Last year, Disney’s animated classic Cinderella was inducted into the National Film Registry. On top of that, a special Walt Disney Signature Collection edition will be released later this month. To celebrate these two facts, Walt Disney Studios screened the classic film at the Library of Congress Thursday.
- Walt Disney Studios and the Library of Congress celebrated the film that taught us to "have faith in your dreams" with a fun-filled night on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Library of Congress which included a screening, presentation and VIP Ball.
- The magical evening included a special screening of the film and a special appearance by Cinderella herself, who descended the Library of Congress stairs to join the festivities.
- Dr. Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress, presented the film's official certificate that inducted Cinderella into the National Film Registry to Mary Walsh,Managing Director of the Animation Research Library at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
- Attendees of the event included members of Congress, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and other notable D.C. area tastemakers and influencers.
- Ahead of the film’s upcoming 70th anniversary in February, 2020, the Walt Disney Signature Collection edition of the animated classic will be arriving on Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Multi-Screen Edition on June 26th.
- It is also available now on Digital HD.
- Check out Alex’s review of this special release of Cinderella.
- Cinderella was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2018, joining other Disney animated classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Beauty and the Beast.
- The National Film Registry selects 25 films each year showcasing the range and diversity of American film heritage to increase awareness for its preservation.