Cinderella (1950)

G   |    |  Animation, Family, Fantasy


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When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.


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19 January 2004 | Smells_Like_Cheese
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Cinderella takes me back, when I was a little girl I loved the princesses of Disney. Cinderella was one of my favorites because I always was so enchanted by the story. Any child or family members will enjoy this wonderful and magical story.

We have Cinderella who is a beautiful girl enslaved by her wicked step mother and ugly step sisters. She cleans and cooks for them without ever receiving thanks. The only friends she has in the world are the mice in the attic that are so charming and musical. When the ladies receive an invitation to the King's ball to find a lady for his son, the prince, a.k.a. Prince Charming, they all get excited, Cinderella overhears the exciting news and asks if she could come too. Her step mother makes a false promise and says if she does her chores and such, she can come too. Of course, she doesn't keep her promise and destroys a beautiful dress she and the mice made for the ball. Leaving poor Cinderella behind, a wonderful thing happens, Cinderella's fairy god mother appears and creates a beautiful dress and carriage out of things from around the house and even makes the mice and horses into elegant horses and a driver for the carriage. When the prince sees Cinderella at the ball, he has fallen hard for her. All the ladies are jealous, including her step mother and sisters. But Cinderella must return home at midnight when the spell is broken, all she leaves behind is her glass slipper. The next day the prince is on a hunt to find this girl who fits the slipper and is making a stop at Cinderella's house where her step mother has found out about her night and locks her in her room.

Can she escape in time to tell the prince that it was her at the ball? You'll just have to find out. Trust me, this is a true Disney classic with beautiful animation and classic music that is so charming. You can't help but fall in love with this masterpiece. A dream is a wish your heart makes, this movie captures everything a girl could want.

9/10

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dinah Shore and Deanna Durbin were considered for the voice of Cinderella, but after Walt Disney heard demo recordings of the film's score by big band singer Ilene Woods, the relatively unknown Woods (who only had one film credit before 'Cinderella') was cast in the title role.


Quotes

Narrator: Once upon a time in a faraway land, there was a tiny kingdom; peaceful, prosperous, and rich in romance and tradition. Here in a stately chateau, there lived a widowed gentleman, and his little daughter, Cinderella. Although he was a kind and ...


Goofs

When the Duke tells the King that the Prince wants to marry the girl he danced with at the ball (Cinderella), he happily offers to knight the Duke. As a Grand Duke, the Duke holds a peerage; a knighthood can only be conferred on someone who does not hold a peerage (non-noble).


Crazy Credits

In lieu of a cast list, the opening credits specify "with the talents of" followed by nine names: Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Claire Du Brey, Rhoda Williams, James MacDonald, Helene Stanley, Luis Van Rooten, and Don Barclay. However, only seven of these persons provided voices for the animated characters (according to studio records) and are listed in the cast. Both Stanley and Du Brey were live action models to help the artists animate the humans. They were placed in the miscellaneous section.


Alternate Versions

The 2005 DVD includes additional end credits listing members of the restoration team and previously uncredited participants of the voice cast.


Soundtracks

Cinderella
(1949) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by
Mack David, Jerry Livingston, and Al Hoffman
Performed by the Jud Conlon Chorus with Marni Nixon singing as a soloist

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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Animation | Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance

Box Office

Budget:

$2,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,300,000 20 December 1981

Gross USA:

$93,141,149

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95,126,722

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