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 mid-1995, any further new releases of animated films on VHS that were not part of Walt Disney Animation Studios used the 1991 Walt Disney Home Video logo 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!
|1||Green warning screens||September 7, 1991|
|2||Trailer for The Lion King||March 25, 1994|
|3||Video preview for The Nightmare Before Christmas||May 20, 1994|
|4||Video preview for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs||March 17, 1994|
|5||Feature Presentation||November 22, 1991|
|6||Walt Disney Home Video logo||October 14, 1986|
|7||The Return of Jafar||May 20, 1994|
- The Fox and the Hound (March 4, 1994)
- The Brave Little Toaster (March 17, 1994)
- Into the West (April 13, 1994)
- The Three Musketeers (April 13, 1994)
- Cool Runnings (April 13, 1994)
- 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|
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.