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Cinderella (Disney Special Platinum Edition)

Ilene Woods , James MacDonald , Clyde Geronimi , Hamilton Luske    G (General Audience)   DVD
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Cinderella (Two-Disc Special Ed


Worry not, Disney fans--this special edition DVD of the beloved Cinderella won't turn into a pumpkin at the stroke of midnight. One of the most enduring animated films of all time, the Disney-fied adaptation of the gory Brothers Grimm fairytale became a classic in its own right, thanks to some memorable tunes (including "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes," "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," and the title song) and some endearingly cute comic relief.

The famous slipper (click for larger image)
We all know the story--the wicked stepmother and stepsisters simply won't have it, this uppity Cinderella thinking she's going to a ball designed to find the handsome prince an appropriate sweetheart, but perseverance, animal buddies, and a well-timed entrance by a fairy godmother make sure things turn out all right. There are a few striking sequences of pure animation--for example, Cinderella is reflected in bubbles drifting through the air--and the design is rich and evocative throughout. It's a simple story padded here agreeably with comic business, particularly Cinderella's rodent pals (dressed up conspicuously like the dwarf sidekicks of another famous Disney heroine) and their misadventures with a wretched cat named Lucifer. There's also much harrumphing and exposition spouting by the King and the Grand Duke. It's a much simpler and more graceful work than the more frenetically paced animated films of today, which makes it simultaneously quaint and highly gratifying. --David Kronke

DVD Features

For another of its classic films, Disney delivers another dazzling DVD with a gorgeous, razor-sharp picture and 5.1 sound. (Note: The 1949 film is properly presented in full-screen format, 1.33 aspect ratio, because widescreen films weren't made until the '50s.) The best part of the supplemental features is the archival material, the absolute highlight of which is two unused songs, "Cinderella's Work Song" (in which Cinderella imagines multiplying herself à la the Sorcerer's Apprentice) and "Dancing on a Cloud."

Bippity-boppity-boo! (click for larger image)
Because these numbers were never animated, they're accompanied by stylish illustrations from the Disney artists, and they're simply marvelous to look at. The artist of much of that material, Mary Blair, gets her due in a 15-minute featurette, while the better known "Nine Old Men" are the subject of a round-table discussion among some of today's top animators. In addition, a 38-minute documentary covers their contributions to specific characters of Cinderella as well as the film in general and the vocal cast. Also on the historical side is "The Cinderella That Almost Was," tracking the development of the project through decades of original Disney concepts, characters, and songs, including the 1922 silent "Laugh-o-Gram," which is also included in its entirety.

Additional musical material includes three radio programs and a short promo of the movie by Perry Como, in which he summarizes the plot amid some songs by the Fontaine Sisters, star Ilene Woods, and the host himself.

The pumpkin transformed (click for larger image)
Seven other unused songs (17 minutes total) are available in audio only. The material for kids is on the sparse side, consisting of two music videos, Disney Channel personality Sally (from "Mike's Super Short Show") learning how to become a princess with the help of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew and others, a minor dancing-princess feature, and a DVD-ROM design studio. Oddest extra: ESPN's "top Cinderella stories," including the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team and Joe Namath's New York Jets, although stories on Mia Hamm and tennis's Williams sisters should appeal to the film's primary target audience of young girls. --David Horiuchi

Cinderella Throughout the Years

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (1957 Television Production)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (1965)

The Slipper and the Rose (1976)

Faerie Tale Theatre: Cinderella (1982)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (1997)

Ever After: A Cinderella Story(1998)

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Cinderella (Diamond Edition) arrives at blu ray with MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 1.33:1 encode. Pristine, colorful, and absolutely gorgeous, this video presentation is nothing short of a dream. The picture is clean, sharp, and crisp offering a splendid high-def image. Clarity is superb. Contrast is well balanced and black levels remain deep and inky throughout. The overall animation style is rather simple and does not exactly lend itself to loads of fine detail. The colour palette provides a pleasing mixture of pastel hues and bright, bold tones, washing the image in vivid radiance. The Evil Stepmother's green eyes glare from the screen with chilling intensity, and Cinderella's moonlit dance with Prince Charming is cast in ethereal blue tints. Beautifully restored and essentially spotless, the movie looks like it was made yesterday. (5/5)


Cinderella is presented with a new English DTS-HD MA 7.1 track, and a DTS-HD MA 1.0 rendition of the original theatrical mix. Offering a solid but very subtle expansion, the 7.1 track is pleasing but perhaps a bit too respectful to the original mono mix. Dialogue and vocals are mostly clean. The 7.1 mix doesn't really offer the upgrade most might be expecting, but the music's expanded dimension is welcome, giving the movie's timeless songs an extra dash of grandeur. There are many timeless songs in this movie, including Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, which was nominated for Best Original Song. Cinderella was also nominated for 3 other Oscars, including Best Score, Best Sound, Recording (Walt Disney Sound Dept. and C.O. Slyfield). (4/5)


Walt Disney had not had a huge hit since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The production of this film was regarded as a major gamble on his part.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Disney's 12th Animated Masterpiece! March 5 2004
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Disney returned to the creation of full-lenght animated features when he created Cinderella, a true masterpiece, considered to be one of the company's greatest classics ever. The film tells the story of Cinderella being abused by his step-mother and horrid step-sisters. Disney really did put a lot of hard work into this film, the characters are memorable, and the villain is so wicked you just can't help to love her for that. One day Cinderella has the chance to make her dreams come true, but the evil Lady Tremain won't give up until she ruins Cinderella's night. The mice and Lucifer, the cat also play a big role in the movie, although Lucifer is mean, you have to admit he's kind of cute.
There isn't a DVD for this title at the moment, but it has been announced as part of the Platinum Edition line, which will give this feature the treatment it deserves. This is a Disney masterpiece, a true classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars bippity boppity boo!!!! Oct. 26 2003
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I love this cartoon this is my favorite Walt Disney classic you know the story so therefore I don't need to explain this cartoon this is so beautifully done Cinderella is also beautiful and she has her 3 friends the mice who helps her get ready for the ball and she haves a good time and she meets her Prince Charming and she wins him at the end because she is able to fit the glass slipper!!!!!! I think that Walt Disney did a wonderful job with this film and it definitely is a Masterpiece!!!!!
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Buy this movie you'll never regret it. It's worth every penny you spent with it. Most especially if you want to finish some chores around the house, and you want your kids occupied this is a great movie for them.I've seen this film so many times with my daughter and I love every minute of it. This is the kind of movie that makes you Sad because of Cinderella's awful situation, Angry because of her evil Step-mom and Step-sister and Happy because her wish came true in the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A set worthy of a Princess!!!! Oct. 5 2005
This set is spectacular. Not only does it include the Platimun Edition DVD, it includes a reproduction film cell, commemroative book of the story and making of the movie. As well as character sketches. The DVD is loaded with extras! Including a sneak peak of Cinderella 3. Which totally blew me away. I won't spoil the surprise. If you love Cinderella and apprecaite the work and effort that goes into animated movies you'll love this set!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Disney's Best Ever! Jan. 6 2004
Format:VHS Tape
I have seen virtually all the Disney movie length cartoons and this one is up there with Snow White, Pinocchio, and The Lion King as one of the best. My daughter seems to watch this film over and over without getting tired. A good investment of your money if you want to keep a young kid occupied for a while.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cinderlla Cinderlla night and day cinderlla June 22 2004
Format:VHS Tape
I have seen this wonderful disney classic at my home and at my grandparents house,i loved the animation and mainly the music because thats what wins me over every movie and cartoon,i will be glad to see it on DVD,this is a movie that every disney fan(like me)should have in there colection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of my all time favorites--Bippity Boopity Boo Nov. 15 2003
Format:VHS Tape
I can still clearly recall watching this movie in the theatre with my mother. I was enchanted immediately and never wanted it to end! I recenltly bought this for my daughter and she loves it too!!! This is a definite classic and DO NOT Miss!!! Talk about feeling like a kid again!
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neuf. Cinderella nous fera revivre de bon moment! merci!
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
The item is unreadable in 3 of the DVD players that I have home.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The quality of the DVD is good and the service delivery was excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love the little mice and I wanted my grand children to love them too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it
Love the movie, it was in perfect condition
Published 3 months ago by Jill Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars An oldie but still goodie
Our granddaughter (about to head off to French immersion kindergarten) loves this classic tale and its catchy tunes. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Prairie Gram
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless
This was the first movie I saw when a child and it is my grand-daughter's favourite. We really enjoy the clarity of Blu-ray. Read more
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This was a gift and that person enjoys this movie very much. She is a huge fan of Disney movies especially the 'Oldies'. I give it a five star rating.
Published 6 months ago by Gloria Fidler
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Though I have yet to watch the movie, it is obviously a genuine original Disney DVD. This copy does not come with a cardboard sleeve but I'm really not too concerned with that. Read more
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