Disney’s Aladdin Movies in Order: The Complete Magical Guide
In this article, we are bringing you the best way to watch all Aladdin movies in order. We will start off with animated movies, let you know about the TV show and end it with Disney live-action adaptation from 2019.
In case someone reading this doesn’t know, Aladdin is one of the most famous and loved Disney media franchises, and it started in 1992. It tells the story of a street rat named Aladdin, beautiful Arabian Princess Jasmine, all-powerful Genie, Jago, Abu and scary Jaffar.
Let us now see how many Aladdin movies and TV shows are there and in what order should you watch them.
How Many Aladdin Movies Are There?
Aladdin’s adventures were told through three animated movies and, for now, one live-action movie. The animated movies are Aladdin (1992), The Return of Jafar (1994 Video) and Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996 Video). There is also a live-action adaptation simply called Aladdin (2019).
Aladdin Movies in Order Including TV Show
We will now show you the best way to watch Aladdin movies in order, including 86 episode TV show. So let’s dive into the magic cave and see what treasures can we find in it.
Aladdin is a poor young man from Baghdad, who spends his days on the city streets, in the company of his best friend, the monkey Abu. In the same city, in the royal palace, Princess Jasmine is very sad. Namely, she cannot do anything she would like because the laws oblige her to blindly obey her father’s orders, which even concern her marriage. Eager for life and adventures, she sneaks out of the palace and heads to the city, where she stumbles upon Aladdin.
However, a search was launched for her, led by the Grand King’s Vizier Jafar. Learning that there is a young man Aladdin, he throws him into the dungeon and decides to use Aladdin to bring him from the cave of miracles a magical lamp in which hides the Genie of superhuman powers. The naive young man agrees, but things will get complicated.
The Return of Jafar (1994)
A group of incompetent bandits led by Abis Mala grabs a large treasure, but before they can enjoy the stolen booty, they are greeted by Aladdin and Abu who take their gold and return with it to Agrabah where they share it with the poor.
Meanwhile, in the desert, the parrot Jago rebels against Jafar who now lives like a genie in a magic lamp and goes to Agrabah to look for Aladdin to redeem himself. But Jafar’s lamp is found by Abis Mal who will help Jafar take revenge on Aladdin.
Aladdin TV show is set in a fictional sultanate in Agrabah. It takes place a year after the original film, and is set after The Return of Jafar, even though it debuted before the movie. The TV show has 86 episodes.
Aladdin, who is now engaged to Princess Jasmine, embarks on numerous adventures with his companions.
Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)
A big party is taking place in Agraba and it seems that Princess Jasmina and Aladdin will finally get married. But first they must prevent the legendary 40 thieves from stealing a mysterious wedding gift – an omniscient prophetess that will lead them to a fortune beyond their imagination.
Aladdin is joined by his friends – Jasmine, Abu, Carpet and, of course, the always fun Genie from the Lamp – as they hunt down 40 thieves, fight Mida’s hand and discover that Aladdin’s long-lost father is still alive.
Talented director Guy Ritchie brings us a romantic and musical adventure set in the fictional port city of Agrabah. The main roles are played by a Genie emerging from a magic lamp, the charming street rat Aladdin and Jasmine, a modest and determined princess of the free spirit.
Their adventure is joined by the magical wizard Jafar, the Sultan who is worried about the well-being and future of his daughter Jasmine, Jasmine’s best friend Dalia, the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders and Hakim as Jafar’s first assistant and captain of the guard.
Do You Need to Watch Aladdin Movies in Order?
The first three animated movies need to be watched in order because they are a continuation of the story. The TV show, however, doesn’t have to be, but it is a continuation of the second movie. Still, it is not important for the third animated movie, Aladdin and the King of Thieves. The live-action movie can be watched whenever it suits you, but I would watch it after animated versions.
Will There Be More Aladdin Movies?
There will most probably be more live-action Aladdin movies. Probably, an adaptation of animated The Return of Jafar. There was also a talk about the spin-off Aladdin movie focusing on Prince Anders. That said, we still don’t have anything officially confirmed.