The folks at Disney have now made it official: The much-anticipated and long-overdue Blu-ray release of “Aladdin” will be Oct. 13 (with a Digital HD release on Sept. 29). According to Internet scuttlebutt, the release will follow upon a mid-September 3D release of the 1992 film. The last home theater release was a Platinum DVD way back on Oct. 5 2004, so this one has been a long-time coming. The release will be configured as a DVD + Digital Copy + Blu-Ray + Disney Movies Anywhere edition with a list price of $36.99 and a street price of $24.99 (you can pre-order a copy at Amazon here.)
Here’s the Disney Diamond Edition trailer:
According to the Disney Wiki, “Aladdin” is the 31st animated feature in the Disney Animated Canon, and the fourth entry in the Disney Renaissance, made and produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and released on November 11, 1992 by Walt Disney Pictures and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. It was released at the peak stretch of the Disney renaissance era beginning with “The Little Mermaid” and was the most successful film of 1992, with more than $217 million in domestic revenue and over $534 million worldwide. It was produced and directed by Ron Clements & John Musker. The original songs were written by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman and Menken & Tim Rice after Ashman’s death. Menken received the 1992 Academy Award for Original Music Score and Rice and Menken got an Oscar for the now-classic song “A Whole New World.”
The film featured the voices of Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried and Douglas Seale.
Next up on the Disney schedule: a Diamond edition of “Pinocchio,” due Feb. 9, 2016.