(Setting: the Marketplace)
Merchant: Fish! You smell it, I sell it!
(Abu jumps out of a window holding a loaf of bread.)
Iago: Hey, that's my lunch, monkey!
(Iago dives after Abu, who jumps out of the way.)
Iago: Now I'm hungry and I'm ticked!
(Abu runs through the wheels of a cart. Iago tries to follow
him, but gets stuck in the wheel. Abu sits and laughs at him, until
the cart hits a bump, throwing Iago out and landing him in Abu's
Iago: My bread! (snatches it back, starts to take a bite,
then stops) Wait, what is this, day-old? I'm supposed to eat
(Abu takes the bread back and eats the whole loaf.)
Iago: Hey, I was gonna eat that!
(Abu blows a raspberry and runs away, toward Farouk's fruit
stand. Iago chases him.)
Farouk: Fresh, delectable fruit! Taste is sweeter than honey!
(Abu and Iago look up at some melons on Farouk's stand and their
mouths start to water.)
Iago: You know, Farouk can claim his fruit is sweet,
but do we know that?
Iago: We owe it to the Marketplace consumer to to put this
assertion to the test!
Iago: Let's eat the fruit.
Farouk: Melons! Dripping with dew! Picked by dawn's light!
(Iago holds Abu's tail with his feet and lowers him down, where
he picks up a melon. Farouk turns around and sees them.)
Iago: No, no, the big one!
(Farouk draws a knife and slashes at them, but misses, slicing
the melon in half. The two halves land on each of his feet. Abu
waves goodbye as Iago flies them away.)
(Elsewhere in the Marketplace…)
Aladdin: Abu! Iago!
(Aladdin and Carpet are on top of a bridge looking for the two
Aladdin: Any sign of 'em?
Aladdin: Well, they haven't been gone long enough to get
into trouble. Have they?
Farouk: (from below) Taste my blade, monkey!
(Aladdin jumps on Carpet and flies toward the sound of Farouk's
(Iago and Abu are still flying away from Farouk. Abu says something
in monkey-speech to Iago.)
Iago: You flap your arms and see where you get! (turns
a corner into an alley) This way. Never find us. (runs into
(Farouk enters the alley and looks around.)
Iago: Dead end! Well, maybe it wasn't exactly this
Abu: Oh, boy.
Farouk: (seeing Abu) Aha! I smell a thief! I see
Abu: Uh oh!
Iago: Bite 'im in the kneecap!
(Farouk tries to catch Abu, but he runs behind his back.)
Farouk: Do you know what I do to—
(Abu jumps up and pulls Farouk's hat over his eyes, tightens
his belt, then starts to run away.)
(Suddenly, the scenery around Abu begins to change. Everything
becomes brighter and more simplified, like in a dream. Then the
scenery changes and we can see the silhouette of a tower with the
sun overhead. Ghostly voices are coming from the tower, calling
for help. Suddenly, giant glowing eyes and jaws with sharp teeth
appear and start snapping at Abu. Just as he's about to be eaten,
the vision ends, and Abu is back in the Marketplace again.)
(Farouk tries to grab Abu, but he runs out of the alley and
jumps into a pile of clay pots.)
Farouk: You won't get away! Say goodbye to your thieving
Abu: (at the top of the stack of pots) Goodbye! (drops
the pot on Farouk's head)
(Aladdin reaches down from a bridge and pulls Abu up.)
Aladdin: Abu, I may not always be there to save you!
Abu: What? (does some karate moves) Hai ya! Hai ya!
Iago: Oh yeah. Uh huh. You really had that big galoot running
(Another vision begins, and this time Aladdin, Iago, and Carpet
can see it too. We can see the tower in more detail now, and it
is actually a city at the top of a giant rock formation, in a jungle.
The jaws start chasing them again, but they all jump on Carpet and
fly away. Aladdin takes out Genie's lamp and rubs it.)
Voices: (from the city) Help me! Help me! Help me!
(The vision ends.)
Genie: Agrabah has cable! (turns into a TV) You're
watching the Mystic Vision Channel. Terrifying visions and weather
on the hour!
Aladdin: No! Somebody needs our help!
Iago: That would be one interpretation.
Aladdin: How do we find that place?
Genie: (changing the channel) Adventures in Adventure
presents: Ziggarock! Eighth wonder of the world! (shows a picture
of the city in their vision)
Iago: Eighth wonder? Never heard of it.
Genie: (turning back to normal) That's because wonders
one through seven have easy freeway access.
Aladdin: Uh, do you know where this place is?
Genie: (pulling out several maps) East of Eden, west
of Waikiki, and north of Nome. Ah, there's no place like Nome…
Aladdin: Ziggarock, Carpet.
(Carpet points in the direction it is.)
Genie: Kid's got a genie and he takes advice from a rug.
Aladdin: (on Carpet) Come on!
(Abu digs himself out from under the pile of maps.)
Genie: Honest mistake! (pulls Abu out of the pile)
(Setting: Ziggarock, in the evening. Aladdin and his friends
are flying towards the city.)
Aladdin: There it is! Just like the vision!
(They fly to the top of the rock and into the city. Abu points
to a man standing on a rock outcropping making an announcement.)
Man: The day has come!
Woman: (leaning out of a window) It's Liberation
Boy: (running outside) Liberation Day!
Man 2: Liberation Day!
(Everyone in the city runs out into the street, cheering and
chanting "Liberation Day!")
Man: (watching Carpet fly by) Liberation Day has
(Carpet lands in the center of town, near the man who was making
the announcement earlier.)
Iago: Liberation Day? What does that mean?
Genie: School's closed and no mail.
Man: I am the shaman of Ziggarock. You answered the call.
You are our Liberator.
Shaman: The prophesy said he shall come upon a flying cloth
to free our land from its peril.
Aladdin: Huh, well, I have been known to—
Shaman: Except, the Liberator seemed so much… bigger in
(The shaman points up at a giant statue of a monkey who looks
Aladdin: It's Abu! So those weird visions we saw…
Genie: …were meant for Abu! Who knew?
Iago: (laughing) Abu the Liberator! Look out! He'll
bite you in the kneecap! Ha ha ha!
Shaman: Yes. Abu the Liberator. Only he can save us.
Genie: But the big question is, what is he going to save
Shaman: An ancient peril has trapped our people on this
mountain for generations.
Genie: Bummer. But you must admit, great view.
Shaman: Only our most fierce warriors can brave the peril
in the jungle to bring us food.
Iago: I told you to stop by Falafel King! But no,
you hadda make good time!
Aladdin: Shaman, we'll go down to the jungle. We'll get
Shaman: Praise to you, Liberator.
Iago: Let's see… food, peril… food, peril…
Oh, man, am I torn here. (picks up Abu) Come on, I'm starving!
Aladdin: We'll bring back a feast!
(Everyone cheers as they fly out of the city towards the jungle.)
(Setting: the jungle, a short while later. Aladdin and his friends
are looking for food. Abu climbs a palm tree and starts throwing
down coconuts, which Carpet catches. Iago tries to catch one i his
beak, but almost chokes on it. Abu laughs at him.)
Aladdin: Okay, Liberator, knock it off.
(A giant shadow looms over the jungle, heading towards them.)
Aladdin: Uh, we can handle ancient peril, can't we,
Genie: Well, Al, if it were "everyday" peril,
no sweat. But "ancient" peril, that's a coin toss. (flips
a coin) Heads, you lose your tail, tails, you lose your head.
Abu: Oh… (continues marching, defiantly)
Aladdin: Right, Liberator. We promised food, we'll get food.
Iago: (moaning) Food…
Genie: Look, taboo root! Very exotic, makes a zesty snack!
(Iago swoops down, takes the root from Genie, and eats it.)
Iago: (gagging) There's nothing edible here! This
foraging stuff is for the—
Iago: You are so droll.
(Setting: the jungle, at night. They are still searching for
Iago: Look, any stooge knows food only comes from the Marketplace.
Aladdin: And the only peril there is, heh, Omar's prices.
Genie: Leave the comedy to the professionals, okay, Al?
(There is the sound of branches breaking.)
Genie and Aladdin: What's that?!
(Abu hangs down from a branch holding a bowl full of fruit.)
Genie: (as a grocer) Attention, shoppers, stock up
on Liberation Day values with jungle fresh produce in aisle nine.
(picks fruit from the trees and puts it in a shopping cart)
(As they walk away, there is a loud stomping sound in the distance.)
(A little while later, they've made a huge pile of fruit. Iago
sneaks towards it and tries to steal a grape.)
Genie: Nuh uh uh! Not 'till those hungry Ziggarockians eat!
Iago: I'm on the verge of starvation if anybody cares! I've
got one claw in the grave, here!
(A Tyrannosaurus rex is standing behind Iago, watching him.)
Iago: What does it take to get somebody's attention around
(The T. rex steps into the clearing and roars at them.)
Genie: Guess this pretty much clears up that ancient peril
(Everyone jumps on Carpet and flies away except for Abu and
Aladdin: What is that?
(Abu looks like he's going to try to fight the T. rex, but Genie
pulls him to safety.)
(Iago is trapped under a fallen tree. He pulls himself out just
as the T. rex is standing over him.)
Iago: I'll go get help! Wait a second! We are the
help! (accidentally flies into the T. rex's eye) Aah! (dives
down into the jungle, where Carpet catches him)
Genie: (as a referee) Penalty! Illegal use of tail!
(The T. rex swipes Genie with its tail, slamming him flat against
Aladdin: This is bad! (looks at the flattened Genie)
Genie: (dizzy) Don't look at me. I'm stumped.
(Aladdin pulls Genie off the tree, and he changes back to normal.
Abu starts walking towards the dinosaur, dragging a branch as a
Aladdin: Abu! You can't!
(Everyone gets on Carpet.)
Genie: Step on it, Ruggster!
Aladdin: Before it steps on us!
(The T. rex snaps at them as they fly away, back to Ziggarock.
They land near the shaman.)
Shaman: Well, Liberator? Mission accomplished?
Iago: Well, maybe you didn't notice, but you've got a king-size
beast up against a bite-size Liberator!
Shaman: The Liberator must triumph.
Iago: Pinch me, I'm near greatness. (slaps his forehead)
Aladdin: Abu can do it!
Abu: Yeah! Hai ya!
Aladdin: And he has confided his master plan to me! We'll
turn things around! Instead of having the people trapped up here,
we'll trap the beast down there!
Iago: Oh, sure. How?!
Genie: Allow me. Mountain. (makes a model of Ziggarock)
Peril. (zaps Iago so he grows sharp teeth) Explosion! (zaps
the model of Ziggarock, which explodes and traps Iago under pieces
Abu: Nuh uh! No way!
Aladdin: Abu says, "this plan is foolproof!"
Shaman: Ah. Well said, O great one.
Iago: This is the stupidest… hey, do we eat after?
Genie: Once Mr. Fang is trapped, there'll be food for everyone!
Iago: I'm in.
(Abu tugs on Aladdin's pant leg.)
Aladdin: You can thank me later, Abu. After we make a hero
out of you!
Iago: I'm picturing a nice [unintelligible]. With
garnish! I love garnish!
(Everyone walks away except Abu, who looks sad, and Carpet,
who pats him on the shoulder.)
(Setting: later, at the base of the mountain. Carpet draws a
giant X on the ground. Iago and Genie, dressed as a construction
worker, are on the mountain itself. Genie is reading instructions.)
Genie: (reading) "Insert explosive charge A
into rock formation B." (puts a bomb on the side of the
mountain) That'll blow it.
Iago: Blow its nose, maybe. (tears up the instructions)
Work with me, here; we need firepower!
(A short while later, Genie has covered the entire side of the
mountain with explosives.)
Iago: It's a start.
Aladdin: All set?
Genie: Let's roll the rocks! Kaboom! Kablooey! Kaboom! (continues
making explosive sounds) Boom boom boom! We're cool. (is
about to set off the detonator)
Aladdin: Wait! First we have to draw the beast into the
Abu: Uh huh! (points at himself)
Aladdin: Quit joking around, Abu. We need bait.
(A short while later, Iago is flying around the giant X on the
Iago: Mom would be so proud to see me now. "I'm the
Genie: (as a giant hamburger) How do you think I
(Drops of water start falling on Genie.)
Genie: What now? Rain?
(They look up and see the T. rex standing over them, drooling.)
Iago: Ew! Monster spit!
(The dinosaur roars and snaps at Genie.)
Genie: This burger's to go! (runs away)
(Carpet and Aladdin swoop down and saves Genie and Iago.)
Aladdin: Genie, it's on the target!
Genie: One explosion of catastrophic proportions coming
up! (presses the detonator)
(There's an explosion, and boulders start rolling down the mountain,
burying the T. rex. Carpet lands on a cliff.)
Aladdin: I… think it worked.
(The cliff they are standing on starts to crumble. Carpet flies
them all to safety.)
Genie: It worked.
(The people of Ziggarock start to cheer.)
Shaman: Oh, Liberator! You have triumphed!
Iago: Thank you, Ziggarock!
Genie: We whupped the peril!
Aladdin: And we made Abu look like a hero. Not bad.
Abu: (sadly) Oh…
(At the bottom of the mountain, a rock rolls off the pile, and
we can see the dinosaur's eye open. It's still alive.)
(Setting: Ziggarock, that night. The city is having a celebration.
Several people are dancing around a bonfire, while another man roasts
a giant piece of meat on a spit. Many others, including Aladdin
and his friends, are sitting around tables, feasting. Abu is wearing
an outfit similar to the shaman's. Genie and Aladdin are congratulating
each other and giving each other high-fives.)
Iago: (stuffing his face) Ooh, this is good. I like
this. Oh, this is tasty. Oh, more of that!
Shaman: Citizens of Ziggarock! All hail Abu, our Liberator!
(Abu, still looking sad, waves at the crowd.)
Genie: A big hand for the little monkey, folks!
(The crowd starts chanting Abu's name.)
Iago: (still eating) Pass the mustard.
(At the bottom of the mountain, the T. rex is digging out of
the pile of fallen boulders.)
Iago: (to Abu) This Liberator racket's not bad, eh?
Now, I don't just see you liberating villages. I see you working
entire city-states. You gonna eat that?
Shaman: Just as the prophesy promised, the jungle is ours
(The dinosaur has now dug itself out of the rocks. It starts
climbing the pile of boulders, which have made a ramp to the top
Aladdin: Abu can do anything… with a little help
from his friends.
Abu: Oh… (sneaks away from the table, leaving his Liberator
outfit behind, propped up in a pile)
(A boy is carrying a huge platter of food towards the banquet.
The T. rex appears behind him, and he drops his tray and runs away,
screaming. The T. rex chases him into the center of the city.)
Iago: (belches) I'm stuffed. Is there dessert?
Genie: (as a chef) Bet they baked you such a cake!
(knocks over Abu's Liberator hat) Sorry.
Iago: Gone! What an ingrate! We make him look good… Aah!
(There's a stomping sound in the distance as the T. rex approaches
Shaman: It is here!
(The citizens run in all directions, screaming.)
Aladdin: Our landslide didn't trap it?
Iago: No, but it did provide easy access to the village!
(The T. rex is headed towards Aladdin and his friends.)
Aladdin: Whoa! Look out! Genie!
(The T. rex smashes the banquet table while Aladdin and the
others run and hide behind the statue of the Liberator.)
Aladdin: All we did was make it mad!
Genie: I think mad is all it does!
(The T. rex eats the meat that was roasting on the spit.)
Genie: Well, mad and hungry.
(The dinosaur turns around, and its tail smashes the statue
(Abu hears crashing sounds and turns around. He sees the T.
rex in the distance and growls at it.)
(Aladdin and the others fly away from the dinosaur on Carpet.)
Aladdin: Keep it busy! Give the people a chance to escape!
We owe them that much at least.
(They fly around the T. rex's head. It whips at Carpet with
its tail. It misses Genie and Iago, but Carpet and Aladdin are hit
and fall to the ground. Aladdin is unconscious. Carpet is walking
around, dazed, but the T. rex knocks over a building, trapping Carpet
underneath. The dinosaur walks towards Aladdin.)
Iago: Look out, kid!
(Genie and Iago run towards Aladdin. The T. rex steps on Genie,
Iago: Come on! Snap out of it! It's time to make some magic!
(Aladdin wakes up and sees the T. rex heading towards him. Abu
runs up the T. rex's tail.)
Aladdin: Abu! No!
(The T. rex starts chasing its tail, trying to get Abu off.)
Iago: Stay back, you dumb monkey!
Genie: (still flattened and delirious) Back,
(As the tail is swinging back and forth, trying to shake Abu
off, he sees a bunch of bananas nearby. He grabs them and climbs
up the T. rex's back, towards its head. He squeezes the bananas,
splattering them into the dinosaur's eye. As it shakes its head,
Abu slides down its back. He grabs more fruit off the ground and
starts throwing it at the T. rex. It chases Abu towards the edge
of a cliff. It tries to pounce on Abu, but loses its footing and
falls off the edge of Ziggarock. As it falls, its thrashing tail
crumbles the rock Abu is standing on, sending him over the edge
Shaman: Where is our Liberator?
Aladdin: He's… gone.
Iago: I told the monkey to stay back, but he wouldn't listen
to me. He never does… did.
Genie: (freeing Carpet and giving him a hug) I know,
rug-man. Nothing any of us could do.
Shaman: I do not understand. This was not in the prophesy.
(Suddenly they hear Abu crying for help. They look over the
edge and see Abu clinging to a cliff below. Carpet flies down and
Iago: (hugging Abu) Abu! You're okay! (suddenly
angry) And you're lucky, too, you stupid, stupid monkey!
(Abu runs up to Aladdin and hugs him.)
Aladdin: Abu, we didn't have to do anything to make you
a hero. You were a hero all along.
Abu: Well, you know…
Genie: Here he is! The monkey of the moment! The chimp who
would be champ! Abu the Liberator!
(The people cheer.)