Aladdin

Continuity mistake: When the Head Palace Guard grabs Aladdin, after Aladdin's fall through the clothes lines. The guard grabs Aladdin with his right hand, (you may need to slow down or freeze the tape to see this ), but pulls Aladdin to himself with his left hand as Aladdin says, "I'm in trouble".

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: After Aladdin jumps of the roof while being pursued by the guards, once he reaches the second clothesline and has picked up a white bra, his pants are lacking the patch and are now painted mustard yellow in error for several seconds.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: After Jafar has wished to become Sultan, look behind Jasmine and the Sultan: the pattern on the low walls has ovals leaning to the left. Later, when Iago says "Let's all give a warm Agrabah welcome to Sorcerer Jafar," the oval pattern leans to the right.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: We can see in the first half of the film "Aladdin", that the garden with the peacock fountain occupies the entire back walled yard. We see this as Sultan runs out to Jasmine, as Jafar looks down from a throne room balcony, we see this as Jasmine sneaks off at night, as Prince Ali flies down from Jasmine's balcony. We have also seen the side yard, As Prince Ali takes off with Jasmine we can see the small side yard of the palace as they fly over it to the left looking at the back of the palace. Where is the GIGANTIC garden area called the menagerie, which has the enormous marble columns going to a giant overhang. With giant reflecting pools of water with flamingos. Prince Ali is tricked by Iago into thinking Jasmine has called him into the Menagerie. We have a grand view looking out upon a walled landscape that goes on forever. How are they hiding this paradise. We can also see the side palace grounds walls from the front views of the palace and they are very close to the palace itself.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: Just as Aladdin takes the sword from the apple vendors hand and passes it to Jasmine, the entire back and second shelf of the vendors stand disappears for several seconds. A blank canopy against the wall is in its place.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: After the genie becomes free he kisses Abu and then spits out a hairball. In the next shot, as the genie says "I can't do any more damage around here", the hairball has disappeared.

Continuity mistake: When Jafar is called before the Sultan to answer why he had Aladdin beheaded, the scene opens with a dramatic shot looking down on the throne room. You can see Jafar, Jasmine and Sultan from above. You can also see three large pieces of furniture on the carpet around the throne. Those pieces of furniture disappear entirely after the initial opening shot. It's easy to see when Jafar says "Marry the shrew" and sits on the throne, and the closing shot which is a reverse of the opening, minus the vanished furniture.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: Throughout the "One Jump" scene, the Guards chasing Aladdin have their swords drawn, except when they are moving the sheep out of the way. When Abu snatches a sword from the mouth of the sword swallower one Guard exclaims in fear "Look, He's got a sword!" The Lead Guard exclaims "Idiots, we've all got swords!" Then he draws his sword, followed by the rest of the guards. Their swords were already drawn and above their heads at that point in the chase. Also of note is the dramatic metal against metal sound as the swords are being drawn from the cloth or leather belts at that moment. Other people had determined that the swords were simply kept in their belts not scabbards. What is causing the dramatic metal against metal sound if not a scabbard?

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: Aladdin begins to scale the stairs leading to the lamp in the "Cave of Wonders". Aladdin first looks up the staircase and the stones lining the stairs are Huge, small, huge, small, huge, etc. When he begins his ascent and the shot looks down, the rocks lining the staircase are all equal in size compared to the originals.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: Jasmine and her father speak by the fountain of the "Suitor Business and the law requiring a Princess to marry a Prince". Jasmine gets up and takes eight steps to reach the bird cage. After Sultan replaces the bird, we see a long down shot of Sultan walking back to the fountain with Jasmine, they are at least 30 steps away, three times farther than walking towards it.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: After the famous scene in which the Sultan, Jasmine's father, is stacking the toys which includes the "Beast" from Beauty and the Beast. Jafar enters the room and the force of the door shutting startles the Sultan, causing the stack of toys to fall. After the point in their conversation when the Sultan pulls out his magnifying eyepiece to study the law scroll, the table and toys that fell disappear for the rest of the scene. This is very clear when the sultan jumps up to view the Prince Ali parade.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: When the Suitor slams teh palace gates in Aladdin's face, they have large, scrolled iron brackets extending across the doors from the hinges. When the Prince Ali parade goes through them, they have massive flat iron bars attached to the hinges held on with giant nails. Later, when the Sultan announces that Jasmine has chosen a suitor, the doors no longer have hinges or brackets at all. The carving in the doors also changes between these shots.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: When Aladdin refuses to free Genie, after he insults Carpet and Abu, the Prince Ali turban materializes on the bed next to him.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: During the evil throne room scene when Jafar is transforming into a snake, the camera pans to a close-up shot of Jasmine in the hourglass. Her golden armband is missing.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: After Aladdin has been captured, Jasmine storms up to Jafar as he is exiting his secret lair which is hidden behind a sliding wall. When Jafar realizes the Princess is approaching he hastily closes the door on Iago the parrot. When Iago calls out he "can't breathe" the pattern carved into the bottom of the sliding door disappears, but reappears once Jafar kicks Iago back into the secret lair.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: Jafar hyponotizes the Sultan to steal the Mystic Blue Diamond. A dramatic downward shot of the Sultan walking toward his model of the Palace shows a entire collection of large artifacts against the wall to his left: a Pegasus sculpture, a gold carriage, a gold globe, and an assortment of pillows on the floor. As Jafar leaves, these items have disappeared.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: When Genie explains to Aladdin what wishes he can and can't have, the lamp is visible on the ground in front of Aladdin, but in the shot where Genie says, "Other than that, you've got it," the lamp has disappeared from the ground.

Continuity mistake: Aladdin and Jasmine climb over the edge onto the first rooftop on their way to Aladdin's secret hideout. As they climb over, the wall around the roof has a very flat top with sharply defined edges as well as deep crevices indicating that it is made from large blocks. In the next shot looking down the same wall has a very smooth rounded adobe top with no lines or crevices on the top or sides.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: Aladdin is scaling the stairs that lead to the lamp in the "Cave of Wonders". The downshot as Aladdin just begins to climb, shows all of the steps are deeply recessed into the rocks. As Aladdin climbs, a distant silhouette shot shows Aladdin climbing stairs projecting from the rocks. When Aladdin reaches the summit, all steps are recessed except the last five. Once Abu takes the jewel from the idol's hands, the cave begins to collapse. As Aladdin runs down the stairs, all of the steps now project outward substantially from the rocks.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: When Aladdin has just escaped with Jasmine from the Apple Vendor problem, and have climbed onto a roof top, a long shot shows the building rooftop that they must leap to next door is exactly the same distance apart from the front to the back of the building they where first on. It looks like 12-15 feet apart. When Aladdin makes the leap, the view from the alley way showing Alladin's leap between the buildings shows they are are substantially further apart, 25-30 feet, and situated more corner to corner than side by side. But when he lands they are side by side again.

Mike Wotton
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Continuity mistake: The tiger bites the seat off the suitor's trousers, allowing the viewer to see his polka-heart boxers. When we see the tiger in the courtyard, he has a part of the same boxer shorts in his mouth. So if he bit off the seat of the trousers, shouldn't he have purple cloth in his mouth? (00:11:45)

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Trivia: Because Robin Williams ad-libbed or improvised so many of his lines, the film was ruled ineligible for the Adapted Screenplay category at the Academy Awards.

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