The Return of Jafar
The Return of Jafar (also known as Aladdin and the Return of Jafar or Aladdin 2: The Return of Jafar) is a 1994 American direct-to-video animated musical fantasy adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Television. It is the first sequel to the 1992 film Aladdin, and serves as the pilot to the Aladdin animated series. Released on May 20, 1994, it was the first Disney direct-to-video animated film, and marked the first American direct-to-video animated film. Gilbert Gottfried, Jonathan Freeman, Scott Weinger, and Linda Larkin reprise their roles from the original film, with Jason Alexander (voicing the film's main antagonist) and Dan Castellaneta (replacing Robin Williams as the Genie) joining in the cast.
One year has passed since the events of the first film. Aladdin and Abu have settled in the palace with Princess Jasmine and her father, the Sultan. Still yearning for adventures, Aladdin foils a criminal group stealing loot and returns it to the people of Agrabah. Meanwhile, in the desert, Iago escapes from Jafar's lamp. Tired of being taken for granted, Iago refuses Jafar's demands to free him. After throwing the lamp into a well, Iago returns to Agrabah, hoping to befriend Aladdin and return to the palace. During a confrontation with Aladdin and Abu, the three are attacked by thieves; Iago inadvertently saves Aladdin's life. In gratitude, Aladdin keeps Iago on the palace grounds, promising to speak with the Sultan on Iago's behalf.
|director||Alan Zaslove Tad Stones|
|editor||Elen Orson Robert S. Birchard|
|genre||adventure animation comedy fantasy|
|keywords||aladdin attack create even first film flying carpet injured lava lock palace gardens pardon see the world steal taken for granted travel|
|producer||Alan Zaslove Tad Stones|
|productionCompany||British Film Institute The Walt Disney Company Walt Disney Television Animation|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment|
|theme||animated direct-to-video musical sequel|