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Disney Plus will start streaming Cinderella in 4K in August

Disney Plus will start streaming Cinderella in 4K in August


The restored version of the animated classic lands on Disney Plus on August 25th.

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An before-and-after picture showing the restoration of the Cinderella movie
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Disney Plus is getting a restored version of the classic Cinderella movie. Starting on August 25th, you can stream the 1950 animated film in 4K.

Disney says it worked with the experts at the Walt Disney Animation Studios to enhance both the look and sound of the film, all while preserving “the rich colors, contrast, and accuracy of the original cels and artwork.” You can get a glimpse at how this might look in the before and after image embedded above.

To create the restoration, Kevin Schaeffer, the director of restoration at Walt Disney Studios, says the team pulled Cinderella’s original nitrate negative from the Library of Congress and then scanned “the successive exposure color records in 4K.” From there, they cleaned up any artifacts and dirt and used restoration tools to “produce a sharper and higher quality image than previous efforts.”

This version of Cinderella already made its debut at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. While Disney released a physical copy of the restored film on Blu-ray and DVD to Disney Movie Club members earlier this year, it will release the film to everyone on August 1st. So if you can’t wait until the end of August or just don’t have a Disney Plus subscription, that’s one other way to watch the renewed classic.