Walt Disney Home Entertainment have now revealed the full details for their Region 1 DVD release of their animated clasic, Aladdin, available for the first time as a Platinum Edition 2-Disc Special Edition DVD set ($29.99) and special Collector's DVD Gift Set ($49.99) from 5th October 2004. Unavailable in any form for over ten years, this double Academy Award winning magic carpet ride is presented for the first in a digital format in a magical 2-Disc set with a huge menu of bonus features that are detailed below...
Sound and Video:
The Aladdin Special Edition DVD is restored and remastered for this first-ever digital presentation ? giving the public a new and enhanced Aladdin experience with increased crispness and clarity. Not only has the film been meticulously and painstakingly reformatted one frame at a time, working from the film?s original digitally stored files, but a group of Disney?s top artists and technicians launched a major effort to remove dust and dirt, add detail and provide the home viewer with a digital picture and sound that is the finest possible. In some instances characters were redrawn adding more facial detail to accommodate the sharper DVD image quality. Background colours in many scenes were enhanced both for colour and for detail - all under the supervision of Disney Feature Animation and members of the original creative team.
Designed specifically for home theater systems, this sparkling DVD features the very finest in audio quality with the all-new 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix. This is the absolute best way to see and hear this outstanding masterpiece.
All-new 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix. Engineered to create a more dynamic and spatially
enhanced audio-sensory experience and designed specifically for home theater systems.
Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Widescreen (1.66:1) Enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Experience the magic behind the masterpiece with never-before-seen movie secrets; making-of feature; the firstever comprehensive look at the making of ALADDIN; rare deleted scenes and more. The Academy Award® winning* music for ALADDIN is now joined on DVD by the deleted song "Proud Of Your Boy" a gem from the Disney vault by legendary Oscar®-winning** Disney songwriters Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.
"Proud Of Your Boy" - The deleted song "Proud Of Your Boy" was originally composed for Aladdin and is recovered from the Disney vault. This song is one of the last collaborations by renowned composers Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.
Rare deleted scenes
2 Audio Commentaries featuring the filmmakers
The Making of ALADDIN - Includes never-before-seen movie secrets. A break thorough navigation system allows the viewer to watch the "making of" in a linear fashion or to branch out and delve deeper into areas of interest. Whichever experience is chosen, the viewer will be delighted.
ALADDIN art review
Listen as key artists give you insights into the magic of animating Aladdin
New and original music videos
The Aladdin Special Edition DVD includes the gravity-defying virtual DVD carpet ride "Aladdin's Magic Carpet" with all-new animation; hilarious tours with the Genie hysterical inside look at the Genie's lamp, games that extend the movie experience, sing along songs, all-new music videos, Fun Facts Pop-Up trivia track and much more.
Disney's Virtual DVD Ride: Aladdin's Magic Carpet - A thrilling, gravity-defying magic carpet ride that allows players to be transported to Agrabah with Aladdin on a quest to save Jasmine ? featuring all-new animation and stunning 5.1 Surround Sound.
Inside The Genie's Lamp - Take a hysterical 3-D tour and get a never-before-seen inside look at the Genie's "pad." Who would have thought the Genie had a billiard table at home?
Genie's Magical Journey - Based on the film's original end credit concept. Take a hilarious, action-packed trip around the world with the Genie and see what happened after he was released from the lamp.
The Bizarre Bazaar Game - A fun and challenging game in which you must guess the mystery ware that the street merchant places before you.
Fun Facts Pop Up Track - Watch ALADDIN in the special ?Trivia Mode? to learn fun facts about the film.
Disney Song Selection - Sing along to your favorite songs as the words pop up on screen. Including "Friend Like Me", "A Whole New World", "Price Ali"
Music Videos - All-New recording of ?A Whole New World? by the Disney Channel Circle of Stars
And Much More
Aladdin Special Edition Collector's Gift Set:
This is the must-have collection that every fan will want. In addition to the 2-Disc DVD and its bonus materials, the set includes:
All-new sketches by the original animators
Highly collectible, actual film frame from the movie
DVD Companion Book - Experience the magic behind this animated masterpiece.