I was invited on an expense-paid press trip to Los Angeles to learn about the Aladdin Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD release, but all thoughts and excitement are my own. I was sent a copy of the new Blu-ray along with another to give away to a lucky reader, so please scroll down to enter to win! Follow the hashtags #AladdinBloggers #TomorrowlandBloggers and #Disneyland60
Are you excited about Aladdin coming back?! I am so thrilled that Aladdin has been released from the Disney vaults (and am I the only one who pictures Aladdin sitting at the bottom of a sealed Cave of Wonders waiting for someone to open the door??).
I was a senior in high school when Aladdin came out in theaters. I remember that the scene that had the most impact on me was when Genie sang “Friend Like Me.”
I loved learning from Eric Goldberg, the animator who created the Genie, that that song (and the dancing hands segment in particular) was the scene that solidified the movie for several of the people involved in making it. It was when they saw the Genie dancing with his hands that they knew the movie would work. How cool is it that their favorite scene was the very scene that stood out to me when I watched it for the first time?
I remember watching Aladdin for the first time and feeling like I “knew” the Genie because I could hear Robin William’s voice in everything he said and did. It was easy to fall in love with the lovable Genie!
Speaking of memories, Brad Kane (the singing voice of Aladdin) discussed his experiences recording the memorable songs that we all know and love from Aladdin. I love seeing Brad (who was a senior in high school at the time that he recorded the movie, just like me!) with all of his colorful expressions and enthusiasm. What a fun role to play!
Check out my previous post for details about the new Aladdin Diamond Edition, including bonus features and more.
Share Your Aladdin Memories for a Chance to Win the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Combo Pack!
What is your most memorable Aladdin scene, song, or experience? How old were you when the movie came to theaters? Do you remember seeing Aladdin in theaters with your mom or dad? Or maybe you didn’t see Aladdin until it was out on DVD (or VHS!). Share your Aladdin memories in a comment below for a chance to win the new Diamond Edition Combo Pack! Note: please be sure to enter on the giveaway widget below for your entries to count!
This giveaway will end on October 23, 2015 at 11:59 pm ET. US addresses only, please. After the giveaway ends, a winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Please check your emails and answer back – if I don’t hear from the winner within 2 days, I’ll have to chose a new winner. Good luck!
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