Blu-ray Release: Cinderella Diamond Edition

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 2, 2012, DVD Release Date: Nov. 20, 2012
6-Disc Jewelry Box Blu-ray Set $89.99, 3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo $44.99, 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

CinderellaThe 1950 classic Cinderella, one of the most beloved in Disney’s vault, remains the animated fairy tale classic by which all others are measured.

Disney had previously announced Cinderella‘s Blu-ray debut in its Lady and the Tramp Diamond Edition in 2011. Here’s the link to that report.

The G-rated film, which runs for 74 minutes, was nominated for three Academy Awards for sound, score and the song “Bibbidy-Bobbidi-Boo.” Although it didn’t take home any statues, the movie is a timeless piece of celluloid that’s squarely in the hearts of all Disney animation lovers.

Cinderella: Diamond Edition Blu-ray will be offered in the following three configurations, the biggest one containing two additional Cinderella DVD premieres:

Cinderella Blu-ray6-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

3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack: Blu-ray + DVD

Cinderella was released as a Platinum Edition DVD in 2005, and although it’s now on moratorium, a few copies can still be found.

The Blu-ray Combo packs include all the special features from that earlier DVD plus new extras. Here’s the list of the classic bonuses:

  • “From Rags to Riches: The Making of Cinderella
  • “The Cinderella That Almost Was”
  • 1922 Cinderella Laugh-o-gram
  • Reconstructed deleted songs “The Cinderella Work Song” and “Dancing On a Cloud”
  • “From Walt’s Table: A Tribute to Disney’s Nine Old Men”
  • “The Art of Mary Blair”
  • Storyboard to film comparison of the opening sequence
  • Stills frame and slideshow galleries
  • Excerpt from The Mickey Mouse Club with Helene Stanley
  • Original trailers
  • “Cinderella and Perry Como”
  • Three radio programs
  • Audio of Cinderella title song
  • Audio of seven unused songs
  • “House of Royalty: Sally Learns How to be a Princess”
  • “Princess Pajama Jam”
  • ESPN Classic’s Cinderella Stories
  • Music videos for Disney’s Circle of Stars “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” and “Every Girl Can Be a Princess,” featuring Disney’s animated princesses.

On the new list are:

  • two short films
  • alternate opening sequence
  • two featurettes
  • Second Screen app
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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.