prince ahmed

Wow, what’s with all these royal figures being forgotten/minor in Disney films?! First, we had Queen Leah, then Princess Eilonwy, then the Princess of Glowerhaven, and now this one!

It’s true when they say that you can’t have it all!

Released in 1992, “Aladdin” continued the trend of the animated films of the Disney Renaissance, i.e. making a bunch of money and getting  a bunch of positive reviews from critics and audiences alike!

The 31st film in the Disney Canon tells the story of Aladdin, a boy…umm…man…umm…teen…umm male hero who finds a magic lamp in “The Cave of Wonders”.

"Who'd need a lamp to light up a cave that's already lit?"

“Who’d need a lamp to light up a cave that’s already lit?”

Rubbing the lamp causes him to have his very own Robin Williams following him about throughout the whole movie!

"You asked for me! Now you got me!"

“You asked for me! Now you got me!”

Well, ok, he doesn’t have his own person Robin Williams; but he does awaken a blue genie voiced by Robin Williams! The Genie tells Aladdin that he is his master and that he’ll grant Aladdin three wishes.

Inside every blue genie is a sometimes funny, sometimes annoying comedian ready to grant you three wishes with restrictions and a guilt trap to force you to use one of the wishes on him! Get your genie today!

Inside every blue genie is a sometimes funny, sometimes annoying comedian ready to grant you three wishes with restrictions and a guilt trap to force you to use one of the wishes on him! Get your genie today!

Aladdin decides to use his wishes to indirectly cause the beautiful princess Jasmine to fall in love with him.

"I'll only marry Steve from 'Full House' and nobody else!"

“I’ll only marry Steve from ‘Full House’ and nobody else!”

And the rest of the movie is their romance while an evil villain, Jafar, plots to take control of the kingdom with the help of his very own Gilbert Gottfried!

Tell me that image doesn't unnerve you!

Tell me that image doesn’t unnerve you!

The movie is memorable and beloved, the songs are memorable and beloved, and the characters are memorable and beloved. So there came the predicament of choosing a forgotten/minor character for this film.

I then decided to go with Prince Achmed. You see, Princess Jasmine, has to be married by her next birthday; but she wants her marriage to be akin to a fairy tale romance. This doesn’t stop suitors from coming to ask for her hand though; and one of these suitors is our friend, Prince Achmed.

What do we know about him? Well, we know that he’s a bit arrogant.

The real reason why Ratigan turned evil!

The real reason why Ratigan turned evil!

We know that he’s interested in the princess.

Even the directors acknowledge this!

Even the directors acknowledge this!

And we know he has the stereotypical curly “evil man” mustache, thereby making him an evil man!

No mustache good! Curly mustache bad!

No mustache good!
Curly mustache bad!

So it’s no wonder that our Prince Achmed’s turned down by Jasmine!

I love this screenshot!

I love this screenshot!

He leaves the palace furious and just as arrogant, and is never seen again! I wonder if he even got invited to Aladdin and Jasmine’s wedding!

"And even if you do, I'm sure the marriage of HEARTS will be BRIEF!"

“And even if you do, I’m sure the marriage of HEARTS will be BRIEF!”

Whatever the case, I’m sure our Prince Achmed is taking care of himself, and I’m acknowledging him as the forgotten/minor character for this film!

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