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There's A Crazy Theory That "Aladdin" Took Place In A Post-Apocalyptic World

It's hard to argue with THIS MUCH evidence.

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You may or may not have heard it before, but there's been a theory floating around for a while now that will forever change the way you think about Disney's Aladdin:

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In addition to the mathematics behind it all, Genie also seems to be familiar with technology from the current era.

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He mentions Tupperware, and knows about cars, electricity, slot machines, etc.

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The only possible explanation is that the movie is actually set in a post-apocalyptic world, and that Genie and a small group of humans (the people of Agrabah) survived. Which also explains why he knows about long lost technology and forgotten celebrities.

Hold on though, we're not done yet, there's even more evidence.

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But it isn't just his intelligence, Iago also has superhero-like healing abilities. We see all of his feathers burnt off in one scene, and then the next time we see him, all of his feathers have regrown.

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Something definitely happened to Iago. If not genetic modification, then maybe it's a result of exposure to nuclear radiation?

Now, consider the ending of Aladdin...

He claims to have seen the world, and gives everyone clearly-out-of-their-time-period gifts. Obviously, Genie discovered that everything outside of Agrabah was a wasteland and created fake souvenirs to avoid questioning.

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You might be thinking, well, the Genie is omnipotent. He can see the future and uses magic to create futuristic items. However, events in the film contradict this explanation.

The Genie had no idea Aladdin didn't intend to free him, and didn't know Aladdin was going to trick him out of a free wish by suggesting Genie couldn't get them out of the Cave of Wonders.

When this theory is mentioned, a lot of fans also point to the things Aladdin and Jasmine see during their magic carpet ride to support the time period.

However, we again have more mathematical inconsistencies. First, experts suggest the Great Sphinx of Giza was built in 2,500 B.C. Second, it's practically impossible for them to have visited all of the locations we see in a single night.

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In order to visit Egypt, Greece, and China all in one evening they would need to have been travelling at about 1,200 miles per hour.

It seems more likely that Genie (or another magical being) created these illusions for the couple to visit on their romantic carpet ride.

So based on the evidence, it can only be concluded that in the movie’s world there was a nuclear disaster in the year 1992, and that Aladdin actually takes place in the year 11,992.

  1. What do you think? Are you convinced?

    Absolutely, the evidence is all there! Aladdin is totally set in a post-apocalyptic world.
    No way, this is crazy! Aladdin was definitely set in ancient Arabia.
    People have way too much time on their hands.

There's A Crazy Theory That "Aladdin" Took Place In A Post-Apocalyptic World

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What do you think? Are you convinced?
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    Absolutely, the evidence is all there! Aladdin is totally set in a post-apocalyptic world.
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    No way, this is crazy! Aladdin was definitely set in ancient Arabia.
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    People have way too much time on their hands.

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