Evil Genie Jafar wrote:
I can't believe how well Cinderella's being doing.
I just checked dvdempire and Cinderella's #1 on sales since several days by now. A first I think for an animated movie.
And I think the same goes everywhere. Probably doing better than Bambi and much better than Aladdin.
I'm actually quite happy that Cinderella
is doing so well!
I must admit, though, that it's very sad that other Disney movies haven't done as well. But remember, Aladdin
did not get as much marketing and advertising as Cinderella
. When Aladdin
didn't do as well as Disney hoped, I assume they learned their lesson and went all out for Cinderella
will always be my favorite movie, but the first time I watched it's restoration, I was so distracted by the huge difference between the DVD and the VHS versions that I couldn't enjoy the movie as much as I'd hoped. I really saw what Luke, Evil Genie Jafar, and others meant about the film being simple and not that great. But I have fond memories of the movie from childhood, and there are certain parts of the movie that just stick with me and make me feel very nice. A pumpkin chnaging into a coach will always be cool, and a fat cat's antics with mice will always make me smile, even if I can't laugh because I've seen it so many times.
The restoration actually makes the movie look alien to my memories. I know they recolored some(if not all) of the animation, because by observing carefully I can see that the recoloring job actually colored over some of the animation's outlines. It's especially evident in the scene where Cinderella tries to pick up her glass slipper, but the Grand Duke gets it before her. I actually am thankful the "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" music video is on there with clips of the unrestored version. The video helped me see that Disney has altered my favorite movie.
But aside from that, I watched the whole first disc and I must say I'm rather disapointed. The menus on the first disc are, for the most part, animated well, but the music is so bad! "Cinderella Stories" does not belong in this release, and it would be better as a longer special on ESPN. The music videos were actually okay, and I enjoyed the sneak peeks for Lady and the Tramp
, Cinderella III
, and he Little Mermaid
. I hope the second disc is better, though, in menus and bonus features.
Joe Carioca wrote:
Not bad at all for a 50-year-old traditionally-animated "chick flick".
is not a chick flick! I'm a boy and Cinderella
is my favorite movie! Mice nearly getting killed by a huge, roaring cat. Pumkin's gettin' down with their orange selves as they tranform into a vehicle. A fierce race with guards galloping on black steeds, chasing a nearly floating coach. An angry, red-faced king hacking away at a duke with a sword. Add in a pyrotechnic show of white sparkles, and what've you got? An action-packed, special effects extravaganza!