Jafar Pencil Tests By Andreas Deja

Andreas Deja posted a clip of his work animating Jafar in various stages, from simple lines, to complete inbetween final animation. He was has even bits of animation that didn’t make it to the final film. Like when Jafar says “Rasoul Azadani” to access the cave of wonders a reference to the layout supervisor of Aladdin and the classic “simsalabim”. In Aladdin and The King of Thieves Cassim says “Sesame Open” to enter his lair.

Aladdin the Stage Musical Cast and Creatives

According to Aladdin Musical the role of Princess Jasmine will be played by Courtney Reed while James Monroe is said to be playing Genie. Other casting rumors say that Andrew Kennan-Bolger might play Omar he was at the 2010 script reading. From the other lost characters Babkak and Kassim it´s said that Ben Thompson has the role of Kassim while Babkak is played by Ben Jeffery. With the production credits the list looks like this.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim
Book by Chad Beguelin
Directed and
Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw
Set Designer Anna Louizos
Costume Designer Gregg Barnes
Lighting Designer Natasha Katz
Dance Arranger Glen Kelly
Musical Supervisor Michael Kosarin

Aladdin is Adam Jacobs
Princess Jasmine is Courtney Reed
James Monroe is Genie
Jonathan Freeman is Jafar

Jonathan Freeman

Don Darryl Rivera is Iago

Sean G. Griffin is the Sultan

Andrew Keenan-Bolger  is Omar

Brian Gonzales as Babkak

Brandon O’Neill is Kassim

Altinay, Kristin Culp, Nick DeSantis, Ronald Duncan, C.J. Eldred, Daisy Hobbs,
David Janett, Kenway Hon Wai K. Kua, Nikki Long, Stanley Martin, Creighton
Oliver, Shanna Marie Palmer, Bobby Pestka, Connor Russell, Manuel Santos, Allysa
Shorte, Daniel J. Watts and Matt Wolfe

Info Aladdin Musical Blog


Jasmater and her sidekick Iajah by spiritwolf

Deviant artist Spiriftwolf did a fun and very good looking Jasmine/Jafar cross with her wicked Iajah as henchman. The excellent coloring including the light-up scarab compliments the drawing. This is the third in a series the Tiana/Facilier and Ariel/Ursula ones are worth watching too.