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Aladdin, or Ala-eddin, (TV: Marco Polo) was the title character in a popular fairy tale which was often adapted into pantomime. The story featured a lamp and a magic cave.

Aside from the titular character, other characters in the story included Princess Jasmine, a genie, (PROSE: The Christmas Cracker Conundrum!) Widow Twankey, and an evil sorcerer. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Revelation)

Jo Grant played Aladdin in a UNIT staff Christmas panto in the 1970s, with Mike Yates as Widow Twankey and the Third Doctor as the wicked sorcerer. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Revelation, No Future)

Disney created a film based on the story. (PROSE: The Christmas Cracker Conundrum!)

The phrase "a whole new world" reminded Mandy Aibiston of Aladdin. (AUDIO: Broken)

Andrew believed that he was Aladdin when he went into the land inside the Skishtari gene egg he owned. (AUDIO: Aladdin Time)

Aladdin was a book in the TARDIS library. (PROSE: The Deal)

Aladdin was one of the characters in Pantoland. (PROSE: Oh No It Isn't!)

The Big Bang Theatre Company put on a performance of the Aladdin pantomime at Lucy Wilson's school on the last day before the Christmas holidays. Lucy, upon learning what they would be performing, thought about all the characters in the Disney film and wondered how they would manage it. She ultimately enjoyed the performance. (PROSE: The Christmas Cracker Conundrum!)

Minor references[]

Ben Jackson compared Tut-Ankh-Amen's tomb to Aladdin's cave. (PROSE: The King of Golden Death)

Jo likened Omega's palace to Aladdin's magic cave, while the Second Doctor made a similar analogy of the singularity to Aladdin's magic lamp. (TV: The Three Doctors)

Charley Pollard compared Ike's shop to Aladdin's cave. (AUDIO: Sword of Orion)

Iris Wildthyme compared Bianca's dressing room to Aladdin's cave. (AUDIO: The Wormery) On another occasion, Iris compared the Great Big Book Exchange to Aladdin's cave. (PROSE: Enter Wildthyme)

Pickens compared Thomas Brewster's private room to Aladdin's cave. (AUDIO: The Haunting of Thomas Brewster)

Sarah Jane Smith reportedly called the Cyberman invasion "the Aladdin's lamp of applied technology", since humans were able to salvage technology from the abandoned Cyberships and advance research into space travel. (PROSE: The Power of the Daleks)

Sabalom Glitz asked the Sixth Doctor if he, as a Time Lord, had a magic lamp to rub. (TV: The Mysterious Planet)

Bernice Summerfield considered the task of writing an entire autobiography within ten days while being watched by two bounty hunters to be one that would vex Aladdin. (PROSE: The Dead Men Diaries)

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