Cinderella took two years to finish. As Disney came out of the financial drain of World War II, it seemed like it was going to take forever to get back to normal. Plus, Europe was just now coming back from the War and theaters were re-opening. It was time to make a kid movie for the entire world to enjoy. So, Disney leaned hard on the Brothers Grimm to make something with global reach.
The critical appeal wasn’t unexpected. However, no one expected it to be such a box office smash. Now, the film is regarded as the capstone on Disney’s Golden Era. The 1950s were going to get wilder, wider and reach much deeper as the Disney Empire expanded. The recent Disney Signature Edition was put together to honor the film’s recent induction into the National Film Registry.
Curious about the special features? Check them out here.
- Try This Trivia on for Size – Join Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel’s Sydney to the Max and put your knowledge of Cinderella to the test.
- In Walt’s Words: Enhanced Edition – Watch the movie and gain some insight into its production with storyboards, archival photos, sketches and transcripts.
- Diane Disney Miller “Cinderella” Film Intro – In this introduction to the animated classic, Diane Disney Miller describes how Cinderella helped launch a studio renaissance.
- The Real Fairy Godmother – Learn about the real-life inspiration for the Fairy Godmother: Mary Alice O’Connor, wife of Disney layout artist Ken O’Connor.
- Behind the Magic: A New Disney Princess Fairyland – Discover how Imagineers created a Fantasyland at Walt Disney World featuring each of the Disney Princesses.
- The Magic of the Glass Slipper – World-famous shoe designer Christian Louboutin creates a very exclusive “Glass Slipper” in honor of a beloved Disney classic.
THE ART OF CINDERELLA
- Concept Art – View a gallery of concept art from the feature’s production.
- Character Model Sheets – View a gallery of character model sheets from the feature’s production.
- Story Sketches – View a gallery of story sketches from the feature’s production.
- Live-Action Reference – View a gallery of photos taken from live-action footage shot as a reference for the animated feature.
- Pencil Animation – View a gallery of pencil animation from the feature’s production.
- Behind-the-Scenes Stills – View a gallery of behind-the-scenes stills from the feature’s production.
- Feature Stills – View a gallery of stills from the feature.
MUSIC AND MORE
- “Cinderella” Title Song
- “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”
- “Oh, Sing Sweet Nightingale”
- “The Work Song”
- “So This Is Love”
Cinderella: Signature Edition is available June 25th!
CINDERELLA WALTZED INTO THE NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS AND THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CELEBRATED THE FILM’S UPCOMING ANNIVERSARY RELEASE AND INDUCTION INTO THE
NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY WITH SCREENING AND BALL
AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ON THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019
“The dreams that you wish will come true.” In honor of the timeless classic CINDERELLA’s upcoming 70th anniversary and induction into the National Film Registry, Walt Disney Studios and the Library of Congress celebrated the film that taught us to “have faith in your dreams” with a fun-filled night on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Library of Congress which included a screening, presentation and VIP Ball. The magical evening included a screening of the film and a special appearance by Cinderella herself, who descended the Library of Congress stairs to join the festivities. Guest enjoyed themed photo opportunities, a meet-and-greet with Cinderella and an exclusive look at Cinderella items from the Library of Congress’ collection.
Dr. Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress, presented the film’s official certificate that inducted CINDERELLA into the National Film Registry to Mary Walsh, Managing Director of the Animation Research Library at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Attendees included members of Congress, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, and other notable D.C. area tastemakers and influencers.