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Cinderella Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

was Walt Disney's return to feature-length "story" cartoons after eight years of turning out episodic pastiches like and Three Caballeros. A few understandable liberties are taken with the original Charles Perrault fairy tale (the wicked stepsisters, for example, do not have their eyes pecked out by crows!) Otherwise, the story remains the same: Cinderella, treated as a slavey by her selfish stepfamily, dreams of going to the Prince's ball. She gets her wish courtesy of her Fairy Godmother, who does the pumpkin-into-coach bit, then delivers the requisite "be home by midnight" warning. Thoroughly enchanting the prince at the ball, our heroine hightails it at midnight, leaving a glass slipper behind. The Disney people do a terrific job building up suspense before the inevitable final romantic clinch. Not as momentous an animated achievement as, say, Charles Perrault or Fantasia, is a nonetheless delightful feature, enhanced immeasurably by the introduction of several "funny animal" characters (a Disney tradition that has held fast into the 1990s, as witness Charles Perrault), and a host of a sprightly songs, including "Cinderelly," "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes," and -- best of all -- "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:March 4, 1950

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jerry Livingston Best Song 1950 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mack David Best Song 1950 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oliver Wallace Best Musical Score 1950 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Al Hoffman Best Song 1950 Nominee

Cast

Eleanor Audley
as Stepmother
Verna Felton
as Fairy Godmother
Claire Du Brey
Luis Van Rooten
as King and Grand Duke
Don Barclay
Rhoda Williams
as Drizella
Charles Judels
Eleanor Audley
as Lady Tremaine
Lucille Bliss
as Anastasia
June Foray
as Lucifer
Lucille Bliss
as Anastasia
Eleanor Audley
as Lady Tremaine

Crew

Hamilton Luske
Director
Clyde Geronimi
Director
Wilfred Jackson
Director
Walt Disney
Producer
Homer Brightman
Screenwriter
Erdman Penner
Screenwriter
Joe Rinaldi
Screenwriter
Harry Reeves
Screenwriter
Winston Hibler
Screenwriter
Bill Peet
Screenwriter
Ted Sears
Screenwriter
Mack David
Composer (Music Score)
Al Hoffman
Composer (Music Score)
Oliver Wallace
Composer (Music Score)
Oliver Wallace
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jerry Livingston
Composer (Music Score)
Donald Halliday
Editor
Marvin Woodward
Animator
George Nicholas
Animator
Harvey Toombs
Animator
Hal King
Animator
Don Lusk
Animator
Marc Davis
Animator
Fred Moore
Animator
Cliff Nordberg
Animator
Hal Ambro
Animator
Judge Whitaker
Animator
Charles Perrault
Short Story Author
Brice Mack
Background Artist
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