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Aladdin is a Disney storyteller audiocassette based on the 1992 film of the same name. It is narrated by Chuck Riley.

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Aladdin lives in the exotic Arabian city of Agrabah and dreams of one day marrying Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the Sultan. Aladdin meets up with a fantastic Genie—more outrageous and unpredictable than you can ever imagine. But the evil Jafar also desires to control the power of the magic lamp...
Come for a ride on a Magic Carpet and fly away on the most spectacular adventure of all time!

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Story

In the exotic desert city of Agrabah, a street vendor on a heavily laden camel clumped through the bazaar, singing a song.

Song: Arabian Nights

The camel knelt down and the street vendor slid off with a flourish. Pulling a cord, a booth unfolded from the camel's back and the vendor displayed his wares.

STREET VENDOR: Ah ... Salaam and good evening to you, worthy friend. Please, please, come closer! Welcome to Agrabah, city of mystery, of enchantment ... Ooohhh! Look at this! I have never seen one of these intact before. This is the famous Dead Sea Tupperware. Listen. Thbblt! Ah, still good! No? Wait, don't go! I can see that you're only interested in the exceptionally rare ... I think, then, you would be most rewarded to consider ... this!
STREET VENDOR: Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts. This is no ordinary lamp! It once changed the course of a young man's life ... a young man who, like this lamp, was more than what he seemed: a diamond in the rough.
STREET VENDOR: Perhaps you would like to hear the tale? It begins on a dark night, where a dark man waits with a dark purpose ...

Pouring glitter from the lamp, the street vendor tossed a fistful up into the sky, and the glitter became stars over the desert on a moonlit night. Below, evil Jafar and his parrot companion Iago waited in the desert dunes. When a shifty thief rode up with the matching half of a magical scarab, a trail was blazed to a sandstone outcropping in the desert. There a huge tiger head rose up and a bright white light shone from it's mouth, revealing the opening to a large cave.

JAFAR: At last, after all my years of searching — the Cave of Wonders!
IAGO: Awk! Cave of Wonders!
THIEF: By Allah ... !
JAFAR: Now remember ... bring me the lamp. The rest of the treasure is yours—but the lamp is mine.
IAGO: Awk! The lamp! Awk! The lamp! Geez, where'd you dig this bozo up?
JAFAR: Shhh.

But as the thief approached the entrance to the cave, the Tiger-God awoke.

TIGER-GOD: WHO DISTURBS MY SLUMBER?
THIEF: It is—it is I, Gazeem, a humble thief.
TIGER-GOD: KNOW THIS! ONLY ONE MAY ENTER HERE. ONE WHOSE RAGS HIDE A HEART THAT'S PURE ... THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH.
JAFAR: What are you waiting for? Go on!

The thief continued gingerly into the cave's mouth—and with a roar, the tiger's mouth clamped shut on him!

JAFAR: NO!!!!!!
TIGER-GOD: SEEK THEE OUT, THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH ... IN THE ROUGH ...

Then the tiger's head dissolved back into the sand.

IAGO: I can't believe it! I JUST DON'T BELIEVE IT! We're NEVER gonna get ahold of that stupid lamp! Just forget it! Look at this. Look at this! I'm so ticked off that I'm molting!
JAFAR: Patience, Iago. Gazeem was obviously less than virtuous.
IAGO: Oh, there's a big surprise! That's an incredible "I-think-I'm-gonna-have-a-heart-attack-and-DIE-from-THAT-SURPRISE!" WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO??
JAFAR: Yes ... Only one may enter. I must find this one, this ... "diamond in the rough".

*************

Meanwhile, a wiry, shaggy-haired boy in ragged clothes ran through the marketplace, clutching a loaf of bread. The boy's name was Aladdin, and as he ran, the head palace guard, Razoul, raced after him.

RAZOUL: Stop, thief! I'll have your hands for a trophy, street rat!

Aladdin looked back and leapt off the roof, sliding down a clothesline before landing hard on a pile of clothes near a group of chatting ladies.

WOMAN: Getting into trouble a little early today, aren't we, Aladdin?
ALADDIN: Trouble? No way. You're only in trouble if you get caught.
RAZOUL: GOTCHA!
ALADDIN: I'm in trouble!

Suddenly, Aladdin's pet monkey and sidekick Abu shoved Razoul's turban over his eyes.

ALADDIN: Perfect timing, Abu! As usual!
ABU: Hello!
ALADDIN: Come on, let's get outta here!

Song: One Jump Ahead

Aladdin and Abu backflipped off the balcony and bounced off an awning as they ran from the approaching guards.

RAZOUL: There he is! Get him!

One Jump Ahead (continued)

After dropping behind the safety of a high wall, Aladdin and Abu sat down to eat. After sharing their bread with a couple of street urchins, they climbed to their rooftop home, and Aladdin gazed out at the impressive palace on the near horizon as Abu drifted off to sleep.

ALADDIN: Someday, Abu, things are gonna change. We'll be rich, live in a palace, and never have any problems at all.

*************

But at the palace, the Sultan, a roly-poly fellow, paced nervously. He was worried about how his daughter and the new suitor were getting along.

PRINCE ACHMED: D'oh! I've never been so insulted!
SULTAN: Prince Achmed! You're not leaving so soon, are you?
PRINCE ACHMED: Good luck marrying her off!
SULTAN: Oh, Jasmine!

The Sultan came down the steps and found himself face-to-face with his daughter's huge pet tiger, Rajah. Part of Prince Achmed's cloak was still in his mouth.

SULTAN: Aah! Oh, confound it, Rajah! So, this is why Prince Achmed stormed out!
JASMINE: Oh, Father, Rajah was just playing with him. Weren't you, Rajah? You were just playing with that overdressed, self-absorbed Prince Achmed, weren't you?
SULTAN: Dearest, you've got to stop rejecting every suitor who comes to call! The law says you must be married to a prince by your next birthday.
JASMINE: The law is wrong!
SULTAN: You've only got three more days!
JASMINE: Father, I hate being forced into this. If I do marry ... I want it to be for love.
SULTAN: Jasmine, it's not only this law. I'm not going to be around forever, and I just want to make sure you're taken care of. Provided for.
JASMINE: Please, try to understand. I've never done a thing on my own. I've never had any real friends—except you, Rajah. I've never even been outside the palace walls!
SULTAN: But Jasmine, you're a princess.
JASMINE: Then maybe I don't want to be a princess anymore!

Frustrated, the Sultan hurried into the palace throne room to discuss the situation with Jafar.

SULTAN: Ah, Jafar, my most trusted advisor. I am in desperate need of your wisdom.
JAFAR: My life is but to serve you, my lord.
SULTAN: It's this suitor business. Jasmine refuses to choose a husband. I'm at my wits' end!
IAGO: Awk! Wits' end.
SULTAN: Oh ... have a cracker, Pretty Polly? Hehehe, Pretty Polly!
JAFAR: Your Majesty certainly has a way with dumb animals. Now, then.

Jafar, who secretly despised his boss, raised his snake staff and hypnotized the Sultan. Then he and Iago stepped through a hidden passage and climbed down a winding staircase to Jafar's secret lab.

IAGO: I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE! If I gotta choke down on one more of those moldy, disgusting crackers ... Bam! Whack!
JAFAR: Calm yourself, Iago. Soon I will be Sultan, not that addle-pated twit!

Jafar put Iago to work pedaling a machine that created electrical sparks. Then he began to conjure up a magic spell at a huge hourglass nearby.

JAFAR: Part, Sands of Time! Reveal to me the one who can enter the cave!

Jafar turned the hourglass over and a lightning bolt fired from behind a cloud. A picture of Aladdin in the marketplace formed in the sand as Iago's cycle went faster and faster.

JAFAR: Yes! There he is. My "diamond in the rough"!
IAGO: That's him?!?! That's the clown we've been waitin' f— woahhhh!!
JAFAR: Let's have the guards extend him an invitation to the palace, shall we?
IAGO: Swell.

*************

As Jafar gave the guards their orders, Jasmine, dressed in an old cloak, approached the palace wall out in the garden.

JASMINE: Oh, I'm sorry, Rajah, but I can't stay here and have my life lived for me. I'll miss you. Goodbye.

With Rajah's help, Jasmine climbed over the wall and escaped to the marketplace, where she was dazzled by the many new sights and sounds. Aladdin immediately spotted her and was mesmerized by her beauty. He saw her innocently take an apple from a cart to feed a poor young boy.

JASMINE: Oh, you must be hungry. Here you go.
CART OWNER: You'd better be able to pay for that.
JASMINE: Pay—?
CART OWNER: No one steals from my cart!
JASMINE: Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I don't have any money.
CART OWNER: Thief!
JASMINE: Please, if you let me go to the palace, I can get some from the Sultan.
CART OWNER: Do you know what the penalty is for stealing?!

He grabbed her hand and raised his knife menacingly.

JASMINE: No! No, please!
ALADDIN: Oh, thank you, kind sir, I'm so glad you found her! I've been looking all over for you!
JASMINE: What are you doing?
ALADDIN: Just play along ...
CART OWNER: You know this girl?
ALADDIN: Sadly, yes. She is my sister. She's a little crazy.
CART OWNER: She said she knew the Sultan!
ALADDIN: She thinks the monkey is the Sultan.
ABU: Huh?
JASMINE: O wise Sultan. How may I serve you?

While the performance by Abu and Jasmine served as a distraction, Aladdin lifted another apple off the cart and pretended to repay the owner. Then they all ran off together.

JASMINE: I want to thank you for stopping that man.
ALADDIN: Uh, forget it. So, uh, this is your first time in the marketplace, huh?
JASMINE: Is it that obvious?
ALADDIN: Well, you do kinda stand out. I mean, uh, you don't seem to know how dangerous Agrabah can be.

The three new friends climbed to Aladdin's rooftop home, which offered a breathtaking view of the palace at sunset.

ALADDIN: Wow. The palace looks pretty amazing, huh?
JASMINE: Oh ... it's wonderful.
ALADDIN: I wonder what it would be like to live there and have servants and valets—
JASMINE: Oh, sure, people who tell you where to go and how to dress.
ALADDIN: That's better than here. You're always scraping for food and ducking the guards—
JASMINE: You're not free to make your own choices.
ALADDIN: Sometimes you feel so—
JASMINE: You're just—
ALADDIN AND JASMINE: Trapped.
ALADDIN So, where are you from?
JASMINE: What does it matter ... I ran away, and I am not going back.
ALADDIN: Really?
JASMINE: My father's forcing me to get married.
ALADDIN: Oh, that's—that's awful!

Suddenly, the palace guards spotted them.

GUARD: Here you are!
ALADDIN AND JASMINE: They're after me! They're after YOU?
JASMINE: Oh, my father must have sent them to—
ALADDIN: Do you trust me?
JASMINE: What?
ALADDIN: Do you trust me?!
JASMINE: ... Yes??
ALADDIN: Then jump!

They leapt off the rooftop and landed in a pile of hay. As they scrambled down the stack, Aladdin ran smack into Razoul.

RAZOUL: It's the dungeon for you, boy.
ALADDIN: Hey, get off me!
JASMINE: Let him go!
RAZOUL: Looky here, men—a street mouse!
JASMINE: Unhand him, by order of the princess!
RAZOUL: Princess Jasmine!
ALADDIN: The princess?
ABU: The princess?!
RAZOUL: What are you doing outside the palace, and with this street rat?
JASMINE: That's not your concern. Do as I command, release him!
RAZOUL: I would, Princess—except my orders come from Jafar. You'll have to take it up with him.
JASMINE: Believe me, I will!

And with that, the guards hauled a helpless Aladdin away.

*************

Jasmine rushed back to the palace. Jafar quickly shut the secret entrance to his lab just as Jasmine stormed into his chambers.

IAGO: Awk! Jafar, I'm stuck!
JAFAR: How may I be of service to you?
JASMINE: The guards just took a boy from the market—on your orders.
JAFAR: Your father has charged me with keeping peace in Agrabah. The boy was a criminal.
JASMINE: What was his crime?
IAGO: I can't breathe, Jafar!
JAFAR: Why, kidnapping the princess, of course.
JASMINE: He didn't kidnap me! I ran away!
JAFAR: Oh ... dear. How frightfully upsetting. Had I but known ...
JASMINE: What do you mean?
JAFAR: Sadly, the boy's sentence has already been carried out.
JASMINE: What sentence?
JAFAR: Death, by beheading.
JASMINE: No!

Jasmine drew back in horror and ran from the room to the palace gardens in tears.

JASMINE: It's all my fault, Rajah ... I didn't even know his name!

*************

In the palace dungeon, rats scurried across the gloomy walls. Aladdin hung slumped in defeat, supported only by the wrist manacles that chained him to the wall of the desolate chamber.

ALADDIN: She was the princess. I can't believe it. I must have sounded so stupid to her!
ABU: Yoo-hoo! Aladdin? Hello!
ALADDIN: Abu! Down here!

Abu climbed in through a tiny barred window and picked the locks on the manacles. Then the little monkey chastised his friend for letting a pretty face get him into trouble.

ALADDIN: Ah, she was worth it.
ABU: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
ALADDIN: Don't worry, Abu. I'll never see her again. I'm a street rat, remember, and there's a law. She's got to marry a prince. She deserves a prince. I'm a—I'm a fool.
JAFAR: You're only a fool if you give up, boy.

From out of the darkest corner, a figure appeared. Jafar, disguised as a crippled prisoner, limped into the light.

JAFAR: There is a cave, boy ... a Cave of Wonders ... filled with treasures beyond your wildest dreams.
ABU: Ooooh!
JAFAR: Treasure enough to impress even your princess.
ALADDIN: So why would you share all this wonderful treasure with me?
JAFAR: I need a young pair of legs and a strong back to go in after it.
ALADDIN: Uh, one problem. It's out there. We're in here.
JAFAR: Mmm, mmm, mmm. Things aren't always what they seem.

Jafar pressed on a stone and a wall of the chamber moved, revealing a hidden staircase.

JAFAR: So, do we have a deal?

*************

Jafar, Aladdin and Abu rode through the desert until they arrived at the Cave of Wonders. The tiger's head rose out of the sand and loomed before them.

TIGER-GOD: WHO DISTURBS MY SLUMBER?
ALADDIN: Uh, it is I ... Aladdin.
TIGER-GOD: PROCEED. TOUCH NOTHING BUT THE LAMP.

Aladdin nodded and stepped toward the cave with Abu. Inside, he found a chamber filled floor-to-ceiling with all kinds of fortune and treasure. Aladdin surveyed the scene in wonder.

ALADDIN: Would you look at that? Just a handful of this stuff would make me richer than the Sultan. ABU! Don't. Touch. Anything. We gotta find that lamp.

As they cautiously searched, the richly woven, golden-tasseled carpet that Abu walked across came to life. It rose and followed them, floating just above the ground. Abu sensed something and turned, but the carpet quickly lay flat. The carpet continued this game of peekaboo until Aladdin finally turned and saw it.

ALADDIN: A ... magic carpet! Come on. Come on out, we're not gonna hurt you. Maybe you can help us. You see, we're trying to find this lamp.

Suddenly, the carpet pointed excitedly and zipped off.

ALADDIN: I think he knows where it is.

Aladdin and Abu chased after the carpet into a large cavern. At the end of the cavern was a huge monolith with steps cut into its face. Atop it, in a beam of light, was the lamp. Not far away sat a large monkey idol invitingly holding out a beautiful jewel. As Aladdin ascended the staircase toward the lamp, Abu became transfixed by the monkey idol and the jewel. At the top of the staircase, Aladdin looked through the light to see a dented, dust-covered, dull, metal lamp.

ALADDIN: This is it?

He picked it up, but at the same time, Abu took the jewel from the monkey idol.

ALADDIN: Abu! NO!
TIGER-GOD: INFIDELS!
ABU: Uh oh!
TIGER-GOD: YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE FORBIDDEN TREASURES! NOW YOU SHALL NEVER AGAIN SEE THE LIGHT OF DAAAYYY!!!

Abu tried to put the jewel back in the monkey idol's paw, but the idol began to melt! The cavern shook violently. The monolith stairway transformed into a chute, and Aladdin slid down toward a pool of boiling lava. Just in time, the carpet zoomed in to catch him. The piles of treasure transformed into mountains of fire, and the flames scorched Aladdin and Abu as they raced to escape. A giant stalagtite broke off and pinned the carpet, throwing Aladdin and Abu forward. The two scrambled to the entrance. Abu made it out, but the ground gave way and Aladdin was left hanging by his fingers. Jafar appeared above him.

ALADDIN: Help me out!
JAFAR: Throw me the lamp!
ALADDIN: I can't hold on! Give me your hand!
JAFAR: First give me the lamp.

Aladdin fumbled for the lamp and held it out to Jafar, who snatched it away.

JAFAR: YES! At last!

He pocketed the lamp and kicked Abu to stop him from helping Aladdin. Dagger in hand, Jafar viciously lunged at Aladdin. Abu leaped on him, making Jafar miss—but Aladdin slipped! Then Jafar hurled Abu back into the cave. As Aladdin and Abu hurtled down the steep drop, the carpet pulled free and raced over to break their fall. After a final flash of lightning, the tiger's head disappeared back into the sand. The entrance to the cave closed for good. Jafar reached into his robe for the lamp.

JAFAR: It's mine! It's all mine! I — where is it? NO! ... NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

*************

Meanwhile, inside the cave, Aladdin slowly woke up.

ALADDIN: Oh, my head. We're trapped! That two-faced son of a jackal! Well, whoever he was, he's long gone with that lamp.

Like a magician, Abu happily revealed the lamp.

ALADDIN: Why you hairy little thief. It looks like such a beat-up, worthless piece of junk. Hey, I think there's something written here ... but it's hard to make out.

Aladdin rubbed the lamp with his sleeve, and it glowed slightly. Colorful smoke spewed out of the spout, filling the cave and taking form. Finally, the gigantic Genie of the lamp towered above Aladdin!

GENIE: OY! Ten thousand years will give you such a crick in the neck. Hang on a second! Whaaa ... wow! Does it feel good to be outta there. I'm telling you! Nice to be back, ladies and gentlemen. Hi, where you from? What's your name?
ALADDIN: Uh ... uh, Aladdin.
GENIE: Aladdin! Hello, Aladdin, nice to have you on the show. Can we call you "Al", or maybe just "Din", or how about "Laddie"? Sounds like, "Here, boy! Come on, Laddie!"
ALADDIN: I must have hit my head harder than I thought.
GENIE: Do you smoke? Mind if I do? POOF! Oh, sorry, cheetah—hope I didn't singe the fur! Yo, rugman! Haven't seen you in a few millenia! Gimme some tassel! Hey! Yo-yo! Say, you're a lot smaller than my last master! Either that or I'm getting bigger! Look at me from the side—do I look different to you?
ALADDIN: Wait! Wait ... a minute. I'm your master?
GENIE: That's right! He can be taught! What would you wish of me, the ever-impressive, the long-contained, the often-imitated but never-duplicated ... duplicated ... duplicated ... Genie of the lamp! Right here, direct from the lamp! Right here for your very much wish fulfillment. Thank you!
ALADDIN: Whoa, whoa, whoa! Wish fulfillment?
GENIE: Three wishes to be exact! And ixnay on the wishing for more wishes. That's it! THREE! Uno, dos, tres. No substitutions, exchanges or refunds.
ALADDIN: Now I know I'm dreaming ...
GENIE: Master, I don't think you quite realize what you got here. So why don't you just ruminate whilst I illuminate the possibilities!

Song: Friend Like Me

GENIE: So, what'll it be, master?
ALADDIN: You're gonna grant me any three wishes I want, right?
GENIE: Uh, almost. There are a few provisos, a couple of quid pro quo.
ALADDIN: Like?
GENIE: Rule number one! I can't kill anybody! So don't ask! Rule number two! I can't make anybody fall in love with anybody else! Mwah! You little punim, there. Rule number three! I can't bring people back from the dead. It's not a pretty picture. I don't like doing it! Other than that, you got it!
ALADDIN AND ABU: Hmm ...
ALADDIN: Provisos? You mean — limitations? On wishes? Some all-powerful genie! Can't even bring people back from the dead. I don't know, Abu, he probably can't even get us out of this cave! Looks like we're gonna have to find a way out of here.
GENIE: Excuse me? Are you lookin' at me? Did you rub my lamp? Did you wake me up? Did you bring me here? And all of a sudden, you're walkin' out on me?! I don't think so! NOT RIGHT NOW. YOU'RE GETTIN' YOUR WISHES, SO SIDDOWN!!!!!

And with that, the Genie leapt onto the carpet and grabbed Aladdin and Abu.

GENIE: In case of emergency, the exits are here, here, here, here, here ... anywhere. Keep your hands and arms inside the carpet! WE'RE OUTTA HERE!

With a resounding boom, a crack appeared in the cavern ceiling and the carpet soared away.

*************

Back at the palace, Jafar lamented his bad luck.

JAFAR: If only I had gotten that lamp!
IAGO: D'oh! To think we gotta keep kissing up to that chump and his chump daughter for the rest of our lives ...
JAFAR: No, Iago. Only until she finds a chump husband. Then she'll have us banished—or beheaded!
JAFAR AND IAGO: Eeewww ... !
IAGO: Oh, wait a minute, wait a minute, Jafar! What if you were the chump husband?
JAFAR: What?!
IAGO: Okay, okay, you marry the princess, a'right? And—and, uh ... you—then you become the Sultan!
JAFAR: Oh! The idea has merit.
IAGO: Yes, merit! Yes! And then we drop "Papa-in-law" and the little woman off a cliff!

*************

Meanwhile, the Genie — who satisfactorily demonstrated his powers to Aladdin! — turned to his new master and asked him what he wished for.

ALADDIN: So, three wishes. I want them to be good. What would you wish for?
GENIE: Me? No one's ever asked me that before. Well, in my case ... ah, forget it.
ALADDIN: What?
GENIE: No, I can't. I ...
ALADDIN: Come on, tell me.
GENIE: ... Freedom. And not have to go "POOF! What do you need? POOF! What do you need? POOF! What do you need?" To be my own master! Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world.
ALADDIN: I'll do it. I'll set you free.
GENIE: Uh huh, yeah, right. Whoop!
ALADDIN: No, really! I promise—after I make my first two wishes, I'll use my third wish to set you free.
GENIE: Well, here's hopin'. Alright, let's make some magic. So how about it? What is it you want most?
ALADDIN: Well, there's this girl—
GENIE: Eehhh! Wrong! I can't make anybody fall in love, remember?
ALADDIN: Oh, but—but Genie, she's smart and—and fun and ...
GENIE: Pretty?
ALADDIN: Beautiful. But she's the princess. To even have a chance, I'd have to be — hey, can you make me a prince?
GENIE: Now let's see. "Chicken à la king"? Nope. "Alaskan king crab"? Ow! I hate it when they do that! "Caesar's salad"—aahh! "Et tu, Brute"? No. Aha! "To make a prince". Now is that an official wish? Say the magic words ...
ALADDIN: Genie, I wish for you to make me a prince!
GENIE: All right! Woof woof woof woof!

The Genie unrolled fabric out of the thin air, creating elegant robes for Aladdin. Then he transformed Abu into an elephant.

GENIE: Yes!! Esalalumbo, shimin Dumbo! Whoa!! Talk about your trunk space! He's got the outfit, he's got the elephant, but we're not through yet. Hang on to your turban, kid! We're gonna make you a star!

The Genie began to conjure up a huge entourage to accompany Aladdin on his triumphant entrance into Agrabah as a prince.

*************

As the Genie worked, back at the Sultan's palace, Jafar rushed into the throne room with a scroll in hand.

JAFAR: Sire, I have found a solution to the problem with your daughter!
IAGO: Awk! The problem with your daughter!
SULTAN: Oh, really?
JAFAR: Right here. "If the princess has not chosen a husband by the appointed time, then the Sultan shall choose for her."
SULTAN: But Jasmine hated all those suitors. How could I choose someone she hates?
JAFAR: Not to worry, my liege. There is more. "If, in the event a suitable prince cannot be found, a princess must then be wed to—" Hmmm, interesting ...
SULTAN: What? Who?
JAFAR: "The Royal Vizier." Why—that would be ... me!

Jafar started to hypnotize the Sultan.

JAFAR: You will order the princess to marry me.
SULTAN: I ... will order ... the princess ... to ... What? What is that? That music! Jafar, you must come and see this!

The trance was broken.

Song: Prince Ali

After his entourage swept through the palace gates, Aladdin addressed the Sultan.

ALADDIN: Your Majesty, I have journeyed from afar to seek your daughter's hand.
SULTAN: Prince Ali Ababwa! Of course! I'm delighted to meet you. This is my Royal Vizier, Jafar. He's delighted, too.
JAFAR: Ecstatic. This boy is no different from the others. What makes him think he is worthy of the princess?
ALADDIN: Your Majesty, I am Prince Ali Ababwa! Just let her meet me, I will win your daughter.
JASMINE: How dare you! All of you — standing around, deciding my future? I am not a prize to be won!

No one had realized that the princess was listening! Angry, Jasmine turned on her heel and stalked out.

SULTAN: Oh, dear.

The Sultan invited Prince Ali to stay, but Jasmine refused to see him. Crestfallen, Aladdin turned to the Genie for advice.

ALADDIN: What am I going to do? Jasmine won't even let me talk to her. I should have known I couldn't pull off this stupid prince wish. Genie, I need help!
GENIE: All right, Sparky, here's the deal. If you wanna court the little lady, you gotta be a straight shooter. Do ya got it?
ALADDIN: What?
GENIE: Tell. Her. The. TRUUUUUUTH!!!!!
ALADDIN: No way! If Jasmine found out I was really some crummy street rat ... I just—I gotta be smooth. Cool. Confident.

With new resolve, Aladdin went to see Jasmine. He appeared on her balcony.

ALADDIN: Princess Jasmine?
JASMINE: Who's there?
ALADDIN: It's me, Prince Ali — Prince Ali Ababwa.
JASMINE: I do not want to see you!
ALADDIN: No, no, please! Please, Princess, give me a chance!
JASMINE: Just leave me alone.
ALADDIN: Down, kitty!
JASMINE: Wait, wait. Do I know you?
ALADDIN: Uh, no. No.
JASMINE: You remind me of someone I met in the marketplace.
ALADDIN: The marketplace? I have servants who go to the marketplace for me!

Jasmine was just about to dismiss Aladdin as another stuffed-shirt prince when he stepped off the balcony and appeared to be floating in space! She moved forward, amazed.

JASMINE: How—how are you doing that?
ALADDIN: It's a magic carpet.
JASMINE: It's lovely.
ALADDIN: You, uh ... you don't want to go for a ride, do you? We could get out of the palace, see the world ...
JASMINE: Is it safe?
ALADDIN: Sure. Do you trust me?
JASMINE: What ... ?
ALADDIN: Do you trust me?
JASMINE: ... Yes.

And with that answer, Aladdin took Jasmine's hand and escorted her onto the carpet. They immediately rocketed up through the sky. Jasmine threw her arms around Aladdin, a little frightened by the flight. She looked down to see a breathtaking view of the palace in the moonlight. Beyond was the city of Agrabah.

Song: A Whole New World

The carpet perched atop a building in the Forbidden City while the fireworks lit up the sky. Jasmine eyed Aladdin.

JASMINE: It's all so ... magical.
ALADDIN: Yeah.
JASMINE: It's a shame Abu had to miss this.
ALADDIN: Nah, he hates fireworks. He doesn't really like flying, either—uh ... that is ... um ... oh, no!
JASMINE: You are the boy from the market. I knew it! Why did you lie to me?
ALADDIN: Jasmine, I'm sorry.
JASMINE: Did you think I was stupid?
ALADDIN: No!
JASMINE: That I wouldn't figure it out?
ALADDIN: No! I mean ...
JASMINE: Who are you? Tell me the truth.
ALADDIN: The truth? Th—the truth is ... I ... I sometimes dress as a commoner, um ... to escape the pressures of palace life. But I-I really am a prince!

Back at the palace, Aladdin galiantly helped Jasmine onto her balcony. With the "encouragement" of the carpet, he kissed the beautiful princess.

JASMINE: Good night, my handsome prince.
ALADDIN: Sleep well, Princess.

After the princess retired to her chamber, a dreamy-eyed Aladdin fell forward on the carpet and floated back to the garden.

ALADDIN: For the first time in my life, things are starting to go right.

Suddenly, Aladdin was grabbed from behind by Razoul. Manacles were snapped on his wrists and legs and a gag stuffed in his mouth. Aladdin was dragged to a high cliff and thrown into the ocean below. Underwater, Aladdin sank quickly. His turban — with the lamp inside — fell just out of reach. Aladdin was dizzy, running short of air. The lamp lodged on the ocean floor. Aladdin reached feebly for it. He could barely rub it. Just then, the Genie appeared in a shower cap, holding a scrub brush and a rubby ducky.

GENIE: Never fails. You get in the bath, and there's a rub at the lamp. Hello?

Then the Genie saw Aladdn, drowning.

GENIE: Al! Kid! Snap out of it! Oh, you can't cheat on this one! I can't help you unless you make a wish. You have to say "Genie, I want you to save my life." Got it? Okay. C'MON, ALADDIN!!

Aladdin could barely nod.

GENIE: I'll take that as a "yes". WOOGA! WOOGA!

The Genie quickly transformed into a submarine that took them both to the surface.

*************

Meanwhile, the Sultan — completely hypnotized this time — went with Jafar to see Jasmine in her chambers.

JASMINE: Oh, Father! I just had the most wonderful time. I'm so happy!
SULTAN: You should be, Jasmine. I have chosen a husband for you.
JASMINE: What?
SULTAN: You will wed Jafar.
JAFAR: You're speechless, I see. A fine quality in a wife.
JASMINE: I will never marry you. Father, I choose Prince Ali!
JAFAR: Prince Ali left.
ALADDIN: Better check your crystal ball again, Jafar!
JASMINE: Prince Ali!

Aladdin stood in the doorway.

ALADDIN: Tell 'em the truth, Jafar. You tried to have me killed!
JAFAR: What? Ridiculous nonsense, Your Highness. He's obviously lying.
SULTAN: Obviously ... lying ...
JASMINE: Father, what's wrong with you?!
ALADDIN: I know what's wrong!

Aladdin grabbed Jafar's staff and smashed it on the floor.

SULTAN: Oh! Oh my ...
ALADDIN: Your Highness, Jafar's been controlling you with this!
SULTAN: What? Jafar? You—you traitor!
JAFAR: Your Majesty, all this can be explained.
SULTAN: Guards! Guards!

Jafar lunged for the magic lamp, but Aladdin dodged him. As the guards rushed in, the evil traitor created a veil of smoke and escaped.

SULTAN: Find him! Search everywhere!

Then the Sultan remembered what Jasmine had said.

SULTAN: Can this be true? My daughter has finally chosen a suitor? Ha ha! Praise Allah! Oh, ho ho! You brilliant boy, oh, I could kiss you! Well, I won't—I'll leave that to my ... But you two will be wed at once! Yes, yes. And you'll be happy and prosperous—and then you, my boy, will become Sultan!
ALADDIN: Sultan?
SULTAN: Yes, a fine, upstanding youth such as yourself, a person of your unimpeachable moral character is exactly what this kingdom needs!

Joyously, the Sultan and Jasmine went off to make wedding arrangements. But it was a very worried-looking Aladdin who returned to his room.

GENIE: Huzzah! Hail the conquering hero! Aladdin! You've just won the heart of the princess! What are you going to do next? Psst! Your line is "I'm going to free the Genie." Anytime.
ALADDIN: Genie ... I can't.
GENIE: Sure you can! You just go, "Geenee, I wish you fwee!"
ALADDIN: I'm serious! Look, I'm sorry — I really am. But they want to make me Sultan—no, they want to make Prince Ali Sultan. Without you, I'm just Aladdin.
GENIE: Al, you won!
ALADDIN: Because of you! The only reason anyone thinks I'm worth anything is because of you. What if they find out I'm not really a prince? What if Jasmine finds out? I'd lose her. Genie, I can't keep this up on my own. I ... I can't wish you free.
GENIE: Fine, I understand. After all, you've lied to everyone else. Hey, I was beginning to feel left out. Now, if you'll excuse me ... master.

The Genie disappeared back into his lamp.

ALADDIN: Genie, I'm really sorry.
GENIE: Thbbbbllllt!
ALADDIN: What am I doing? Genie's right. I ... I gotta tell Jasmine the truth.

As the Sultan announced the upcoming wedding to the people of Agrabah, Aladdin tried to tell Jasmine his secret, but there were so many people around and so much excitement that he couldn't get her to listen. At the same time, deep within his laboratory, Jafar plotted with Iago.

IAGO: Oh, boy. He's cracked. He's gone nuts. Jafar? Jafar? GET A GRIP!!! Ack! Good grip ...
JAFAR: Prince Ali is nothing more than that ragged urchin Aladdin! He has the lamp, Iago!
IAGO: Why, that miserable—
JAFAR: But you are going to relieve him of it!
IAGO: Me?

Following Jafar's instructions, the parrot returned upstairs and tricked Aladdin into going to the garden by imitating Jasmine's voice.

IAGO: "Ali, oh Ali — will you come here?"

Then Iago flew into Aladdin's room and grabbed the unguarded lamp. Minutes later, Jafar rubbed the lamp, and the Genie appeared. Jafar yanked him close.

JAFAR: I am your master now!
GENIE: I was afraid of that—
JAFAR: Genie, grant me my first wish. I wish to rule on high, as Sultan!!!

Clouds swirled over the palace. The Sultan's robes and his power were magically transferred to Jafar. The Genie loomed above, lifting the palace and moving it to a mountain above the city.

ALADDIN: Genie! No!
GENIE: Sorry, kid ... I got a new master now ...
SULTAN: Jafar, I order you to stop!
JAFAR: Ah, but there's a new order now—my order! Finally, you will bow to me!
JASMINE: We will never bow to you!
IAGO: Why am I not surprised?
JAFAR: If you won't bow before a sultan, then you will cower before a SORCERER! Genie, my second wish—I wish to be the most powerful sorcerer IN THE WORLD!
ALADDIN: Genie! Stop!
JAFAR: Oh, Princess—there's someone I'm dying to introduce you to.

With a wave, Jafar transformed Aladdin back into his rags. All his princely refinement disappeared.

JASMINE: Ali?
ALADDIN: Jasmine, I-I tried to tell you ...

Using his staff, Jafar levitated Aladdin and Abu away from Jasmine into a tower. Then he sent the entire tower rocketing toward the horizon.

*************

Aladdin awoke on a snow-covered mountain at the ends of the earth.

ALADDIN: Abu! Oh, this is all my fault! I should have freed the Genie when I had the chance. Abu! Are you okay? I'm sorry, Abu — I made a mess of everything ... somehow, I've got to go back and set things right.

After rescuing Abu out of the deep snow, Aladdin noticed that a stowaway had been pinned beneath the fallen tower.

ALADDIN: Carpet!

Digging furiously, he and Abu finally freed the carpet, who swept them aboard and soared over the clouds.

ALADDIN: All right!

*************

Back at the palace, as Jafar sat majestically on the Sultan's throne, Jasmine sat nearby, shackled like a slave. Jafar turned to her.

JAFAR: A beautiful desert bloom such as yourself should be on the arm of the most powerful man in the world. What do you say, my dear? Why, with you as my queen—
JASMINE: NEVER!
JAFAR: Argh! No. Genie, I have decided to make my final wish—I wish for Princess Jasmine to fall desperately in love with me!

Just then, Jasmine noticed Aladdin peering around a window into the throne room. Abu and the carpet were at his side. To distract Jafar, she pretended that the Genie had granted the wish.

JASMINE: I never realized how incredibly handsome you are!
JAFAR: Hmm. That's better.

Jasmine put her arms around Jafar to stop him from noticing Aladdin—but Jafar saw the boy reflected in the princess' crown. He whirled around quickly and blasted Aladdin with his sorcerer's staff, knocking him backwards.

JAFAR: YOU!! How many times do I have to kill you, boy?!

With a second blast, Jafar zapped Jasmine inside a giant hourglass. The sand poured through and slowly started to bury her. Then Jafar turned Abu into a mechanical monkey and turned Rajah into a kitten. Transforming himself into a giant cobra, Jafar lunged for Aladdin, baring his deadly fangs! As they struggled, Aladdin watched the sand nearly engulf Jasmine.

ALADDIN: Jasmine, hang on!
JAFAR: You little fool. You thought you could defeat the most powerful being on Earth?!
IAGO: Squeeze him, Jafar! Squeeze him like a ... AWK!
JAFAR: Without the Genie, boy, you're nothing!
ALADDIN: The Genie. The Genie! The Genie has more power than you'll ever have!
JAFAR: WHAT?!
ALADDIN: He gave you your power. He can take it away!
GENIE: Al, what are you doing? Why are you bringing me into this?
ALADDIN: Face it, Jafar — you're still just second-best!
JAFAR: You're right. His power does exceed my own—but not for long!
GENIE: The boy's crazy. He's a little punch-drunk. One too many hits with the snake.
JAFAR: Slave, I make my third wish. I wish to be—an all-powerful Genie!!
GENIE: All right ... your wish is my command ...

As the Genie gestured, magical energy swirled around Jafar, transforming him from snake to Genie. As Jafar changed, Aladdin smashed the hourglass and freed Jasmine.

JAFAR: YES ... ! YES! THE POWER! THE ABSOLUTE POWER! THE UNIVERSE IS MINE TO COMMAND, TO CONTROL!
ALADDIN: Not so fast, Jafar! Aren't you forgetting something? You wanted to be a Genie? You got it!
JAFAR: WHAAAT?!
ALADDIN: And everything that goes with it!

Suddenly, large gold cuffs clamped onto Jafar's wrists and a lamp took shape. Jafar reached out and grabbed Iago's feet as they were both sucked inside the lamp.

JAFAR: NOOOOOO--!!!!!
ALADDIN: Phenomenal cosmic powers ... !
IAGO: Come on, you're the Genie! I don't wanna be in a lamp! I hate lamps—
ALADDIN: Itty-bitty living space.

The Genie picked it up.

IAGO: You really smell! You smell worse than this lamp! You know, your elbow's right in my eye!
GENIE: Allow me. Ten thousand years in the Cave of Wonders ought to chill him out!

He hurled Jafar's lamp to the desert, banishing it into the cave. Abu, the Sultan, Rajah and the carpet were all restored to normal, and after the palace was returned to its rightful place, everyone gathered outside on the balcony.

ALADDIN: Jasmine, I'm sorry I lied to you about being a prince.
JASMINE: I know why you did.
ALADDIN: Well, I guess ... this ... is goodbye?
JASMINE: Oh, that stupid law! This isn't fair! I love you.
GENIE: Al, no problem—you've still got one wish left. Just say the word, and you're a prince again!
ALADDIN: But, Genie, what about your freedom?
GENIE: Hey, it's only an eternity of servitude. This is love! Al, you're not going to find another girl like her in a million years. Believe me, I know, I've looked.

Aladdin looked from the Genie to Jasmine.

ALADDIN: Jasmine ... I do love you, but I got to stop pretending to be something I'm not.
JASMINE: I understand.
ALADDIN: Genie, I wish for your freedom.
GENIE: One bona fide prince pedigree coming up. I — what?
ALADDIN: Genie, you're free!

The Genie was stunned! He raised his arms and looked at his wrists as the cuffs vanished.

GENIE: I'm free ... I'm free! Quick! Quick, wish for something outrageous—say "I want the Nile!" Wish for the Nile, try that.
ALADDIN: Er—I wish for the Nile.
GENIE: NO WAY!! Oh, does that feel good! Oh! I'm free!!! I'm free at last! I'm hittin' the road! I'm off to see the world!
ALADDIN: Genie, I'm ... I'm gonna miss you.
GENIE: Me too, Al. No matter what anybody says, you'll always be a prince to me.
SULTAN: That's right! You've certainly proven your worth as far as I'm concerned. It's that law that's the problem!
JASMINE: Father ... ?
SULTAN: Well, am I Sultan or am I Sultan? From this day forth, the princess shall marry whoever she deems worthy.
JASMINE: Him! Him! I choose ... I choose you, Aladdin.
ALADDIN: Call me "Al."

Jasmine hugged her father and then leaped into Aladdin's arms. Ecstatic, he twirled her around, celebrating his good fortune.

GENIE: Oh, all of ya. Come over here. Big group hug! Group hug! Do you mind if I kiss the monkey? Mwah! Ack! Ooh, hairball! Well, I can't do any more damage around this Popsicle stand. I'm outta here! Bye-bye, you two crazy lovebirds. Hey, rugman! Ciao! I'm history! No, I'm mythology! I don't care what I am, I'm FREE-HEEE!

As Aladdin and Jasmine kissed, the Genie disappeared into the sky.

The End

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