Aladdin

Continuity mistake: When Aladdin first enters his secret home during the "Street Rat" song sequence, He steps through an arched doorway, spreads out his arms, and looks around his room. That same arched door is halfway down a flight of stairs when he brings Jasmine up to his place later in the film..

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene when the vendor arrives on his camel, a door and window are directly behind them. The window is a large standard size and close to the door. After the vendor sets up his stand, that window, for the rest of the sequence is very small, very high up and located a ways from the door. This is very evident when the vendor says "This is no ordinary lamp."

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie when Aladdin is running from the guards, he jumps of the rooftops and in a pile of laundry. Three women are standing at a window laughing, but in the next shot there are only two women.

Revealing mistake: When Gazeem is standing in front of the Cave of Wonders, he leaves no footprints in the sand.

Continuity mistake: The long panning shot of the dungeon scene comes to a stop at Aladdin seated and shacked to the wall. His hands are shackled to blocks on the third row up from the floor, the next shot they are shackled to blocks in the fourth row from the floor.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: When Jasmine first enters the marketplace and is noticed by Aladdin. Abu and Aladdin are on a reddish awning belonging to the stand of the Melon Merchant. The stand next door sells apples and has a yellowish canopy. When Jasmine is accused of stealing the apple and the vendor has raised his sword to cut her hand off, she is positioned directly between the right side of the Apple sellers stand and the Melon Stand (melons visible behind Jasmine's head as she is exclaiming NO). Aladdin stops the sword and takes it away from the apple merchant and passes it to Jasmine. They start walking past the neighboring melon stand, then suddenly they are on the far left side of the apple stand.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: When Aladdin is shackled to the dungeon wall. The light that falls on him is slanted downward to the right, with the center pane of light in the top row illuminating Aladdin's face. After Abu gets down to Aladdin, Abu makes fun of Jasmine by impersonating a girl and swinging his monkey tail. Aladdin replies" But she was in trouble", just then, Abu jumps up to pick the lock and the panes of light are now angled in the opposite direction. They now tilt downward to the left with Aladdin's face illuminated by the far right pane of light. The light cast by that window changes position and angle constantly.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: Jasmine has returned to her balcony after the "Magic Carpet Ride". Throughout the ride and balcony scene, Prince Ali's hair has been noticeably hanging out in the front of his turban. Even as Ali falls back on the Magic Carpet, and they make the descent back to the garden, and Ali lands face up on the ground, lots of hair is sticking out. When the guards hands appear in the frame to grab Ali, his hair becomes completely tucked under his turban for the entire time the guards shackle him and knock him out.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: Jasmine runs up to Jafar to find out the status of the boy,( Aladdin), who is now in his custody. When Jafar tells Jasmine that the sentence has been carried out, "Death, by beheading." Jasmine falls backwards in shock into a seated position on a large ottoman shaped pillow. The pillow appeared out of nowhere. It isn't the pillow on the gold elevated platform in the center of the room with the smoking hooka pipe next to it. This pillow appears right next to Jafar's secret sliding door.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: The watermelon that Aladdin steals is very light green, but when he and Abu start eating it, it is darker green.

Continuity mistake: The decor changes so much in Aladdin's rooftop hideaway between the time we first see it and the next day when he takes Jasmine to see it, that it is too difficult to list them all. Some examples, The curtain is now much shorter and much more jagged on the bottom. A boarded up window has appeared to the left of the large window.

Mike Wotton

Audio problem: When Aladdin is freed by Abu, Abu throws the heavy padlock in the air. The ground of the prison is made of stone, so why don't we hear the sound of the padlock hitting the ground?

Continuity mistake: When the merchant is singing the Arabian Nights song, a shot of the palace shows the main dome as being perfectly round, but for the rest of the film, it has an oval shape.

Continuity mistake: Aladdin gives the boy his bread and he bites into it. A few seconds later the bite marks have disappeared.

Continuity mistake: During the scene where the Magic Carpet picks up Abu's hat and gives it back, the hat disappears off Abu's head. Abu puts it back on and yells at Magic Carpet. Magic Carpet then walks aways dejectedly. When Aladdin calls him back, the shot shows Abu without the hat on. When the Carpet goes past them to show them where the lamp is, it's back on Abu's head.

Continuity mistake: After the Suitor to the Princess storms out, the Sultan runs toward Jasmine seated at the fountain. The long shot positions the bird cage in the foreground at least a hundred yards away from the fountain. When Jasmine walks to the bird cage from the fountain, she only requires eight tiny steps to reach it.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: There are several balconies used in different scenes: Jasmine's sitting room, Jasmine's bedroom, the Sultan and Jafar's balcony during the parade, the balconies behind the throne, and the Genie's balcony in the end. However, no shot of the palace shows any of these or their flanking columns, though the ones with a view of the parade should be located on the front.

Mike Wotton

Continuity mistake: When Jasmine escapes from the palace, we see her blue bottoms showing through her coat. After the tiger comes and she goes up the tree, we see her blue bottoms, yet when it cuts to a close up of her leg, the coat is a lot shorter and there is no bottom of the trousers to be seen.

Continuity mistake: When Aladdin has been trapped in the Cave of Wonders and Jafar (disguised as an old man) is gloating, he opens up his coat to get the lamp, realises it's gone and pats himself over with his coat still unbuttoned. As soon as his hands leave his body however (right before it cuts to a wide shot of him screaming) his coat magically buttons up again.

Continuity mistake: Throughout the movie, whether Aladdin is in Street Rat clothing or in Prince Ali attire, he wears the same exact waistband. It has two distinct styles that constantly change throughout the movie, with either outfit. One style is flat on the bottom; the other has a dramatic point downward in the front. The detail lines across it change constantly as well in many scenes.

Mike Wotton

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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