Aladdin / 2-Disc Special Edition

A favourite Disney love story is brought back to life in this first ever digital presentation of Aladdin, a story that kids and adults will enjoy through laughter and song, and even a few tears, but fortunately, they'll be tears of joy. This 2 disc set contains hours of fun and entertainment that kids will love.

In the ancient city of Agrabah, Aladdin (Scott Weigner), a poor commoner with a big heart and his trusted pet monkey Abu wander the streets trying to survive, but are barely doing so. Aladdin dreams of being rich and living the life of luxury, maybe even someday in the palace. Despite his impoverishment, Aladdin possesses one thing: He doesn't know that he is the diamond in the rough, the only person who can go to the Cave of Wonders and get out the magic lamp which Jafar (Jonathan Freeman), the Sultan's (Douglas Seale) advisor and evil sorcerer wants. In the distant castle is Princess Jasmine whose father the Sultan is trying to wed. Jasmine has three days to find a prince that she will agree to marry, but she rejects every suitor who comes to call. Jasmine has other ideas about marriage, she wants to marry for love She dreams of the things that Aladdin has: freedom, independence and autonomy . Jasmine decides to run away from the palace where she meets Aladdin. When Jafar discovers Aladdin to be the diamond in the rough, he orders him captured and tricks him into going into the Cave to retrieve the lamp. When the plan backfires, Aladdin ends up with the lamp and more than he bargained for when the Genie comes out.

The Genie is brilliantly personified by Robin Williams, of course this Genie has a sense of humour. From characters like Richard Nixon and Jack Nicholson and his entire cast of personalities, the little ones won't get most of his jokes, but the grownups won't stop laughing. Genie offers Aladdin three wishes. His first wish is to be a prince so he can court Jasmine. Everything goes according to plan until Jafar steals the lamp and makes his own three wishes. Jafar's wishes are evil and destructive. It is up to Aladdin and Abu to save Jasmine and the Sultan from Jafar's evil plans. Although there are some scary moments, the humour of Genie and Jafar's parrot Lago played (Gilbert Gottfried) provide enough comic relief to distract small children and even their parents and will replace fear with laughter.
The film's catchy songs will stick with you like glue.

Bonus Features Disc 1:

Deleted Songs
"Proud of Your Boy" The song Aladdin sings to his mother, who never makes it to the final movie, about how one day she'll be proud of her son.
(Original Demo Recording sung by Alan Menken)
"You Can Count on Me" is a song about Aladdin's dreams and aspirations.
"Humiliate the Boy" and "Why Me"

Deleted Scenes
– Aladdin and Jasmine's first meting
– Aladdin in the Lap of Luxury

Music and More
"Proud of Your Boy" Performed by Clay Aiken
-The new music video played to the original story reel
-Behind the scenes of the music video

"A Whole New World"
Performed by Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
-The new music video played to the original story reel
-Behind the scenes of the music video

"A Whole New World"
The original music video from 1992 performed by Regina Belle and Peabo Bryson

Disney Song Collection
Recapping the songs from the film:
"Arabian Nights"
"One Jump Ahead"
"Friend Like Me"
"Prince Ali"
"A Whole New World"
-Play the movie with the lyrics option

Bonus Features Disc 2:
Hours of extra bonuses and special features

GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

Aladdin's Magic Carpet Adventure
A Disney Virtual DVD Ride
– Find the clues while riding on the magic carpet and help rescue Jasmine
– A special helper drops by, Timon from The Lion King

Inside the Genie's Lamp
– Guided Tour Iago finds a new lamp, Aladdin's Genie's old lamp
Take a tour with Robin Leech
OR
-Self Guided Tour, choose a room in the lamp and begin your tour

-3 Wishes Game -Your Fortune Revealed
– Choose one of 3 buttons on Jafar's Fortune Telling Machine. If it lands in Jafar's mouth, you get your wish.

The Genie World Tour
-Postcards from Aladdin's Genie to Jafar and Iago from all the places he's been

BACKSTAGE DISNEY

A Diamond in the Rough:
The making of Aladdin / Introduction by Leonard Maltin
3 Options:
1. Your Wish is Our Command. Watch the "Making Of" show with your choice of additional bonus segments. An interactive experience. After each chapter of the show, you'll be offered a menu of bonus segments. You get to choose where you'd like to go next. You can watch as many as you'd like or continue on with the show.
2. Play All. Almost 2 hours of the entire show and the bonus segments. No need to use the remote, just watch the whole thing.
3. "Making Of" Index. Go to the index to choose which segments you'd like to watch

Alan Menken: Musical Renaissance Man
– A tribute to the composer responsible for the music from such Disney classics as Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Home on the Range and Aladdin. Exploring his music as an art form.

The Art of Aladdin
– Art Review with Filmmakers John Musken and Ron Clements
– Commentary on the visuals, drawings, paintings, designs that went into and influenced Aladdin

Still Frame Gallery
The evolution of the characters and story through still frames
– Visual Development
– Story Development
– Backgrounds and colour keys
– Character Development

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*