|“||Welcome to Agrabah, city of mystery, of enchantment... and the finest merchandise this side of the River Jordan! On sale today! Come on down! Look at this! Yes! Combination hookah and coffee maker--also makes Julienne fries! It will not break! (taps it on table) It will not–...It broke! Oh, look at this! I've never seen one of these intact before! This is the famous Dead Sea Tupperware. Listen. (razzes) Ah, still good!...Wait, don't go! I can see that you're only interested in the exceptionally rare. I think then that you'd be most rewarded to consider...this! (pulls out Genie's Lamp) Do not be fooled by its common place appearance. Like so many things, it's not what's outside, but what's inside that counts. THIS IS NO ORDINARY LAMP! It once changed the course of a young man's life! A young man who, like this lamp, was more than what he seemed...a Diamond in the Rough. Perhaps you'd like to hear the tale? It begins on a dark night...where a dark man waits with a dark purpose...||„|
|~ The Peddler's opening monologue|
The Peddler is a minor character from Aladdin and its second sequel. He is voiced by the late Robin Williams, who was also the original voice of the Genie.
The Peddler appears at the very beginning of the film, singing the theme "Arabian Nights" on his camel, Shadigna. The Peddler attempts to show the audience some of his fine merchandise, but they are not interested until he unveils the Genie's Lamp. He then begins to tell the story of how the lamp "changed the course of a young man's life".
The Return of Jafar
The Peddler appears vocally once again, singing a modified version of "Arabian Nights", but does not make a physical appearance.
Aladdin and the King of Thieves
The Peddler appears at the end of the final chapter of the franchise, singing a reprise of "Arabian Night" (notably originally intended for the ending of the original film) and waving goodbye to Aladdin and Princess Jasmine as they celebrate their marriage.
- In a deleted concept, the Peddler was going to reveal himself to be Genie's human form, but this idea was rejected because the producers recognized that there was more sequel potential involved in leaving the Genie fully powered. In fact, the Peddler even appears as a separate character from Genie in the video games. However, there's still a nod to the original concept within the films; both characters are voiced by Robin Williams (save for the Peddler's singing voice), the Peddler's robes look just like Genie's body and have similar personalities (and the fact that they both have four fingers instead of five.).
- In October 2015, directors Ron Clements and John Musker confirmed that the Peddler is indeed the Genie.
- While watching the first film, there is a chance that the peddler simply fabricated the tale of Aladdin to sell the lamp, as he was lying about his other "merchandise". But Aladdin and Jasmine physically appeared near the Peddler at the end of Aladdin and the King of Thieves. This would mean not only Aladdin and Jasmine really exist, but also that the Peddler tells the story of Aladdin immediately after it has taken place.