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"The Day the Bird Stood Still" is the thirtieth episode of Aladdin originally aired on October 10, 1994. It is the twenty-sixth episode to air in syndication.


While the Sultan is sleeping, Iago sneaks into his bathroom and takes a bath. He then puts the Sultan's bath oil on himself and then gets caught by Razoul. Everyone is in the throne room trying to get Iago to explain himself sneaking in the bathtub. Hakim then shows up and gives the Sultan a scroll from Abis Mal that says that at sunset, he will be turning into stone due to the bath oil. Iago then panics because he used the bath oil, so he will turn into stone. Aladdin tells the parrot that Abis Mal was just bluffing. Iago feels better until his tail turns into stone.

Aladdin makes Genie come out of his lamp. Genie sees Iago's stoned tail and reads a book that says that a Rock Efreet's venom turns someone into stone and Jasmine says that Abis Mal put the venom in the Sultan's bath oil. The scene cuts to Abis Mal's lair. Abis Mal plans to take over Agrabah without confronting Genie. Back to the throne room, everyone's trying to cure Iago, but it doesn't work. A few minutes later, everyone tells Iago that there's nothing they can do to cure the parrot. The unhappy Iago walks out of the palace, while Aladdin tries to figure out a way to cure him.

Iago goes to Abis Mal and Haroud and tells them that he's the one who will be turning into stone and not the Sultan because he used the bath oil. Abis Mal is not happy about that, but Haroud tells the thug that he hates Genie more than everything. Abis Mal tells Iago to bring him Genie if he wants the antidote to cure him. Iago refuses to do so, but then his right wing turns to stone and then he reluctantly decides to bring him Genie.

Meanwhile, Aladdin and Genie see the mystic to purchase something that will cure Iago. The mystic tells them that the scale of the Rock Efreet can break the spell. She gives them a large horn to blow on so that the Rock Efreet shows up. When Aladdin does so, the Rock Efreet escapes Abis Mal's lair. The mystic tells Aladdin that he should not blow the horn inside her place because the Rock Efreet will get mad and poison him. The Rock Efreet shows up and chases Aladdin. While Genie tries to stop it, he runs into a wall and melts down. Iago sees Genie and puts him in his lamp. After the Rock Efreet gets lodged in the throne, Aladdin puts it in a cage and gets its powdered scale. Abu gives him a note from Iago that says that the parrot will trade Genie to Abis Mal for the antidote. Shocked, Aladdin and Abu jump on Carpet to go find Iago.

While Iago is on his way to Abis Mal's lair, he decides that he can't betray Genie. But then Abis Mal grabs the lamp and shows the parrot that Aladdin, Abu, and Carpet are in a cage. Aladdin gets angry at Iago for betraying Genie and Iago denies it, but he doesn't believe him. Iago's eyebrows turn to stone and asks Abis Mal for the antidote. Abis Mal tells him that since the Rock Efreet escaped, he doesn't have the antidote. Iago's beak turns to stone. Aladdin throws the Rock Efreet's powdered scale to Iago and when he catches it, his entire body, except for his left foot, turns to stone. While Abis Mal is happy about finally taking over Agrabah. Abu shows Aladdin that Iago's left foot is moving towards Genie's lamp, knocking it down. Genie comes out of his lamp and tells Aladdin that Iago didn't betray his friends.

Genie then gives Abis Mal the horn that calls the Rock Efreet, claiming that it summons undead minions. Genie then zaps Aladdin, Abu, and Carpet out of the cage. When Abis blows the horn, the Rock Efreet shows up and chases him. He then bites Abis and his nose turns to stone. Everyone is now fighting for Iago holding the scale.

It is almost sunset and Aladdin gets Iago, removes the scale from his hand, and pours it on the parrot. Iago is now back to his normal self. Abis Mal sees that the vial is out of scale and he chases the Rock Efreet to give him some.

Home video releases


  • Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Fearless Friends

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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 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 | Shadow 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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