Questions tagged [aladdin]

Questions about Aladdin, a thief character of "Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp" - an Arabian folk tale added by Galland into his translation of "The Book of One Thousand and One Nights" and since featured in many fiction works. Questions about the Disney films should use [aladdin-1992] or [aladdin-2019]

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How did Aladdin trick Genie inside the cave with his first wish?

In Aladdin (2019), by rewinding, Genie reminds Aladdin that he already used his first wish to get out of the cave but Aladdin argues that it didn't count as his wish. How did Aladdin trick Genie ...
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What "title" is Jasmine referring to?

In Aladdin (2019), Prince Anders about to marry Jasmine: Prince Anders: So, why did no one tell me of your beauty? Jasmine: No one mentioned yours, either. Prince Anders: Oh! Thank you. ...
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Origin of genies (from lamps) having a three wish limit?

In the original 1001 Nights (a.k.a. Arabian Nights) story "Aladdin" the titular character gets a lamp that contains a magical being called a "genie" that grants wishes. This is fairly common knowledge ...
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Why did the magician need Aladdin to retrieve the Lamp?

The magician already had a ring which housed a genie. While this genie wasn't as powerful as the lamp's genie, he was quite capable of transporting people to anywhere. Why didn't the magician simply ...
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How many genies were there in the lamp in 1001 Nights?

In the original 1001 Nights' "Aladdin" (Windermere Series translation as indicated in an answer here), the following passage indicates there was more than one genie in the lamp (emphasis mine): ...
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What is written on Aladdin's lamp?

In Disney's Aladdin (1992), Aladdin, after retrieving the lamp, says: I think there's something written here. But it's, it's hard to make out. After this, he rubs the lamp, releasing the Genie (...
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What were the wishes Disney's Aladdin made?

What were the three wishes Aladdin made in the Disney animated feature film? Bonus points if you can give the time mark they happened.
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Is Ezra Bridger based on Aladdin?

(Mild spoilers below!) In the TV show Star Wars: Rebels we meet a protagonist named Ezra Bridger. His physical appearance is strikingly similar to that of Aladdin: they both have similar hairdos, ...
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Why the Dearth of Wishes at the end of Aladdin?

At the end of the 1992 Disney adaptation of Aladdin, Aladdin uses his last wish to set the genie free instead of wishing to be a prince (which is odd in itself). One thing I have always wondered is, ...
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Aladdin's wishes and a logical fallacy

In Aladdin, since the wish to be a Prince was not really granted, shouldn't he have had 2 wishes left, able to free the genie and have a wish for himself? Ie, is that a logical plot hole?
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How did the concept of Aladdin as thief originate?

Originally, in "One Thousand and One Nights"[1], Aladdin was merely a random poor schmoe. However, in one of the most famous adaptations (1940 movie "The Thief of Baghdad") he's now a street thief. ...
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