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Planned since January 1993, Aladdin was released on video on October 1, 1993, and became the best-selling video of that year. Both Pinocchio and Aladdin returned to moratorium on April 30, 1994, before its worldwide video debut in Europe and Japan.

The laserdisc also includes the documentary "The Making of Aladdin: A Whole New World", first seen on the Disney Channel on November 15, 1992. In addition, Aladdin was the second Disney animated feature to be presented in letterbox widescreen.


Soar away on a magic carpet ride of nonstop enchantment in the most spectacular animated adventure of all time! Embraced by critics and audiences of all ages, Disney's Aladdin became the #1 film of the year, winning 2 Academy Awards for best song, "A Whole New World" (Alan Menken, Tim Rice) and Best Score (Alan Menken). Set in the mythical city of Agrabah, the story follows a street-smart peasant, Aladdin, and his mischievous pet monkey, Abu. Aladdin falls in love with 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 a lamp, releasing the shape-shifting, fun-loving, wish-giving Genie - who turns him into a Prince! But the evil sorcerer, 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 - and that's one wish the Genie can't grant! With a magical mix of delightful Disney characters, breathtaking Disney artistry, and playful humor, "You couldn't wish for a more wonderful film! (Joel Siegel, ABC-TV) Now enjoy all the phenomenal fun of Aladdin...anytime you wish!

VHS Supplements

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Advertised on:

  1. Pinocchio (March 26, 1993)
  2. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (August 13, 1993)
  3. The Wizard of Oz on CBS (November 11, 1993)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
Brazil June 1994
United Kingdom August 22, 1994
South Korea August 1994
Japan August 26, 1994
Australia August 4, 1994
France October 12, 1994
Germany September 1, 1994
Spain September 7, 1994
Italy 1994
United States
(Spanish dub)
April 14, 1995

Television broadcasts

Aladdin premiered on the Disney Channel on May 14, 1995. It remained there until after August 13. Sometimes, The Making of Aladdin: A Whole New World also aired with it.