When I was first sent Cinderella on Blu-ray, I was instantly amazed at how flawless the animation looked. As a Disney fan, we sometimes take the classics for granted, especially when we so often see different incarnations of the films in the theme parks. When you see Cinderella as a character meet and greet, or hear “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” countless times, you sometimes forget just where the beautiful story, songs, and images come from. So it was a lovely reminder as to what a wonderful character Cinderella is herself, and the story that unfolds around her.
As with all Disney animated films, sometimes my children have not seen them, or remember seeing them, so it was a treat to introduce Cinderella to my 3 year-old son and re-introduce it to my 12 year-old daughter as well. Cinderella is a great example of a hard worker who still has dreams but doesn’t shirk her responsibilities, certainly something kids and adults need reminding of. Her hard work and dreams pay off in the form of her fairy godmother as she is transformed from the little cinder girl in rags to an elegant lady in a sparkling gown. I just love the movie and the little side stories with the mice, the step-sisters and Cinderella herself.
Special Bonus Features on the Cinderella Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack are:
• “Tangled Ever After Animated Short
• Behind the Magic: A New Disney Princess Fantasyland
• Diane Disney Miller Intro
• Personalized Digital Storybook: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-You (Disney Second Screen Experience)
• The Magic of the Glass Slipper: A Cinderella Story
• Classic DVD Bonus
In addition to the Blu-ray combo pack, Cinderella Diamond Edition is now available in the following formats: a collector’s 6- Disc Jewelry Box Set (Cinderella Blu-ray + Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True Blu-ray/Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time on a single Blu-ray + Cinderella DVD + Cinderella 2 DVD + Cinderella 3 DVD + Cinderella Digital Copy Disc), a 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), a 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD), and High-Definition Disney Digital.
Cinderella Diamond Edition is definitely a must-have for any fan of Disney, or just a fan of happily ever afters!
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