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"The Citadel" is the 44th episode of Aladdin, originally aired on October 31, 1994. It is the 37th episode to air in syndication.


A young, powerful sorcerer named Mozenrath and his flying eel, Xerxes, make a large winged creature attack the marketplace. Aladdin shows up flying on Carpet to save the city. When the creature grabs Carpet and Aladdin is about to land on a bed of nails, Genie shows up and rescues the street rat.

Mozenrath sees Genie and suggests that he sees how Aladdin handles his magic without Genie's help. The creature goes after Aladdin again. Aladdin gets on the creature, takes one of the sheets from the clothes line and puts it in the creature's face, which makes it run into a wall. Mozenrath then comes up with another idea. Aladdin, who is hanging on a line, sees a woman and her crying baby standing at the top of an arch. The creature gets to where they are and Aladdin grabs the woman and swings to a high balcony to put her down. The creature reaches him and vanishes in a puff of smoke.

Aladdin takes the blanket off the baby's head and finds Xerxes. The woman disappears and Mozenrath shows up and congratulates Aladdin for passing the test. The street rat realizes that Mozenrath turned the creature loose. Genie shows up and meets Mozenrath as well. He and Aladdin hop on Carpet to leave and as they do so, Aladdin tells Mozenrath that he'll risk his life saving others but not for gold. The sorcerer then comes up with an idea.

Early the next morning at Aladdin's hovel, Mozenrath makes Genie and his lamp disappear. Everybody wakes up and finds the sorcerer, who tells Aladdin that he can't take "no" for an answer. Everyone sees Genie's lamp missing and Mozenrath takes them to his place: The Land of the Black Sand, also called the Citadel. The sorcerer shows them his slaves called Mamluks. Aladdin asks Mozenrath where Genie is and they hear a beast's sound, making Mozenrath tell them that this is where the jinn is. He tells Aladdin that the beast is called a thirdac, which is a magic-eating creature. Mozenrath tells the street rat that he has to put a collar on the thirdac to control it. When the sorcerer leaves, the gang goes inside the citadel and Aladdin tells Iago and Carpet to get the collar while he and Abu find Genie.

Genie gets out of his lamp and runs into a thirdac, who chases him around the building. He hides in a closet, which Aladdin opens and finds the jinn. The thirdac gets in and starts to suck the magic out of Genie. When Aladdin stops it, Genie vanishes, making Aladdin and Abu think the thirdac ate him. However, when the thirdac leaves, it turns out Genie has been hiding under Abu's fez. Aladdin tells Genie about the collar that's suppose to control the creature.

Iago shows the three and Carpet Mozenrath's lab. Carpet shows Aladdin the collar that's suppose to control the thirdac. After the gang reads more information about the thirdac, the creature shows up and sucks Carpet. Two of his tassels gets sucked in and he starts unravelling. Genie pulls Carpet out underneath the thirdac and everyone gets out of the lab, leaving the creature behind. Genie then repairs Carpet. Aladdin suggests that Iago and Abu distract the thirdac while he snaps the collar around its neck.

They all get back in the lab and search for the creature. Genie turns his head and sees the thirdac standing behind him and Carpet. The two fly up to the ceiling and the thirdac goes after them. Aladdin stands on a table and makes Abu cut the rope so that a lantern falls on it and makes Aladdin get to the rafters on the ceiling. He then tries to put the collar on the thirdac. When he climbs on the thirdac, the rafters break and everyone falls. Aladdin managed to put the collar on the creature. Mozenrath shows up and tells Aladdin that the thirdac is under his control. Aladdin decides that Mozenrath wins, with his friends shocked. However, when they get out of the citadel, it turns out that Aladdin was just fooling Mozenrath. He then gets an idea.

Back at Mozenrath's lab, the sorcerer is looking at a big, golden wheel thinking of who to conquer next, with the thirdac tied up next to it. Aladdin and his friends are back in Mozenrath's lab and try to make the sorcerer put the thirdac back to its world. When Mozenrath refuses to do so, Iago takes the collar off the thirdac and the creature attacks Mozenrath. He casts a spell on a tapestry with other thirdacs on it and it turns into a portal. The thirdac sees it and gets inside it and Mozenrath turns it back into a tapestry. He then decides that Aladdin wins for now, which Aladdin replies "for good."

Home video releases


  • Aladdin: Magic Makers

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Television: Aladdin: The Series | "Hercules and the Arabian Night" | Great Minds Think 4 Themselves | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland | Sofia the First | A Poem Is... | Once Upon a Time
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Books: Classic Storybook | Comic book | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Look-Look Book | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book | Jasmine's Royal Wedding
Video Games: Video game | Nasira's Revenge | Disney's MathQuest With Aladdin | Disney INFINITY | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts coded | Kingdom Hearts χ | Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ

Disney Parks

Arabian Coast | Art of Animation | Caravan Carousel | Disney Animation Building | Garden of the Twelve Friends | It's a Small World | Le Passage Enchanté d'Aladdin | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise | Storybook Land Canal Boats | The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management) | The Magic Carpets of Aladdin | Voyage to the Crystal Grotto
Entertainment: Aladdin's Great Adventure | Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular | Animazment - The Musical | Cinderella's Surprise Celebration | Disney's Believe | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney's Summer Oasis Splash | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | Disney in the Stars | Fantasmic! | Feel the Magic | Golden Fairytale Fanfare | Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light | Mickey's Magical Celebration | Mickey and the Magician | Mickey and the Wondrous Book | The Magic Lamp Theater | Villains Tonight! | Wishes | World of Color
Restaurants: Aladdin's Oasis | Sultan's Oasis
Shops: Adventureland Bazaar | Abu's Bazaar | Agrabah Marketplace
Parade: Aladdin's Royal Caravan | Disney's Magical Moments Parade | Disney's Stars 'n' Cars... As Never Seen Before | Happiness is Here Parade | Mickey's Soundsational Parade | Stitch's Summer Dance Bash | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade | Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween Party | Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween Show | Happy Hallowishes | Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | It's Good To Be Bad With The Disney Villains | Re-Villains! Halloween Parade | The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime | The Villains World | Villains Mix and Mingle | Villains Night Out!


Original Characters: Aladdin | Genie | Jasmine | Abu | Magic Carpet | The Sultan | Rajah | Jafar | Iago | The Peddler | Razoul | The Royal Guards | Gazeem | Prince Achmed | Harem Girls | Farouk | Two Hungry Children | Sultana
Sequel Characters: Abis Mal | Cassim | Sa'Luk | The Oracle
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 | Queen Kimbla | Brisbane | Koala Kid | Machana | Fasir | Riders of Ramond | Samir the "Destroyer" | Squirt | Captain Al Bahtross | Prince Wazoo | Ajed Al-Gebraic | Amal | Abnor Mal | Mechanicles | Scooter | Zarasto the Marauder | Marauders | Zorasto | Mozenrath | Xerxes | Khartoum | Sirocco | Shaman | Mirage | Haroud Hazi Bin | Fashoom | Saleen | Armand | Ayam Aghoul | Evil Aladdin | Caliph Kapok | Sootinai | Daru Tavelevil | 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 | Sahkata, Razili and Farida | Sand Monster | Sand Shark | Mothias | Ding and Oopo | Queen Deluca | King Zahbar | Queen Deluca's Brothers | The Great Rift | Mamluks | Kileem | The Ethereal | Zin and Zang | Kutato | Unkbuut | Destane
Enchanted Tales Characters: Aneesa | Hakeem | Sahara | Sharma
Video Game Characters: Nasira | Bizarrah | Very Ankh-Amman
Deleted Characters: Aladdin's Mother | Genie of the Ring


Season One: Getting the Bugs Out | Mudder's Day | Fowl Weather | The Prophet Motive | Much Abu About Something | My Fair Aladdin | To Cure a Thief | Never Say Nefir | Raiders 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"


Agrabah | Cave of Wonders | |Crazy Hakim's Discount Fertilizer | The Sultan's Palace | The Vanishing Isle | Odiferous | The Isle of Galifem | Morbia | Very Ankh-Amman | The Land of the Black Sand | Old Wizard's Lab


Golden Scarab Beetle | Jafar's Snake Staff | Genie's Lamp | Jafar's Lamp | Eden's Bottle | Mozenrath's Gauntlet | Crystal of Ix | Blue Rose of Forgetfulness | Tree of Renewal | The Oracle's Scythe | Hand of Midas


Original: Arabian Nights | One Jump Ahead | Friend Like Me | Prince Ali | A Whole New World
Return of Jafar: I'm Looking Out for Me | Nothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend) | Forget About Love | You're Only Second Rate
King of Thieves: There's a Party Here in Agrabah | Out of Thin Air | Welcome to the Forty Thieves | Father and Son | Are You In or Out
Enchanted Tales: More Than a Peacock Princess | I've Got My Eyes on You
Deleted songs: Humiliate the Boy | Proud of Your Boy | Why Me? | Count on Me | Call Me a Princess | Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim | High Adventure | My Finest Hour | To Be Free
Broadway: A Million Miles Away | These Palace Walls

See Also

Musical | Friend Like Iago | The Disney Afternoon | Disney Renaissance | As Told by Emoji

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