Disney’s “Aladdin” Diamond Edition is now on Blu-ray! I must say it’s about time! We all remember this beloved tale from the 90’s about a genie with the funniest jokes ever aka Robin Williams whom we all miss dearly. This is one of those newer Disney classics that beats to a different drum. It’s a fun film and chocked full of magnificent musical numbers that we have grown to love. Lots of emotions, life changes and finding oneself among the silliness and lightness of Genie, Aladdin and Princess Jasmine.
This film has been brushed up into true Blu-ray fashion. The animations look new again and are brought up to today’s technology. There were so many bonus features that I really enjoyed. Genie Outtakes and Aladdin: Creating Broadway Magic were really great. Needless to say I am really excited to add Aladdin to my Disney movie collection!
Aladdin is out for release on Disney Blu-ray in stores and is available on Disney Movies Anywhere, and iTunes.
Synopsis: Disney’s beloved masterpiece will make your heart race and your spirit soar. Experience the laughter, adventure and Academy Award®-winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Original Score) for the first time on Blu-ray and Digital HD. And now Aladdin shines even brighter with never-before-seen tributes to the enchanting talent of Robin Williams, the “Genius behind the Genie”.
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)
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)
Blu-ray & Digital Bonus Features:
The Genie Outtakes – Robin Williams’ Genie outtakes are magically brought to life.
Genie 101 – Our host, Scott Weinger (the voice of Aladdin), takes us through the various transformattions of the famous (and formerly famous) celebrity references of the Genie.
Ron & John: You Ain’t Never Had a Friend Like Me – Directors John Musker & Ron Clements sit down and discuss the experiences of their long-running partnership together at Disney.
Aladdin: Creating Broadway Magic – Join host Darren Criss as we take “a new fantastic point of view” at the story of how Aladdin went from a classic Disney animated film to become Broadway’s smash hit with Composer Alan Menken and others.
Unboxing Aladdin – Our host, Joey Bragg from Disney Channel’s Liv & Maddy, explore the Easter eggs and hidden secrets of Aladdin in this unboxing video.
DMA Exclusive: Deleted Song – “My Finest Hour” – Jafar takes the stage in this never-before-seen deleted song. Includes intro from Ron & John.
DVD Bonus Features: Select Classic Bonus, including:
- Deleted Songs / Deleted Scenes
*Disclaimer: I was provided this film for the purposes of this review, as always all opinions are my own.