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Cinderella Meets Fella (1938)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 23 July 1938 (USA)
A partial updating of the Cinderella story. When the fairy godmother is late, Cinderella calls the police, who put out an APB and find her in a bar. Her first attempt at turning the pumpkin... See full summary »

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(as Fred Avery)

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(story) (as Ted Pierce)
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Uncredited cast:
... Cuckoo Clock / Royal Guard / Screaming Cinderella (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen ... Cinderella (voice) (uncredited)
... Egghead (voice) (uncredited)
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A partial updating of the Cinderella story. When the fairy godmother is late, Cinderella calls the police, who put out an APB and find her in a bar. Her first attempt at turning the pumpkin (canned) and mice into a coach produces Santa. Cinderella gets to the ball (in a stagecoach) and meets Prince Charming Egghead. They dance, and spend some quality time on the balcony. Midnight, dropped slipper, and all that; Egghead finds her house with the help of some neon signs, but all that's there is a note that she got tired of waiting and went to a Warner Bros. show. She pops up from the audience, and they head off to the tenth row together. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Characters jump out of, and back into the audience. Cinderella and Egghead go through the "iris out" in order to join the audience and watch the newsreel. See more »

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Edited from The Blow Out (1936) See more »

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She Was an Acrobat's Daughter
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Ruby
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Cinderella and Egghead
25 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons.

Tex Avery was one of the greatest and most influential animation directors there ever was, with a unique visual and humour style and his best work saw some ahead of its time content. 'Cinderella Meets Fella' is not one of his best efforts, it's worth watching, it's well made and it's far from bad, but it is not demonstrative of what made him so great and influential. His work here is more than competent and witty, with a nice bizarre factor, but it's also fairly tame (this is before his prime era in the 40s with MGM) by his standards.

'Cinderella Meets Fella's' story is nothing special and pretty flimsy, while still doing enough new with an oft-adapted story. The cartoon is amusing enough, but there is not what one would call hilarious. Some of the humour is very corny.

However, the animation ranges from good to excellent. It's fluid in movement, vibrant in colour and very meticulous in detail. Most of the pace is lively and the content is charming, amusing and well-timed if with not always imaginative.

Carl Stalling's music is typically superb. It is as always lushly orchestrated, full of lively energy and characterful in rhythm, not only adding to the action but also enhancing it. The characters are likeable and their personalities work well individually and together, Egghead is pretty humorous here. The voice acting is solid, notably from the ever legendary Mel Blanc.

Overall, well worth watching if not mind-blowing. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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