Top 50 Aladdin Movie Details

While searching the internet for Aladdin movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

Genie is NOT the only character with 4 fingers, despite what the recent post said.

In Disney's 'Aladdin', the Genie sings "Well, Ali Baba had them forty thieves, Scheherazade had a thousand tales." Scheherazade actually had One thousand and one Arabian tales, but one of them was the tale of Aladdin.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Aladdin details are suitable for kids.

  1. Robin Williams plays both the Genie and the Peddler, who sings "Arabian Nights" in the beginning of the film. In Aladdin (2019), Will Smith plays the Genie, and the Mariner, who fills basically the same role. In a scrapped concept for the original, they were even the same person.

  2. The Genie sings "I'm here to answer all your midday prayers." In Islam there are five daily prayers, including the Zuhr or Dhuhr prayer, which takes place when the sun just passes its zenith. When Aladdin makes his first wish, the shadows are directly below, indicating that it is midday

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - In Genies cave you can clearly see a Lamassu statue. Agrabah is supposedly located on ancient Sumerian territory. Maybe Genies last master was an Anunnaki giant.
    In Genies cave you can clearly see a Lamassu statue. Agrabah is supposedly located on ancient Sumerian territory. Maybe Genies last master was an Anunnaki giant.
  • 1 - When Aladdin puts Jafar back into the lamp, the spell on the other characters is broken. Rajah the tiger jumps into the Sultan's arms. When Rajah hits his arms and starts to grow back into a tiger, just before he becomes normal, his face appears as Mickey Mouse for one frame.
    When Aladdin puts Jafar back into the lamp, the spell on the other characters is broken. Rajah the tiger jumps into the Sultan's arms. When Rajah hits his arms and starts to grow back into a tiger, just before he becomes normal, his face appears as Mickey Mouse for one frame.
  • 1 - Genie wears a Hawaiian shirt and Goofy hat near the end of the film as a tribute to Robin Willams' outfit in the 1989 short "Back To Neverland" that was filmed for Disney's MGM Studios.
    Genie wears a Hawaiian shirt and Goofy hat near the end of the film as a tribute to Robin Willams' outfit in the 1989 short "Back To Neverland" that was filmed for Disney's MGM Studios.
  • 1 - In the scene where the Sultan is stacking his animal figures, the camera scrolls up, you can see the Beast from Beauty and the Beast as one of the creatures on the left-hand side of his "pyramid".
    In the scene where the Sultan is stacking his animal figures, the camera scrolls up, you can see the Beast from Beauty and the Beast as one of the creatures on the left-hand side of his "pyramid".
  • 1 - When the Genie is explaining to Aladdin how it works, we can see the drawings from the original animated movie.
    When the Genie is explaining to Aladdin how it works, we can see the drawings from the original animated movie.
  • 1 - When Genie is explaining the process of wishes, he uses a diagram that references the 1992 film's cartoon version of the characters.
    When Genie is explaining the process of wishes, he uses a diagram that references the 1992 film's cartoon version of the characters.
  • 1 - Jafar steals the Sultan's ring to find the"diamond in the rough" for his own greed. The lie he gives is to find a suitable husband for Jasmine. He finds Aladdin
    Jafar steals the Sultan's ring to find the"diamond in the rough" for his own greed. The lie he gives is to find a suitable husband for Jasmine. He finds Aladdin
  • 1 - When the Genie and Aladdin are talking about Princess Jasmine, the magic carpet can bee seen making a sand castle that resembles Disney's classic castle.
    When the Genie and Aladdin are talking about Princess Jasmine, the magic carpet can bee seen making a sand castle that resembles Disney's classic castle.
  • 1 - During the song Friend Like Me, Genie says "Let me take your order sir" and writes the order in Arabic
    During the song Friend Like Me, Genie says "Let me take your order sir" and writes the order in Arabic
  • 1 - When the genie is granting Aladdin's wish to make him a prince, he pulls Sebastian from The Little Mermaid out of his cookbook.
    When the genie is granting Aladdin's wish to make him a prince, he pulls Sebastian from The Little Mermaid out of his cookbook.
  • 1 - When showing Jasmine where Ababwa is on the map, you can see Adventureland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland
    When showing Jasmine where Ababwa is on the map, you can see Adventureland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland
  • 1 - When Aladdin is looking for "Ababwa" in the maps, Genie paints the Magic Kingdom in the process, with a few of its landmarks painted in and some labeled areas like Tomorrow Land.
    When Aladdin is looking for "Ababwa" in the maps, Genie paints the Magic Kingdom in the process, with a few of its landmarks painted in and some labeled areas like Tomorrow Land.

Hidden Details

1 - The merchant at the beginning and the Genie only have four fingers, everyone else in the film has five. This confirmed the theory that the Genie was the merchant.
The merchant at the beginning and the Genie only have four fingers, everyone else in the film has five. This confirmed the theory that the Genie was the merchant.
1 - I just noticed that carpet created the Disney castle with sand, complete with the arc.
I just noticed that carpet created the Disney castle with sand, complete with the arc.
1 - When Jasmine unknowingly steals an apple from a vendor, he slams her hand down onto a counter with marks that indicate he has cut off many hands for stealing fruit before
When Jasmine unknowingly steals an apple from a vendor, he slams her hand down onto a counter with marks that indicate he has cut off many hands for stealing fruit before

The Magic Carpet can be seen recreating Cinderella's Castle from the opening logo, complete with the "Sparkle Trail"

1 - - he throws an apple at Jasmine when they were flying though Greece. In Ancient Greece throwing an apple was considered a marriage proposal. Catching is was accepting the proposal.
- he throws an apple at Jasmine when they were flying though Greece. In Ancient Greece throwing an apple was considered a marriage proposal. Catching is was accepting the proposal.
1 - During the Prince Ali introduction scene, Genie sings for everyone to "brush up your Friday salaam" because that is the Muslim Holy Day. This is a change from the original (1992) film, where it is "Sunday salaam".
During the Prince Ali introduction scene, Genie sings for everyone to "brush up your Friday salaam" because that is the Muslim Holy Day. This is a change from the original (1992) film, where it is "Sunday salaam".
1 - A Lamassu from Ancient Mesopotamia can be seen in the Cave of Wonders, maybe Genie's a lot bigger last master was an Anunnaki. If you find that hard to believe, check where city of Agrabah is supposedly located (spoiler: territory of Ancient Mesopotamia)
A Lamassu from Ancient Mesopotamia can be seen in the Cave of Wonders, maybe Genie's a lot bigger last master was an Anunnaki. If you find that hard to believe, check where city of Agrabah is supposedly located (spoiler: territory of Ancient Mesopotamia)
1 - The Magic Carpet has the Cave of Wonders stitched on each of its corners. The Cave of Wonders is where the Magic Carpet was first found in the film.
The Magic Carpet has the Cave of Wonders stitched on each of its corners. The Cave of Wonders is where the Magic Carpet was first found in the film.
1 - Genie writes '???????' on his pad- the Persian word for 'turkey'- just before serving Aladdin some turkey.
Genie writes '???????' on his pad- the Persian word for 'turkey'- just before serving Aladdin some turkey.
1 - ; every time Aladdin tells lies, the big purple feather on top of his turban falls and covers his face.
; every time Aladdin tells lies, the big purple feather on top of his turban falls and covers his face.
1 - The same women who dislike Aladdin as a thief love him once he becomes Prince Ali
The same women who dislike Aladdin as a thief love him once he becomes Prince Ali

When the genie pushes the end card out of frame, you can see the bottom is punched with holes used specifically to align frames in traditional animation (further explanation in comments)

When the sultan I stacking toy animals, one of the is Beast from Beauty and the Beast.

Iago the parrot sees humans after getting hit in the head, a neat inversion of the cartoon human seeing birds trope

This is the moment Jasmine realizes that Prince Ali is the street kid from earlier. I never noticed it before.

1 - The Genie makes a finger-shadow camel as he turns Abu into different animals/vehicles
The Genie makes a finger-shadow camel as he turns Abu into different animals/vehicles

Will Smith very briefly does the Carlton dance

1 - During Aladdin & Abu's attempt to escape from the collapsing Cave of Wonders, the lava/flames momentarily form giant hands trying to snatch/smash them.
During Aladdin & Abu's attempt to escape from the collapsing Cave of Wonders, the lava/flames momentarily form giant hands trying to snatch/smash them.

During 'Prince Ali', the genie portrays Harry and June. Two fictional hosts of the Macy's thanks giving day parade, if you look closely they both have condensation on their breath from the cold weather around the time of year the parade is held.

1 - Will smith performs the famous carlton dance
Will smith performs the famous carlton dance

Jafar 'steals' the Sultan's ring, stating he will use it to find Jasmine's suitor. While his intention was to find the 'diamond in the rough', he also found Jasmine's eventual husband.

1 - During the Prince Ali song Genie turns into two reporters. They are dressed for cold weather and you can see their breath when they speak. This is a reference to The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
During the Prince Ali song Genie turns into two reporters. They are dressed for cold weather and you can see their breath when they speak. This is a reference to The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Song "Friend like me" Genie specifies to have 'all of column B' which is made of healthy fruits and only 'some of column A', made of meats and cheeses

1 - The genie uses a scroll to describe the hierarchy which is oddly similar to a scene in another Will Smith movie, Shark Tale.
The genie uses a scroll to describe the hierarchy which is oddly similar to a scene in another Will Smith movie, Shark Tale.
1 - The magic carpet that was found in the cave of wonders has the face of the entrance animal on the corners.
The magic carpet that was found in the cave of wonders has the face of the entrance animal on the corners.

Even after Genie's freedom he still gives just what was wished for

1 - The Genie announces Prince Ali to the crowd and instructs them to 'brush up your sunday salaam'. In the remake (2019) this lyric has been changed to 'brush up your friday salaam' acknowledging that an arabic weekend was traditionally (and in some cases still is) thurs-friday.
The Genie announces Prince Ali to the crowd and instructs them to 'brush up your sunday salaam'. In the remake (2019) this lyric has been changed to 'brush up your friday salaam' acknowledging that an arabic weekend was traditionally (and in some cases still is) thurs-friday.

During the Prince Ali song the Genie impersonates commentators from a winter parade and you can see the breath coming out of Genie's mouth since he is pretending to be in the cold.

1 - During the song "friend like me" when the genie does an impression of a french waiter, the note he writes says 'turkey' and 'pilaf' the latter refferncing a rice dish, both in the persian language.
During the song "friend like me" when the genie does an impression of a french waiter, the note he writes says 'turkey' and 'pilaf' the latter refferncing a rice dish, both in the persian language.
1 - The Genie has illustrations when explaining the "levels of power" each of the characters have. This is a subtle nod to the original in which the characters are drawn that way.
The Genie has illustrations when explaining the "levels of power" each of the characters have. This is a subtle nod to the original in which the characters are drawn that way.
1 - Directed by Guy Ritchie, the Genie suggests Periwinkle as a colour to try while dressing Aladdin. This is a reference to Snatch (2000), also directed by Guy Ritchie, in which Brad Pitt says his ma is "terrible partial to periwinkle blue".
Directed by Guy Ritchie, the Genie suggests Periwinkle as a colour to try while dressing Aladdin. This is a reference to Snatch (2000), also directed by Guy Ritchie, in which Brad Pitt says his ma is "terrible partial to periwinkle blue".
1 - Magic carpet makes the Disney Castle.
Magic carpet makes the Disney Castle.
1 - In the market place chase scene in Aladdin (1992), Aladdin jumps out of a building on a carpet and soars through the air, foreshadowing the upcoming magic carpet ride.
In the market place chase scene in Aladdin (1992), Aladdin jumps out of a building on a carpet and soars through the air, foreshadowing the upcoming magic carpet ride.
Aladdin poster
Aladdin poster

Aladdin Plot: A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Aladdin, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Aladdin and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Director Ron Clements
Main Actors Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman
IMDB score 8.0