Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Before Cinderella Glows Away Forever (or something like that)
I’m sure you’ve seen the TV commercials ominously informing one and all that “Cinderella is going back into the Disney Vault on January 31.” This could be a good time to check out the Cinderella Platinum Edition Collector’s DVD Gift Set. In addition to the 2 Disc DVD of the animated feature and accompanying bonus features and a set of lithographs, the Deluxe DVD also includes a book written by me. Walt Disney’s Masterpiece Cinderella: A Dream Come True was first published as part of the deluxe VHS and laser disc (sounds primitive, doesn’t it?) video release in 1995. The current volume is much smaller than the original version but it retains much of the art and all of my text: both the retelling of the film’s story and the historical creation-of-the-film account. Displayed here are the original cover, title page and some of the text, covering a few behind-the-scenes tidbits on Cinderella’s mouse friends, Gus and Jaq. Remember, just because the Cinderella DVD is “going back into the Disney vault” it's still available here and elsewhere.