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Walt Disney Signature Edition

                                      review by Bobby Blakey


Disney is known for their infamous vault of films. For those that have been living in a vault and do not know what it is, it’s where they store all their movies and periodically re-release them in various formats. This brilliant tradition has made Disney films not only maintain their classic feel and nature, but also keeps from watering down the market. The latest branding that has replaced the Diamond Editions is The Walt Disney Signature Edition that sport high definition with restored picture and sound, as well as numerous special features.

The latest to get this treatment is their 1950 fairy tale classic Cinderella. If you have somehow never seen this film or know the story behind it, it follows a young girl tormented by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters. With her only friends being the animals in the barn and the mice and birds that live in the chateau, she somehow manages to still become a kind and gentle woman. When every single maiden in the kingdom is requested to attend a royal ball in hopes to find the prince a new bride, Cinderella must rely on her new friends and Fairy Godmother to make her dreams come true, despite her step family’s attempts to stop her.

It’s really amazing that a film made so long ago could hold up just like it was made yesterday. There is just something about the old Disney films that stand the test of time like nothing else out there. The story still manages to be relevant today bringing a positive outlook and aspirations for anyone willing to see it. The animation itself is more beautiful than ever in the restored high definition picture. The colors are vibrant and give this film a whole new life like never before. The music and voice work remain top notch as ever and with the sound restoration just makes it that much clearer and effective to the overall watching experience.

In addition to the brilliant look and feel of this high def version, it sports some great special features including classic features from previous releases including a short documentary The Real Fairy Godmother, a behind the scenes peek at the the Disney World Fantasyland, concept art, stills and more as well as new features including trivia and an enhanced edition.

Relive the magic of Cinderella like never before and pick the Cinderella: Anniversary Edition, the newest release in the Walt Disney Signature Collection available now on Digital, Movies Anywhere, Blu-ray and DVD.

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