We received copies of the movies for review. We are also sharing our candy popcorn recipe. All opinions are our own.
One of my all-time favorite Disney cartoons has always been Aladdin. When I found out about the live-action remake, I was actually really excited. I went into the theater a little hesitant because I wasn’t sure what they would bring from the cartoon and what they would change, but I can honestly tell you that I loved it as much as the cartoon.
To celebrate the in-home release of not only the live-action Aladdin but also the Signature Edition of Disney’s Aladdin, we made Aladdin candy popcorn! It is really easy to make and taste yummy. I did blue for the Genie, Turquoise/Teal for Jasmine, and Red for Aladdin/Jaffar. My kids loved it. You can also make this and put it into themed popcorn buckets for your Aladdin movie night!
Aladdin Candy Popcorn
To make your candy popcorn you will need:
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tbsp of butter
- food coloring (I used blue, red, and I made turquoise from 5 green and 6 blue)
- salt to taste
- you can also add flavor as desired (1 tsp.)
After you have your ingredients. I would recommend mixing your colors (or putting them) into glass bowls/measuring cups. Then they will be ready when the sugar mixture is done. Also, separate your popcorn ahead of time if you are doing different colors.
To make the sugar mixture, you will add the butter, sugar, and water together and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it is starting to boil, lower the heat to medium-low and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
When the mixture is done, you will either add the food coloring and flavor (optional) or ladle it into the separated cups/bowls. I mixed mine with a toothpick. Use a wooden spoon to mix the popcorn around after you pour the sugar mixture over it until everything is well coated.
Take the popcorn out of the bowl and put it out on a parchment paper or silicone baking mat and let it cool for a few hours. This will make it so it isn’t sticky and it’s really easy to bag.
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Disney’s “Aladdin,” the thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, lands in homes on Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere on Aug. 27, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on Sept. 10. Fans of all ages will enjoy the exciting, humorous tale of the lovable “street rat,” Aladdin (Mena Massoud), courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and the larger-than-life Genie (Will Smith) with all-new bonus features.
The release of the live-action adventure coincides with the addition of the original animated classic to the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection — granting “Aladdin” fans everywhere the opportunity to own both magical movies.
Extras explore elements of “Aladdin” that audiences adore, from the film’s treasured, iconic award-winning music to its beloved characters and their hilarious antics on and off screen. Viewers get the first look at an all-new song “Desert Moon,” deleted from the final film, written by eight-time Academy Award® winning composer Alan Menken and Oscar®-and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“The Greatest Showman,” “La La Land”).
Features document Guy Ritchie’s joyful, easy-going approach to directing that led to movie magic; Will Smith’s fresh take on the infamous shape-shifting blue entity confined to an oil lamp; Naomi Scott’s powerful performance as the spirited princess who yearns to lead the people of Agrabah; and the indescribable feeling of playing Aladdin chronicled personally by Mena Massoud. Deleted scenes and a blooper reel round out the fun.
In addition, early owners of “Aladdin” gain access to exclusive bonus features. Fans who pre-purchase will receive a feature showcasing the making of the massive musical number “Prince Ali,” and those who bring home the film first on Digital will secure an exclusive extra detailing the creation of Jasmine’s new song “Speechless.” “Aladdin” is sure to become an instant classic for viewers of all ages and will be packaged several ways to ensure the entire family gets the most out of its in-home entertainment experience.
The film arrives two weeks early on Digital 4K Ultra HD and HD. A Digital bundle, which includes both the Walt Disney Signature Collection edition of the original animated classic “Aladdin” and the live-action adaptation, is also available for early purchase. A physical copy of the film will be released as a 4K Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital Code), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray and Digital Code) and a single DVD.
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