Walt Disney has recently decided to bring one of their timeless classics, Cinderella, out of the vault, update her a little bit for a new generation of kids, and re-release her on Blu-Ray this coming October 2nd. By “update”, I don’t mean the House of Mouse has rebooted the franchise or turned the movie into CG 3D or any other nonsense. Disney has done all of us a favor and preserved every single thing that made the original Cinderella movie one of the most beautiful and memorable animated films in their library.
Disney updated Cinderella for the modern audience simply by putting a lot of effort into remastering the original 1950s classic – no dust or grains due to old age here, you get to see the film the way the original animators want you to, and the way you were meant to.
What’s even better, the Disney guys added special features that will make the Blu Ray and DVD – titled Cinderella: Diamond Edition – worthy of any collector’s time and money. Both the DVD and Blu Ray versions of Cinderella: Diamond Edition contain special featurette about the recent renovations taking place at the Disney Parks, a new short for Tangled Ever After in which the movie is introduced by Walt Disney’s daughter, Diane Disney Miller.
The Blu Ray edition contains more features, including a never before seen alternate opening sequence, an original story about the Real Fairy Godmother that Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother used as a basis, and a personalized digital story book called Bibbidi Bobbidi You, which lets viewers use the iPad and the Blu Ray player together, putting the viewer into the story. It also features interactive elements and minigames targeted towards kids, such as floor cleaning and bubble popping minigames.
Street Date: October 2, 2012 (Direct Pre-book: 8/7; Distributor Pre-book: 8/21)
Suggested Retail Pricing: 6-Disc Jewelry Box Set = $89.99 (U.S.); 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $44.99 (U.S.); 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $39.99 (U.S.); High-Definition Digital = $19.50 (U.S.), $23.50 (Canada)
Feature Run Time: Approximately 75 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray Feature Film – 1.78:1, 1080p High Definition; DVD Feature Film – 1.78:1
Audio: Blu-ray Feature Film: 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, 1.0 DTS-HD Master Audio Original Theatrical Mix; DVD: Feature Film – 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix
Languages/Subtitles: English, Spanish and French