Cinderella (1950 Animated Movie)

Cinderella (1950 Animated Movie)

Cinderella Synopsis:

Cinderella has faith her dreams of a better life will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother’s wand, her rags are magically turned into a glorious gown and off she goes to the Royal Ball. But when the clock strikes midnight, the spell is broken, leaving a single glass slipper… the only key to the ultimate fairy-tale ending!

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Fun Facts and Statistics:

  • Prior to the 1950 version, 6 other Cinderella movies had been made including a Disney short in 1922.

  • A similar version of the movie was almost released as a shorter Silly Symphony in the 1930’s.

  • This movie has been partially credited for reviving Walt Disney Productions after their World War II-related box office slump.

  • A number of the movie’s animators, including Marc Davis and Ward Kimball would go on to create some of the most iconic Disneyland and Walt Disney World attractions.

  • Number of copies the Cinderella children’s album sold when it was released in 1950: 750,000

  • The movie was re-released to theaters 5 times after its initial run.

  • It was the 6th biggest movie of 1950.

  • Cinderella: Ilene Woods
  • Lady Tremaine: Eleanor Audley
  • Fairy Godmother: Verna Felton
  • Prince Charming: William Phipps and Mike Douglas
  • Anastasia Tremaine: Lucille Bliss
  • Drizella Tremaine: Rhoda Williams
  • Jaq: Jimmy McDonald
  • Gus: Jimmy McDonald
  • King: Luis van Rooten
  • Grand Duke: Luis van Rooten
  • Doorman: Don Barclay
  • Lucifer: June Foray
  • Bruno: Pinto Colvig
  • Narrator: Betty Lou Gerson
  • Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson
  • Producer: Walt Disney
  • Writers: Ken Anderson, Perce Pearce, Homer Brightman, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner, Harry Reeves, Joe Rinaldi, Ted Sears, Maurice Rapf
  • Music: Oiver Wallace and Paul Smith
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Nominated 3 Academy Awards
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