Aladdin

Corrected entry: This movie takes place sometime before the year one AD. When Abu rescues Aladdin from the shackles in the dungeon, he picks a padlock of type and style invented after the 15th century.

Mike Wotton

Correction: The movie cannot be before the year one AD because the Sultan says "Allah" and Allah is the Muslim name for God (the Muslim religion started only in the 7th Century), ergo the plot could have taken place in the 15th century.

Corrected entry: The pants everyone wears are Turkish pants, except for Aladdin's. His are a style worn in Thailand.

Correction: Quite likely Aladdin stole the pants from someone who had visited Thailand, he was a street rat remember.

Corrected entry: Why did Jafar need the genie's help to make Jasmine fall in love with him? Being such a powerful sorcerer couldn't he have just done it himself?

Correction: Obviously he doesn't know that particular spell. Jafar can't be an expert on everything, and you wouldn't expect an evil sorceror to be particularly well up on love spells - it just doesn't fit with the whole 'evil sorceror' thing.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: Genie is in the palace garden trying to convince Aladdin to tell Jasmine the truth. At one point, Genie turns into a lighted lampshade on Aladdin's head. Aladdin pulls the chain to turn the light off. How did Aladdin know how to turn off a 20th century lighting device?

Mike Wotton

Correction: By seeing the chain it would be pretty obvious to Aladdin that that was what needed to be pulled to turn it off.

Correction: Aladdin has never seen a light or a lamp and has no clue how they work. Saying it would be pretty obvious that you pull the string to turn the lamp off would be a huge stretch. He would be just as likely to pull or turn the lamp shade to try and turn it off as to pull the string (which he does as if he knows exactly what it will do without hesitation). That said, this is a children's movie, and moments before that scene, genie is impersonating people who won't be born for hundreds of years. Suspension of disbelief has to be taken to extreme levels when watching cartoons or you can make an error out of just about anything.

oldbaldyone

Corrected entry: The rule of entering the "Cave of Wonders" spoken to Aladdin by the Cave itself is, " Touch Nothing But the Lamp". It is not until Abu snatches the ruby in the Lamp Room scene that the Cave qualifies the original edict to, " You have touched the forbidden TREASURE". Aladdin and Abu have touched the Magic Carpet plenty of times before this point.

Mike Wotton

Correction: The cave is able to determine who is "worthy" to enter through whatever mystical charms have been placed upon it. It is very likely the cave can also determine "intent", just as it has determined that Abu is Aladdins "pet" and not a second individual. Aladdin and Abu did not intend to take the carpet or other treasure they happened to inadvertently touch. It is not until Abu purposely and intentionally goes to take the ruby that the cave determines the rule has been broken.

oldbaldyone

Exactly, next to that Aladdin stepped on the ruby causing it to fall off so technically he already touched it. Along with a couple of dozen coins he stepped on.

lionhead

Correction: The magic carpet was presumably an exception, as it's not really treasure but more of a guide to lead them through the cave of wonders.

Also, he did not so much "touch" with his hands as simply walk on it underfoot, couldn't entirely be helped (he comes into contact with the treasure on the floor the same way, no ill result), thereby awakening it, and further contact is initiated by Carpet himself.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Corrected entry: When Abu is on the bursting lava rocks in the Cave of Wonders, right before the last two rocks blow up you can hear him say "Holy shit", if you turn your volume up.

Correction: This is not true.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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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