The Return of Jafar

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"The Aladdin adventure continues..."
  • G
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 9 min
  • 5.9  (27,235)

The Return of Jafar is a 1994 American direct-to-video animated film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the first direct-to-video sequel to a Disney animated feature film, the Aladdin (1992), and is the sequel of the 1992 film. The movie picks up a year after Aladdin, and it opens up with a group of thugs stealing goods from merchants around Agrabah. They are stopped by Aladdin, Abu, and Iago. While the residents of Agrabah celebrate Aladdin and Princess Jasmine's engagement, it becomes evident that Iago (Jafar's parrot) is not as content with his newfound friendship as he initially appeared.

Soon enough, Iago's old "master," Jafar, makes his return from the dead, thanks to the idiot thief Abis Mal, who stumbled across Jafar's lamp and inadvertently set him free. With his powers restored, Jafar plots his revenge on Aladdin and Agrabah. Iago finds himself caught between his loyalty to Jafar and his new friendship with Aladdin and the gang.

The story unfolds with thrilling action, humor, and emotional moments as Aladdin sets out to stop Jafar once again, with the help of his friends, the Genie, Jasmine, Abu, and the newly reformed Iago. However, Jafar has a secret weapon this time, a magical duel between Aladdin and Jafar ensues, but the outcome is dire for Aladdin and his gang.

The story takes the viewer on a roller-coaster ride of emotions, with a mix of laughter, joy, and tears. The characters are well-developed, each with their own unique personalities, adding to the depth of the plot. The voice casting is excellent, featuring Jason Alexander as Abis Mal, Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, Jeff Bennett as Aladdin, and Gilbert Gottfried as Iago.

The Return of Jafar is an excellent sequel to the original Aladdin movie, with high production values and an exceptional soundtrack featuring the catchy and memorable song "You're Only Second Rate" sung by Jonathan Freeman as Jafar. The animation quality is high and well executed. It is easy to see how this movie holds up today to fans of the original Aladdin.

In conclusion, The Return of Jafar is a charmingly animated, entertaining, emotionally rich, and comedic sequel to Aladdin, that definitely lives up to its predecessor. It showcases the power of friendship, and the ability of redemption. The movie keeps the audience engaged and entertained throughout, and is a worthy addition to the Disney animated universe.

The Return of Jafar is a 1994 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 9 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    5.9  (27,235)