Disney + has announced that it will debut a new 4K restoration of the 1950’s animated classic, Cinderella, on August 25. Check out a preview clip of the new restoration below.
reissuing Cinderella It will coincide with International Princess Week, and will arrive as part of the ongoing Disney 100 celebrations, which commemorate the centennial of The Walt Disney Company. The new restoration will update the look and sound of the 1950’s version, but will do so while honoring the artistic vision of the original animators. According to a press release, the animation restoration was “a labor of love” that spanned several years.
“Working with our restoration team along with in-house technical experts, third-party vendors, and consultants from Walt Disney Animation Studios, we have been able to make this classic 1950’s look and sound better than ever,” said Kevin Schafer, director of restoration at The Walt Disney Animation Studios. Walt Disney, he said in a press release. “We began the process by pulling the original nitrate negative from the Library of Congress, scanning the successive exposure color records in 4K. Then we did a cleanup pass to remove dirt and as many artifacts as possible. The restoration tools currently available allowed us to produce a sharper image and a higher quality of effort. previous.”
Moving forward, Schafer made it clear that the restoration team didn’t want to lose any details or artistic choices made by the original filmmakers. To ensure this was avoided, they brought in the “Legends and Authorities of Disney Animation,” Michael Giaimo and Eric Goldberg.
Goldberg, who co-directed the 1995 Disney movie PocahontasHe explained that his passion for the original made restoration a fruitful endeavour. “Working with Mike to restore this movie was a labor of love,” he said in a press release. “We both really loved the film, and we felt very strongly that we had to preserve it. Viewers who watch this restoration will see more clarity, but they will also see more subtlety. They will see the differences in color from one shot to the next, and discover how one color works with another. We knew Mike and I are what the movie was supposed to look like, and it took a lot of time to get back to Cinderella with dusty blonde hair and a silver dress. I’m proud that the studio felt it was important to get this restoration right, and trusted a bunch of us to do it.”
last May, a result He made a definitive arrangement of every Disney song ever, and in 1950 Cinderella perform well. One of the film’s songs, “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”, even cracked the top ten, coming in at number eight. Check out the full list to see how the movie’s other songs ranked.
A dream come true. ✨
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