Arbutus1This episode was inspired by the original fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast.” The parallels being that, in the original fairy tale, Beauty’s father picked a rose from Beast’s garden. The Beast was enraged and demanded Beauty as payment. The animators were wondering why the Beast got so upset about the stolen rose. They decided that the beast was an artist and that picking the rose destroyed his masterpiece.

Arbutus simply wants be creative aloneto be left alone but because he is misunderstood by human kind his plant are killed and he is forced ti fight. Garden of Evil shows 2 examples. First, the Sultan didn’t see that and Jasmine is taken away from him. Second,  when Aladdin doesn’t see how if one flower dies, Arbutus dies with it.
Garden of Evil is the most touching episode of the series, and a personal favorite of mine. It’s message is clear, “Sometimes we only how people are different from us. But if we look hard enough you’ll see that we’re all alike.”

Garden of Evil was released in the 1990’s to VHS on the tape Jasmine’s Enchanted Tales. In 2005 Disney released this tape on DVD with games and activiities as part of their Disney Princess line. Region 2 only

Amuk Moonrah

Amuk Moonrah1Amuk Moonrah is one of those villains that ruled over Agrabah thousands of years ago but was imprisoned somehow, somewhere and is now back with a vengeance.
Iago gets a warning of Fashir about an old evil that he revives and he alone can defeat. Iago passes it if as rubbish, he doesn’t believe in prophecies and stuff like that. He should know better though, one can expect everything in Agrabah. Despite his non-belief the parrot is nervous, freighted even. The gang, minus Jasmine explore, a cave for a new trade route. You never know if it’s save certainly not in the world of Aladdin, of course the cave isn’t save. Jasmine stayed home because she had to take care of Agrabah in absence of her father who after Iago’s warning went to a safer place. The princess refused to let Aladdin save Agrabah by himself.
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Amin Damoola

Amin Damoola1Amin Damoola is a special kind of thief, the stupid kind. He and Abis Mal would get along great. Amin claims he’s the greatest thief in all Agrabah.
In &quotTo Cure a Thief&quot Amin teams up with the greatest thief’s Agrabah ever known. Amin Damoola, angry at Aladdin, helps Amin to get a magical glove from the Palace’s treasure room. It’s the first episode where we see this thief, it’s obvious that he isn’t only stupid but also very clumsy.
In “Scare Necessities” Butterfingers , Amin’s nickname given by the other thieves at Scull and Dagger because he is so clumsy. When a little, cute animal “Squirt” winds up at the hideout after he escaped from Iago and Amin Damoola at Al’s place. “Squirt” grants every wish when he feels threatened.
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Al Gebraic

Al GebraicThousands and thousands of years ago, maybe even before Agrabah was founded Genie had a master named Al Gebraic. He was a greedy master who, after he used up all three his wishes sold Genie to a magician for eternal life. But not enteral youth. Living for such a long time can get   bored, Al Gebraic has seen and done everything so to get some companionship for the rest of entirety he hired a Muktar to bring him Genie.

What he didn’t and couldn’t forsee is that Genie got a friend that wouldn’t let him just capture. He sees Genie as a servant not as a friend and when he asked Aladdin why he would die for his servant Aladdin replied. “Not for my servant. For my friend.”

And so after seeing the friendship between Aladdin and Genie he set him free, for now. Because he knew that someday Aladdin would die and then he could.