Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ornament Review: Cinderella - Art of Disney Animation #12 - 2016 Disney Store Ornament

Stars: 4 out of 5
Pros: Unique take on popular character done well
Cons: Unique take is a double edged sword
The Bottom Line:
Cinderella piece
Captured at start of story
Fun because unique

A Dreamy Twist on Cinderella

There are numerous ornaments of the Disney princesses, so there are numerous ornaments of Cinderella.  However, most of them focus on her in her ball gown, so the ornament that closes out the Art of Disney Animation series is unique, and I really like it for that.

You see, this ornament is actually from the first scene in the movie.  Cinderella is still in bed, and she is singing “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.”  While none of the mice are in the ornament, you can actually picture them around her listening.  Her knees are pulled up, and the bed clothes are bunched up around her as a result.

And because of the different choice, I like it.  It would have been easy to have her getting her dress or something like that, but there is something cute and utterly charming about this pose.  What strikes me the most about it, however, is the bright colors.  No, they don’t overwhelm, but it will definitely stand out on a tree.  You’ve got her traditional light blue, this time on her nightgown, and the grown of the headboard and blanket.  Somehow, that combination seems to stand out to me.

Because Cinderella is in her bed, there is a nice flat base to this ornament.  That makes it easy of you want to display it year round somewhere.  If you want to hang it on your tree, you’ll find a red ribbon already attached through the loop on her head.  When you go to hang it, you’ll find that it hangs level.

While Cinderella as a whole would be hugely popular, this different pose has proven to be aimed more at the diehard Disnerds only.  That’s not a bad thing, just something I have noticed.  Still, if you are looking for something different for this character, this ornament is definitely for you.

This may not be as popular as Cinderella in her ball gown, but it is nice to have an ornament that reminds us of her beginnings.  If you are looking for something like that, this piece is for you.

And if you are looking for more of these ornaments, here are the rest of the Art of Animation Ornaments.

Original Price: $19.95

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