Monday, September 28, 2015

'Aladdin' Diamond Edition Blu-ray & DVD Celebration at Walt Disney Studios Pulls in a 'Full House'

Can you believe it's been 23 years since "Aladdin" arrived in theaters?!

Yes, folks, it really was 1992 — back when mobile phones were bulky things mainly attached to a cord in your car, back when the only Facebook around was the printed kind you got at the end of every school year, back when CGI 3D animation wasn't even a thing.

Well, "Aladdin" is back and will now be arriving as a Diamond Edition Blu-ray & DVD ($19.88 on Amazon) on October 13, and CC and I were at Walt Disney Studios this weekend to celebrate.

It was actually CC's first time seeing the animated film, featuring a scrappy "street rat," a sassy princess and a hilarious and heartwarming genie, which, by the way, should go down as one of Robin Williams' most iconic roles.

I loved re-living the songs with my 8-year-old, who was hearing "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me" for the first time on-screen.

Scott Weinger, the voice of Aladdin
We even got to see the voice of Aladdin, Scott Weinger (pictured left), who was at the reception and screening to show his child for the first time. How cool is that?!

A little piece of trivia I didn't know was that Weinger also played Steve Hale on TV series "Full House," and he'll be reprising his role in the new spin-off "Fuller House."

And speaking of "Full House," Jodie Sweetin was on hand with her family enjoying the Disney festivities, too.

I was able to grab a photo of CC with Sweetin, and it kind of blew my mind.

Obviously, I know time has passed, but it was bizarre seeing her as a grown woman. I mean, what happened to that curly-haired little girl who played Stephanie on the show?

CC, luckily, held it together better than I did. And yes, she totally enjoyed the movie, especially the genie.

CC with Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie on "Full House"
If you'd like to catch a screening of "Aladdin," the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood is featuring the G-rated 2D film now through October 4.

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