Aladdin

TV review by
KJ Dell Antonia, Common Sense Media
Aladdin TV Poster Image
More Arabian adventures with a wisecracking Genie.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Good, if not powerful. Believe in yourself is the usual message. Arabs are portrayed both positively and negatively. Jasmine's role is more supportive and less powerful.

Violence & Scariness

Characters battle bad guys and monsters with swords and magic. Unlike shows like Power Rangers, there's a story behind the violence, but there is violence. Enemies are destroyed, although usually frozen, melted, or otherwise thwarted -- rather than appearing to be killed. The goal seems to be to avoid dead bodies.

Sexy Stuff

Aladdin and Jasmine kiss. Disney romance.

Language
Consumerism

It's Disney. There are tie-in products.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that although this show often runs as part of Disney's "Princess Power Hour," Jasmine's power seems generally limited to stomping her pretty foot, batting her long eyelashes, and invoking the name of her father, the Sultan, to keep people in line. Although she joins in fights when necessary, it's always Aladdin who thinks of a way out, while she loyally supports his ability to do so.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 17 year old Written byBonkersfan1995 March 22, 2013

Arabian Knights, I Like It A Lot

I like the cartoon because Aladdin and his gang battle bad guys of all shapes and sizes.
Teen, 13 years old Written byrebma97 July 10, 2010

Pretty good for a spinoff

I like this show. I didn't watch many episodes, but when I did I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's surprisingly good for a spinoff of the film. There's... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written bymkalv October 21, 2010

Fun, cute show

I've only seen a handful of episodes, but from what I have seen, the show is very funny and entertaining. The show should be fine for kids, not much conten... Continue reading

What's the story?

In its TV incarnation, ALADDIN continues the adventures of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine. Based on the movie and including many of the same characters, the series picks up where the direct-to-video movie The Return of Jafar ended. Voiced by the same actors from the movies, with Dan Castellaneta of The Simpsons taking over from Robin Williams as Genie, each story includes a nominal lesson -- usually that Aladdin must believe in himself, shouldn't give up, or doesn't really need Genie's help.

Is it any good?

Aladdin airs as part of Disney's "Princess Power Hour" line-up, but one problem with the show is actually that Jasmine is rarely a particularly powerful princess. She's more likely to coo "Oh, Aladdin, you can do it" than to get them out of trouble herself, and she's prone to relying on her father's name to control people. She had a stronger role and personality in the movie but is given less to do here.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different characters and myths found in the Arabian setting. What's an oasis? What's a mirage? What is Genie supposed to be able to do for Aladdin that he often can't achieve? Does Aladdin really need Genie's magic after all?

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