Buena Vista Home Entertainment president Robert Chapek says the nine-month alert to retailers gives the studio time to organize one of its biggest marketing campaigns ever and finish work on the two-disc DVD Platinum special edition ($29.99) featuring the most advanced interactivites yet.
Daily Variety reports hopes that Robin Williams, voice of the genie will participate in yet-to-be-recorded bonus interviews. Williams impersonations not used in the movie are W.C. Fields, former President George H.W. Bush, John Wayne, Sylvester Stallone and George C. Scott as Patton.
First-time DVD editions of "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King" generated $120 million and $160 million respectively.