The whole hype of the Disney Platinum brand has officialy gone to crap.
These "digital enhancements" are blasphemous. 20% of the original artwork redrawn, why not just release a whole new film! This is a blatant disregard and disrespect towards the many animators and inbetweeners that devoted and exerted their skill and talent to creating an original and creative piece of film, only to have some schlubs step in a decade later to "touch up" their successful production so that Disney can promote this release to a public whose discernment they obviously take for granted!
I refuse to support the desecration of these classics in such a way! They may be minor tweaks to some, but Ive been waiting over 5 years to own these films on DVD and after all this time, the only way to get the theatrical cut is to pick up the laserdisc... No sale!
By Disney's standard, where will these enhancements end? Sure all movies can look better with today's technology, does that mean Disney should be allowed to re-animate classic films like Fantasia since it's over 60 years old? Why would Aladdin or any other feature film be any different and how hard would it have really been to offer the original cut as an optional feature? Why not go back and "augment" Michaelangelo's 'Statue Of David' because surely with today's resources, we can offer a more realistic design...
And as far as the amazing extras, look where Disney has gone from the incredible collector's status of the Snow White Platinum release 2 years ago to this deficient lackluster attempt...
1. - A deleted song sequence wrongly re-integrated into an already consummated work.
2. - A stupid virtual carpet ride insultingly aimed at 6 year old children.
3 - Yet some more boring insignificant virtual games that nobody bothers to play courtesy of disneys brilliant marketing department.
4 - Some exciting sing-along songs and music videos courtesy of the talented vocal stylings of the 'Hillary Duff Disney Channel All Stars' and a wonderful tour of the genies lamp!!!
In other words... the extras will include 2 audio commentaries and likely a short making of featurette.