Last Updated on: June 12th, 2024

“Cinderella” is a classic animated fairy tale film produced by Walt Disney and released in 1950. It is the twelfth animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The film is based on the fairy tale of the same name by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm.

Cinderella (1950 Animated Movie)

The story follows a young and kind-hearted girl named Cinderella, whose life takes a dramatic turn after her father dies, leaving her in the care of her wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine and her two stepsisters, Anastasia and Drizella. They treat Cinderella as a servant and give her the nickname “Cinderella” due to her being covered in cinders from the fireplace.

Despite the hardships she faces, Cinderella remains hopeful and kind, finding solace in her animal friends, including mice, birds, and her loyal dog, Bruno. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, she gets a chance to attend the royal ball organized by the prince in search of a bride.

Transformed into a beautiful princess with a stunning blue gown and glass slippers, Cinderella dances with the prince but must leave before midnight when the magic wears off. In her haste, she leaves one glass slipper behind, and the prince vows to find the owner of the slipper.

With the help of her animal friends, Cinderella overcomes obstacles set by her stepmother to try on the slipper. The prince recognizes her as the true owner of the glass slipper, and they are reunited, living happily ever after.

“Cinderella” is a beloved classic known for its beautiful animation, memorable characters, and enchanting music, including iconic songs like “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” and “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo.” It remains one of Disney’s most cherished and enduring films, captivating generations of audiences with its timeless tale of kindness, hope, and the power of dreams.

Fun Facts

  • 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 (1950 Animated Movie)

Additional Details

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  • Year Released: 1950
  • Type of Movie: Animated
  • Box Office: $263.6 million
  • Awards: Nominated 3 Academy Awards
  • IMDB Link



  • 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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