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Writers:
Charles Perrault (from the original classic by)
Bill Peet (story) ...
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Release Date:
4 March 1950 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The greatest love story ever told. (1957 reissue) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-BEAUTIFUL! See more (93 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Ilene Woods ... Cinderella (voice)

Eleanor Audley ... Lady Tremaine (voice)

Verna Felton ... Fairy Godmother (voice)
Rhoda Williams ... Drizella (voice)
James MacDonald ... Bruno / Gus / Jaques (voice) (as James Macdonald)
Luis Van Rooten ... King / Grand Duke (voice)
Don Barclay ... Doorman (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lucille Bliss ... Anastasia (voice) (uncredited)
Marion Darlington ... Birds (voice) (uncredited)

Mike Douglas ... Prince Charming (singing voice) (uncredited)

June Foray ... Lucifer (voice) (uncredited)
Betty Lou Gerson ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Earl Keen ... Bruno (voice) (uncredited)
Clint McCauley ... Mouse (voice) (uncredited)

Marni Nixon ... Main Title Soloist (voice) (uncredited)
William Phipps ... Prince Charming (voice) (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Helen Seibert ... Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Jeffrey Stone ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
June Sullivan ... Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Lucille Williams ... Perla - a Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
John Woodbury ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Clyde Geronimi 
Wilfred Jackson 
Hamilton Luske 
 
Writing credits
Charles Perrault (from the original classic by)

Bill Peet (story) (as William Peed) &
Erdman Penner (story) &
Ted Sears (story) &
Winston Hibler (story) &
Homer Brightman (story) &
Harry Reeves (story) &
Ken Anderson (story) (as Kenneth Anderson) &
Joe Rinaldi (story)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul J. Smith 
Oliver Wallace 
 
Film Editing by
Donald Halliday 
 
Production Management
David Candiff .... post-production manager (restored version)
Ben Sharpsteen .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Holoboff .... assistant director (uncredited)
Larry Lansburgh .... assistant director (uncredited)
Ted Sebern .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound recordist
C.O. Slyfield .... sound director
Harold J. Steck .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Jack Boyd .... effects animator
Rachel Clement .... restoration artist: restoration (restored version)
Ub Iwerks .... special processes
April McMorris .... digital producer: restoration (restored version)
Josh Meader .... effects animator
Joshua Meador .... effects animator (as Josh Meador)
George Rowley .... effects animator
Bruce Tauscher .... digital color timing supervisor: restoration (restored version)
 
Animation Department
Hal Ambro .... character animator
Dick Anthony .... backgrounds
Mary Blair .... color and styling
Tim Campbell .... animation research library: restoration (restored version)
Fox Carney .... animation research library: restoration (restored version)
Les Clark .... directing animator
Claude Coats .... color and styling
Tom Codrick .... layout
Merle Cox .... backgrounds
Don DaGradi .... color and styling (as Don da Gradi)
Marc Davis .... directing animator
Phil Duncan .... character animator
Doug Engalla .... animation research library: restoration (restored version)
Norman Ferguson .... directing animator (as Norm Ferguson)
Hugh Fraser .... character animator
Don Griffith .... layout
Ann Hansen .... animation research library: restoration (restored version)
John Hench .... color and styling
Hugh Hennesy .... layout
Ray Huffine .... backgrounds
Ralph Hulett .... backgrounds
Ollie Johnston .... directing animator
Milt Kahl .... directing animator
Tamara Khalaf .... animation research library: restoration (restored version)
Ward Kimball .... directing animator
Hal King .... character animator
Eric Larson .... directing animator
John Lounsbery .... directing animator
Don Lusk .... character animator
Brice Mack .... backgrounds
Fred Moore .... character animator
George Nicholas .... character animator
Lance Nolley .... layout
Cliff Nordberg .... character animator
Ken O'Brien .... character animator
Kendall O'Connor .... layout artist (as A. Kendall O'Connor)
Charles Philippi .... layout
Vivian G. Procopio .... animation research library: restoration (restored version) (as Vivian Procopio)
Thor Putnam .... layout
Wolfgang Reitherman .... directing animator
Art Riley .... backgrounds
Lella Smith .... animation research library: restoration (restored version)
McLaren Stewart .... layout artist (as Mac Stewart)
Frank Thomas .... directing animator
Harvey Toombs .... character animator
Matt Tsugawa .... animation research library: restoration (restored version)
Judge Whitaker .... character animator
Thelma Witmer .... backgrounds
Marvin Woodward .... character animator
Edwin Aardal .... animator (uncredited)
Blaine Gibson .... animator (uncredited)
Jerry Hathcock .... animator (uncredited)
Dan MacManus .... animator (uncredited)
John McManus .... animator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Cory Hansen .... post-production coordinator: restoration
Timothy Peeler .... digital colorist: restoration
 
Music Department
Mack David .... songs by
Joseph Dubin .... orchestrator
Al Hoffman .... songs by
Jerry Livingston .... songs by
Paul J. Smith .... musical director (as Paul Smith)
Al Teeter .... music editor
Oliver Wallace .... musical director
Lyn Murray .... music arranger: vocals (uncredited)
Edward H. Plumb .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Claire Du Brey .... live action model: Fairy Godmother (as Claire DuBrey)
Helene Stanley .... live action model: Cinderella and Anastasia
Eleanor Audley .... live action model: Lady Tremaine (uncredited)
Marie Dasnoit .... secretary (uncredited)
Eloise Tobelman .... secretary (uncredited)
Rhoda Williams .... live action model: Drizella (uncredited)
Ruth Wright .... secretary (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La cenicienta" - USA (Spanish title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
74 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound System) (5.0) (L-R)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/6 | South Korea:All | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:G | USA:Approved (PCA #14083) (original rating) | USA:G (re-rating) (1973)

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Trivia:
The 3 women the Prince meets at the royal ball are named, "Princess Frederica Janie De la Fontain", "Mademoiselle Augustina DuBois", and "Mademoiselle Lenora Mercedes De la Tour".See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: On the palace clock, the Roman numeral 4 is written as "IIII" instead of "IV". However, historically, 4 in Roman numerals was written "IIII". The subtractive system in Roman numerals in which 4 is written as "IV" is fairly recent.See more »
Quotes:
[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...
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Soundtrack:
Sing, Sweet NightingaleSee more »

FAQ

Is Perrault's 'Cendrillon' ('Cinderella') available to read online?
Where in the film does it say that the stepmother's name is Lady Tremaine?
Does Cinderella have a real name?
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67 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-BEAUTIFUL!, 4 October 2005
Author: phillindholm

Legendary movie producer Walt Disney brought three of the world's greatest fairy tales to the screen. They remain among the most popular animated films of all time. The first was his groundbreaking classic "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" released in 1937. The last was the then-under appreciated "Sleeping Beauty" which made it's debut in 1959. In between these two was perhaps his most satisfying adaptation of a classic fairy tale: "Cinderella" (1950). Of the three films, "Cinderella" is the one most faithful to its origins. Ironically, unlike "Snow White", which for better or worse, became for many the definitive version of the story. "Cinderella" did not follow the same path. Although it was a hit and, like "Snow White", was responsible for restoring the dwindling Disney fortunes, it never achieved the same audience recognition which it certainly deserved. Disney, for once, did himself proud, electing not to tamper with a classic, instead elaborating and adding substance to the tale, rather than rewriting it for the screen. The result was enchanting.

A combination of superb animation (in beautifully soft Technicolor) and the perfect voice talents brought the story to life with a radiance that endures to this day. Ilene Woods, who was a radio performer, recorded demonstration discs of the songs as a favor to the authors of the material, Al Hoffman, Mack David, and Jerry Livingston. When Disney heard them, he knew he had found his Cinderella. And indeed he had. Woods heartfelt renditions of "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes", "So This Is Love" and "Oh Sing Sweet Nightingale" are perfect. Eleanor Audley, who would go on to voice Maleficent in "Sleeping Beauty", masterfully captured the icy cruelty of the stepmother, while Rhoda Williams and Lucille Bliss were convincingly nasty stepsisters. Luis Van Rooten admirably performed as both the King and the Grand Duke, and James Macdonald was endearing as both Jaq and Gus, Cinderella's devoted mice. William Phipps has little dialog as the prince (future talk show host Mike Douglas provided his singing voice) but film (and Disney) veteran, Verna Felton was born to play the fairy godmother, and she made the best number, (the Oscar-nominated "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo") her own show-stopper.

Among the artists responsible for the "look" of the film, was Mary Blair, whose inspired use of color was greatly admired by Disney. Her elegant French-period backgrounds add tremendously to the quality of the movie. But, most important of all' are the believable characters--from Cinderella, right down to Lucifer, the stepmother's deliciously evil cat. They bring both life and vibrancy to the often told story, something very difficult to create in an animated film.

In conjunction with the film's 55-year anniversary, (and, not so coincidentally, the coming holiday season) "Cinderella" has just been released on a special edition DVD. It simply has never looked better. The fully restored film must be seen to be appreciated--suffice it to say, it looks wonderful. An enhanced stereo soundtrack has been added, and serves the music well. The DVD extras, now a standard part of Disney Platinum Editions, are too numerous to list here, but as usual, some are directed towards children, some are slanted to adults, and the rest fall somewhere in between. But real fans will want to get the Deluxe Gift Set, because, along with an actual cell from the film and eight character sketches, it includes a 160-page hardback book, which not only incorporates most of the material found in the book with the 1995 special edition home video release, but much more as well. As usual for Disney, "Cinderella" will only be available for a limited time. So, if like me, you are a "Cinderella" lover, get it NOW! This edition is truly a "Dream Come True."

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