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Babkak, Omar, and Kassim were characters who were supposed to appear in the 1992 Disney animated feature film, Aladdin. They were originally going to be Aladdin's allies throughout the film and have their own musical number "Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim" throughout the film, but for the final cut, the script was rewritten with the aforementioned song being deleted from the final version of the film, as well as deleting the characters. Despite being deleted, the characters somehow ended up in the musical adaptation of the film, making it the first time the characters appeared in any Disney's Aladdin-related media.

Appearances

Aladdin

In the first draft of Aladdin, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim were originally going to assist Aladdin during the part where Aladdin himself is troubled by the palace guards at the marketplace of Agrabah at the beginning of the film and additionally, they were going to have a song named after them titled "Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim". For the final cut, the script was rewritten with the "Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim" song being deleted from the final version as well as deleting the characters. For the final cut, they were replaced by a monkey named Abu.[1]

Musical

Despite being deleted from the final version of the film and not being featured in many media inspired by Aladdin, the Broadway production based on the Aladdin film makes it the first time the characters have made a physical appearance in any Aladdin-related media. In the musical debut, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim were portrayed by Brian Gonzales, Jonathan Schwartz, and Brandon O'Neill respectively.

In Act One, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim serve as Aladdin's allies where Aladdin himself is troubled by the guards chasing him while being accused of stealing. Even though Aladdin promised his dying mother that he would stop his thieving ways at the marketplace, Kassim finds a loaf of bread in his bag much to the palace guards constantly chasing Aladdin throughout the marketplace during the musical number "One Jump Ahead" to which Aladdin was able to avoid getting arrested alongside Babkak, Omar, and Kassim. Later, Aladdin convinces his allies to join him into making a new leaf: earning their keep by becoming street musicians where they engage the people in the marketplace in entertainment during the musical number "Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim". Amid the excitement, Jasmine, who is wearing a disguise, arrives, encounters Aladdin, and notices the entertainment where that two of them feel trapped; Aladdin suggests that they both should run away together throughout the musical number "A Million Miles Away".

In Act Two after Aladdin tells the Genie to use up his first wish into helping him get out of the Cave of Wonders, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim announce the arrival of Prince Ali to attract Jasmine's attention throughout the musical number "Prince Ali" where Genie leads a parade throughout Agrabah to attract Jasmine's attention. After Aladdin gets arrested by Jafar for entering Jasmine's room for trespassing, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim learn of Aladdin's arrest and decide to save them by storming into the Palace during the musical number "High Adventure"; however, they ended up in chains next to Aladdin. Aladdin then regrets his betrayal of his friends as Aladdin summons the Genie to use his second wish to help free Aladdin to help them escape from the dungeon during the musical number "Somebody's Got Your Back".

Later after Jafar is defeated with Iago arrested and Aladdin apologizes to Jasmine for lying to her for being a prince, Genie manages to help fix the problem between Aladdin and Jasmine with Aladdin telling Genie to use his final wish to fix the problem as well as giving him freedom; Babkak, Omar, and Kassim become royal advisors with Aladdin and Jasmine being married as the musical ends with the musical number "Finale Ultimo: Arabian Nights / A Whole New World (Reprises)".

Trivia

  • Although Babkak, Omar, and Kassim were deleted from the final version of the film, their names were later used to certain characters in Aladdin-related media:
    • The name "Babkak" was later used for a merchant (and minor character) for the animated TV series as well as the name also "Kassim" being used for another merchant (also a minor character) in the animated series.
    • "Omar" was later used as the name of a watermelon merchant whom Aladdin encountered at the marketplace just as Abu and Aladdin fool and trick him into getting breakfast.
    • Kassim also shares the same name with Aladdin's father who appears in Aladdin and the King of Thieves but his named is spelled with a "C" instead of a "K".

References

  1. Pop-Up Fun Facts Bonus Features (DVD; Aladdin Platinum Edition, 2004).


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Media
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
Video Games: Video gameNasira's RevengeActivity CenterDisney's MathQuest With AladdinAladdin PinballDisney InfinityDisney Infinity: 2.0 EditionKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts codedKingdom Hearts χKingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χDisney Enchanted TalesDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Magic KingdomsDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion KingDisney POP TOWNDisney Classic Games Collection

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

Characters
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

Episodes
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"

Locations
AgrabahCave of WondersThe Sultan's PalaceThe Vanishing IsleOdiferousThe Isle of GalifemMorbiaOld Wizard's Lab
Objects
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
Songs
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
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