Plus, Jafar's menace comes mostly from his look. he's an oily-voiced manipulator who gets people to do the work for him, be they Aladdin or the SultanDisney's not going to dub in a voice for a live-action actor unless it really has to. That's more work that has a strong chance of looking and sounding wrong. Most movies can't even make dubbed singing look right, and studios have had decades to practice that. And while Disney could have searched for a more menacing-sounding Jafar, largely limiting its pool to actors of Middle Eastern and central Asian descent severely cut down on the number of actors it could choose from.