Aladdin – Episode 01: “Air Feather Friends” (Pilot)
Posted by Tracy Poff on July 10, 2011
Agrabah is attacked by thieving ‘wind demons’, though Aladdin doesn’t believe they’re demons at all. He makes a bet that he can prove it, and stands to lose Abu if he fails. Ultimately, it turns out to be a group of thieves under the leadership of Abis Mal that is causing the trouble, using the power of roc’s feathers to protect them and cow their victims.
This episode is very simple. Supposedly, the viewer should worry about whether Abu will be lost in the bet, but of course there’s no chance that this will happen, so it provides little tension.
The animation is capable, but the story is lacking. Not an episode I’d avoid seeing, but it’s not worth watching more than once.