Paramount at the Movies Presents: Disney’s Cinderella [G]
Movies | 06/17/2018 | 2:00PM
Disney’s classic 1950 fairytale has stood the test of time! With a wicked stepmother (Eleanor Audley) and two jealous stepsisters (Rhoda Williams, Lucille Bliss) who keep her enslaved and in rags, Cinderella (Ilene Woods) stands no chance of attending the royal ball. When her fairy godmother (Verna Felton) appears and magically transforms her reality into a dream come true, Cinderella enchants the handsome Prince Charming at the ball, but must face the wrath of her enraged stepmother and sisters when the spell wears off at midnight.
Considered one of the best American animated ever made as selected by the American Film Institute, Cinderella received three Academy Award nominations including Best Music, Original Song for “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo.”
Did You Know?
- The transformation of Cinderella’s torn dress to that of the white ball gown was considered to be Walt Disney’s favorite piece of animation.
- Ilene Woods beat exactly 309 girls for the part of Cinderella, after some demo recordings of her singing a few of the film’s songs were presented to Walt Disney. However, she had no idea she was auditioning for the part until Disney contacted her; she initially made the recordings for a few friends who sent them to Disney without telling her.
- To save money when animating the pumpkin coach, the animators drew the coach to seemingly float on air so that they would not have to animate the turning wheels or the filigrees.
- The Prince is never called “Prince Charming” in the film, nor is he given any personal name.