I received an expense-paid trip to Los Angeles to learn about the upcoming release of Aladdin from the Disney vaults. All thoughts are my own. #AladdinBloggers
Aladdin originally came to theaters when I was a senior in high school. It’s crazy to think that Aladdin is being released from the Disney vault next week – and my kids are now the age that I was when I saw it for the first time. My kids have grown up with Aladdin. They know the songs by heart. They can quote several of the lines from the movie (my movie-quoting family often breaks into Genie-speak!). And now they are thrilled that Aladdin is back, on Disney DVD/Blu-ray, Digital HD, and on Disney Movies Anywhere, with exclusive, never-before-seen bonus features that Aladdin lovers, young and old, are going to fall in love with.
See a behind-the-scenes clip of directors Ron Clements and John Musker talk about Aladdin (this is exclusive content not available on the Blu-ray OR on Disney Movies Anywhere!):
Aladdin Diamond Edition Bonus Features:
Here is a peek at what you’ll find on the Aladdin Diamond Edition Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Combo Pack:
- The Genie Outtakes: Outtake recordings bring the Genie to life (you will love hearing Robin Williams behind the scenes!)
- Genie 101: Hosted by Scott Weinger, the voice of Aladdin
- Unboxing Aladdin: Explore hidden secrets with Disney Channel’s Joey Bragg
- Aladdin: Creating Broadway Magic – with composer Alan Menken and others
- Disney Song Selection
- And more!
When I met with Eric Goldberg, the lead animator for the Genie, he mentioned the outtake recordings and I couldn’t wait to get the disk to listen to them myself. He described the process of listening to the hours and hours of recordings that they made with Robin during the production of the movie, and how hilarious and tender that process was. Watching the outtakes was both enjoyable and heart breaking at the same time. Eric said that Robin would take a line from the script and perform it over and over again in multiple voices and as different characters. He was a brilliant man!
Climb aboard for a magical carpet ride with nonstop laughs, action-packed adventure and Academy Award®–winning music that will make your heart soar (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Original Score). Now for the first time ever, a whole new world of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Aladdin is revealed in a whole new way on Blu-ray and Digital HD—with never-before-seen bonus!
With the help of a hysterically funny, shape-shifting, 10,000-year-old Genie, street-smart commoner Aladdin and clever, confident Princess Jasmine join forces against the evil sorcerer Jafar to put an end to his plans to take over the kingdom!
Voice Cast: Robin Williams (Jumanji, Night at the Museum) as The Genie, Scott Weinger (TV’s “Full House”) as Aladdin, Linda Larkin as Jasmine, Gilbert Gottfried (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) as Iago, Jonathan Freeman (Aladdin: the Musical on Broadway) as Jafar, Douglas Seale (Rescuers Down Under, For Love or Money) as Sultan and Frank Welker (Mulan, The Smurfs 2) as Abu.
Producers/Directors: John Musker and Ron Clements (Moana, The Little Mermaid, Hercules)
Writers: Ron Clements and John Musker (Moana, The Little Mermaid, Hercules) | Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio (Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean 1-4)
Music & Lyrics: Alan Menken – Music (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame), Howard Ashman – Lyrics (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), Tim Rice – Lyrics (The Lion King, Evita)
Release Dates: September 29, 2015 (Digital) & October 13, 2015 (Physical)
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