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Cinderella II: Dreams Come True
Genre: Animation

Reviewed In Issue 58 (Mar 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

The voice talents of Jennifer Hale, Rob Paulsen, Corey Burton, Andre Stojka, Russi Taylor, Susanne Blakeslee, Tress MacNeille, Holland Taylor, Christopher Daniel Barnes & Frank Welker

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes up-front ads, a read-along screen storybook, an interactive game (godmother forbid your child makes a mistake in this one), a six-minute featurette, a music video, and a DVD-ROM preview for

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 22033
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 73
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 02/26/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Kafka
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:

DVD Picture:
The windowboxed 1.66:1 DVD is anamorphically enhanced and exhibits animation that should be pleasing for the little ones. At times, images appear slightly soft. Colors are rich and vibrant, with satisfying balance and contrast. There is a slight edge of enhancement noticed, but children are not likely to be distracted by it. That said, the picture should satisfy its target audience. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1-channel discrete soundtracks have been very nicely recorded. The sonic presentation overall should please and delight with a welcome sense of immersion and expansiveness, especially across the screen. There is usually a predominant focus of the soundstage toward the screen, but the surrounds do become gently engaged, providing for subtle yet quite effective envelopment. The music is a nice recording and palpably fills the listening space. Dialogue reproduction is noteworthy, with natural-sounding voices and respectable ambience integration with the visuals. This soundtrack does not seem to distinguish itself in terms of the low-end, and the .1 LFE is essentially a non-factor. The DTS

  WSR DVD-ROM Review
DVD-ROM Enhancements Rating:

DVD-ROM Review:
After loading the Interactual Player 2 software, you are brought to the DVD-ROM main menu, which includes links titled Cinderella