Jafar is a fictional character and the main antagonist of Disney’s 1992 animated feature film Aladdin. He is voiced by American actor Jonathan Freeman in both the film and its sequels and television series.
Jafar is the Grand Vizier of Agrabah and the advisor to the Sultan. He is a powerful sorcerer and is always scheming to gain more power and wealth. He is also the Royal Magician of Agrabah, but his true ambition is to become the Sultan.
Jafar is first introduced as a power-hungry, manipulative sorcerer who seeks to gain control of the magical Lamp of the Genie to become the most powerful ruler of Agrabah. He is also the secondary antagonist of the film’s two sequels, The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and the television series, Aladdin.
Jafar’s design was based on the villainous character of the same name from the 1940 film adaptation of the story, The Thief of Bagdad. He was designed by animator Andreas Deja to be tall, slender and imposing, with a sharp nose and a distinctive goatee. His clothing was inspired by Middle Eastern fashion, with a long red coat, black pants, and a turban.
Jafar’s personality is that of a power-hungry, manipulative and corrupt sorcerer who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. He is also shown to be very intelligent and able to think on his feet, as well as being very charismatic and able to manipulate others to do his bidding.
Jafar’s main goal throughout the film is to obtain the Lamp of the Genie, which he believes will give him the power to become the Sultan of Agrabah and rule over the city. He initially attempts to do this by using his position as the Grand Vizier to gain the trust of the Sultan and gain access to the Lamp, but when this fails he turns to more nefarious means.
He uses his magic to turn the Sultan’s daughter, Princess Jasmine, into a street rat and sets out to find the Lamp himself. Along the way, he meets Aladdin, a young thief who he believes can help him find the Lamp. Jafar uses his magic to manipulate Aladdin into helping him find the Lamp, but when Aladdin finally gets his hands on it, Jafar turns on him and attempts to kill him.
In the end, Jafar’s evil plans are foiled by Aladdin and the Genie, who defeat him and restore the city to its former glory. Jafar is then trapped inside the Lamp and sent to the Cave of Wonders, where he remains for the rest of the series.
Jafar’s character has been well received by both audiences and critics. He is often cited as one of Disney’s best and most iconic villains, due to his charismatic personality and his formidable magical abilities.
A Jafar costume typically consists of several key elements, including a long red coat, black pants, and a turban.
The long red coat is often made of a velvet or satin material and has gold trim and detailing. It typically has a long train and bell sleeves.
The black pants are usually made of a thick, durable material such as cotton or polyester. They often have a slight flare at the bottom and are worn with a pair of black boots.
The turban is typically made of a lightweight material such as cotton or silk and is wrapped around the head with a long tail hanging down the back. It is often adorned with a jewel or other decorative element.
Other accessories that may be included with a Jafar costume include a pair of gold-colored gloves.
Return of Jafar
We have seen Jafar last in the movie Aladdin, and now we are hoping to see the Jafar back in Aladdin 2 which is set to release in 2023 where will smith will once again plays the role as the Aladdin.