Disney’s Live Action Cinderella released today (September 15, 2015) on BluRay/DVD. It is such a beautiful film (both the cinematography AND the movie’s messages) and for those reasons, I think it’s a great one to add to your Disney movie library!
Disney sent me a copy a few days prior to the release for review and I loved it just as much a second time as I did in the theaters. It’s such a good movie. Honestly, I was a nervous about a live action remake of one of my favorite fairy tales, but Disney did a fantastic job with this! The messages about being kind are SO important – so much so that I even made a “Have Courage. Be Kind” printable that is still up in our house (<–you can click the link to download your own copy). In case you haven’t see it, here’s the trailer:
The kids have really gotten into watching bonus features on our movies lately, and there are some great ones for Cinderella! Here’s the bonus features list:
Cinderella DVD Bonus Features:
- 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.
- Plus, there’s the animated short, Frozen Fever! The boys LOVED this one – it’s super cute and funny!
And, now that the movie is out on DVD, one thing we LOVE doing is having themed movie nights. They can be simple or elaborate with a whole fun, themed party! Either way, I decided to round up some great Cinderella ideas for you – there’s free printable coloring pages/activity sheets, plus cute crafts and easy recipes!
Cinderella Coloring Pages, Crafts, Recipes, and more!
- Magic Wand Rice Kripsies Treats
- Have Courage & Be Kind Free Printable
- DIY Cinderella Slipper Craft
- Cinderella Slipper & Crown Party Favors
- Glass Slipper Treat Party Favors/Party Decor
- Paper Plate Cinderella Carriage Craft
- Tiara Crown Pizzas
- Cinderella’s Stepsister Cookies
- Cinderella Pumpkin Craft
- Cinderella Printable Coloring Pages & Activities (you can choose to download coloring pages, a Cinderella memory game, Cinderella wordsearch, and more!)
Need even more movie night party ideas? Disney shared a few more fun things here, including recipes & crafts!
So, be sure to bring home Cinderella today and have a fun family movie night! when you buy Cinderella on Blu-Ray, DVD or Digital HD on Disney Movies Anywhere, you can also receive this beautiful Cinderella charm necklace for just $8.99 (plus $2.95 s&h). I received one as a special gift from my friends at Disney and it really is a beautiful little necklace. It would make a great gift to present at a birthday, Christmas, or even a special movie night at home. (Offer valid 9/15/15 until 12/22/15)
As part of your movie watching, I also encourage you to join in Disney’s Million Words of Kindness Campaign. This would be a GREAT activity to do as a family!!
What fun Cinderella activities/ideas would YOUR kids like best?