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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The greatest love story ever told. (1957 reissue) See more »


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Release Date:

4 March 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La cenicienta  »

Box Office


$2,900,000 (estimated)


$34,100,000 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the early 19th century German version of Cinderella depicted in the collections of the Brothers Grimm, there is no Fairy Godmother. Cinderella gains magical gifts from a tree growing on her mother's grave. The implication is that she is assisted by her dead mother. See more »


When Cinderella comes down asking to try on the glass slipper we see a rip on her apron. But after the glass slipper shatters on the floor, the rip is fixed. See more »


[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 »


Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Prom Equivalency (2014) See more »


(1949) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Mack David, Jerry Livingston, and Al Hoffman
Performed by Verna Felton and chorus
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My first movie
16 April 2000 | by (Aversa, Italy) – See all my reviews

This is the first movie I have ever seen and it was love at first sight. Since then I've watched it a hundred times or so and collected the video in many languages. Cinderella is wonderful, funny and rich. I know that many people remember it for the mice and Lucifer, but look at the human figures: they're (with the exception of the Prince) perfect and truly convincing. For example the relationship between Cinderella and the stepmother is strongly rendered and it's clear that the girl fears that woman. The sequence of the fairy godmother is one of the best of all Disney films (what a dream the transformation of the dress) and the ball episode is exciting and fascinating in both drawing (note the use of the shadows at a time when computer coloring was far away), dialogue and music (the Cinderella Waltz "So this is love" is enchanting).

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