You can be the belle of the Blu as Walt Disney Studios has announced the home release date and bonus features for director Kenneth Branagh’s worldwide smash Cinderella, which will arrive on Blu-ray combo pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on September 15. Check out the list of bonus features (including the short Frozen Fever) along with a clip of the film’s alternate opening below!
BONUS (for Digital HD/SD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere)
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.
Staging 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.
Deleted Scenes: With introduction by Kenneth Branagh. Includes “Serving” (0:56), “The Mourning” (4:24), “Getting to Know You” (2:00), “The Search for Cinderella” (1:14) and “Dear Kit” (2:57)
The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father suddenly and 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 abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if 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.” Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.
Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham Carter co-star in the film, which earned over $532 million worldwide.