Cinderella (1950 movie)

1950 American animated musical fantasy film

Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy movie produced by Walt Disney. It was released to theaters on February 15, 1950, by RKO Radio Pictures. It is the 12th movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. It is based on the fairy tale Cendrillon by Charles Perrault. It was directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson. The songs in the movie were written by Mack David, Jerry Livingston, and Al Hoffman. Songs in the movie include "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes", "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo", "So This Is Love", "Sing Sweet Nightingale", "The Work Song", and "Cinderella".

Directed by
Written by
Based onCinderella by Charles Perrault
Produced byWalt Disney
Narrated byBetty Lou Gerson
Edited byDonald Halliday
Music byOliver Wallace (score)
Paul J. Smith (score)
Mack David (music-words-songs)
Jerry Livingston (music-words-songs)
Al Hoffman (music-words-songs)
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Release dates
  • February 15, 1950 (1950-02-15) (Boston)[3]
  • March 4, 1950 (1950-03-04) (US)[3]
Running time
75 minutes[4]
CountryUnited States
LanguageAmerican English
Budget$2.9 million[5]
Box office$263.6 million[5]

A live-action re-imagining produced by Walt Disney Pictures, directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Lily James as Cinderella, Richard Madden as Prince Charming, Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine, and Helena Bonham Carter as The Fairy Godmother, was released in 2015.[6] It was a commercial success, and Branagh's highest-grossing film to date.

This movie has a sequel called Cinderella II: Dreams Come True.

Plot change

This story is narrated by Betty Lou Gerson. The narrator tells the prologue in these words:

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, with his little daughter, Cinderella. Although he was a kind and devoted father, he 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: Anastasia and Drizella. It was upon the untimely death of this good man, however, that the stepmother's true nature was revealed: cold, cruel, and bitterly jealous of Cinderella's charm and beauty, she was grimly determined to forward the interests of her own two awkward daughters. Thus, as time went by, the chateau fell into disrepair, for the family fortunes were squandered upon the vain and selfish stepsisters while Cinderella was abused, humiliated, and finally forced to become a servant in her own house. And yet, through it all, Cinderella remained ever gentle and kind, for with each dawn she found new hope that someday her dreams of happiness would come true.

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, lead by Jacques 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. After that the stepmother and the stepsisters went to the ball and Cinderella cried in the garden.

Her sadness finished after her fairy godmother by used the magic gave to her a coach, a coachman, horses, a footman and a light beautiful silver with diamonds ball gown with glass slippers, but the godmother warns Cinderella must return before midnight because everything will turn in their true form. In the ball she and the prince falls in love and the king believes Cinderella is the best daughter-in-law but at midnight Cinderella ran away because the fairy godmother's magic was ending. She forgot her one glass slipper after that the prince search for her by all the young maids wear the slipper.

When Cinderella learned that accidentally uncovered to her stepmother who locked her in her room. But when the duke came in the home and the stepsisters started to wear the slipper, while Cinderella's mice friends Jaq and Gus took the key and freed Cinderella (after knocking out Lucifer). She wore the slipper and married the prince to live with her love and friends happily ever after.

As the book closes, the word "The End" appears and the movie ends.

Voice cast change

Additional voices were provided by Claire du Brey, Helene Stanley, Jeffrey Stone and John Woodbury.

References change

  1. "Maurice Rapf obituary". The Independent. 17 July 2003. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  2. Luther, Claudia (13 April 2003). "Maurice H. Rapf, 88; Blacklisted Screenwriter Had Disney Credits". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Cinderella: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
  4. "CINDERELLA (U)". British Board of Film Classification. March 9, 1950. Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Box Office Information for Cinderella.". The Numbers. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  6. "Disney Dates 'Cinderella' For March 2015". 24 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013.

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