The cast and crew of Aladdin where reunited on Good Morning America in light of the upcoming Diamond Edition of Aladdin out on Blu-Ray October 13h, 2015.
Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Lea Salonga, Brad Kane, Jonathan Freeman, Alan Menken and writers/.producers/directors/ Ron Clements and John Musker where in New York telling how it was to work with the late Robin Williams. But the real highlight of the day is Lea and Brad sing A Whole New World again for the first time in 20 years.
Lea sings A Whole New World often enough at her concerts and other events, there are various YouTube videos of those performances online. But for Brad Kane it’s special because the only other person he ever sang ANWW was his wife at their wedding. Really special!
Oh My Disney runs the story of the reunion of the Aladdin key crew. It wasn’t as big reunion as 11 years ago for the platinum DVD. Glenn Keane and Andreas Deja where among the few who didn’t attend the panel. But yeah they people who where there, directors Ron and John, animators Eric Goldberg and Mark Henn and voice actors Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin and Brad Kane had a good time seeing each other again. They mostly remercie the late Robin Williams and point out how much influence he had to the final film.
I just watched something I’ve been wanting to see forever, The Making of Aladdin: A Whole New World hosted by John Rhys-Davies. True parts of it did make it to the 2004 SE DVD and yes the animators do tell the same as they’ve done in the Making of book and again in interviews. But this making of documtentry took me back 16 years ago when Aladdin was the latested and greatest the Disney animation studios pulled out of their pencils.
The Lea Salonga & Brad Kane love duet preformed by honouredman on the piano. I didn’t knew the song was popular enough to get covered, but checking YouTube I found at least 3 vids but the singers weren’t good at all. Personally I never liked the song myself but the unique event that Lea and Brad did a song besides ANWNW makes it special.
So after watching the fun facts on the DVD I learned that Brad Kane did voice work for the cereal Trix. I think he’s one of the kids because he can’t be the adult sounding rabbit in those 1980’s ads.
Looking around on YouTube I came across a 1992 commercial with a genie. It’s ironic that Brad sang in a cartoon with a genie at the same time.