<font size="5"><u>FIRST TIME EVER ON DISNEY DVD OCTOBER 5</u></font>
<br><font size="4">2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION</font>
<font size="3">A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF PICTURE & SOUND:
<i>Newly Restored, First Ever Digital Presentation
With 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix</i>A WHOLE NEW WORLD REVEALED
<i>Features Deleted Song From Academy Award®
Winning Songwriters Howard Ashman and Alan Menken and MORE</i>A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF FUN & GAMES
<i>Thrilling Virtual DVD Magic Carpet Ride, Hysterical Inside The Genie’s Lamp 3-D Tour,
All-New Games, and MORE</i></font></center>
BURBANK, Calif., February 9, 2004 – The wait is over, your wish has been granted! For the first time ever,
Disney’s animated classic <b>ALADDIN</b> is available as a “<b>Platinum Edition</b>” 2-Disc <b>SPECIAL EDITION</b> DVD set
and special <b>Collector’s DVD Gift Set</b> from Walt Disney Home Entertainment on <b>October 5</b>. 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. The <b>ALADDIN SPECIAL EDITION</b>
DVD includes the deleted song “Proud Of Your Boy” by Oscar®-winning** songwriters Howard Ashman and
Alan Menken; a wild virtual DVD carpet ride with all-new animation and stunning 5.1 Surround Sound; deleted
scenes, never-before-seen “Aladdin” movie secrets, a hilarious 3-D tour of the Genie’s lamp, games that extend the
movie experience, Genie musical postcards, sing along songs, all new music videos, and MUCH more (see
attached). Plus, the special <b>Collector’s DVD Gift Set</b>, available day and date, offers even more treasure for the
Aladdin fan who must have it all.
Designed specifically for the best possible home theater experience, the stunning <b>ALADDIN SPECIAL EDITION</b>
DVD features the very finest in audio quality with the all-new 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix. This is
absolutely the most exciting way to hear one of Disney’s most outstanding musical masterpieces.
Disney 2-Disc DVD: $29.99 (S.R.P.). VHS: $24.99 (S.R.P.). Collector’s DVD Gift Set: $49.99 (S.R.P.). Please
read on for details! Available for a limited time!
<center><b><u>A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF <i>PICTURE AND SOUND</i></center></u></b>
The <b>ALADDIN SPECIAL EDITION 2-DISC DVD</b> is restored and remastered for this first-ever digital
presentation – giving the public a new and enhanced Aladdin experience with increased crispness and clarity. In
some instances characters were redrawn adding more facial detail to accommodate the sharper DVD image quality.
Background colors in many scenes were enhanced both for color 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
• <b>All-new 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix</b>. Engineered to create a more dynamic and spatially
enhanced audio-sensory experience and designed specifically for home theater systems.
• <b>Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound</b>
• <b>THX Certified</b>
• <b>Widescreen (1.66:1) Enhanced for 16x9 televisions</b>
<center><b><u>A WHOLE NEW WORLD <i>REVEALED</i></center></u></b>
Experience the magic behind the masterpiece with never-before-seen movie secrets; making-of feature; the first-ever
comprehensive look at the making of <b>ALADDIN</b>; rare deleted scenes and more. The Academy Award®
winning* music for <b>ALADDIN</b> 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.
• <b>“Proud Of Your Boy”</b>
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.
• <b>Rare deleted scenes</b>
• <b>2 Audio Commentaries</b>
• <b>Featuring the filmmakers</b>
• <b>The Making of ALADDIN</b>
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.
• <b>ALADDIN art review</b>
• <b>Listen as key artists give you insights into the magic of animating Aladdin</b>
• <b>New and original music videos</b>
<center><b><u>A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF <i>FUN AND GAMES</i></center></u></b>
<b>ALADDIN SPECIAL EDITION 2-DISC DVD</b> 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
• <b>Disney’s Virtual DVD Ride: Aladdin’s Magic Carpet</b>
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.
• <b>Inside The Genie’s Lamp</b>
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?
• <b>Genie’s Magical Journey</b>
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.
• <b>The Bizarre Bazaar Game</b>
A fun and challenging game in which you must guess the mystery ware that the street merchant places before
• <b>FUN FACTS POP UP Track</b>
Watch ALADDIN in the special “Trivia Mode” to learn fun facts about the film.
• <b>Disney Song Selection</b>
Sing along to your favorite songs as the words pop up on screen. Including “Friend Like Me”, “A Whole New
World”, “Price Ali”
• <b>Music Videos</b>
All-New recording of “A Whole New World” by the Disney Channel Circle of Stars
• <b>And Much More</b>
<center><b><u>ALADDIN SPECIAL EDITION
COLLECTOR’S DVD GIFT SET</center></b></u>
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:
• <b>All-new sketches by the original animators</b>
• <b>Highly collectible, actual film frame from the movie</b>
• <b>DVD Companion Book</b>
Experience the magic behind this animated masterpiece.
<center><b><u>ABOUT THE RESTORATION</center></b></u>
The <b>ALADDIN SPECIAL EDITION 2-DISC DVD</b> offers the highest quality digital presentation with enhanced
picture available, with an All-New 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix – creating a more dynamic surround
sense experience. For the Special Edition, <b>ALADDIN</b> has been meticulously and painstakingly reformatted one
frame at a time, working from the film’s original digitally stored files.
Led by a filmmaking team from Disney’s famed Feature Animation division, 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.
The legendary Disney composer Alan Menken worked with both lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice on
<b>ALADDIN</b>. Menken won the 1992 Academy Award for <b>ALADDIN</b> for Best Original Score. Menken and Rice
won the 1992 Best Music (Song) Oscar for <b>ALADDIN</b>’s inspiring song “A Whole New World.” The
outstanding musical contributions in the film include such beloved songs as the lively “Friend Like Me” and the
upbeat “Prince Ali.” Ashman and Menken also collaborated and won Oscars for their work on the Disney
classics “<i>Beauty and the Beast</i>” and “<i>The Little Mermaid</i>.” Alan Menken holds eight Oscars to date.
<center><b><u>CAST AND FILMMAKERS</center></b></u>
<b>ALADDIN</b>stellar cast includes Scott Weinger (“<i>Mickey’s House of Villains</i>”) as Aladdin, Linda Larkin (TV’s
“<i>House of Mouse</i>”) as Princess Jasmine, Jonathan Freeman (“<i>The Ice Storm</i>”) as the wicked vizier Jafar, and
comedian Gilbert Gottfried as Iago the Parrot. Lea Salonga (Broadway’s “Miss Saigon”) and Brad Kane provide
the stellar singing voices of Jasmine and Aladdin.
ALADDIN is produced and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, the same team that produced/directed the
Disney classic “<i>The Little Mermaid</i>.” Musker and Clements also co-wrote the film with Ted Elliot & Terry Rossio,
writers of Disney’s “<i>Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl</i>.”
<b><u>Street Date</u>: October 5, 2004</b>
<u>Feature running time</u>: Approximately 90 minutes
<u>DVD aspect ratio</u>: 1.66:1 (widescreen) Original Animated Aspect Ratio
Enhanced for 16x9 screens
<u>Suggested retail price</u>: $29.99 DVD. $24.99 VHS.
Collector’s Gift Set: $49.99 (DVD only).
<u>Rated</u>: “G” General Audiences
<u>Bonus material</u>: Not Rated. Bonus material subject to change.
<u>Sound</u>: All-new 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
<u>Direct Prebook</u>: July 27
<u>Distributor Prebook</u>: August 10
<b>ALADDIN</b> is Disney’s spectacular version of the classic Arabian Nights fairy tale. Set in the mythical city of
Agrabah, the story follows a street-smart teen, Aladdin, and his mischievous pet monkey, Abu. Aladdin falls in
love with the free-spirited Princess Jasmine, despite a law that says she can only wed a royal suitor. His luck
changes with one rub of the magic lamp, releasing the shape-shifting, fun-loving, wish-giving Genie, who turns
Aladdin into a Prince. But the evil vizier, Jafar, and his wisecracking parrot, Iago, also crave the lamp’s power. If
Aladdin is to defeat them and win Jasmine’s heart, he must learn to be himself – with a little help from his big blue
buddy, the Genie.
Walt Disney Home Entertainment is distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., a recognized industry
leader. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney,
Touchstone, Miramax, Dimension and Buena Vista videocassettes and DVDs.* ALADDIN ACADEMY AWARDS®
Best Music, Original Score 1992 Alan Menken
Best Music, Song “A Whole New World” 1992 Alan Menken and Tim
** Academy Award® wins for the collaboration of Howard Ashman &
Best Music, Song “Beauty And The Beast” from BEAUTY AND THE
Best Music, Song “Under The Sea” from THE LITTLE MERMAID 1989
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I'm giddy about this. I'm out of state right now, and I preordered it from disneystore.com, so I'll rent it for now.