Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Anchor Bay Entertainment's Newest DVD Release Brings a Storied Classic to the Wild West (Review and Giveaway)


"Viewers will fall in love with this fresh version of the well-loved classic," said Erin Carter, Executive Director of Brand Marketing for Anchor Bay Entertainment.  "With engaging characters, an exciting storyline and the Wild West as its amazingly vibrant setting, Cinderella has all the makings of a new classic!"


"Once upon a time... In the west, there was a secluded, pigtailed cowgirl who worked day and night for her wicked stepmother and evil stepsisters in their dusty frontier town. But this is not your typical Cinderella story: When the mother of handsome Prince Vladimir is kidnapped by high-flying desert pirates, Cinderella – with the help of her magical native spiritualist – takes off on an action-packed quest to rescue the Duchess, claim the missing tooth she lost at the ball, and capture the Prince’s heart to become a real princess. Get ready to saddle up for a new look at a classic fairy tale, filled with big adventure, fun surprises and eye-popping animation!"


My Thoughts:

I love it when classic storybook favorite are spun in a new direction, as it oftentimes leads to an entertaining new book or movie.  That is the case with this recent DVD release from Anchor Bay Entertainment, which takes the classic Cinderella stories and turns it into a fun, animated film set in the Wild West.  Yes, you read that right -- Wild West.  Cowboy boots replace Cinderella's glass slippers, and other new adventures unfold as Cinderella the Cowgirl sets out to rid herself of her evil stepmother and stepsisters and find true love. 

Even if young children are not familiar with this classic fable, they will enjoy the fun cast of furry and feathery characters and colorful animation.  Be warned that you way want to sensor a few portions of this DVD, which include mild violence in the form of gunfights and brawls.  And, the use of such words like "stupid" and "idiot" are used.  Luckily I previewed this movie before sharing with my daughter and nieces, and was able to fast forward or take their attention away from the screen when these words were spoken or the violence was shown.  Overall, this is a cute animated film that is loosely based on the popular fairytale, Cinderella, that will have boys and girls engaged from start to finish.


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About Anchor Bay Entertainment

Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children's entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray(tm) formats. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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