Just decided to create a placeholder thread when I saw this
on HMV. I'm not usually one for rumors but could Disney be bringing this forward to tie in with the Royal Wedding? I doubt it but it does seem oddly convenient.
I doubt that Disney would quickly release Cinderella
so suddenly royal wedding or none. It seems a bit desperate for them to prepare a cash-in release for one of its absolute crown jewels, on par in terms of sacredness with The Lion King
and Snow White
. Also, the wedding itself is around two months away, so there's very little time to prepare a new release that would have to be out within around six weeks. Even so, there are several available titles concerning royalty that Disney could push if they so wished: Beauty and the Beast, The Princess and the Frog, The Princess Diaries, Enchanted
, to name a few.
I think an October 2012 release is most likely; it would fit into the seven year time frame perfectly (as opposed to Bambi
or Lady and the Tramp
, cough cough). As with Bambi
, all I feel is really needed for this release are the old materials (well, the non-fluff ones) plus a few new ones to compliment them. The Platinum was actually reasonably good, with a good deal of archive materials normally unseen outside of a few releases. The only problems were that a ESPN tie-in featurette was included (then again, Eisner-era Disney was at a real low at this point), and that there was no commentary or equivalent, so hopefully we'll get that this time.