Cinderella (1950) voices Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Rhoda Williams directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske Movie Review

Cinderella (1950)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Cinderella (1950)


Cinderella loved her father but when he remarried Lady Tremaine and in doing so enlarged their family with her two daughters, Drizella and Anastasia things began to change. And they changed big time when her father passed away and Cinderella found herself becoming a servant to her stepmother and step-sisters who do what ever they can to keep her down. Fortunately not only does Cinders have a fairy Godmother but she is kind to animals and through some magic she gets to go to the ball. But as she has to leave by midnight she leaves a shoe behind in her rush leading to the Prince going on a quest to find its owner.

When it comes to animations I am and have always been a fan of classic Walt Disney, those animations from before 1960. But surprisingly "Cinderella", the animation which reportedly saved the Walt Disney studio has never done it for me. And I put it down mainly because the familiarity of the storyline as I have lost count at the number of movies I have watched which have used the classic fairytale and whilst the team at Disney added to the story with more prominent mice the end result has always just been a good animation with some memorable scenes.

The thing is that despite not being that bothered by "Cinderella" it has all the ingredients you expect from a Disney animation. There is the attractive Cinderella, yes I did say that this animated character was attractive and alongside her we have the menagerie of entertaining animal characters from cats to mice which leads to some expected cat on mouse action. There is also the detail when it comes to the animated backdrops as well as the songs including the wonderful "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo". But because the storyline is too familiar I have always found it a movie which sort of plays out in front of my eyes. Maybe if they had defined the characters a bit more it would have worked by despite being beautiful I just can't get excited about it.

What this all boils down to is that technically "Cinderella" ticks all of the Walt Disney animated boxes but the familiarity of the storyline ends up being a draw back for me .