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Pre-Order Disney’s Live-Action Cinderella on Blu-Ray/DVD

Disney’s beloved and empowering fairytale told in a new beautiful way, Cinderella, arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere September 15th. The bonus features include over 12 minutes of additional scenes, the “Frozen Fever” theatrical short and more! The story of… Read More »Pre-Order Disney’s Live-Action Cinderella on Blu-Ray/DVD

Live-Action Prince Charming Movie coming from Disney

A new live-action Disney movie will give Prince Charming his moment in the spotlight. Disney has hired Matt Fogel to write the script. The movie hopes to capitalize on the rejuvenated popularity of fairytales and princess movies at the Hollywood Box office. Disney’s live action… Read More »Live-Action Prince Charming Movie coming from Disney

Disneyland Main Street Enchanted Windows

The scenes in the windows of Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland are being updated to feature dazzling new displays of classic Disney films. Two of the windows are now on display with enchanting scenes from “Peter Pan” and “Cinderella.” The windows transform every few minutes… Read More »Disneyland Main Street Enchanted Windows

Disney’s Cinderella – watch the alternate opening

Disney’s Cinderella, a live-action remake of Walt Disney’s animated classic, will be on store shelves in DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack as of September 15, 2015. The DVD will contain over 12 minutes of additional Scenes, including an alternate opening, plus the “Frozen Fever” theatrical short. Director… Read More »Disney’s Cinderella – watch the alternate opening

Cinderella Box Office Continues to Soar

Disney’s live action remake Cinderella continues its box office success this weekend with $17.5 million earning it a strong fifth place at the box office. The film has now brought in $150 million domestically. Throw in a number one $38.7 million showing internationally, and the… Read More »Cinderella Box Office Continues to Soar

“Cinderella” – new single from Traci Hines

A new single from Traci Hines, of Disney Little Mermaid cosplay fame, was just released. “Cinderella” is all about having hope and determination to make your dreams come true. Written by Traci and her producer Adam Gubman. It’s not a cover of a song from… Read More »“Cinderella” – new single from Traci Hines

Cinderella retold in Mosaic Murals at the Magic Kingdom

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With the movie Cinderella in theaters, I thought it was a good time to take a look at the beautiful piece of art on display inside Cinderella castle at the Magic Kingdom. The main corridor between Fantasyland and the Plaza is home to an amazing tableau retelling of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella” in five massive mosaic murals.

Designed by Disney Imagineer Dorothea Redmond and assembled by artist Hanns-Joachim Scharff and his team of six craftsmen, each mosaic mural was hand cut and applied. There are over 300,000 pieces of Italian glass in more than 500 colors along with ‘gems’ and bits of gold and silver in the murals.

Some of the murals are as large as fifteen feet high and ten feet wide. The whole project took nearly two years to complete.

There’s also a bit of hidden Disney in the mural. In the scene after the ball where Cinderella is trying on the slipper, the footman was made to resemble Herb Ryman and the Arch Duke looks like John Hench. Both men started as animators and later were key to creating the look and feel of Walt’s prized theme parks.

A gallery with 18 more images and close ups from the murals are below the jump.

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