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!

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 1991
2 Trailer for The Lion King March 1994
3 Video preview for The Nightmare Before Christmas April 1994
4 Video preview for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs March 1994
5 Feature Presentation Q4 1991
6 Walt Disney Home Video logo August 1986
7 The Return of Jafar April 1994

Advertised on:

  1. Into the West (1994 VHS)
  2. The Three Musketeers (1994 VHS)
  3. The Fox and the Hound (1994 VHS)
  4. The Brave Little Toaster (1994 VHS) (Early Copy)
  5. The Incredible Journey (1994 VHS)

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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