The Return of Jafar
“The Return of Jafar is a seventy minute pilot for the utterly enjoyable Aladdin television series, and despite its skimpy running time feels like it’s about three times longer. Everything from the animation to the storyline just gets progressively worse as it shuffles along, joylessly, towards the ending.
Perhaps the biggest problem is the choice of characters to focus on: Iago, the shrill voiced parrot, and the newly created Abis Mal, that name says it all. Iago, and other characters like him, are not meant to be the focus of a feature length film. They work as ancillary characters, and beefing up their screentime in twenty-two minute episodes sporadically is fine, over seventy minutes is pushing it. And the less said about Abis Mal the better. Luckily, the producers seem to ” read more