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The best monkey friend a boy could ever have.

Abu is a major character in Disney's 1992 animated feature film, Aladdin. He is a mischievous, kleptomaniacal monkey and Aladdin's loyal partner-in-crime. He is voiced by Frank Welker.

Why He Rocks

  1. He is very loyal towards his owner; Aladdin, and helps him out on some of his adventures.
  2. He makes adorable monkey sounds.
  3. His design is great and cute.
  4. He saves Aladdin's life from getting stabbed by Jafar when trying to escape the Cave of Wonders.
  5. He is also a talented kleptomaniac, with unshakable urges to steal whatever catches his interests.
  6. While he might be greedy, he still has a soft spot like when he gives his bread to two starving children.
  7. He is also very funny and contributes to some of the film and show's funniest moments along with Genie and Iago.
  8. He received a lot of character development on the TV series he serves as a voice of reason towards Iago and becomes less sneaky.
  9. Speaking of Iago, he and Iago have a great chemistry/relationship with each other.

Bad Qualities

  1. He is a little selfish and temperamental.
  2. He sometimes can’t control his greed since it was his fault that he and Aladdin were trapped in the Cave of Wonders because he wanted to steal an emerald.