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Unlikely If we look at the source material Aladdin is set in China, and implies that Aladdin is Chinese, however, certain aspects of the story contradict this: The ruler is referred to as Sultan, a title rooted in Arabic, instead of Emperor as might be expected in China. The inhabitants are all Muslim, apart from the Jewish merchant that cheated Aladdin, ...


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Genie only officially granted the wish to be made free Of the other two wishes, one was in progress but never fulfilled and the other was not official since it was never verbalized. Wish 1 - Genie never makes Aladdin a prince Aladdin wishes for Genie to make him a prince. Genie then grants him a menagerie and all sorts of other fancy things to make him ...


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Well no. The Genie was freed. Therefore he had no more obligation to grant the wishes, regardless of whether Aladdin had any wishes left. If we are going to count the wishes though, the movie does count the saving from drowning as the second wish making freeing the Genie the third. This would have made the Nile wish pointless either way, since either the ...


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Jafar wished to become an all-powerful Genie, and he got what he asked for. Jafar is an incredibly power-hungry person. We see he's already mastered at least some forms of magic (as demonstrated by his hypnotic staff), and we know that his position as Royal Vizier gives him access to the ear of the most powerful man in Agrabah — the Sultan. We also ...


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It's the principle of the thing. If he lends the lamp to Jasmine to give her three wishes, what's to stop him from then lending it to the Sultan, or to Apu, or to whomever else. He still has that third wish in reserve, so technically he can free the Genie at any time, so he hasn't violated the letter of his promise, but it certainly violates the spirit. ...


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Aladdin already was a prince, even before he made the wish. From the third movie we know that Aladdin's dad is the king of thieves, which sort of makes him a prince. Of course you can still argue wether the title was legit or not, but what defines a king anyway? If it's the people under his reign, he had those. (39 thieves I think) Aladdin already was a ...


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After that, Genie explains that from then on, only valid wishes will be accepted and makes a big deal about it. "Valid" is not quite right. Aladdin does trick the Genie into freeing him from the Cave of Wonders without using a wish. However, when Aladdin points this out, the Genie insists Aladdin cannot have any more free wishes: GENIE: (Still as ...


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You are not the only one :), I think it all comes down to the character of Aladdin. He's been written out to be a diamond in the rough. If he uses loop holes to get all that he wants and then figure the genie's freedom, he'd be more like.. a garnet in the rough. The central plot revolves around "being trapped" - the genie is trapped in the lamp. - Aladdin ...


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Genies are given power in exchange for servitude. When Jafar wished for the powers like Genie, he got his wish. But it's exactly like the saying "be careful what you wish for, you might just get it". Jafar got locked away until a master comes to let him out. Which happens in the sequel. And yes, Genie was freed using Aladdin's third wish, which he had ...


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Aesthetically, I like Genie with cuffs more than Genie without them. It also serves a visual purpose when we see Genie's dismembered hands doing things by themselves (which happens on several occasions), and the cuffs provide a nice visual cutoff for his hands (literally). This seems to be a real world consideration, as opposed to having a justification ...


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Can Alladin wish for unlimited wishes? Well from the movie, Genie boy forbids Aladdin from wishing for more genies or wishes and so that's a moot point... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ If Aladdin wishes for unlimited wishes, can he wish for anything? There is a hiccup in that too since there are 3 rules that the genie follows which are: ...


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Genie does grant the wish to make Aladdin a prince! The easiest counter argument is that without Jafar's involvement Aladdin would have stayed a prince. Jafar's magic counteracts Genie's when he "exposed" Aladdin. Aladdin was made a prince, the "real truth" he needed to tell Jasmine was that he made a prince by magic and that he was not born royal. ...


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The Disney story, like most Disney stories, are based on original fairy tales. Aladdin is from the middle eastern story in One Thousand and One Nights a.k.a. the Arabian Nights. The original is set in Baghdad. But the political climate of when the movie came out made that hard to do. Saddam Hussein had a dictatorship in Iraq. Political hot potato. So they ...


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In popular culture, freed genies always retain their powers. In myth, Jinn are magical creatures, and their enslavement only limits when and why they can use their powers. In Disney, Genie isn't given much back story of how or why he became an enslaved genie or gained his powers. He's even forgotten his real name after 10000 years. But the movie at no time ...


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I don't know if there is a canonical answer here but for me, the implication is that they are not to touch any of the treasure. After all they were touching the ground by walking on it, so clearly "touch nothing", did not literally mean to touch nothing. But then one could argue that a magic carpet is part of the treasure as well so it should still apply to ...


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The chronology in universe (and out) is Aladdin (1992) The Return of Jafar (1994) Aladdin (Cartoon) Aladdin and the King Thieves (1996) [Source: Wikipedia] In the 1992 Movie Aladdin free's the genie, so he is no longer his master in the time of the cartoon. Just his friend. Genies do only have the ability to grant their master 3 wishes. As a narrative ...


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This is Disney. It's a Children's movie, albeit enjoyed by adults. I think it would have been confusing to children to have Carpet know who Genie was, or for Carpet to act differently than the rest of the characters prior to (and immediately after) Genie's appearance. By all the characters on screen acting surprised together, it sends a unified message of ...


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In the scene: A Whole New World & Aladdin and Jasmine's firs kiss you'll see them travel to the next cities: In this order: Start in Bagdad (Agrabah) First city: Caïro Second city: Athene (Olympus) Third city: China Back to Bagdad (Agrabah) So in miles: From Bagdad to Caïro it's: 804.377 miles. From Caïro to Athene's it's: 856.443 miles. From Athene ...


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Because they never touched it with their hands with the intention to take it like Abu did with the diamond/ruby shiny thing. They stood on it with their feet, which is basically what carpets are for anyway. I know technically touching would mean touching, but I think it didn't apply when they stood on the carpet, because they (the writers/studio etc) needed ...


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Genies are typically one type. They do not switch types based on who their master is. A big point that I think you're missing is that a Genie has a personality, and that personality doesn't change based on who his master is. Genie can't be a Benevolent Genie to Aladdin, and a Jackass Genie to Jafar. He has to be consistent. He has to be either benevolent to ...


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We don't know. I assume you are referring to Disney's Aladdin. The scene in question is a montage. We're not shown every place they went to, and the passage of time between the areas is thus very difficult to gauge. MoviePilot did remark: While Aladdin and Jasmine take their romantic ride together they somehow manage to travel from Cairo to Athens in ...


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As far as the movie shows us, Aladdin only appears to be a prince and doesn't have an actual kingdom. Keep in mind that Genie knew Aladdin's intentions of seducing a girl: GENIE: Well, here's hopin'. (Shakes ALADDIN's hand.) O.K. Let's make some magic! (Turns into a magician.) So how 'bout it. What is it you want most? ALADDIN: Well, there'...


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Well, if you recall (or view the link provided by Red), she didn't really necessarily believe anything. All she said was, "Aladdin?" She didn't sound angry or shocked, but more inquisitive, as if to say, "Could this be true?". It was at that point where he responds with, "I tried to tell you..." that there is no question in her mind. It all happens in a ...


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Aladdin got exactly what he was looking for with all three wishes. Let's start with the first wish, looking at it in its full context from the Genie's perspective. You're a genie. You've just met your new master, a kid named Aladdin. Dirt-poor, judging from his clothes -- a real underdog. Sneaky and clever enough that he's tricked you into helping him ...


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The out-of-universe explanation is indeed that Aladdin wouldn't have looked like the good guy if he had done it. However, this question can be circumvented by having the GENIE proposing it ("Hey Al, all that's a fake problem ! What if your girlfriend wish it for you ? You can still free me afterward ! No, no, it doesn't bother me at all. What will it take, ...


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Nothing sensical. It's babbling. Literally, the subtitles in the DVD say (babbling in the German language) Nothing he says is actual German. He's just making it up, stringing along german sounding sounds.


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No, because of the rule that states no wishing for more wishes. He can't wish for more wishes, rule free or otherwise. If the rule didn't exist, then still no because the one where genie said he didn't bring people back from the dead, wasn't actually a rule, it was just genie's personal preference not to bring people back from the dead ''because it's icky'' ...


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I think that it is actually meant to be in Arabia, but certain mistakes and cultural appropriation changed things and made it more fishy. It is not unpopular for Americans and other westerners to group all the third world countries into one category before mixing them all up. It is for this reason that people expect tigers in Arabia and domed palaces in the ...


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I don't think that this has ever been addressed as far as Genie goes. However, I think you're right with your "It's a kids movie" theory. The children watching the movie can easily put two and two together and know that Jafar wanted to be Sultan of Agrabah, so that's what he got. Also, the movie is based off a short story from "The Book of A Thousand and ...


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But why does Jasmine believe so quickly that Aladdin was a street rat all along disguised as Prince Ali ? Of course, it is the truth, but it's not what a normal person would deduce from the situation. This is not the first thing that happens. There are previous indications. Jasmine met a street rat who was clearly in his element in the street. He wasn't ...


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