Genie of the Lamp – Cave of Wonders

Genie of the Lamp is a free-spirited, blue-skinned genie with a beard featured on the CBS children’s animated fantasy DISNEY’S ALADDIN (1993-95).


The Genie of the Lamp (a.k.a. “Genie”) originally lived in a magic lamp in the Cave of Wonders. One day, a poor young boy named Aladdin enters the cave and retrieves the lamp. When Aladdin rubs the lamp, it summons the Genie of the Lamp to appear.

Genie: So what’ll it be, master?
Aladdin: You’re gonna grant me any three wishes I want, right?
Genie: Uh, ah, almost. There are a few, uh, provisos. Ah, a couple of quid pro quo.
Aladdin: Like?
Genie: Uh, rule #1, I can’t kill anybody. So don’t ask. Uh, rule #2! I can’t make anybody fall in love with anybody else. Rule #3! I can’t bring people back from the dead. It’s not a pretty picture. I don’t like doing it! Other than that, you got it!

Aladdin befriends the Genie and decides to release him from his captivity and they have many adventures together, including battling creatures, thieves and evil sorcerers, and of, course their nemesis, Jafar who covets the power of Genie’s lamp for evil purposes. Eventually, Aladdin settles down to become the prince of Agrabah.


The Genie’s friends are Princess Jasmine (who marries Aladdin), little Abu the monkey; Jasmine’s father, the Sultan, the magic flying carpet, and Iago the Parrot who is constantly annoyed with all of Genie impressions, transformations and jokes.

NOTE: The series, which ran 86 episodes, is based on the feature-length Disney animated film “Aladdin” (1992) – with Robin Williams as the voice of Aladdin, – and its sequels “The Return of Jafar” (1993) and the direct-to-video “Aladdin and the King of Thieves” (1996).

Genie of the Lamp
c/o The Cave of Wonders
Ancient Persia

Disney’s Aladdin (IMDB)
Disney’s Aladdin – Intro (Video)


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Thomasville, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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