Aladdin: Platinum Edition

DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005

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Starring Robin Williams, Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale
Written By: Roger Allers, Ron Clements
Directed By: Ron Clements, John Musker
Studio: Walt Disney
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Aladdin is one of my favorite Disney movies and it’s because of Robin Williams. You may hate him or you may like him, but Robin Williams is the reason that this movie was so great.

If you have been living in a bomb shelter your whole life, Aladdin is about a “street rat” named Aladdin (Scott Weinger). His only friend is a mumbling monkey named Abu (Frank Welker) and they go around through the streets stealing stuff. Princess Jasmine (Linda Larkin) is a free-spirited princess trying to find the right man to marry, or well, or her father the Sultan (Douglas Seale) to pick for her. The Sultan’s right hand man, Jafar (Jonathan Freeman) and his obnoxious talking parrot Iago (Gilbert Gottfired) are plotting to have Jafar marry Jasmine and take over the kingdom. One day in the market, Aladdin bumps into the Princess Jasmine and Aladdin falls in love, and Jasmine takes a liking to the commoner as well. But Aladdin gets thrown into jail and is approach by a creepy old man to go get this mysterious lamp in some cave. Aladdin is obviously tricked and gets stuck in the cave and he can’t get out. He manages to get the lamp from the old man and it turns out to be a blue genie (Robin Williams) inside. The genie is full of energy and spunk, manly because no one has rubbed his lamp in quite some time. Aladdin wishes to become a prince and fall in love with Jasmine but Jafar steps in the way and wants her for himself. Aladdin saves the day blah blah blah, the genie is freed yadda yadda yadda.

This 2 disc DVD contains lots of extras for the average movie goer, and stuff for the kids as well. There’s a bunch of games to play. There’s girlie singing from Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachley, and Clay Aitken. Jessica and Nick re-do “A Whole New World” and Clay Aitken sings a song from a delete scene, “Proud of Your Boy.” Yeah, I watched American Idol when he was on, and knew right from the bat he was fit to sing in these types of movies. This DVD also contains a cool making of feature, art galleries from work of the film, some audio commentary tracks from the filmmakers and the animators, a piece on composer Alan Menken and lots more! Fans will not be disappointed with this DVD at all. One of the best Disney movies and one of their better DVD sets.

Features:
-New Music Videos: “A Whole New World” Performed By Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson “Proud Of Your Boy” Performed By Clay Aiken
– Disney’s Virtual DVD Ride: Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Adventure
– Inside The Genie’s Lamp: Never-before-seen 3-D Tour
– The Genie World Tour Take A Trip Around The World.
– 3 Wishes Game
– Your Fortune Revealed
– Deleted Song Found In The Disney Vault
– A Diamond In The Rough: The Making Of Aladdin
– Pop-Up Fun Facts
– And Much, Much More!

Audio:
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1

Video:
Widescreen 1.66:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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Favorite Scenes: the magic carpet scene inside the cave thing, any scenes with robin williams
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Running Time: 90 minutes
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