Cinderella (1950)

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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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12 December 2002 | laffinsal
Magical
Let's not be coy, this is one of Disney's finest animated features. The characters, the colors, the music, it's all wonderful. The studio was at it's absolute peak at this point, with the terrific "streamlined" look to the artwork, that would be changed to a more "rough" appearance in just a few years following this movie.

And what's not to like about it? Cinderella is one of the more endearing characters to come from a Disney feature, her stepmother and stepsisters some of the meanest, and her mice and bird friends, some of the most charming.

Memorable scenes include the "Nightingale" number, with Cinderella's reflection in the soap bubbles, the evil sisters tearing her dress to shreds, her arrival at the ball, and the trying-on of the slipper. Add to that some great numbers like "Bibbodi Bobbodi Boo", and the mice's "work song". A wonderful movie, that never loses its magic, no matter how old you are.

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Trivia

The characters of the wicked stepsisters are unnamed in most of the variations of the Cinderella tale, and they seem to have no individual traits. The Disney version names them Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine and gives them different looks.


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

(at around 45 mins) When the Fairy Godmother changes the mice into horses, aside from Gus and Jaq, she changes one mouse with a hat (one of the twins; either Bert or Mert), and another without (the small mouse, Luke). However, when they turn back (at around 55 mins), the two mice besides Gus and Jaq are both Bert and Mert, instead of only one of the twins and Luke.


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

Sing, Sweet Nightingale
(1949) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by
Mack David, Jerry Livingston, and Al Hoffman
Performed by Eleanor Audley, Rhoda Williams, and Ilene Woods

Storyline

Plot Summary


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:

$96,383,330

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