Aladdin

Corrected entry: Aladdin stabs his sword into Jafar the serpent, but later we see the sword and there is no blood on it.

Correction: We do not see the sword again, after Aladdin stabs it into the serpent.

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Corrected entry: Abu does not have the lamp with him when he is thrown into the cave of wonders by Jafar. Then suddenly he pulls it out of his shirt.

Correction: Yet another instance of someone not understanding humor. The entire joke is that Abu was able to steal the lamp and hide it in his jacket before being thrown in. The fact that it doesn't bulge out of his jacket is just part of him being such a great cartoon pickpocket.

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Corrected entry: When the Sultan is flying on the magic carpet, Iago the parrot crashes into a pillar and gets his teeth knocked out. In the next shot of Iago, his teeth are all intact.

Correction: Seeing as A) Birds aren't supposed to have teeth, and B) He is owned by a sorceror, I don't see how this is a mistake.

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Corrected entry: When Ali enters the Palace throne room, a large doorway with blue curtains is on the wall to the left of the throne. The Sultan flies past this point several times in his Carpet flight and it has vanished.

Mike Wotton

Correction: The curtains remain there the entire time. There really is only one shot of that entrance when the sultan rides the carpet and the curtains are still there.

Lummie Premium member
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Corrected entry: When Jasmine is pretending that she loves Jafar to distract him, the bottom part of her body is see-through.

rabid anarchist

Correction: I checked this whole scene a couple of times, and I never saw this. If it REALLY does happen, be more specific, ie. the certain shot with dialouge to match.

Hamster Premium member
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Corrected entry: Genie and Magic Carpet are playing chess. Genie tells Magic Carpet, "okay, move". Carpet only has a king, a bishop and two pawns. Carpet picks up the king and moves it fully across the board to capture Genie's queen and put him into check, (possibly checkmate). A king may only move one space at a time in any direction, therefore, that move was illegal. Afterwards Genie says, "I'm being beaten by a rug", and does not question the legality of the move.

Mike Wotton

Correction: The very fact that Genie is being beaten by a rug should suggest to you that he's not very good at chess, and possibly doesn't know the rules very well, which is why he doesn't even notice when the carpet cheats.

Shay
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Corrected entry: When Jafar escapes from the guards, their hats change from white with gold bands to gold with white bands.

Mike Wotton

Correction: They stay exactly the same between the shots in which Jafar is about to use the smoke, and the following shot when he's disappeared the hats are the same as they were before he disappeared.

Lummie Premium member
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Corrected entry: The jacket for the original home video VHS release of Aladdin has flaws in the images on the front and back covers. The huge image of Aladdin on the cover is shown in his "Street Rat" clothing riding the Magic Carpet with Jasmine behind him. This never happened in the movie. Jasmine only rode the Magic Carpet with Aladdin dressed as Prince Ali or wearing his closing scene "Honeymoon" attire. Another error is that Jasmine is wearing a green outfit that was always shown as blue in the movie. The back cover shows the Oasis scene incorrectly. Aladdin is at the table from the "I'm your Maitre'd" part of the "Friend Like Me" song. Genie is holding the microphone from when he first asks Aladdin his name. Genie is also wearing the "Let's make some magic" magician's outfit which is missing its giant grey cuffs.

Mike Wotton

Correction: VHS or DVD cover art is not a mistake.

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Corrected entry: The Prince Ali song includes the line," He's got Slaves, He's got Servants and Flunkies." The new DVD coming 10/04, will exchange "Friends" for "Slaves".

Mike Wotton

Correction: They didn't change the line, I just got the DVD and it still says "he's got slaves...."

shortdanzr Premium member
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Corrected entry: In the scene where Aladdin is in the marketplace, he's sitting on top of the vendor's booth. There's no way that it would support his weight. It's just a piece of cloth draped over some wooden poles.

Correction: If you look closely, you can see wood beams lined up underneath the cloth to support more weight.

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I looked at the wooden beams. They don't appear to be strong enough to support the weight of human body.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jasmine is in the marketplace and the vendor is about to cut off her hand, Aladdin jumps in and takes the sword from the vendor's hand, and the weapon vanishes in the long shot.

Correction: Aladdin hands the sword to Jasmine, who hides it behind her back and presumably tosses it out of sight.

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Corrected entry: When Jafar does his little ditty he says "Say hello to your precious Prince Ali" and transforms Aladdin into his beggar self. Jasmine acts shocked, but she already knew that Aladdin was "the boy from the marketplace," so she shouldn't be surprised to see him dressed as he was in the marketplace.

Correction: She's surprised because, up until then, she'd believed that he was Prince Ali, who'd just been incognito down in the market (just as she was). Finding out that he'd lied and he really was just a beggar is understandably a shock.

Tailkinker Premium member
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Corrected entry: When the thief is first going to go into the Cave of Wonders, the lion has bottom teeth all the way across. When it shows him stepping into the cave, the bottom teeth are gone.

Correction: Since the lion is made of sand, and its mouth is an entrance, it's perfectly possible for the teeth to have retracted to let the thief step inside onto the staircase.

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Corrected entry: Sultan is concerned that Jasmine find a suitor before her eighteenth birthday because "He isn't getting any younger". He seems to be 70 years old in the movie. (Disney had no official "age" for Sultan.) The law stated that a Princess must marry a Prince before her eighteenth birthday. Jasmine is now just shy of 18 years old herself. So Jasmine's mother must have married the Sultan when she was seventeen years old to follow the letter of the law and the Sultan was fifty two years old? And that presumes that they had conceived Jasmine the first year they were married. (Sultan's 70 years minus Jasmine's apparent current age of 18 is 52 years old). Well, as Sultan said himself, "Her mother wasn't nearly so picky".

Mike Wotton

Correction: It is not unrealistic or inconceivable for a young woman who is coming of age, to be betrothed to a middle aged or even elderly man, if that man stems from the proper family that the parents approve of. In many societies the 'match' is made by the parents when the young girl is but a young child, and the girl has no say in the matter. Jasmine, being both independent and stubborn challenges this law.

Super Grover Premium member
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Corrected entry: In the dungeon scene, Jafar in disguise as an old man has just told Aladdin of the treasure. Iago, the parrot, pokes his head out from under the shawl to say, " Jafar, can you hurry up, I'm dying in here." The creators of the film must have intended for the audience to know Iago was concealed in that disguise for a reason besides to point out Jafar in disguise, but Iago was never heard from again throughout the "Cave of Wonders" scenes. Maybe Jafar dropped Iago somewhere when he picked up the horse he rode to the cave.

Mike Wotton

Correction: It's only the submitter's opinion that the animators had some ulterior motive for showing Iago hidden in the costume. That doesn't make this a mistake.

Krista
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Corrected entry: The Sultan is not wearing a the "sacred blue diamond" when Jafar cons him out of it. Suddenly, the diamond appears on the Sultan's hand.

Correction: As a rule in most cartoons, a character usually always appears the same; clothes, hair, etc. If there is something about them that is only relevant to the scene (Sultan's ring) it will only appear for the time it is needed.

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Corrected entry: The biggest thing that stands in Aladdin's way with Jasmine is the law (a princess can only marry a prince). Instead of wishing to be a prince, why doesn't he wish that the law be different? Honesty is a key element to this movie, and something that the Genie stresses, still no one thinks of this alternative to lying?

Correction: Actually, towards the beginning of the movie when Aladdin finds out that Jasmine is the princess, he says something along the lines of "She'll never like me, I'm just a street rat." The wish wasn't just so she'd be allowed to marry him, but so she'd be impressed and WANT to marry him.

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Corrected entry: When Jafar is taking the half bug piece from the peasant, it looks like the piece he needs, later though, it is the piece he already has.

Correction: The two pieces of the bug are cast from the same mold. If you watch, Jafar rotates the piece that he takes from the thief. It looks the same, but it is the piece he needs.

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Corrected entry: When Aladdin and Jasmine have just jumped from one roof to another (going to Aladdin's home), Abu has 3 apples, but when Aladdin throws Abu the stick, all the apples are gone.

Correction: Abu has already shown his ability to hide largish objects on his person (ie: the lamp in the cave of wonders).

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Corrected entry: At the end of 'A Whole New World' sequence in Bejin (Peking), when Jasmine confronts Aladdin with his (more or less) true identity, she forgets to ask him how he can be alive in the first place, since Jafar has reported to her that he had been executed.

Correction: Jasmine already knows that Jafar is no good. She's suspected Aladdin's true identity since the very beginning of the ride, and probably assumes that Jafar lied to her.

Krista
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Factual error: The animators have clearly tried to make all the writing in the film look Arabic. However in one scene we see the faces of Jafar and the Sultan as they read a scroll. Their eyes move from left to right; Arabic is read right to left.

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Genie: But oh, to be free. Not to have to go "Poof! What do you need, "Poof! What do you need, Poof! What do you need?" To be my own master. Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world. But what am I talking about? Let's get real here, that's never gonna happen. Genie, wake up and smell the hummus.

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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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Question: Two Questions about the Cave of Wonders: 1) The Cave states that only Aladdin can enter, but Abu enters the cave as well. That suggests that Aladdin is just the only human welcomed into the cave while the rule does not apply to animals. Why doesn't Jafar send Iago into the cave to retrieve the lamp for him? 2) The Cave also warns Aladdin not to touch any treasure besides the lamp, because if he does the cave will erupt and collapse on him. The cave is also where Aladdin and Abu meet the Magic Carpet. Clearly, they touch the carpet. Why doesn't the cave erupt and collapse when Aladdin and Abu touch the carpet?

John Ohman

Chosen answer: The cave has some level of sentience. It is aware of who is entering the cave, and decides whether to allow them to enter. It is able to tell that Abu is with Aladdin. It seems to keep a watchful eye on the person in the cave, and when it says "touch nothing" what it means is "don't try to take anything. It seems it was fine with them interacting with the carpet, and only had an issue when Abu was attempting to actually take something.

Jason Hoffman
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