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Cassim
Cassim

جاسم

Background information
Feature films Aladdin and the King of Thieves
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators
Voice John Rhys-Davies
Masaru Ikeda (Japanese)
Magne Lindholm (Norwegian)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names The King of Thieves
Personality Clever, determined, caring, kind, fatherly
Appearance
Birthday
Occupation Thief, Father
Affiliations
Goal Retrieve the Hand of Midas and return to his family, to give them the life they deserved
Home Thieves' lair (formerly)
Relatives Aladdin (son), Princess Jasmine (daughter-in-law), Aladdin's mother (wife),The Sultan (brother-in-law)
Pets Iago
Allies Aladdin, Iago, Princess Jasmine, Genie, Carpet, Abu, Mickey and Friends, Sa'Luk (formerly), Forty Thieves (formerly)
Minions Sa'Luk (formerly), Forty Thieves (formerly), Iago
Enemies Sa'Luk
Likes Gold and being with his son
Dislikes Having nothing, losing his son, and Sa'Luk
Powers and abilities
Weapons
Fate Begins traveling with Iago.
Quote "Stay out of my way, boy and you won't get hurt!"
"Fool! You don't stand a chance against the King of Thieves!"
"Time to go, Aladdin!"

Cassim is a character and also Aladdin's father in Aladdin and the King of Thieves. He was voiced by John Rhys-Davies, and his singing voice was provided by Merwin Foard.

Background

Cassim is the father of Aladdin. Long before the events of the the first film, he left his wife and young son in order to find a better life for the poverty-stricken family. While he was gone, Aladdin's mother died, leaving Aladdin as a presumed orphan. At some point, he became involved with the Forty Thieves, eventually becoming their leader, and began a search for the Hand of Midas, which could turn things into gold.

Role in film

In the film, Cassim leads a raid on Agrabah in an attempt to find the Oracle, which could answer a single question about any subject, in the hopes he could find the Hand of Midas. The raid is ultimately unsuccessful, but interrupts and ruins Aladdin and Jasmine's wedding.

After the wedding, Aladdin unexpectedly finds the Oracle, and learns of the survival of his father, whom he had presumed was deceased, and his location with the Forty Thieves. Aladdin tracks the Forty Thieves to their hideout, but learns that his father is actually Cassim, their leader, rather than a prisoner.

Aladdin gains entrance into the Forty Thieves by fighting and defeating Sa'Luk in a fight. After learning from Cassim the real reasons for his departure from their family, Aladdin decides to help Cassim get into the palace. However, Cassim is convinced by Iago to rob the royal treasury and is arrested. Aladdin helps Cassim escape prison, but refuses Cassim's pleas to flee the city.

Cassim returns to the Forty Thieves with Iago, where he discovers that Sa'Luk has ursuped control and turned the Thieves against him. Cassim is then imprisoned by the Thieves. In order to prove his loyalty to Sa'Luk and the gang, Cassim uses the stolen Oracle to locate the Hand of Midas and leads the Thieves to its location, a marble fortress on the back of a gigantic sea turtle.

Aladdin eventually returns, having been warned by Iago of his father's capture, and releases him. The two reconcile and recover the Hand of Midas. Cassim and Aladdin, in an attempt to escape the now submerging fortress, throw the Hand to Sa'Luk. Unaware of the legends, Sa'Luk grasps the Hand by its golden hand rather than the wooden handle, and is turned to gold. The more athletic Aladdin jumps to recover the Hand (using cloth to protect his skin to avoid the same fate that befell Sa'Luk), then returns it to Cassim, remarking to his father that it pays to have a junior partner.

After escaping, Cassim chooses to throw the Hand away, having realized the pain his obsession brought. Although Cassim did not seek vengeance against the Forty Thieves for their betrayal, he unintentionally causes their deaths as the Hand hits their ship, turning it to gold. The solid gold ship proves unseaworthy, and it sinks to the bottom of the sea. Cassim returns to Agrabah with Aladdin, and witnesses Aladdin's wedding from the side. Cassim then accepts Iago as a traveling partner, and the pair travel to see the world.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Cassim is named after the infamous brother of Ali Baba from the original tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, which the film is based on. In an ironic twist, the Cassim in this story played the role of a villain who found the Forty Thieves' treasure by forcing Ali Baba to tell him. But after stealing their treasure, he was discovered by the thieves and killed, unlike this version who became their leader.


Aladdin
Aladdin Platinum Edition Digital

Media: Aladdin | Aladdin (Original Soundtrack) | Video game | The Return of Jafar | Nasira's Revenge | Disney's MathQuest With Aladdin | Aladdin (TV series) | Aladdin and the King of Thieves | Hercules and the Arabian Night | House of Mouse | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts coded | Kingdom Hearts χ | Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams | Aladdin (musical)

Original Film characters: Aladdin | Jasmine | Genie | Abu | Magic Carpet | The Sultan | Rajah | Jafar/Snake Jafar/Genie Jafar | Iago | The Peddler | Razoul | The Royal Guards | Gazeem | Prince Achmed | Two Hungry Children

Sequel Characters: Abis Mal | Cassim | Sa'Luk

TV Series Characters: Sadira | Merc | Queen Hippsodeth | Scara | King Pector | The Mukhtar | Eden | Sultan Pasta Al-Dente | Dhandi | Hamed | Pharabu | Prince Uncouthma | General Gouda | Brawnhilda | Bud | Runta | Thundra | Machana | Fasir | Riders of Ramond | Samir the "Destroyer" | Squirt | Captain Al Bahtross | Prince Wazoo | Ajed Al-Gebraic | Amal | Abnor Mal | Mechanicles | Zarasto the Marauder | Marauders | Zorasto | Mozenrath | Xerxes | Khartoum | Sirocco | Shaman | Mirage | Haroud Hazi Bin | Fashoom | Saleen | Armand | Ayam Aghoul | Shadow Aladdin | Caliph Kapok | Sootinai | Malcho | Dominus Tusk | Al Muddy Sultan| Al Muddy | Aziz | Minos and Fatima | Nefir Hasenuf | Nefir's Imps | Arbutus | Magma | Amuk Moonrah | Chaos |Evil Genie| Amin Damoola | Nasira | Frigeed | Anubis | Shakata, Razili, and Farida | Sand Monster| Sand Shark | Mothias | Ding and Oopo | Queen Deluca | King Zahbar | Queen Deluca's Brothers | The Great Rift | Mamluks | Kileem

Other Characters: Aladdin's Mother

Locations: Agrabah | Cave of Wonders | The Sultan's Palace | The Vanishing Isle | Odiferous | The Isle of Galifem | Morbia

Objects: Golden Scarab Beetle | Jafar's Snake Staff | Genie's Lamp | Jafar's Lamp | The Oracle's Scythe | Hand of Midas

Songs: Arabian Nights (Reprise) | One Jump Ahead (Reprise) | Friend Like Me | Prince Ali (Reprise) | A Whole New World (Reprise) | I'm Looking Out for Me | Nothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend) | Forget About Love | You're Only Second Rate | There's a Party Here in Agrabah (Reprise) | Out of Thin Air | Welcome To The Forty Thieves | Father and Son | Are You In or Out | Humiliate the Boy | Proud Of Your Boy

See also: The Disney Afternoon

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