The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey Mouse to Hercules
Walt Disney Character Description of Iago from "Aladdin" (1992)
Jafar's sidekick is an irascible parrot, who - unusually for the birds - has teeth, and a lot of them at that. Hilariously voiced by Gilbert Gottfried at a general level of about one hundred decibles, Iago is as malicious as his master (although his character changed for The Return of Jafar
). As is customary in the animated features, he is constantly being subjected to indignities by the one he serves - at one memorable stage he is deliberately trapped by Jafar in a sliding door - yet in this instance the slave is wiser than the master, for it is Iago who has the idea that Jafar's tactic to attain the sultanate should be through marrying Jasmine.
The scheming vizier Jafar with his constant companion Iago.