‘Cinderella’ Diamond Edition to Include ‘Tangled Ever After,’ Second Screen and New Fantasyland Preview
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Cinderella Diamond Edition will be available to own on Disney Blu-ray/DVD on October 2, 2012 and is now available for pre-order from both Amazon.com and DisneyStore.com (as a 2 disc edition, along with their usual exclusive bonus set of lithographs).
In addition, there will also be a six disc limited edition Cinderella Trilogy boxed set packaged inside a functional jewelry case (also available for pre-order). The boxed set will consist of a the Cinderella blu-ray, a single blu-ray containing both of the sequels (Cinderella, Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True, and Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time) along with individual copies of each on DVD and the digital copy disc). The discs themselves come inside a storybook packaging (Amazon.com has a photo as well as a demo unboxing video).
Bonus features are set to include as follows:
DVD BONUS FEATURES:
- Tangled Ever After animated short
- Behind the Magic: A New Disney Princess Fantasyland – Discover how Imagineers are creating a whole new Fantasyland at Walt Disney World featuring each of the Disney Princesses.
- Diane Disney Miller intro
BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES:
- All of the DVD bonus features PLUS
- Bibbidi-Bobbidi-You! Personalized Digital Storybook (A Disney Second Screen experience) – With the wave of the Fairy Godmother’s wand, you are transported into a full interactive Cinderella storybook experience.
- The Magic Of The Glass Slipper: A Cinderella Story
- The Real Fairy Godmother – The incredible true story of Mary Alice O’Connor
- Alternate Opening Sequence
- And classic DVD bonuses
The ultimate fairytale that has represented, for centuries, the definitive expression of timeless love, transformation, the fulfillment of a dream come true and, above all, the happily ever after, comes alive in 2012 as The Walt Disney Studios and famed red-sole designer Christian Louboutin, come together to celebrate the magic and inspiration behind of one of the greatest fairytales of all time, Disney’s Cinderella.
Louboutin, whose designs are the epitome of style, power, femininity and elegance, was invited by Disney to bring Cinderella to life with a fashion forward twist. As part of this collaboration, Louboutin will design a Cinderella slipper putting his own magic touch on the world’s most famous pair of shoes. This announcement precedes Louboutin’s 20th Anniversary retrospective exhibition at the London Design Museum and the and the global release of Disney’s animated classic masterpiece Cinderella Diamond Edition on Blu-ray coming to market this Fall.
‘Isn’t it everyone’s dream, to once in your life part of a fairy tale? Walt Disney Studios gave me a wonderful opportunity to live this magical moment,’ says Louboutin. ‘I have been so lucky to have crossed paths with Cinderella, an icon who is so emblematic to the shoe world as well as the dream world.’
The designer’s mesmerizing creations are full of whimsy and glamour and his limitless imagination has helped him turn his dreams to reality and help women all over the world over feel like princesses.
More details on the collaboration are expected to be released in July, 2012.
To celebrate their first wedding anniversary, Kevin Jonas of the pop trio “Jonas Brothers” and his wife Danielle pose Dec. 19, 2010 in front of Cinderella Castle with Cinderella and Prince Charming at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The couple wed Dec. 19, 2009 at Oheka Castle in Long Island, New York, and will celebrate their first anniversary by staying Sunday night in the Cinderella Castle Suite, the only hotel room inside the Walt Disney World theme park castle.
Photo by Preston Mack, courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort
Tokyo Disneyland to Open ‘Cinderella’s Fairy Tale Hall’ in April 2011; Encourages Use of Flash Photography
Tokyo Disneyland® Park announced its new attraction titled Cinderella’s Fairy Tale Hall is scheduled to open on April 15, 2011. This will be a walkthrough-type attraction located inside Cinderella Castle in which guests can wander through gorgeous rooms that bring the world of Disney’s classic animated film Cinderella to life and view paintings, diorama, and other artworks that follow the story of the beloved princess. Cinderella, wanting to share her magical princess story, decided to open up the castle even during her absence and exhibit various artworks that show scenes from her story.
In the lobby and corridor, guests will find eight murals showing how Cinderella changed from beloved daughter, to servant girl and then to Princess. They will also find a diorama of Cinderella being magically transformed into wearing a beautiful ball gown and other works of art made from various materials such as paper, wood and glass. In the Grand Hall, guests will also find a magnificent chandelier, the renowned glass slipper, a throne and special paintings that reveal a magical message when photographed using a flash.
(AUG. 8, 2010): Actor Brendan Fraser, star of films “The Mummy” and “The Mummy Returns,” poses Aug. 8, 2010 with a “step-mummy,” aka Lady Tremaine, The Wicked Stepmother from “Cinderella,” at the Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Scott Miller, photographer)
Disney D23 has reported that Ilene Woods, best known to Disney fans as the original voice of Cinderella, has passed away at the age of 81. No additional details have been provided at this time.
Woods was offered the opportunity to audition for Cinderella after she had recorded demos of songs from the film for songwriters Mack David and Jerry Livingston who had become friends with her through a music radio show she once hosted. After hearing the recordings, Walt Disney extended an invitation for Woods to audition for the film — she won the role, but never met Walt until after the film had been completed.
Ilene Woods was named a Disney Legend in 2003.
Aimed at girls ages 5 – 8, the Princess & Me dolls (Tiana, Aurora, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel) measure a whopping 18″ in height and seek to engage the child into exploring a whole new world of play beyond the cardboard box. Their unique facial features as the classic Disney Princesses are re-imagined as how they might appear if they were tweens. Each retails for $49.99 and includes a booklet filled with Disney Princess fun facts and activities and the opportunity to register so the child receives a special letter on their birthday from their favorite Princess.
The real slant on the collection, however, is that there is a full line of accessories and highly-detailed wardrobe available which includes actual Disney Princess roleplay dresses for the child that match the doll’s clothing exactly. There’s also a line of purses inspired by each of the Disney Princesses that comes in both child and doll sizes (shown together with the dresses below, but sold separately).
The matching child dresses are also $49.99 each while the individual doll outfits are $14.99 – $19.99 each (ballet and sleepwear at launch). Also available is a Princess & Me Vanity Set for $14.99, a Princess & Me Wardrobe for $39.99 and a Princess & Me Canopy Bed for $49.99.
The collection will be available exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us beginning in August and the Disney Store in fall. Additionally, QVC will introduce the collection next month to accept pre-orders.
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Since they were first introduced for Valentine’s day, Hallmark has been steadily growing its offering of augmented reality greeting cards. By purchasing the cards in-store, the recipient can download special software specific to the card (Windows only) and use their webcam to produce an interactive augmented reality visual featuring their favorite characters.
Pictured on the top are new Father’s Day cards featuring Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King and are available at most Hallmark stores. The cards on the bottom feature characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and the Disney Princesses and are available exclusively at Walmart. To see pictures of all of the available cards, visit the Hallmark augmented reality card website.
For more information on the cards as well as sample videos of the cards in action, check out our original coverage here.
Even though they’re being released in the UK (save for any importers who bring them over to this side of the pond), we just couldn’t resist mentioning these brand new Disney Princess pens from Pyramid International. Aurora, Cinderella, Snow White and Belle combine both form and function in these full body pens. And just that little something extra, the pens also feature a feathery dress as the perfect writing utensil accent for a budding princess.
She has been hand-crafted with the special attention to detail that is the hallmark of all Marie Osmond dolls. “Disneyland® park 55th Anniversary – Cinderella Tiny Tot” is hallmarked on the back of her neck with Marie’s signature and is hand numbered. She sits approximately 6″ tall and will retail for $55.
She will be available exclusively online beginning March 2 at 11 am ET/8 am PT and will be limited to two per customer. At that time, you will be able to purchase her at this link.