Continuity mistake: When Jafar first enters his secret lair, he pulls a cord from a lantern suspended to the left of the secret sliding wall door. The next shot comes from the other side of the secret door as it slides open to reveal Jafar and Iago before they enter. The door slides open in the opposite direction for the remainder of the film. Notably when Iago gets stuck in it.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: During the Prince Ali parade, Aladdin shakes the hands of some men in a towering pile that Genie has scooped up with a human wheelbarrow. The top five of those men pile onto Aladdin. Then the number of faces grows in the pile, first to six, then seven, then eight faces. When Aladdin lifts the pile, there are six men in it.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: Throughout the movie, whenever Aladdin is dressed as the "Street Rat", he wears pants that are very baggy with a crotch below the knees. When Aladdin is prisoner in the dungeon, seated and shackled to the wall, his pants are like modern sweatpants with full legs and a regular crotch. They conveniently become more pants-like when necessary for running, jumping, Etc.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: When Aladdin enters his rooftop hideaway, the curtain over the window is supported by a peg on each side. The curtain sags down it the middle to show this fact. When Aladdin opens it later, it slides over as though it were on a curtain rod. Also of note, our first look at the curtain shows it going all the way to the floor. When he tucks Abu in, then turns to open it, the curtain is now above the rim of the wall and less torn. When he slides the curtain open, Aladdin is by Abu on the right of the window, he never takes any steps, but once the curtain is open, Aladdin is on the far left of the window 12 feet away and sits down.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: Right before the song "Prince Alï", Jafar and the Sultan are shown having a conversation. In this scene, Sultan stuffs a cracker into Iago's mouth, and Iago spits it out. But in later shots, the cracker is gone.

Continuity mistake: Each time the palace is shown in a long shot, it has a straight, wide road leading up to the palace gates. After Jafar has been turned into a genie trapped in the black lamp, and the spells are broken, everything is restored to it's original splendor. However, when the palace is shown to be restored, it no longer has a road leading up to it. The area is packed with houses. Was it put back in the wrong spot?

Mike Wotton

Plot hole: The cave of wonders originally states that "only ONE may enter here" emphasizing the number one. Yet Aladdin is able to enter with Abu. And it's not that it doesn't count because he's he's an animal as it is Abu that sets off the booby traps inside. And if animals didn't matter, then Jafar could have just sent Iago inside to grab the lamp.

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Suggested correction: It would seem the cave considers Abu a pet, so he doesn't count as a person. And as is usually the case, you are responsible for the actions of your pet, up to and including stealing magical jewels from a cave of wonders.

Jason Hoffman

Next to that, this plot hole is a total copy from the YouTube channel Cinemasins who posted about this movie not 3 days ago, exactly the same.


Um, yeah, that's where I got the mistake from. See the video attached.

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Continuity mistake: During the song line "These guys don't appreciate I'm broke", the barrel moves closer to the box than earlier.

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Continuity mistake: When Genie rolls out his tongue into a staircase, he drops Aladdin and the pillow at the base of the staircase. When the miniature Genie reaches the bottom, Aladdin and the pillow disappear. (00:38:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Jasmine wanders by the market and is shown a fish, the fin is either perpendicular or parallel to the body depending on the shot.

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Suggested correction: This is simply not true, it's seen in only 2 shots and both the pelvic and the dorsal fin stay the same size, the fish is further away in the second shot and the pelvic fin changes position and looks a different size but they use the exact same drawing. Even so, the dorsal fin of a fish can change size even when dead and shaken about by the salesman. And the tail fin is only seen in 1 shot.


Continuity mistake: After Aladdin is knocked out by the guards, he is thrown into the sea. His head gear floats down and starts to unravel as if it were a turban but through out the rest of the movie, when in his Prince Ali outfit, his head gear is simply a hat.


Genie: Oy! Ten thousand years will give you such a crick in the neck.

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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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