Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

Rumors for a sequel to the first Aladdin movie, titled The Return of Jafar, date back to January 1994, with the first copies printed in April 1994. The film was released on VHS on May 20, 1994. The Return of Jafar was the only direct-to-video film to contain the 1986 Walt Disney Home Video logo; beginning in September 1995, any further new releases of animated films on VHS that were not part of Walt Disney Animation Studios used the gold Walt Disney Home Video logo either before the previews or the film. 


Journey back to the enchanting city of Agrabah and rejoin all the popular character from the original box-office smash -- Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie, Abu, Carpet and Iago! Disney's epic adventure continues when the evil Jafar escapes from the magic lamp as an all-powerful genie, ready to plot his revenge against Aladdin. From battling elusive villains atop winged horses, to dodging flames inside an exploding lava pit, it's up to Aladdin -- with Princess Jasmine and the outrageously funny Genie by his side -- to save the kingdom once and for all! Featuring five new show stopping songs, The Return of Jafar is filled with endless excitement, humor and romance -- promising a while new world of entertainment for your whole family!

VHS Supplements

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Advertised on:

  1. The Fox and the Hound (March 4, 1994)
  2. The Brave Little Toaster (March 17, 1994)
  3. Into the West (April 13, 1994)
  4. The Three Musketeers (April 13, 1994)
  5. Cool Runnings (April 13, 1994)
  6. The Incredible Journey (June 24, 1994)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
UK January 31, 1995
Japan April 21, 1995
France May 5, 1995
Australia September 15, 1995

Television broadcasts

After the video's moratorium, The Return of Jafar premiered on the Disney Channel on September 10, 1995, and remained there until April 3, 1999. In 1996, the film aired four times only within April.




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Preceded by
The Fox and the Hound (1994 VHS)
The Return of Jafar (VHS) Succeeded by
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1994 VHS)