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"Air Feather Friends" is the tenth episode of the Aladdin TV series, and the first episode to premiere on The Disney Afternoon. It was originally aired on September 5, 1994.


While Fazal and Omar are talking, Abu steals a banana. The two see him and the monkey runs, but is stopped when he crashes into Aladdin's legs. Fazal and Omar go to Aladdin for Abu. Aladdin tells Omar that Abu was just shopping and if he were hungry, he would eat dates for free. When Omar thinks about the free dates, a strong wind blows. The guards close the gate, but a large gust of wind breaks it.

Three whirlwinds enter the city and damage it. While the whirlwinds are damaging the city, Aladdin sees one taking a pile of gold off of a stand, making him realize that they're thieves. When the whirlwinds leave, Aladdin tells the guards that they were thieves, but they don't believe him, thinking they were wind demons. Aladdin and Razoul make a bet to see if the whirlwinds were thieves and not wind demons, with Abu as the stakes. If Aladdin's right, Fazal will give Abu some dates, but if he's wrong, the guards will keep Abu forever.

Aladdin and the others fly to the desert, with Abu mad at Aladdin for what he just did. When Genie comes out of his lamp, and tells them that the "wind demons" went north. They see the three whirlwinds and fight them. When Genie blows a huge gust of wind that sends the attackers away, three thieves fall out of the propellers, making everyone realize that they're Abis Mal's men. When Aladdin tries to stop the thieves, they grab golden feathers to form whirlwinds and escape with their loot. When Aladdin tells Abu that he was right about the whirlwinds being thieves, Abu is still mad at him because Razoul said that he wants proof that they were thieves and not wind demons. Abu picks up a golden feather, waves it and makes a whirlwind, making Aladdin realize that this is how the thieves do it. Genie tells them that the feathers belong to a giant bird called a Roc. Aladdin says that the feather will prove Abis Mal's scheme. Abu is eager to show Razoul, but Aladdin takes the feather from the monkey. The two then tug it and accidentally split it in half.

Meanwhile, at Abis Mal's lair, the thieves apologize to Abis for failing to bring him the treasure because of Aladdin. Abis Mal tells them that he will decapitate them the next day and his right-hand man, Haroud Hazi Bin, tells him that he won't have any men left if he keeps disposing of them. Abis then plans on sending a larger number of his followers over to Agrabah. Meanwhile, outside of Abis's lair, Aladdin promises Abu that they take one feather and bring it to the city. When the gang sees Abis Mal and Haroud coming towards them, they quickly hide. Genie goes to Abis Mal to see if he has feathers. Genie returns to the others, telling them that the thugs don't have feathers, but he found a key and a whistle.

The gang walks further and see a large baby bird, which is a Roc, inside a cage, crying. Feeling sorry for the Roc, Abu opens its cage to free it. Abis Mal and Haroud enter the room and see that the gang opened the cage. They call the guards and the baby Roc runs, with Genie on its back. The thieves show up to attack the gang. Abis Mal twirls the feathers forming a giant whirlwind, which sends the gang, except Genie and the baby Roc, back to Agrabah.

When the gang gets to the city, Aladdin apologizes to Abu for making the bet with Fazal and Abu accepts his apology. Then Razoul and the other guards show up, waiting for Aladdin's proof of the whirlwinds being thieves. Aladdin tells them that he doesn't have the proof right now and the captain of the guards tells the street rat that a bet is a bet. So Aladdin has to send Abu away. While everyone is depressed about Abu being with the guards, the whirlwinds show up. Aladdin is glad that his proof is here and the gang is about to show the guards and get Abu back. When the whirlwinds stop moving and reveal Abis Mal and his menddin fights the thieves, a large Roc, which is the baby Roc's mother, flies over. The guards realize that Aladdin was right and Aladdin gets Arms a huge storm cloud that drags the thieves, except Haroud who had used a camel arrive on the scene. While Ala baby Roc is on her back and Genie is with them. The mother Roc fo escape, away. Razoul then admits to Aladdin that he was right and they were wrong.

Fazal is now picking dates for Abu. Abu wants the juiciest fruits and when Fazal tries to get some, gets falls off the date tree and a basket of dates falls on his head. Abu goes to the guard and eats one of the dates.


  • Genie makes references The Godfather, The Wizard of Oz, and Jeopardy!
  • This is the first episode Jasmine is absent and doesn't appear.
  • The plot of this episode is similar to the short The Little Whirlwind in where the main protagonist (Aladdin and Mickey respectively) have to battle against small whirlwinds that make the job more complicated.


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Films: Aladdin (video/soundtrack) • The Return of Jafar (video) • Aladdin and the King of Thieves (video/soundtrack) • Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your DreamsAladdin (2019 film) (video/soundtrack) • Aladdin 2

Television: Aladdin: The Series • "Hercules and the Arabian Night" • Great Minds Think 4 ThemselvesA Poem Is...
Books: Comic bookAladdin's QuestA-Mazing AladdinJasmine's Magic CharmRoyal WeddingsAladdin: One True LoveJasmine: The Missing CoinJasmine the MatchmakerDisney Princess BeginningsThe Art and Making of AladdinAladdin: Far From AgrabahThe Magic Carpet's Secret
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Disney Parks
Arabian CoastCaravan CarouselCastle of Magical DreamsDisney Animation BuildingGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldKaribuni MarketplaceLe Passage Enchanté d'AladdinMickey's PhilharMagicPLAY!Sorcerers of the Magic KingdomStorybook Land Canal BoatsThe Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management)The Magic Carpets of AladdinVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Aladdin: A Musical SpectacularBelieve! Sea of DreamsCinderella's Surprise CelebrationCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceDisney's BelieveDisney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicFeel the MagicGolden Fairytale FanfareMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey and the MagicianMickey and the Wondrous BookOnce Upon a MouseRoyal Princess Music CelebrationThe Magic Lamp TheaterThe Starlit Princess WaltzVillains Tonight!
Restaurants: Aladdin's Oasis
Shops: Adventureland Bazaar
Parade: Aladdin's Royal CaravanCelebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's FantillusionDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney Adventure Friends CavalcadeDisney Carnivale ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Dreams.... And Shine Brighter!Happiness is Here ParadeMagic HappensMove It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street PartyMickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey and Friends CelebrationThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Believe... There's Magic in the StarsDisney Dreams!Disney EnchantmentDisney in the StarsFantasy in the SkyHappily Ever AfterHarmonioUSIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationMickey's Mix MagicMomentousOnce Upon a Time Remember... Dreams Come TrueWishesWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color
Spring: Disney Color-Fest: A Street Party!Disney Pirate or Princess: Make Your Choice
Summer: Disney's Summer Oasis SplashStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseStitch's Summer Dance Bash
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDisney Villains Wicked GatheringFrightfully Fun ParadeHappy HallowishesHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsJack Skellington’s Villainous GatheringKooky Spooky Halloween NightRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Villains WorldVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out!
Christmas: Royal Christmas Wishes

Original: AladdinGenieJasmineAbuMagic CarpetThe SultanRajahJafarIagoThe PeddlerRazoul The Royal GuardsGazeemPrince AchmedHarem GirlsFarouk

Sequels: Abis MalAbis Mal's ThugsCassimSa'LukForty ThievesThe Oracle
TV Series: SadiraMercQueen HippsodethScaraKing PectorThe MukhtarKing MamoodEdenSultan Pasta Al-DenteDhandiHamedPharabuPrince UncouthmaGeneral GoudaBrawnhildaBudRuntaThundraQueen KimblaSydneyBrisbaneKoala KidMachanaFasirRiders of RamondSamir the "Destroyer"SquirtCaptain Al BahtrossPrince WazooAjed Al-GebraicAmalAbnor MalMechaniclesScooterZarasto the MarauderMaraudersZorastoMozenrathXerxesKhartoumSiroccoShamanMirageHaroud Hazi BinFashoomSaleenArmandAyam AghoulEvil AladdinCaliph KapokSootinaiDaru TavelevilMalchoDominus TuskAl Muddy SultanAl MuddyAzizMinos and FatimaNefir HasenufNefir's ImpsArbutusMagmaAmuk MoonrahChaosEvil GenieScourge of the DesertAmin DamoolaFrigeedAnubisSahkata, Razili, and FaridaSand MonsterSand SharkMothiasDing and OopoQueen DelucaKing ZahbarQueen Deluca's BrothersThe Great RiftMamluksKileemThe EtherealZin and ZangKutatoUnkbuutDestane
Enchanted Tales: AneesaHakeemSaharaSharma
Video game characters: NasiraBizarrahVery Ankh-Amman
Deleted Characters: ZenaGenie of the RingJasmine's MotherBabkak, Omar, and Kassim
Remake: DaliaPrince AndersHakim

Season One: Getting the Bugs OutMudder's DayFowl WeatherThe Prophet MotiveMuch Abu About SomethingMy Fair AladdinTo Cure a ThiefNever Say NefirRaiders of the Lost Shark

Season Two: "Air Feather Friends" • "Bad Mood Rising" • "Do the Rat Thing" • "The Vapor Chase" • "Garden of Evil" • "Some Enchanted Genie" • "Web of Fear" • "Plunder the Sea" • "Strike Up the Sand" • "Sneeze the Day" • "I Never Mechanism I Didn't Like" • "Forget Me Lots" • "Scare Necessities" • "SandSwitch" • "Lost and Founded" • "Moonlight Madness" • "The Flawed Couple" • "Rain of Terror" • "Dune Quixote" • "That Stinking Feeling" • "The Day the Bird Stood Still" • "Of Ice and Men" • "Opposites Detract" • "Caught by the Tale" • "Elemental, My Dear Jasmine" • "Beast or Famine" • "Smolder and Wiser" • "The Game" • "Poor Iago" • "The Spice is Right" • "The Animal Kingdom" • "Power to the Parrot" • "The Sands of Fate" • "Hero with a Thousand Feathers" • "The Citadel" • "Snowman is an Island" • "The Secret of Dagger Rock" • "In the Heat of the Fright" • "Witch Way Did She Go?" • "The Seven Faces of Genie" • "The Wind Jackals of Mozenrath" • "A Clockwork Hero" • "Mission: Imp Possible" • "Stinker Belle" • "Sea No Evil" • "Shadow of a Doubt" • "Smells Like Trouble" • "The Way We War" • "Night of the Living Mud" • "Egg-stra Protection" • "A Sultan Worth His Salt" • "Heads, You Lose" • "The Love Bug" • "When Chaos Comes Calling" • "Genie Hunt" • "Armored and Dangerous" • "The Lost Ones" • "Eye of the Beholder" • "Shark Treatment" • "Black Sand" • "Love at First Sprite" • "Vocal Hero" • "The Lost City of the Sun" • "As the Netherworld Turns" • "Seems Like Old Crimes" • "From Hippsodeth, with Love" • "Destiny on Fire" • "The Return of Malcho"
Season Three: "The Hunted" • "Riders Redux" • "The Book of Khartoum" • "While the City Snoozes" • "Two to Tangle" • "The Ethereal" • "The Shadow Knows" • "The Great Rift"

AgrabahCave of WondersThe Sultan's PalaceThe Vanishing IsleOdiferousThe Isle of GalifemMorbiaOld Wizard's Lab
Golden Scarab BeetleJafar's Snake StaffGenie's LampJafar's LampEden's BottleMozenrath's GauntletCrystal of IxBlue Rose of ForgetfulnessTree of RenewalEmerald of KhufuCassim's DaggerThe Oracle's ScytheHand of Midas
Original: Arabian NightsOne Jump AheadFriend Like MePrince AliA Whole New World

The Return of Jafar: I'm Looking Out for MeNothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend)Forget About LoveYou're Only Second Rate
King of Thieves: There's a Party Here in AgrabahOut of Thin AirWelcome to the Forty ThievesFather and SonAre You In or Out?
Enchanted Tales: More Than a Peacock PrincessI've Got My Eyes on You
Deleted: Humiliate the BoyProud of Your BoyWhy Me?You Count on MeCall Me a PrincessBabkak, Omar, Aladdin, KassimHigh AdventureMy Finest HourTo Be FreeDesert Moon
Broadway: A Million Miles AwayThese Palace WallsSomebody's Got Your BackDiamond in the Rough
Remake: Speechless

See also
MusicalFriend Like IagoThe Disney AfternoonDisney RenaissanceAs Told by Emoji