- "Do not be fooled by it's common place appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts."
- —The Peddler
Layout and designEdit
The lamp itself resembles an oil lamp which has been used as Genie lamps in Arabian folklore for generations. It is completely gold as of coloring.
The inside was described by Genie as very cramped and small. Despite this the inside has been fully seen as apart of Disc 2 of the Aladdin: Special Edition DVD. Inside lies a large living room with a piano, dozens of pillows and pictures of Genie all around
After exiting the living area, there is a long hallway which leads to the dining room. There is a wide table and a locked vault. Inside the vault lies a Mickey Mouse hat. Next is the kitchen.
After the kitchen, the tour leads to the bedroom. There is a lamp on the wall that is shaped like Kaa. Hanging above the master bed is a fan which can blow as hard as a sand storm. The rug resembles the Cave of Wonders' Tiger head. The walk in closet holds Genie's many outfits including: A business man, a skier, Elvis Presley, Snow White, and much more.
Afterwards, the tour brings us to the garden filled with topiaries and a small lake as well as garden tables and a Venus fly trap. These are the only areas shown but there was also said to be a ballroom and a breakfast nook.
The lamp was hidden away in the mysterious Cave of Wonders. For years the lamp has been constantly wanted by the evil vizer Jafar. In the end of the film, Genie was freed by Aladdin and the lamp was used as a home for Genie instead of a prison.
Although still Genie's 'default' location to reside in- although he was able to leave the lamp on his own accord rather than being perpetually trapped in it until rubbed like he was originally-, Genie tended to spend more time outside of his lamp than within it, the lamp serving as a place to rest more than anything else. On at least two occasions the lamp was stolen- once by Abis Mal who sought to make the Genie grant him his wishes (Unaware that Genie was no longer obligated to grant wishes after his freedom) and once by a 'charitable' Iago who attempted to sell it-, prompting Genie to attempt to get it back as he missed his home.
The lamp can be seen in occasion by Genie's side although most of the time, Genie is around and about without it. It was also used to capture Jafar when Mickey was fighting him in the episode Mickey's House of Villains.
The lamp appears in ABC's Once Upon a Time. It is a magical lamp that was once home to the Genie of Agrabah. The lamp is found on the beach by King Leopold, father of The Evil Queen. He rubs the lamp, trying to clean it, and the Genie appears in his service. The lamp lost its magic and became nullified after the Genie became the Magic Mirror. When the Dark Curse was cast, it was taken into Storybrooke as an artifact of Fairytale Land, now currently in Mr. Gold's shop.
- The lamp was seen in The Princess and the Frog during the song Dig a Little Deeper while Mama Odie was pulling out items from her chest.
- Eric Goldberg mentioned of the Pocahontas DVD commentary that he and the other animators were tempted to put the lamp in Meeko's collection although they decided not to.
- In the ABC series Once Upon a Time, Genie's lamp can be spotted as one of the antiques in Mr. Gold's pawn shop.
- The Lamp (either Genie's or Jafar's) makes a cameo in the ride Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. Upon finding it in the luggage, G2-9T will state that the Star Tours' non-smoking policy extends to luggage as well.