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Cinderella (1950)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Fantasy | 4 March 1950 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ilene Woods ...
Cinderella (voice)
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Lady Tremaine (voice)
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Fairy Godmother (voice)
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(voice) (as Claire DuBrey)
Rhoda Williams ...
Drizella (voice)
James MacDonald ...
Jaq / Gus / Bruno (voice) (as James Macdonald)
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(voice)
Luis Van Rooten ...
King / Grand Duke (voice)
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Doorman (voice)
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Storyline

In a far away, long ago kingdom, Cinderella is living happily with her mother and father until her mother dies. Cinderella's father remarries a cold, cruel woman who has two daughters, Drizella and Anastasia. When the father dies, Cinderella's wicked stepmother turns her into a virtual servant in her own house. Meanwhile, across town in the castle, the King determines that his son the Prince should find a suitable bride and provide him with a required number of grandchildren. So the King invites every eligible maiden in the kingdom to a fancy dress ball, where his son will be able to choose his bride. Cinderella has no suitable party dress for a ball, but her friends the mice, led by Jaques and Gus, and the birds lend a hand in making her one, a dress the evil stepsisters immediately tear apart on the evening of the ball. At this point, enter the Fairy Godmother, the pumpkin carriage, the royal ball, the stroke of midnight, the glass slipper, and the rest, as they say, is fairy tale ... Written by filmfactsman

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Here to set a spark in your heart and a sparkle in your eye...the world's best-loved story...told with Walt Disney's wizardry! See more »


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4 March 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La cenicienta  »

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Budget:

$2,900,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$34,100,000 (USA)
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the popularity and critical acclaim of the film, Cinderella is among the most controversial of the Disney protagonists. Various reviewers have called her too passive, one-dimensional, bland, colorless, banal, and a bit of a gold-digger who seeks a wealthy man to marry. Others feel that she is upstaged by some of the more intriguing supporting characters. On the other hand, positive views of the character praise her hard-working nature, her patience, her design and style, her role as a fashion icon. She is also compared positively to her predecessor Snow White, since she is actually a more active character and plays a larger role in her own film. See more »

Goofs

When Cinderella and the Prince are dancing, just before they go out into the garden, they cast large shadows onto the wall. These shadows do not match their movements. See more »

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[first lines]
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 devoted father, and gave his beloved child every luxury and comfort, still, he felt she needed a mother's care. And so he married again, choosing for his second wife, a woman of good family, with two daughters just Cinderella's age, by name, ...
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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. See more »

Connections

Featured in Disney's Halloween Treat (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Sing, Sweet Nightingale
(1949) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Mack David, Jerry Livingston, and Al Hoffman
Performed by Ilene Woods
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19 January 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

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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