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An famous fan theory about Aladdin was confirmed by the film's two directors, and now you'll never view it the same way again. While debunking Disney myths for E! News, Ron Clements and John Musker, directors of Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Hercules, addressed the theory that the lamp peddler at the beginning of the film is actually the Genie. They basically were like "Yeah."

Clements, however, did confirm one longstanding rumor. "I saw something that speculates that the peddler at the beginning of Aladdin is the Genie. That's true!" he said. "That was the whole intention, originally. We even had that at the end of the movie, where he would reveal himself to be the Genie, and of course Robin did the voice of the peddler. Just through story changes and some editing, we lost the reveal at the end. So, that's an urban legend that actually is true."

Sources: E!