After its final theatrical re-release on November 20, 1987, and as announced on July 29, 1988, Cinderella was released on home video for the first time on October 4, 1988, and like other Disney films, we don't see the RKO Radio Pictures or a Buena Vista Film Distribution logo. There was another animated film that was re-issued before Cinderella in 1987 titled The Aristocats, but unlike Cinderella, it didn't get a VHS in 1988.

There was a demo version of the tape that had the 1984 Walt Disney Classics logo, marking the logo from 1984-1988. What's even weirder to know is that the trailer for Oliver & Company indeed has closed captions, despite the greenband screen.

Cinderella sold over 7.2 million copies during sales through April 30, 1989, when the video was discontinued.


The timeless story of Cinderella remains one of Walt Disney's finest animated achievements of all time. Burdened with endless chores, Cinderella holds fast to dreams of someday escaping her drudgery. With some help from her small friends Jaq and Gus, a Fairy Godmother and some "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" from a magical wand, Cinderella's breathtaking triumph is the original "rags to riches" story that provides unparalleled, everlasting entertainment. Brilliantly told through romance, fantasy and song, Cinderella is a classic adventure for one and all The New York Times.

Advertised on:

  1. The November 23, 1988 broadcast of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope on CBS

VHS Supplements

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BVWD FBI Warning Screen 3a1 Disney Red Warning (1984) Remake Oliver & Company (1988) Walt Disney Classics (1988)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
France 1991
Brazil September 1992
Japan October 21, 1992
United Kingdom November 2, 1992
Australia October 23, 1992
Chile November 27, 1992

Television broadcasts

Cinderella premiered on the Disney Channel on October 14, 1989. The movie later aired five more times through November 25.



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