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Blu-ray review: 'Cinderella: Diamond Edition'

Released Tuesday from the fabled “Disney vault,” one of the Mouse House's most beloved princess stories makes a stunning debut in Blu-ray.
Oklahoman Published: October 5, 2012

The “Diamond Edition” combo pack handily features all the bonus material from the previous DVD releases, including a mini-documentary about Blair, a McAlester native who worked on several famed Disney animated films. Several other making-of featurettes, two unused songs and a storyboard-to-film comparison of the opening sequence are part of the “classic” features.

The new Blu-ray bonus material includes an alternate opening sequence, a charming featurette on the real-life woman who was the inspiration for the Fairy Godmother, a couple of dolled-up infomercials and, best of all, the hilarious short “Tangled Ever After.”

As part of the royal rerelease, Disney has upgraded its Second Screen interactive option to allow children and adults to turn the Blu-ray into a “Personalized Digital Storybook” called “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-You.” The much-ballyhooed bonus feature is supposed to work with an iPad or iPhone app or through Disney's website for laptop users. Although I've used Second Screen online before, I couldn't get the “Cinderella” web version to work on my laptop, even after more than an hour of troubleshooting by my IT professional husband.

Presuming it works better for the iPad and iPhone users it is obviously aimed for, it would be nice if Disney would make its Second Screen compatible for Android tablets and smartphones, rather than treating non-Apple users like peasants and paupers.

— Brandy McDonnell

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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