Synopsis Aladdin is the young man who grew up without any parents, and learned to
survive on his own in the streets of Agrabah. His only companion is his monkey, Abu, and together, they cause heaps of
trouble as they are forced to steal food to survive. Despite his rough upbringing, Aladdin is blessed with a kind
heart, willing to give up his stolen loaf of bread, and giving it to a pair of starving children he sees digging for
food in garbage cans.
Princess Jasmine is the
daughter of the Sultan of Agrabah. Although she was brought up having everything and everyone serving her every whim, she was denied her one true wish: freedom.
Not having any say in what she could do or what she could wear, things were made worse as her father urges her to
choose one of the courting princes or suitors to be her husband. She maintains that marriage should be out of love, not
a law, and refuses to concede to her father's wishes. Feeling trapped in the paradise she grew up with, she climbs over
the palace wall in the night, and runs away to find out about the entire world she was forbidden to ever
Meanwhile, the Sultan,
frustrated over his daughter's stubborness, is unaware of Jasmine's whereabouts, and turns to his royal vizier, Jafar,
for his insight in finding a solution. But little does the Sultan know of Jafar's evil plot to find a certain magic
lamp and take over as ruler of Agrabah. Jafar uses his magical snake staff and casts a spell over the Sultan,
convincing him that it is essential to take the Sultan's family ring, and leaves to work on his plan.
In the marketplace, Jasmine finds herself in awe over the wonders that happen everyday
there. Most of it is new to her, and because she does not fully understand how life outside the palace functions, she
finds herself in some trouble when all she wanted to do was give a hungry boy an apple. Unfortunately, the apple she took came from a vendor's cart, and he demands that she pay
or have her hand cut off as punishment. Luckily, Aladdin, who himself was in awe of the beautiful girl (not knowing
that she is the princess because of her disguise), comes to her rescue, insisting to the vendor that she was his crazy
sister. Unfortunately, Abu blows their cover by spilling the apples and coins he stole, and the three of them escape
into the crowd.
Back at the palace, Jafar casts a little magic to find the "diamond in the rough," the
sole person who can enter the Cave of Wonders, where the magic lamp is located. To his surprise, it is a lowly street
rat, who we see is Aladdin, and he arranges for the guards to "extend him an invitation to the palace."
On the rooftops of Agrabah, Aladdin helps Jasmine along as they make their way to his
make-shift home. Once there, he immediately shows her the extravagant view of the palace from his window. Unimpressed,
she counters his musings about the "wonders" of living in the palace. Aladdin says that it has to be better than how he
is living, "always scraping for food, and ducking the guards." Then, as they contemplate their situations aloud, they
both say they are trapped, in unison. Then Aladdin asks about where she's from, and she tells him that she ran away
because her father was forcing her into marriage. She admires his concern for her, wishing there was something he could
do, and they realize that they are falling in love. But before they can kiss, the palace guards suddenly barge in.
Asking if she trusts him, Aladdin takes her hand and jumps out the window, and land safely below. However, they don't
get farther than two steps before the head guard, captures and arrests Aladdin. Angrily, Jasmine reveals her identity
and orders the guards to release Aladdin. The guard says that his orders come from Jafar and that she would have to
discuss this with him.
Back at the palace, Jasmine demands the release of Aladdin. Jafar states that the boy
committed a crime by kidnapping the princess and must be punished, and then he feigns horror when she tells him that
she ran away was not kidnapped. He tells her that the death execution had already been carried out, and she runs from
the room in tears.
What only Jafar and Iago know is that Aladdin is still alive and is down in the palace
dungeon. Jafar disguises himself as another prisoner and convinces Aladdin to help him get to a cave filled with
treasure. Suddenly, his plan goes awry, and Aladdin, Abu and the magic carpet they meet become trapped in the cave when
Abu touches a forbidden jewel. Aladdin ends up with the lamp Jafar so desperately wanted, along with the magical,
comical, long-winded genie inside. He tricks the Genie into getting them out of the cave and safely to a desert oasis.
The Genie makes it clear to Aladdin that he is to have
no more freebies. Wondering what he should wish for, Aladdin asks Genie what he would wish for. Genie wants what
he and Jasmine want: freedom. He has been confined to his lamp and to granting wishes for other people for millennia,
and only wants to have the freedom to grant his own wishes for a change. But the only way for that to happen would be
if someone wished for him to be free. Aladdin, thinking this is no problem, promises that he would use his third wish
to free the Genie. Finally, Aladdin puts his first wish to use, wishing to be a prince so that he can have a chance at
winning Jasmine's hand in marriage. Genie transforms Aladdin into Prince Ali Ababwa, Abu into an elephant, and gives
him an entourage to make his arrival in Agrabah all the more grand.
Meanwhile in Agrabah, the Sultan reprimands Jafar for executing a prisoner without his
consent. Jafar apologizes profusely, and when left alone with Iago, the loud-mouthed parrot give Jafar the idea that to
become Sultan, all he would have to do is simply marry the princess. Then he finds the scroll with the laws on it and
interprets them for the Sultan, such that if "a suitable prince cannot be found, the princess must then be wed to ...
the royal vizier." But before Jafar can cast a spell on the Sultan to manipulate him, the Sultan is distracted by an
arriving parade featuring Prince Ali.
Inside the palace, Prince Ali states his objective for his visit: to seek the princess'
hand in marriage. Aladdin impresses the Sultan, especially giving the Sultan a magic carpet ride around the throne
room, but Jafar isn't as easily convinced, and becomes frustrated that his plan to marry the princess can soon be
thwarted. Suddenly, Jasmine comes in, overhearing their plans for her marriage, and vocally refuses to be treated in
such a manner and stomps off.
Later that evening, Aladdin expresses his doubt about going through with the
masquerade, but when Genie suggests that he just tell Jasmine the truth, he decides to continue with the act and takes
carpet up to Jasmine's balcony. She does not want to see him, but notices that he looks familiar when he takes off his
turban. Aladdin lies about never having been in the marketplace. Having had enough on this game, Jasmine plays along
for a few seconds more and tells him to "jump off the balcony." Dejected, Aladdin takes it literally, giving Jasmine
quite a scare but her feelings turn to wonder when she sees Carpet. Aladdin offers to take her for a ride, asking her
if she trusts him. That simple question tipped her off that he was really the boy in the marketplace, but she decides
to play along, but gets an overwhelming experience as Aladdin takes her to places farther than she could
While watching the fireworks and dragon dance from a rooftop in China, Jasmine tricks
Aladdin into admitting that he really is the boy from the marketplace. But Aladdin manages to cover by saying that he
occasionally goes to the marketplace to "escape the pressures of palace life." But he also manages to embarrass Jasmine
at the same time by hinting that she pretty much did the same thing.
Carpet flies them back to the palace, and up to Jasmine's balcony. She turns to say
good-night, and suddenly Carpet boosts Aladdin up a few feet so that their lips meet, and it turns into a long kiss.
After she disappears into her room, Aladdin and Carpet fly back down to the garden, where suddenly he is captured by
the palace guards who are overseen by Jafar. Carpet and
Abu are restrained and Aladdin is knocked unconscious. He comes to when the guards drop him over a ledge into the deep
sea. The heavy ball-and-chain immediately drags him to the bottom where the lamp falls out of his turban. He passes out
before he can reach the lamp, but manages to rub it when it rolls down the sea floor. Genie pops out, and is horrified
to see the condition his master is in. Genie has no choice but to "use" Aladdin's second wish to save him, and together
they return to Agrabah.
In the meantime, Jasmine sits dreamily in her bedroom, when her father and Jafar come
in, announcing that she is to wed Jafar. Aladdin surprises them all by showing himself. He accuses Jafar of trying to
kill him, and smashes the snake staff, breaking the spell over the Sultan. Furious at what he has found, the Sultan
orders to have Jafar arrested, but he disappears in a puff of smoke. After the Sultan orders the guards to find him, he
realizes that his daughter has finally chosen a husband and praises Aladdin, saying that he will make a fine Sultan one
In Jafar's lair, Iago panics, preparing the pack up and leave, but Jafar has a new
plan. He'd seen the lamp poking out of Aladdin's turban and orders Iago to steal it from him.
In Aladdin's room, Aladdin is worriedly pondering the prospect of becoming Sultan one
day. Even Genie fails at trying to cheer him up, and tries to hint at Aladdin's promise to his third wish. But Aladdin
shoots down the Genie's hopes, saying that he still needs him, for without him, Prince Ali isn't real. He just can't
free him yet. Feeling hurt, Genie retreats back to his lamp, razzing Aladdin before disappearing and refusing to come
back out. Angrily, Aladdin buries the lamp under a
pillow. But slowly, Aladdin realizes that the Genie is right, and that Jasmine has to know the truth. He suddenly runs
off at hearing Jasmine's voice, unaware that her voice was mimicked by Iago who flies in and steals the
Outside the palace, all of Agrabah have gathered to hear the Sultan's announcement that
Jasmine has finally chosen a suitor. Jasmine finally finds Aladdin, but pushes him out in front of the crowd before he
can tell her anything. Meanwhile, in a far corner of the palace, Jafar and Iago look on disgustedly. Jafar rubs the
lamp, stating that he is the Genie's master now, and wishes to be Sultan.
Jafar appears on the balcony, now in the Sultan's robes. He orders Genie to pick up the
palace and move it to a mountaintop where Jafar unleashes his vengeance. He reveals Aladdin's true identity rather
harshly to Jasmine, and banishes him and Abu to the far ends of the earth. Finding himself in a heavy snow storm,
Aladdin regrets not freeing the Genie when he had the chance, and that he has to get back to set things
Meanwhile, Jafar lounges in the throne room, employing Jasmine as his personal slave
and the Sultan as his source of entertainment. Jafar proposes that Jasmine should be his queen, but she refuses. He
remembers the Genie and wishes for Jasmine to fall desperately in love with him. Genie tries to explain that wish is
beyond his power, but Jafar refuses to listen. While Jafar badgers the Genie about it, Jasmine notices Aladdin trying
to sneak back in. Realizing Aladdin would need Jafar to be distracted, she decides to pretend that the Genie did grant
his wish, and pretends to be madly in love. While Aladdin sneaks over towards the lamp, Jafar sees his reflection in
Jasmine's crown and attacks. Aladdin shouts for anyone to get ahold of the lamp, but everyone is restrained in one way
or another. Abu is turned into a toy, Carpet is unwoven, and Jasmine is encased in a huge hourglass.
Now fighting one-on-one, Jafar turns himself into a snake and goes after Aladdin. The
boy puts up a formidable fight, but finally is captured. Then remembering the Genie, and Jafar's hunger for power, he
baits Jafar into wishing himself to be an all-powerful genie. The Genie, not realizing Aladdin's plan just yet,
reluctantly grants the wish. But before Jafar can do much damage, he is suddenly restrained by a pair of manacles and
is sucked into his lamp, along with Iago who he manages to grab onto. Then the Genie flings the lamp to be buried in
the Cave of Wonders.
Finally having a moment alone, Aladdin apologizes for lying to Jasmine about being a
prince. Jasmine understands, and only wishes that the stupid law didn't exist so that they could be together. The Genie
overhears this and reminds Aladdin of his third wish which he can use to become a prince again. He disregards his own
wish for freedom and only wants what's best for his master. Aladdin thinks about it, and apologizes to Jasmine, saying
that he can't continue pretending to be something he's not. Then he wishes for Genie's freedom. Unbelieving at first,
the Genie marvels at the feeling of freedom. Then he explodes into a fit of excitement, but stops when he sees
Aladdin's expression. The Genie remarks that Aladdin would always be a prince in his heart. The Sultan agrees, and
changes the law on the spot, announcing that the princess shall be allowed to marry whoever she deems worthy. In an
instant, Jasmine chooses Aladdin. The Genie is so happy for everyone, and takes off with his new-found freedom, and
Jasmine and Aladdin begin their new life together.