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Chosen One of the Day: Hot dad Cassim in Aladdin and the King of Thieves

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Aug 17, 2018

There are two givens when it comes to Disney animated movies. One, you and your friends will never agree on which is the best. Two, the sequels are universally terrible.

But there is one exception to that second rule. The Aladdin sequels are both — that’s right, BOTH — great. Return of Jafar is your quintessential "villain comes back from oblivion to seek his revenge" story, but the third film, Aladdin and the King of Thieves? That’s the real money. Not because of the story, really, because up until I decided to write this I could not for the life of me remember what it was about (the search for the hand of Midas, if you’re wondering, which I know you weren’t).

No, it was because the movie is about Aladdin’s father. And Aladdin’s father looks like THIS.

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That silver-striped Adonis walked onto my direct-to-video TV screen in the late '90s with his excellent robe draping and his air of danger and confused the crap out of me.

Seriously, Disney? SERIOUSLY?! You’re gonna waste this stone cold fox on CHILDREN?! Who made this decision? Was it the same guy who made Fox Robin the most attractive Disney Prince of the bunch? I bet it was.