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Cinderella

Disney outfit makes entertainment capital out of the animal world with clever drawing-board personifications of a quartet of mice doing battle with an ornery cat. The cartoon, in fact, has far more success in projecting the lower animals than in its central character, Cinderella, who is on the colorless, doll-faced side, as is the Prince Charming.

Disney outfit makes entertainment capital out of the animal world with clever drawing-board personifications of a quartet of mice doing battle with an ornery cat. The cartoon, in fact, has far more success in projecting the lower animals than in its central character, Cinderella, who is on the colorless, doll-faced side, as is the Prince Charming.

The menace is supplied by the literally-drawn stepmother, who’s a lineal descendant of the flint-hearted, evil-eyed witch in Snow White. More inventiveness is used in the characterization of Cinderella’s two comically-ugly stepsisters, the king, his monocled major domo, and the aunty-like fairy princess.

The musical numbers woven into the fantasy are generally solid, with at least two or three likely hit tunes standing out in the half-dozen songs. Ilene Woods, as Cinderella’s voice, uses a sweet soprano on ‘Cinderella’, ‘So This Is Love’, and ‘A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes’, all three being firstrate.

1950: Nominations: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture, Song (‘Bibbidy-Bobbidi-Boo’), Sound

Cinderella

Production: Walt Disney. Director Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi; Producer Ben Sharpsteen (sup.); Screenplay William Peed, Ted Sears, Homer Brightman, Kenneth Anderson, Erdman Penner, Winston Hibler, Harry Reeves, Joe Rinaldi; Editor Donald Halliday; Music Oliver Wallace, Paul Smith

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1950. Running time: 74 MIN.

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