In her only color cartoon, Betty Boop goes to the ball thanks to the good fairy; later, only her foot fits the glass slipper.


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Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ...
Various (voice) (uncredited)
Bonnie Poe ...
Fairy Godmother / Ugly Stepsisters (voice) (uncredited)
Betty Boop (voice) (uncredited)


In her only color cartoon, Betty Boop goes to the ball thanks to the good fairy; later, only her foot fits the glass slipper.

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Release Date:

3 August 1934 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The title is based on the classic French fairy tale "Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper" about a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune. See more »


Version of Cindy (1978) See more »


Poor Cinderella
Written by Charles Tobias, Murray Mencher, Jack Scholl
Sung by Betty Boop
Performed by Phil Spitalny and his orchestra
Later sung by Betty and by the singer with the megaphone
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Betty Boop as Cinderella
31 May 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Poor Cinderella (1934)

**** (out of 4)

Excellent Betty Boop cartoon is the only one to feature her in color and they made her a red head as well! In the film she plays Cinderella who is granted a magical night thanks to her fairy godmother and soon the Prince falls in love with her. Storywise this here is pretty familiar to all the other versions out there but the real interest here is getting to see Betty Boop in color. I'm not sure of the reasonings behind making her a red head but it's certainly interesting to say the very least. The short really does follow the story pretty closely so those expecting to see something new might be disappointed. However, fans of Boop are going to love seeing the sexy "actress" getting to play her looks down as the abused Cinderella. I thought these early scenes were very good and things certainly got better as the Pre-Code naughty moments happen and this is when Betty is pretty much stripped down in order for her new clothes to be put on her. Modern audiences probably wouldn't even think about this but film buffs know this wasn't always accepted. The Technicolor is also extremely good here and overall this is just a highly entertaining short.

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