Aladdin

Corrected entry: In the movie all of the guards have swords. The blades design is basically small near the hilt (the handle of the sword), and gradually gets wider and rounder near the end of it. Well, the sheath (the carrying case) of the sword is the same shape as the sword. Because of this, it would be impossible for the swords to be slid back into the sheath, the reason being that the larger end of the blade would not fit through the top of the case, for it's too small.

Correction: The swords are not kept in scabbards at all. They are kept tucked into the belt and are drawn by simply pulling them out of their belt.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jasmine is in the red and is feeding Jafar the apple she clearly has chains on her hands. When he proposes to her and she reaches for the wine she doesn't have chains on anymore

Correction: Jafar used his sorcery to turn her chains into a crown which he offered her as he proposed.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Aladdin first wakes up the Genie, Carpet hides when Genie first comes out, but later, Genie gives Carpet a high five and makes a comment on how long its been since he'd seen him. Why would Carpet hide from an old friend?

Correction: The carpet hides as the genie first emerges because he's not sure if the time in that bottle has driven the genie insane.

Corrected entry: When Aladdin is on the princess's balcony for the first time in the middle of all the speaking a whispered voice is heard saying "take off your clothes".

Correction: The official position that Disney took was that the line is "Take off and go" and it is said by the Genie talking to Rajar the Tiger.

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: Jafar is an excessively cruel and manipulative character. Perhaps he felt it would be more humiliating or demeaning to use his last wish to force Jasmine into falling in love with him.

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

Correction: He removed his disguise. It was a mask/wig.

Corrected entry: When Aladdin and Jasmine are singing "A Whole New World" they pass in front of a full moon on the magic carpet, and when they pass over water the reflection is of a crescent moon.

Correction: They don't pass in front of a full moon. It is a crescent moon with the rest of the moon lit by a da Vinci glow (light reflected from the Earth). Some people tried to correct this because they think the moon is in different phases depending on where in the world you are. Definitely not the case, as shown on https://sciencesy.com/pages/phases-of-the-moon. Because the moon's always facing the earth, and its phase is determined by where the sun is in relation to it, it doesn't matter where you're standing.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When the apple vendor threatens to cut off Jasmine's hand, Aladdin rushes in, grabs the sword from the vendor, and hands it to Jasmine, who hides the sword behind her back. Immediately following, Aladdin takes Jasmine by the shoulders and says "I've been looking all over for you." Notice that her hands are now in front of her and the sword is nowhere to be seen.

Correction: It's called Hammerspace, which is a cartoon physic which lets them hide things in a small space and without it showing or bulging in any way. Just another example of how the cartoon world is different from ours.

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: 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 escaping from the cave in the magic carpet, he doesn't lose his hat in any moment, despite its being a frenetic, very fast and roller coaster-esque escape. It should have fallen off at some point.

Correction: Without knowing how tightly his hat fit you cannot call this a mistake.

papajim

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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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: When Jasmine works out that Prince Ali is Aladdin (the boy from the market), why does she get angry at him? Shouldn't she be happy that he's actually alive, considering Jafar told her earlier on that Aladdin had been sentenced to death and killed?

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Chosen answer: She's upset because she thinks Aladdin lied to her twice about everything - first by pretending he was Aladdin, then by lying in the guise of Ali.

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