Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios UK, where the Cinderella Diamond Edition Blu-ray has already released, we catch a (literal) glimpse of some of the bonus features that will be available when the Blu-ray is released on October 2, 2012.
Among the new bonus features are an introduction to the film presented by Diane Disney Miller, a recently discovered alternate opening and a segment titled ‘The Real Fairy Godmother,’ a documentary that examines the life of Mary Alice O’Connor who married Disney animator and Imagineer Ken O’Connor and inspired the character of Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother.
Presented here first is a portion of the introduction of the film by Walt Disney’s daughter, Diane Disney Miller:
Here is some of an animated storyboarded recently discovered in the Walt Disney Archives, which are believed to be a possible alternate opening to Cinderella:
Finally, below are some clips from ‘The Real Fairy Godmother’ which not only discuss the life of Mary Alice O’Connor, but go into other design aspects from the film, including the Pumpkin Coach: