Disney+ new 4K version of Cinderella is part of the Disney100 Celebration.
Disney+ is set to debut a new restoration of Walt Disney’s iconic animated film, “Cinderella,” on August 25th. This is part of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ongoing Disney100 celebration. The remarkable achievement marks the first time the film will be streaming in 4K. It will provide audiences with an immersive viewing experience.
Originally released in 1950, “Cinderella” was hailed for its stylish look, refined animation, and captivating storytelling. The film played a vital role in saving the Studio from financial problems that arose during the difficult war years. It was directed by Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, and Clyde Geronimi. “Cinderella” received three Oscar nominations and cemented its place as a timeless Disney classic. The stellar voice cast includes Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley, and Verna Felton. The memorable songs are by Mack David, Jerry Livingston, and Al Hoffman.
The look and sound is better than ever.
The restoration began by carefully pulling the original nitrate negative from the Library of Congress and scanning the successive exposure color records in 4K. The team then took a thorough cleaning pass to eliminate dirt and artifacts. Leveraging the advances in technology, they were able to produce a sharper and higher quality image compared to previous efforts. The team successfully restored and preserved the film’s rich colors, contrast, and accuracy of the original cels and artwork.