RELEASED 1950 RUNTIME 75 MIN LANGUAGE ENGLISH DIRECTION CLYDE GERONIMI, HAMILTON LUSKE, WILFRED JACKSON SCREENPLAY KEN ANDERSON, PERCE PEARCE, HOMER BRIGHTMAN, WINSTON HIBLER, BILL PEET, ERDMAN PENNER, HARRY REEVES, JOE RINALDI, TED SEARS, MAURICE RAPF STARRING ILENE WOODS, ELEANOR AUDLEY, VERNA FELTON, RHODA WILLIAMS, JAMES MacDONALD, LUIS VAN ROOTEN, DON BARCLAY, MIKE DOUGLAS, LUCILLE BLISS MUSIC OLIVER WALLACE, PAUL J. SMITH, MACK DAVID, JERRY LIVINGSTON, AL HOFFMAN
Cinderella is an animated Disney adaption of The Cinderella fairy tale.
Cinderella is a young woman who lives alone with her evil stepmother and two evil stepsisters who constantly mock her and give her a hard time. But Cinderella is a good hearted person who endures her miserable life with the hope that one day better times will come and enable her to live the life of her dreams.
This is one of Disney’s classical princess stories and did I feel like I wasn’t the target audience for the film? Never! It is so well done and has so much heart that even the most testosterone filled dude should have a good time with it.
The reason is the characters. They are so well realized and fleshed out that you can’t help but feel really invested in the story even when you are not a female viewer. There is something for everybody here. It’s a perfect blend of drama, love story and comedy.
Cinderella is a character everyone should be able to identify with because who doesn’t have dreams he holds on to that keep you going? It has a great message in this way and tells you good times will come to the people who endure bad times, but keep a good heart in front of others, even the ones responsible for the misery.
I love how the movie always keeps turning and twisting. At one point you think Cinderella has finally made it, and then something bad happens again. Then it starts becoming better again just to let it sink in drama once more. It keeps toying with your emotions, so that you are never really sure, if the story finally is wrapping up or not. It keeps you engaged to the very last second.
As with all classic Disney animations the music is great and the songs will stick with you after the film ends. They have a very classical feel to them which fits the classical setting of the story.
One thing that always bothered me about the Cinderella tale is the fairy – well, not the fairy itself, but the fact that she seems to appear very conveniently out of nowhere. Some could argue that she appears because Of Cinderella’s good heart, but then I wished the plot would have made it more clear.
But even with this criticism thee movie is great and should be watched by anybody who loves good animated movies. The crazy thing is, the movie is really old, but not one second did I feel like I am watching something really really old that doesn’t fit into today’s standards. It truly is a timeless!