Aladdin Live-Action and Animated Features Out September 10th

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Aladdin Review

Aladdin (Mena Massoud) meets the larger-than-life blue Genie (Will Smith) in Disney’s live-action adaptation ALADDIN, directed by Guy Ritchie.

Let’s be honest. I fall in the category of bitter, old man sometimes and with Aladdin, this one hit hard. As kid, I was interested in how they were going to tell the 1000 and One Arabian Nights second most famous tale (Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves is still more famous around the world) and I didn’t care that a bunch of white people were doing the voices, I just wanted to watch the cartoon.

Robin Williams was untouchable and that Alan Menken soundtrack still gives me chills. So, of course when I heard Will Smith would take over for Robin Williams in the live-action version, I joined the rage machine and wondered why didn’t they just CG in Williams because frankly, there’s enough stuff on the cutting room floor that they could have included to give Genie a ton of new lines.

But, like everyone else, I bit my tongue and gave it a shot and I haven’t to say, it wasn’t as bad as I had feared. Smith reminded us why we loved in the 90s and Mena Massoud was a great Aladdin. Naomi Scott was pretty good too and overall, it gave the animated version a new live-action flavor with it’s own, more Indian instead of an Arab flavor…that’s the part that bugged me most, because Indian Culture and Middle Eastern Cultures have very little similarities.

Now, on September 10, 2019, you will have a chance to own both versions of Aladdin and do a back-to-back showing to see which one you like better. Personally, I’m old and bitter, like I mentioned above, so I still am partial to the 1992 animated version, but the 2019 live-action one has its moments, even with a new shoehorned in song for Jasmine that would make more sense for the stage than the film.

Scott, Massoud and Smith gave it a flavor for a new audience and for that I cannot fault them for their efforts, especially with that Prince Ali entrance, which for me saved the entire picture.

Also included in this post is a deleted song from the live-action film:

Bonus features include:

DIGITAL PRESELL 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 this version of “Aladdin.”

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL BONUS:

  • ALADDIN’S VIDEO JOURNAL: A NEW FANTASTIC POINT OF VIEW – Watch behind-the-scenes moments captured by Mena Massoud (Aladdin) 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.

*Bonus features may vary by retailer

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:
Product SKUs: 4K Ultra HD (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code), Digital 4K UHD/HD/SD, DVD and On-Demand
Feature Run Time: Approximately 128 minutes
Rating: PG in U.S. (bonus material not rated), PG in CE, G in CF
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Audio:
UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos; English 2.0 Descriptive Audio; Japanese, Spanish, French, German & Italian 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus; French-Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital
Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD = English, Spanish & French 5.1 Dolby Digital; English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (some platforms); English, Spanish and French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
HD Digital = English, Spanish and French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
SD Digital = English, Spanish and French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
Languages/Subtitles:
UHD Blu-ray = English SDH, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian and French-Canadian
Blu-ray = English SDH, French-Canadian and Spanish
DVD = English SDH, French-Canadian and Spanish
Digital = English SDH, French-Canadian and Spanish
Closed Captions: English (DVD and Digital)

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Instagram: 
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Website:
Movies.Disney.com/Aladdin-2019

  • Overall Score
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