Disney’s Cinderella on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere is available NOW! This movie is so, so good. Just beautifully done and an inspiration to have courage and be kind. (Don’t you love that part of the movie?!) The bonus features includes over 12 minutes of additional scenes, the “ Frozen Fever” theatrical short (adorable!!) and more!
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.
What do we think?
We were sent a copy to review and share our thoughts with you. I just love, love, love this movie. It’s such a beautiful story. Cinderella is the kindest, sweetest girl and when the fairy godmother steps in and sends her to the ball in the most gorgeous gown you could dream up…magic! The acting is great. Lily James is the perfect Cinderella and I just love Helena Bonham Carter as the fairy godmother.
This movie has it all. A beautiful story and message, great acting, lovely scenes and costumes. It’s a gem!
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The Blu-Ray Bonus Features 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, 2004) and share some lighthearted moments with the cast.
- taging 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.
I have a peek at a bunch of Bonus Features for you here:
Alternate Opening – Ella’s Childhood from Disney’s Cinderella
Bonus Clip: Ballroom Detail
Bonus Clip: First Dance
Bonus Clip: Working With Animals
Bonus Clip: Costumes
CINDERELLA is available for to own now! Grab your family’s copy and enjoy this live-action classic at home!