|“||A thousand apologies, O Patient One. (Jafar: You have it, then?) I had to slit a few throats, but I got it.||„|
|~ Gazeem declaring his success of stealing his half of the golden scarab to Jafar.|
Gazeem is a minor antagonist in Disney's 31st full-length animated feature film Aladdin, which is based on the Arabic folktale Aladdin and the Magic Lamp from One Thousand and One Nights. He appears only at the beginning of the film, serving as a small-time thief and minion to the evil sorcerer named Jafar.
He was voiced by Charlie Adler, who also played another villain Mechanicles in the Aladdin TV series, Snively in Sonic the Hedgehog (also known as Sonic SatAM), the Red Guy in Cow & Chicken, Hamilton in Disney's Tarzan, Panza in the 1996 animated film version of The Prince and the Pauper, Buck Huckster in Danger Rangers, and Starscream in the Transformers film franchise.
At night, out in the middle of the Arabian desert, Gazeem meets with his boss Jafar, who has taken hold of half of a golden scarab used to summon the Cave of Wonders. Expressing his apology for being late, Gazeem shows Jafar that he managed to steal the other half of the golden scarab amulet, though he had to kill several people to get it. He suppresses his half of the amulet when Jafar tries to take it, wanting to have the treasure as promised first, but Jafar's parrot named Iago grabs it from him. Jafar calmly assures Gazeem that his end of the bargain will be upheld. As soon as the halves form together, the amulet quickly flies off to the cave's location and Jafar and Gazeem follow on horseback. The entrance to the cave materializes before them in the form of a giant tiger's head, much to Gazeem's awe. Jafar tells Gazeem to bring him the magic lamp he seeks, so that Gazeem can have any treasure in return for his services, much to Gazeem's great delight.
Gazeem peers down the cave's mouth, only to be knocked back as the Tiger God, the entity guarding the cave, demands to know who woke him up. Gazeem introduces himself to the Tiger God, who warns that only one may enter the cave: a "Diamond in the Rough". Gazeem hesitates, but Jafar does not quite understand the Tiger God's words, so he tells Gazeem to continue. Gazeem watchfully sets his foot into the cave entrance and breathes a sigh of relief when nothing happens. Suddenly, however, the cave roars furiously. Gazeem frantically tries to escape, but the cave moves so fast for him to react and its entrance clamps its mouth shut on top of him, killing him immediately, much to Jafar's horror and anger. As it falls inactive again, the Tiger God instructs Jafar to seek out the "Diamond in the Rough", who turns out to be none other than Agrabah's street rat named Aladdin. Despite being horrified by Gazeem's death, Jafar shows no remorse over the loss of Gazeem, saying that he was "obviously less than worthy"; even Iago admitted that he considers Gazeem as a bozo.
- He appears as a boss in the Aladdin Sega Genesis video game, in the game's third level.
- Upon first gazing upon the Cave of Wonders, Gazeem briefly utters "By Allah...". "Allah" is the Arabic term for "God".
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