels it necessary to choose a husband for her. Of course, at her age. She does not realize that most Palm men do similar things. At least they did in ancient times. Of course, the time. Of this movie is unclear. I think that it takes place at some point in the future with some massive disaster. Having sent society reeling and re-adopting some ancient practices, which serve them well in previous entries. I also come to this conclusion because the people seem to have a deep understanding of magic that would take centuries to learn. Of course, the information I am drawing this from is from the animated series that is after the movie, but the series takes place a little bit after the second movie, in this franchise but I believe it is reasonable to speculate that there are some more kingdoms in this desert region. Then we see on screen Aladdin basks in his success. Later that evening he takes the magic carpet and flies up to Prince Jasmine's balcony, not realizing that she is still annoyed by the fact that both the Sultan and Aladdin take her compliance with her father's decision as a certainty in this annoyance. She pushes Aladdin off the balcony. He falls but he falls on top of the carpet. She is intrigued by the carpet and decides to ride with him. They ride through the night. Two different regions of the world while singing a song about exploring the world after the song is concluded. Aladdin takes her back to her balcony and Aladdin thinking the night has been a success does not pay attention to where years floating to Jafar and four guards sees him and decide to execute him. They throw him in what looks like a reflecting pool but is much deeper than it looks. Aladdin accidentally rubs a lamp. The genie comes out realizing that Aladdin cannot speak to make a wish. The genie gets him out of the water with no penalties. Aladdin takes some time to recover and then stormed into the throne room accusing Jafar trying to kill him when he sees Jafar trying to control the Psalms thoughts with the snake staff that he carries with him at all times he runs up and smashes the snake staff and in the Sultan has Jafar taken away to the same prison that he was in before, so it is implied that Jafar can leave at any time that he wishes to. He has his parents dress up like a flamingo and steel. The genie's lamp off the windowsill when he gets the lamp, he comes to the Psalms throne room has the genie move the castle to Cliff. Then he wishes to become the most powerful sorcerer in the world. He reforms his snake staff which he uses as a conduit for his power again, giving the impression that he had studied sorcery at some point in his life, most likely during his youth. He also wishes to become Sultan, he strips the Sultan of his close resize them for himself, and banishes Aladdin and the carpet to what I assume is the South Pole Aladdin date of the carpet out of ice and flies back to Arab raw within a few minutes, though it probably took him a few hours during the intervening time, Jafar chains Jasmine to himself, so she cannot get away. He also changes the Sultan to the wall and has Iago feeding crackers because his parent feels that he was treated unfairly by the Sultan, of course, the Sultan did not realize the parent was as intelligent as the is, of course, the phone cannot be posted for this because the parent probably hit his intelligence well over the years when Aladdin returns Jafar imprisons Jasmine an hourglass, attempting to drown her in a mountain of sand. He also turns himself into a gigantic cobra and coils around the hourglass throwing swords and Aladdin's path to slow him down. Aladdin and that breaking Jasmine free Jafar uses his final wish to become the genie of the lamp which he does becoming 10 times more massive than he was before. Also, he turned dark red, and the second lamp appears because with every genie there needs to be someplace to house it. Jafar conveniently forgets this fact. Aladdin picks up the second lamp which is black and coloration versus the genie’s gold lamp. He holds the lamp up and Jafar is sucked inside. Then the genie hurls Jafar deep into the desert, then Aladdin decides to read the genie as he promised the genie surprised by this that he decides to take a vacation. Most likely going to Hawaii. Given his choice of clothing, the movie ends with Aladdin and Jasmine on the magic carpet with a mold ove rhead. is movie is loosely based on Aladdin story from a thousand Arabian nights, a story which I highly recommend you read to understand the actual character of Aladdin because in the actual story Aladdin is less virtuous and more how you would expect someone who was raised when he was to be in short, whenever watching a Disney movie. I recommend that you go back to the source material on which the movie was based. Whenever you are ready to do that. I think going back to the sword here will give you a better understanding of what part of the story was changed or taken out altogether. I always recommend you do that for any movie that you enjoy getting a deeper understanding of the characters themselves.