FANDOM



Hero Overview
Goldstar



Some day, Abu, things are gonna change. We'll be rich, live in a palace, and never have any problems at all.
~ Aladdin on his dreams
Do you trust me?
~ Aladdin's catchphrase to Jasmine.

Aladdin is the main protagonist of the Disney movies and cartoon series of the same name and is portrayed as a good-natured but poor "street rat" who steals what he needs to survive but also shares with the needy - he is also quick to come to the defense of others and is a smart and agile opponent when forced into confrontations.

Ultimately, Aladdin becomes a true hero and saves the city of Agrabah from the villainous Jafar while winning the heart of Princess Jasmine. He is voiced by Scott Weinger with Brad Kane doing his singing voice. In the upcoming live-action remake, he will be played by Mena Massoud.

Backgrounds

Aladdin was born 18 years prior to the first film to Cassim and an unnamed woman. When Aladdin was only an infant his father left him and his mother in order to find a better life for his family; however, Aladdin's mother was captured by bandits when Aladdin was two and was presumed dead. Due to being orphaned so early, Aladdin never received a formal education, and thus was forced to learn to survive in the streets of Agrabah. Lacking other means, he steals only to survive, but his good heart often moves him to give what he has stolen to others as poor or poorer than him, making him a sort of Robin Hood-type thief.

When Aladdin was 7, he had his first encounter with Razoul, the new captain of the Sultan's guard. Aladdin had stolen an apple from a fruit stand (in the same manner as Jasmine in the first film). Initially, the boy managed to outmaneuver the guards. Eventually, he was apprehended and sentenced to detention within the palace dungeon; however, he managed to escape by picking the locks to his chains. While in his mid-teen years, he stole a vest, a pair of pants, and a fez from a clothes line. When he was 16, he fell in with a group of circus performers; Aziz, Fatima, Minos and their pet, who would eventually become his best friend, Abu the Monkey.

Personality

He may be a petty thief, but he's got the soul of a hero.
~ Rebecca Brayton on watchmojo.com describing Aladdin.

Aladdin is cheery, clever, trustworthy, bold, loving, generous, and resourceful. He is referred to in the first film as a "diamond in the rough", with his true worth hidden beneath his street-rat exterior. His heroism is often demonstrated by his selfless acts and his determination to rescue Jasmine whenever she needs his help. Aladdin's resourcefulness often shows in his ability to easily steal food for him and Abu, but he will often offer it to others less fortunate and reprimand Abu if the monkey tries to take more than they need. Aladdin's simple upbringing has taught him to cherish all that he has, especially those close to him. His concern for others has helped reunite him with his father and meet Jasmine. Unfortunately, this works against him on such occasions when he helps people like Iago and Cassim, forcing him to deceive Jasmine and the palace guards.

Aladdin is not without flaws. While courting Jasmine under the guise of Prince Ali, he constantly lies about his true identity, feeling that Jasmine would not accept him as he was. He initially acted arrogant, but came to realize that this performance was angering Jasmine. However, he has shown the ability to learn from his mistakes, and will do everything in his power to make up for it.

Physical Appearance

Aladdin is a handsome, slender, slightly muscular young man with black hair and brown eyes. As a thief he is shirtless with only a purple waistcoat, white pants with a yellow patch a brown belt and a crimson fez, he is also barefoot. Whereas as a prince, he has a white turban and clothing and Arab style shoes. In the third movie, he wears a similar wardrobe that includes shoes.

Powers and Abilities

Aladdin has demonstrated amazing cleverness, as he has showed feats of being able to outsmart enemies multiple times. During the first film, he showed that he was capable of evading capture from the guards despite being greatly out-numbered and over-powered. Aladdin is also very fast and agile, and he possesses good reflexes. Aladdin has demonstrated some swordsmanship abilities, despite it not being known whether he had any training. Aladdin also seems to be an animal whisperer, as he was able to understand Abu, his pet monkey, when to a normal person, he simply speaks gibberish. Aladdin became a skilled thief, gaining a lot of experience since the age of 7.

Trivia

  • "Aladdin" means "devout of the faith" in Arabic.
  • Aladdin is the only Disney Prince to date to be the protagonist of his film instead of its love interest.
  • Lindsay Ellis, known as the Nostalgia Chick named Aladdin number one in her "Top Ten "Hottest" Animated Guys" video. Ellis referred to Aladdin as "quirky and accessible" and found his position as a street rat sad enough to warrant affection without making the character overly sad and brooding. She also mentioned his realistically flawed personality and adventurous nature as pluses. Despite the fact that the ranking was done using Internet surveys, and thus was based on the opinions of various women instead of the Nostalgia Chick's personal preferences, Ellis admitted that Aladdin was one of the few characters on the list with which she agreed ranks highly.
  • Aladdin was originally intended to be based physically on Michael J. Fox i.e. small and skinny before Jeffrey Katzenberg decided Aladdin needed to be a stronger, Tom Cruise-looking hero instead.
  • So far, Aladdin is the first Disney Prince to have his bare chest visible in much of his films/merchandise. This is probably because of Agrabah's hot climate. The second Disney hero to have this trait would be Tarzan. Oddly, Aladdin wears a shirt in the Disney parks while Tarzan does not.
  • Aladdin is the first Disney prince to not be royal by birth, the second being John Smith, the third being Li Shang and the fourth being Flynn Rider.
  • Aladdin is the third of four Disney Princes to initially be unaware that his Princess counterpart is an actual princess, thinking her to be a peasant girl, the other three being Prince Phillip, Prince Eric, and Flynn Rider
  • Aladdin is the first and only Disney Prince to be the main protagonist of a Disney princess film. In all other Disney Princesss films the respective princess is the main protagonist.
  • Aladdin is the second Disney prince to be seen as a child, the first being Prince Phillip, and the third being Kristoff.
  • Aladdin is the first to go further away from the film's settings (which is seen during the song of A Whole New World).
  • Aladdin is the third Disney prince to defeat the villain (the first two being Prince Phillip and Prince Eric, respectively).
  • Aladdin is the first Disney prince to go by more than one name, Flynn Rider is the second.
  • Aladdin is the first and only Disney prince to have their real name as the title of their film, while most Disney Princes serve as the secondary hero of their stories.
    • Aladdin's the only Disney Prince to have a more significant role than his princess. Jasmine's the first Disney Princess to be a deuteragonist rather than a protagonist, the second will be Elsa from Frozen, but Jasmine's the only Disney Princess to have a less significant role than her prince.
  • Aladdin's voice actor is Scott Weinger from the hit TV show Full House. Notably, Scott Weinger's character, Steve Hale, dresses up as Aladdin in the Full House episode "The House Meets the Mouse", even though Walt Disney World has a strict policy on guests dressing up as Disney characters in real life.
  • Scott Weinger's character Steve Hale from Full House has one thing in common with Aladdin. They like to steal food from someone, and eat it.
  • Aladdin is the first Disney prince to have the two same voice actors do (his speaking and singing voice) in all 3 films. The second being Li Shang from Mulan.
  • In the TV series, Aladdin was seen wearing a bicorne and taking a famous Napoleon pose.
  • Aladdin is the second Disney Prince to verbally participate in a duet with his respective love interest. The first would be Cinderella and Prince Charming when they sang "So This Is Love".
  • Aladdin is the fifth Disney Prince to not know his love interest's name until an event that allowed it to be revealed. The Prince, Prince Charming, Prince Phillip and Prince Eric were all unaware of their love interest's names until either the end of the film or they were told (the latter being Ariel telling Eric). Li Shang also has this problem for he believes Mulan's name to be Ping for a majority of the film.
  • Aladdin was originally scheduled to appear in the second season of the ABC drama series, Once Upon a Time. He wouldn't be introduced until the sixth season.

Navigation

           Disney Heroes

Animated Features
Snow White | Seven Dwarfs (Doc, Bashful, Grumpy, Sneezy, Happy, Sleepy, Dopey) | The Prince | Pinocchio | Jiminy Cricket | Geppetto | Figaro | Cleo | Madame Upanova | Hyacinth Hippo | Ben Ali Gator | Dumbo | Timothy Q. Mouse | Mrs. Jumbo | Bambi | Thumper | Flower | Faline | Bambi's Mother | Great Prince of the Forest | Friend Owl | José Carioca | Panchito Pistoles | Willie the Whale | Bongo the Bear | Lulubelle | Willie | Mr. J. Thaddeus Toad | Water Rat | Moley | Angus MacBadger | Cyril Proudbottom | Pecos Bill | Slue-Foot Sue | Ichabod Crane | Katrina Van Tassel | Cinderella | Jaq and Gus | Fairy Godmother | Prince Charming | Bruno | Alice | Peter Pan | Tinker Bell | Wendy Darling | John Darling | Michael Darling | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | Lady | Tramp | Jock | Trusty | Annette, Collette and Danielle | Aurora | Prince Phillip | Flora, Fauna and Merryweather | King Stefan | King Hubert | Pongo | Perdita | Roger Radcliffe | Anita Radcliffe | Nanny | Lucky | Patch | Rolly | Arthur Pendragon | Merlin | Archimedes | Mowgli | Baloo | Bagheera | King Louie | Colonel Hathi | Shanti | Winifred | Rama | Vultures | Raksha | Duchess | Thomas O'Malley | Marie | Toulouse | Berlioz | Scat Cat | Robin Hood | Little John | Maid Marian | Friar Tuck | Skippy Rabbit | Lady Kluck | Alan-A-Dale | King Richard | Winnie the Pooh | Tigger | Piglet | Eeyore | Rabbit | Owl | Kanga | Roo | Christopher Robin | Gopher | Bianca | Bernard | Evinrude | Tod | Copper | Big Mama | Dinky and Boomer | Vixey | Widow Tweed | Tod's mother | Taran | Gurgi | Eilonwy | Fflewddur Fflam | Hen Wen | Basil of Baker Street | Dr. David Q. Dawson | Olivia Flaversham | Toby | Hiram Flaversham | Oliver | Dodger | Tito | Rita | Francis | Einstein | Fagin | Jenny Foxworth | Georgette | Ariel | Eric | Sebastian | Flounder | Scuttle | King Triton | Max | Cody | Jake | Marahute | Beast | Belle | Lumière | Cogsworth | Mrs. Potts | Chip Potts | Fifi | Maurice | Aladdin | Jasmine | Genie | Magic Carpet | Abu | Iago | Razoul | Jack Skellington | Sally | Zero | Santa Claus | Mayor of Halloween Town | Simba | Mufasa | Nala | Timon | Pumbaa | Rafiki | Zazu | Sarabi | Sarafina | Pocahontas | John Smith | Meeko | Flit | Percy | Thomas | Chief Powhatan | Quasimodo | Esmeralda | Captain Phoebus | Victor, Hugo, & Laverne | Djali | Clopin | Hercules | Megara | Pegasus | Philoctetes | Zeus | Hera | Hermes | Olympian Gods (Aphrodite, Apollo) | Muses | Fa Mulan | Mushu | Li Shang | Cri-Kee | Grandmother Fa | Yao, Ling and Chien Po | Khan the Horse | Ancestors | Tarzan | Jane Porter | Terk | Tantor | Kala | Archimedes Q. Porter | Kerchak | Baboons | Whales | Tin Soldier | Ballerina | Yo Yo Flamingo | Spring Sprite | Aladar | Plio | Zini | Yar | Suri | Neera | Eema | Baylene | Url | Bruton | Kuzco | Pacha | Kronk | Milo James Thatch | Kida | Dr. Joshua Sweet | Vincenzo Santorini | Audrey Ramirez | Gaetan Moliére | Preston Whitmore | Lilo Pelekai | Nani Pelekai | Stitch | Jumba Jookiba | Pleakley | Jim Hawkins | John Silver | Dr. Doppler | Captain Amelia | Morph | B.E.N. | Kenai | Denahi | Sitka | Koda | Rutt and Tuke | Maggie | Grace | Mrs. Calloway | Buck | Lucky Jack | Chicken Little | Abby Mallard | Runt of the Litter | Fish Out of Water | Buck Cluck | Lewis | Wilbur Robinson | Franny Robinson | Bolt | Mittens | Rhino | Penny | Tiana | Prince Naveen | Louis the Alligator | Ray the Firefly | Mama Odie | Rapunzel | Flynn Rider | Pascal | Maximus | Wreck-It Ralph | Vanellope von Schweetz | Fix-It Felix, Jr. | Sergeant Calhoun | Princess Anna | Queen Elsa | Kristoff | Olaf | Sven | Hiro Hamada | Baymax | Honey Lemon | GoGo Tomago | Wasabi | Fred | Alistair Krei | Judy Hopps | Nick Wilde | Chief Bogo | Mr. Big | Moana Waialiki | Maui | Grandma Tala | Heihei | Te Fiti | Yesss | KnowsMore | Spamley | Gord | Shank

Live-Action Movies
Marnie Piper | Aggie Cromwell | Gwen Piper | Dylan Piper | Sophie Piper | Long John Silver | Nikki | Andre Dupas | Neewa | Makoki | Big Red | Travis Coates | Herbie | Dexter Reilly | Richard Schuyler | Wahb | Moki | Miss Eglantine Price | Charlie Rawlins | Carrie Rawlins | Paul Rawlins | Professor Emelius Browne | Elliot | Pete | Zunar-J-5/9 Doric-4-7 | Frank Wilson | Popeye | Olive Oyl | Kevin Flynn | Alan Bradley | Dr. Lora Baines | Jack Pumpkinhead | Billina | Tik-Tok | The Gump | Tex McCormick | Mason McCormick | Jamie Collins | Pop McCormick | Natty Gann | Wolf | Harry | Charlie Linfield | Benji | Cougar cubs | Mother Cougar | Jim Craig | Jessica Harrison | Mr. Harrison | Andrew Patterson | Roger Rabbit | Eddie Valiant | Jessica Rabbit | Benny the Cab | Scott Turner | Hooch | Ted Johnson | Susan Johnson | Morogo | Duma | White Fang | Jack Conroy | Alex Larson | Cliff Secord | Neville Sinclair | Jenny Blake | Gordon Bombay | Jack Kelly | David Jacobs | Katherine Plumber | Wayne Szalinski | Diane | Amy | Nick | Adam | Max Dennison | Dani Dennison | Allison | Thackery Binx | Billy Butcherson | Tom Sawyer | Huckleberry Finn | Aramis | Athos | D'Artagnan | Porthos | Katherine Brydon | Roger Bomman | George Knox | Al | Gerald Garner | Tony Perkis | Scott Calvin | Charlie Calvin | Shadow | Chance | Sassy | James Henry Trotter | Mr. Centipede | Mr. Grasshopper | Earthworm | Mrs. Ladybug | Miss Spider | Glowworm | Oddball | Chloe Simon | Kevin Shepherd | Waddlesworth | Ricky King | Mimi-Siku | Charlotte | George of the Jungle | Ursula Stanhope | Ape | Shep | Tookie Tookie | Flubber | Philip Brainard | Dr. Sara Jean Reynolds | Weebo | Mr. Magoo | Nick Parker | Annie James | Hallie Parker | Nick Parker | Elizabeth James | Mighty Joe Young | Jill Young | Gregg O'Hara | Martin | Tim O'Hara | Zoot | Inspector Gadget | Penny Gadget | Brain | Dr. Brenda Bradford | Lana Thomas | Max Keeble | Megan | Robe | Carol Newman-Calvin | Stanley Yelnats IV | Zero (Hector Zeroni) | Captain Jack Sparrow | Joshamee Gibbs | Will Turner | Elizabeth Swann | Hector Barbossa | Jim Evers | Sara Evers | Madame Leota | Emma | Ezra | Anna Coleman | Tess Coleman | Phileas Fogg | Inspector Fix | Ben Gates | Riley Poole | Abigail Chase | Shane Wolfe | Zoe Plummer | Will Stronghold | Layla Williams | Warren Peace | Zach | Ethan | Magenta | Ron Wilson | The Commander | Jetstream | Peter Pevensie | Susan Pevensie | Edmund Pevensie | Lucy Pevensie | Aslan | Mr. Beaver | Dave Douglas | Jess Aarons | Leslie Burke | Giselle | Robert Philip | Prince Edward | Pip | Nathaniel | Underdog | Sweet Polly Purebred | Jack Unger | Prince Caspian | Reepicheep | Trumpkin | Skeeter Bronson | Jill Hastings | Darwin | Blaster | Juarez | Hurley | Mooch | Speckles | Alice Kingsleigh | Mad Hatter | White Queen | Bandersnatch | Dave Stutler | Balthazar Blake | Balthazar's Eagle | Kevin Flynn | Sam Flynn | Rinzler | John Carter | Dejah Thoris | Woola | The Lone Ranger | Tonto | Oscar Diggs | Glinda the Good Witch of the South | Finley | China Girl | Knuck | Maleficent (2014) | Diaval | Aurora (2014) | Prince Phillip (2014) | Knotgrass, Flittle and Thistlewit | The Baker | The Baker's Wife | Cinderella | Rapunzel | Little Red Riding Hood | Jack | Cinderella (2015) | Prince Charming (2015) | Anastasia Tremaine (2015) | Mice (2015) | Fairy Godmother (2015) | Jaq and Gus (2015) | Casey Newton | Frank Walker | Athena | Mowgli (2016) | Bagheera (2016) | Baloo (2016) | Raksha (2016) | The BFG | Sophie | Belle (2017) | Beast (2017) | Maurice (2017) | Lumière (2017) | Cogsworth (2017) | Mrs. Potts (2017) | Chip Potts (2017) | Dumbo (2019) | Aladdin (2019) | Jasmine (2019) | Genie (2019 | Simba (2019) | Nala (2019) | Timon (2019) | Pumbaa (2019)

Other Animated Movies
Br'er Rabbit | Toaster | Blanky | Kirby | Lampy | Radio | Gene the Genie | Valiant | Bugsy | Toughwood and Tailfeather | Lofty | Samson | Benny the Squirrel | Bridget the Giraffe | Nigel | Larry the Anaconda | Ryan | Silvermist | Rosetta | Fawn | Iridessa | Bobble and Clank | Terence | Milo | Gribble | Ki | Milo's Mother | Victor Frankenstein | Sparky | Elsa Van Helsing | Vidia | Zarina | Marianne | Dawn | Sunny | Bog King | Captain Kevin

Sequels
Ethan Dalloway | Cassim | Angelique | Fife | John Rolfe | Uttamatomakkin | Kiara | Kovu | Vitani | Ratso | Wittgenstein | Tinselina | Melody | Tip and Dash | Sylvia Marpole | Beret Girl | Scamp | Angel | Madellaine | Zephyr | Anastasia Tremaine | Prudence | Jane | Ranjan | Sparky | Reuben | Gantu | Thunderbolt | Lars | Ting-Ting, Su, and Mei | Zugor | Cash | Dixie | Granny Rose | Waylon and Floyd | Queen Athena

Shorts, TV Shows, Comics and Video Games
Pete | Oswald the Lucky Rabbit | Mickey Mouse | Minnie Mouse | Clarabelle Cow | Horace Horsecollar | Pluto | Goofy | Donald Duck | Daisy Duck | Ludwig Von Drake | Scrooge McDuck | Huey, Dewey, and Louie | Chip 'N Dale | Max Goof | Gyro Gearloose | Launchpad McQuack | Webby Vanderquack | Darkwing Duck | Gosalyn Mallard | Honker Muddlefoot | Mona | Morgana Macawber | Pistol Pete | Peg Pete | P.J.