Disney’s Live-Action and Animated “Aladdin” Versions Get Home Release Dates!
There’s going to be a whole lot of Aladdin goodness for fans this year. Disney’s live-action Aladdin will be available on Digital and Movies Anywhere come August 27, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD September 10, 2019. Not only that, the animated classic, presented for the first time in 4K, will join the Walt Disney Signature Collection on the same dates!
Disney’s live-action Aladdin was praised for vibrant visuals and certain changes made in the story. The cast features Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Will Smith as the Genie.
With the home release dates coming near, early owners of Aladdin gain access to exclusive bonus features. Fans who pre-purchase will receive a feature showcasing the making of the massive musical number “Prince Ali,” and those who bring home the film first on Digital will secure an exclusive extra detailing the creation of Jasmine’s new song “Speechless.”
Physical copies of the film will be released as a 4K Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital Code), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray and Digital Code) and a single DVD.
The Bonus features include:
- Digital Pre-sell Bonus:
- Make Way For Prince Ali – Take a look at the gigantic design extravaganza that came together for this scene of Genie-sized proportions.
- Digital Exclusive Bonus:
- “Speechless”: Creating a New Song for Jasmine – Follow the story of Jasmine’s inspirational song “Speechless,” written by Alan Menken, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul especially for the live-action version.
The Blu-ray and Digital Bonus include:
- Aladdin’s Video Journal: A New Fantastic View Point – Watch behind-the-scenes moments captured by Mena Massoud in this fun, fast-paced look at his personal journey.
- Deleted Song: Desert Moon – Experience a moving duet performed by Jasmine and Aladdin, fully shot and edited, with an introduction by Alan Menken.
- Guy Ritchie: A Cinematic Genie – Discover why director Guy Ritchie was the perfect filmmaker to tackle this exhilarating reimagining of a beloved classic.
- A Friend Like Genie – Discover how Will Smith brings talent, experience and his own personal magic to the iconic role of Genie.
- Deleted Scenes
- Falling Petals Into OJ
- Jafar’s Magic Orrery
- Anders’ Gift
- Wrong Wishes
- Silly Old Fool
- Post Yam Jam Debrief
- Bloopers – Laugh along with the cast and crew in this lighthearted collection of outtakes from the set.
- Music Videos
- “Speechless” – Music video performed by Naomi Scott.
- “A Whole New World” – Music video performed by Zayn and Zhavia Ward.
- “A Whole New World” (“Un Mundo Ideal”) – Music video performed by Zayn and Becky G.
Take note, the Bonus features may vary by retailer.
As for Aladdin joining the Walt Disney Signature Collection, it will be the first time for the animated version to be presented in 4K.
A physical copy of the animated classic will be released as a 4K Ultra HD (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital Code) and a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray and Digital Code).
Bonus Features on Blu-ray & Digital:
- New Bonus
- Sing-Along With The Movie – Sing along to your favorite tunes as you watch the film. With magical on-screen lyrics.
- Aladdin on Aladdin – Join the speaking voice of Aladdin, Scott Weinger, as he reflects on almost 30 years of being Aladdin.
- “Let’s Not Be Too Hasty”: The Voices of “Aladdin” – Take your seat in the recording booth and watch as the voice actors of “Aladdin” work their microphone magic.
- Alternate Endings – Enter the realm of “what if” and see just how differently the movie could have ended.
- Digital Exclusive
- Drawing Genie – Join prolific animator Eric Goldberg as he draws and reminisces about the Genie.
- Classic Bonus – Revisit over 40 exciting bonus features from previous releases including:
- The Genie Outtakes
- “Aladdin”: Creating Broadway Magic
- Unboxing “Aladdin”
Again, Bonus features may vary by retailer.
The live-action Aladdin has gone on to gross more than $990 million at the worldwide box office and hitting the $1 billion is very possible. Many fans are hoping for a sequel.
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