It’s hard to believe that yet another generation of my family is enjoying Disney’s Cinderella. The timeless rags to riches story has everything necessary for the perfect fairy tale: a damsel in distress, villain, hero, and of course a happy ending. The classic fairy tale is brought back to life with the Cinderella Diamond Edition available on October 2nd. Cinderella on Blu-ray is gorgeous! The music is still enchanting and the animation is vibrant and expressive. It’s really quite…..magical!
Adapted from the Charles Perrault classic, Cinderella is the story of a young girl who is slave to her evil stepmother and two stepsisters. Everyone orders Cinderella around: her cruel stepmother, her awful stepsisters — even the big clock in the church tower tells her when to start another day of drudgery. But they can’t stop her from dreaming, and Cinderella has faith that someday her wishes will come true. When an invitation to the royal ball arrives, Cinderella is sure her time has come — until her stepsisters, with the encouragement of Lady Tremaine, tear her gown to shreds. Just when Cinderella believes all is lost, her Fairy Godmother appears, and with a wave of her wand and “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” transforms an ordinary pumpkin into a magnificent coach and Cinderella’s rags into a gorgeous gown, then sends her off to the Royal Ball. But Cinderella’s enchanted evening must end when the spell is broken at midnight. It will take the help of her daring animal mice friends and a perfect fit into a glass slipper to create the ultimate fairy tale ending.
The Cinderella Diamond Edition 2-Disc Combo Pack includes Blu-ray, DVD and some pretty fun extras like the animated short “Tangled Ever After” (the same short that was shown in theaters before Beauty and the Beast 3D), classic deleted scenes, and the story of the Real Fairy Godmother which is an amazing biography of Mary Alice O’Connor, the wife of one of Disney’s cartoonists.
Also included is the personalized digital story book, named Bibbidi-Bobbidi-You. It’s a Disney Second Screen experience. It’s a wonderful (free) interactive story that you can play on your phone, iPod or laptop. Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother will interact with your child through a story telling experience and Cinderella themed games. It’s so much fun!
Behind the Magic: A New Disney Princess Fantasyland — Once Upon A Times’s Ginnifer Goodwin takes us behind the scenes of the new Princess Fantasyland in Walt Disney World that is opening in the Fall of 2012.
Right now Amazon has Cinderella: Diamond Edition 2-Disc set available for pre-order for $22.99. That’s marked down from $39.99.
Get the magic! Cinderella: Diamond Edition is available for purchase on October 2nd! Connect with Cinderella on Facebook. Check out these free printable Cinderella coloring pages!
Disclosure: I received a copy of Cinderella: Diamond Edition to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed and love for Disney are my own.