MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 697 this week

Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007)

Video  -  Animation | Family | Fantasy  -  6 February 2007 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 4,098 users  
Reviews: 43 user | 21 critic

Lady Tremaine gets her hands on the Fairy Godmother's wand, then turns back time to the day Cinderella tried on the glass slipper. She enlarges the slipper to fit one of the stepsisters, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 6 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 28 Nov 2010
 
a list of 25 titles
created 18 Feb 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 14 Feb 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 04 Mar 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (Video 2007)

Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (Video 2007) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cinderella III: A Twist in Time.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The kingdom of Atlantica where music is forbidden, the youngest daughter of King Triton, named Ariel, discovers her love to an underground music club and sets off to a daring adventure to bring restoration of music back to Atlantica.

Director: Peggy Holmes
Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Jim Cummings
Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

To protect her from a sea witch, Ariel's daughter is not allowed in the ocean; but when she becomes 12, she runs away to an adventure under the sea.

Directors: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith
Stars: Tara Strong, Pat Carroll, Jodi Benson
The Return of Jafar (Video 1994)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Jafar comes for revenge on Aladdin, using a foolish thief and Iago's treachery to find a way back into power.

Directors: Toby Shelton, Tad Stones, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jonathan Freeman, Scott Weinger, Dan Castellaneta
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

At long last, Aladdin is about to marry the Princess Jasmine. Despite the presence and encouragement of his friends Genie, Carpet, and Abu, he is fearful and anxious. He is most worried as ... See full summary »

Director: Tad Stones
Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, John Rhys-Davies
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Seeking the freedom to be a wild dog, the son of Lady and the Tramp runs away to join a gang of junkyard dogs.

Directors: Darrell Rooney, Jeannine Roussel
Stars: Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Chazz Palminteri
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Join Barbie in an all-new world of Butterfly Fairies! When the Queen falls ill, it's up to brave Mariposa and her friends to journey beyond the safe borders of the city to find a cure.

Director: Conrad Helten
Stars: Chiara Zanni, Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Elina goes to a fairy school to learn dancing and fairy magic. The spring of the fairy land is soon threatened by evil Laverna who intends to prevent fairies from performing the annual ... See full summary »

Director: William Lau
Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Lee Tockar, Kathleen Barr
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A power hungry sorcerer transforms a princess into a swan by day in this tale of everlasting love.

Director: Richard Rich
Stars: Jack Palance, Howard McGillin, Michelle Nicastro
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The first wedding anniversary of Princess Odette and Prince Derek is distracted by field fires set by Knuckles. His master Clavius, wants to conquer the world, and he needs to capture a ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Rich
Stars: Michelle Nicastro, Douglas Sills, Jake Williamson
Brother Bear 2 (Video 2006)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An old female friend of Kenai needs his help on a quest, much to Koda's growing consternation.

Director: Ben Gluck
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Jeremy Suarez
Animation | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Princess Annika (Barbie) escapes the clutches of the evil wizard, explores the wonders of Cloud Kingdom, and teams up with a magnificent winged horse - who turns out to be her sister, ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Richardson
Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Kathleen Barr, Lalainia Lindbjerg
Tinker Bell (Video 2008)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Enter the land of Tinker Bell and her four best fairy friends.

Director: Bradley Raymond
Stars: Mae Whitman, Kristin Chenoweth, Raven-Symoné
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Cinderella (voice)
...
Prince Charming (voice) (as C.D. Barnes)
...
Stepmother (voice)
...
Anastasia (voice)
...
Andre Stojka ...
The King (voice)
...
Prudence (voice)
...
Jaq / Grand Duke (voice)
...
Gus (voice)
...
Lucifer (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
(voice)
Tami Tappan Damiano ...
Cinderella (singing voice) (as Tami Tappan)
...
Anastasia (singing voice)
Edit

Storyline

Lady Tremaine gets her hands on the Fairy Godmother's wand, then turns back time to the day Cinderella tried on the glass slipper. She enlarges the slipper to fit one of the stepsisters, Anastasia, then erases Prince Charming's memories of meeting Cinderella. Now, Cinderella must foil Lady Tremaine's scheme and win back her prince. Written by dsneybuf

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

What if the slipper didn't fit? See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

After the dance when the Duke was trying to fix the Prince's shirt the button that keeps the shoulder in place appears after the third attempt to replace it. The button was also pulled off the shirt during the dance and never was retrieved. See more »

Quotes

Anastasia: This is the answer to all our problems!
[holds up a magic wand]
Stepmother: A stick?
Drizella: Ooo, let's beat her with it!
See more »

Crazy Credits

In the first part of the credits, a series of wall-hung portraits of the movie's characters are shown. One is a (deliberately anachronistc) photo-reel of Cinderella and her husband "mugging" for pictures like people do in photo booths at Walt Disney theme parks. At least two of the portraits spoof iconic paintings: the Grand Duke poses as Edvard Munch's Skrik (aka Der Schrei der Natur/The Scream/The Cry) and Gus-Gus poses as Thomas Gainsborough's Blue Boy. See more »


Soundtracks

Perfectly Perfect
Written by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner
Performed by Tami Tappan Damiano, Lesli Margherita, Russi Taylor, Rob Paulsen, and Corey Burton
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Give it a chance without prejudice. it's actually a great film!
9 February 2007 | by (New Mexico) – See all my reviews

There are many reasons to enjoy "Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time." In many ways it improves upon its predecessors. Unlike the animators from the original film the amazing animators at DisneyToon Australia worked from their own imaginations instead of relying on live-action "reference" film. Furthermore the plot is far superior to the first. Still with me? Great. Here's what makes this plot better than the "classic" fairy tail: 50 years ago Disney's idea was to adapt the fairy tale into a full length film. The story was of a girl who, denied her birthright was forced to work as a maid for her step-family. She dreams of a life of luxury, and because of her kind heart she has friends that do all the work for her, she gets her chance with a prince and after dancing she's in love and gets married. Fairy tales are supposed to teach you something. The original Grimm Tale had a lot more plot to it and actually taught children never to give up. Disney's watered down version still taught that lesson- sort of. But the basic lesson was hold on to your dreams . . . . someone will eventually show up and magically make them come true.

That lesson is turned on its ear in "A Twist In Time." Instead of making everything easy for Cinderella, she is now working against magic and must overcome something a lot more powerful than a mean old lady- a mean old lady with a magic wand. She works hard to achieve her dreams. Oh sure, the mice help, but Cinderella is the clear heroine in this new film- a heroine that little girls can look up to.

Step-mother gets hold of the Fairy Godmother's wand and turns back time to the shoe fitting scene from the first film. One may recall that the step-sisters feet were too big, but also remember that in the Grimm tale the step-sisters cut off their heels and toes to make the slipper fit. Well, this is still a Disney film so magic is used and the slipper now fits Anastasia. Now's when the movie kicks into high. Cinderella is determined to find the prince she met the previous night and she sets off to do just that. Knowing what the girl he danced with looks like, the prince is forced by magic to think that Anastasia is the right girl for him. Although what follows seems a bit hokey when describing it (The magic of the wand is not as powerful as Cinderella and the prince's predestined love) it is handled maturely and time is given for the couple to get to know each other a bit more (in the first film they had said, what, four words) before getting married. Meanwhile Anastasia, who in the beginning wants nothing more than a prince of her own- even if it is Cinderella's prince, must overcome her jealousy of Cinderella lest she take what is not rightfully hers.

This film is not only a worthy sequel to the original film (unlike Part II), it surpasses it. Not just with a much more valuable lesson: Cinderella must not "live in dreams if (her) dreams are to come true" but vocal performances and the animation are consistently better. While the prince's design has been puffed out a little, I always felt the original design was far too stiff. Cinderella also has a pretty stiff design, but under senior animator Ian Harrowell's supervision she is allowed to be expressive and give a performance that can match with Jennifer Hale's vocals.

The songs are a bit more contemporary than the classic film, but that's to be expected. We're not in the 1950's anymore, kids. Personally, I can't get enough of "More Than a Dream," Cinderella's balled that sucked me into the story and told me that we'd be dealing with a much more pro-active Cinderella than ever before (somehow I cant' imagine the Cinderella from the first film singing "There's a better life that's waiting past the mountains I must climb. I will take a chance on love to get my once upon a time" . . . she was much more concerned with what a nightingale sounded like), and frankly that suits me just fine. I feel that this way to go is a lot better character for Cinderella to be. In a time when every other blonde that girls are looking up to are drug-addicts or bulimic it's refreshing to see a twist on a classic character that makes her someone to be admired.

As I've said the animation in this film, which seems to be getting the most flack from critics is astounding. What probably no one short of myself will ever realize is the historic significance to this film. It is the last film to be hand-animated by Disney Animators. Quietly Disney has for years been shutting down the traditional animation studios in Paris, Tokyo, Montreal, Orlando and in the case of the original in Burbank- converting it to a CGI studio. Australia's DisneyToon Studio was the last of it's kind. With this film (and thanks to that overrated story thief John Lassiter) the chapter is closed on Disney's traditional animation Perhaps most fitting this film (unlike the aforementioned studio's final films) bears a dedication to its animators. It reads "Special Thanks to DisneyToon Studios Australia for their many years of producing beautiful hand-drawn animation." I mourn the loss of an art form that Disney worked so hard to gain respect for, the brilliant animators who are now out of a job, and for the fact that their efforts will no doubt be overlooked as "mediocre" by critics and audiences that simply don't understand the effort that went into this film. There are many reasons to enjoy this film, but I fear that prejudice and ignorant people will find their voices of protest and cries of blasphemy for making a sequel to a "classic" the loudest.


52 of 56 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why make sequels to movies that had happy endings … and that ENDED!!!!?? Collinwood
Walt Disney would be proud of the geniuses at Disney! godsentyoutheone
Did the ending upset anyone else? bballchick-4
why is disney determined to ruin our childhood?? harrymyantidrug
A Different Ending SexysBack
The king and his “true loves” age difference…. ave2em
Discuss Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?