In honor of its upcoming 70th anniversary, the timeless animated classic, Cinderella, “waltzes into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection.” Fans will be able to own it Digitally in HD and Movies Anywhere on June 18, 2019, and on Blu-ray as well as DVD come June 25, 2019. Furthermore, Disney’s live-action adaptation of the film will be released on 4K for the first time on June 25th (this year)!
The Anniversary Edition of Cinderella offers two all-new extras for fans of the animated classic to enjoy. They are the Cinderella trivia and fun facts, hosted by Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel’s Sydney to the Max, and “In Walt’s Words: Enhanced Edition,” a special edition of Cinderella featuring “fascinating production details, original storyboards, archival photos, thumbnail sketches and transcripts throughout the feature film.”
It is the ninth title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection. The film takes its place alongside Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Bambi, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, Peter Pan, and The Little Mermaid.
The Bonus Features on the Blu-ray and Digital are:
- Try This Trivia on for Size – Join Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel’s Sydney to the Max and put your knowledge of Cinderella to the test.
- In Walt’s Words: Enhanced Edition – Watch the movie and gain some insight into its production with storyboards, archival photos, sketches, and transcripts.
- Diane Disney Miller “Cinderella” Film Intro – In this introduction to the animated classic, Diane Disney Miller describes how Cinderella helped launch a studio renaissance.
- The Real Fairy Godmother – Learn about the real-life inspiration for the Fairy Godmother: Mary Alice O’Connor, wife of Disney layout artist Ken O’Connor.
- Behind the Magic: A New Disney Princess Fairyland – Discover how Imagineers created a Fantasyland at Walt Disney World featuring each of the Disney Princesses.
- The Magic of the Glass Slipper – World-famous shoe designer Christian Louboutin creates a very exclusive “Glass Slipper” in honor of a beloved Disney classic.
THE ART OF CINDERELLA
- Concept Art – View a gallery of concept art from the feature’s production.
- Character Model Sheets – View a gallery of character model sheets from the feature’s production.
- Story Sketches – View a gallery of story sketches from the feature’s production.
- Live-Action Reference – View a gallery of photos taken from live-action footage shot as a reference for the animated feature.
- Pencil Animation – View a gallery of pencil animation from the feature’s production.
- Behind-the-Scenes Stills – View a gallery of behind-the-scenes stills from the feature’s production.
- Feature Stills – View a gallery of stills from the feature.
MUSIC AND MORE
- “Cinderella” Title Song
- “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”
- “Oh, Sing Sweet Nightingale”
- “The Work Song”
- “So This Is Love”
Take note, the bonus features may vary by retailer.
As for the first-ever 4K Ultra HD release of the live-action Cinderella, the bonus features (Blu-ray & Digital) include:
- A Fairy Tale Comes to Life – Filmmakers and cast reflect on Cinderella’s enduring power, and the joys and challenges of bringing this iconic tale to life.
- Costume Test Fun – See the work of Academy Award-winning costume designer Sandy Powell (The Aviator) and share some lighthearted moments with the cast.
- Staging The Ball – You’re invited behind the scenes for the making of the Palace Ball sequence, including its spectacular set, stunning costumes and more. It’s a lavish and massive undertaking … and a magical day on set.
- Ella’s Furry Friends – Discover how the movie’s animal stars honed their memorable performances.
- Alternate Opening: Ella’s Childhood – View moments from Ella’s idyllic childhood that do not appear in the movie. With an introduction by Director Kenneth Branagh.
- Frozen Fever – It’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever — but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.
The 4K Ultra HD release will have an Aspect Ratio of 2:39:1.
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