Film: Cinderella (1950)
Known for: helpful singing mice, not-so-nice family
What Variety said: 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.
Other Disney tie-ins: Walt Disney made a 7-minute “Laugh-o-Gram” cartoon short with Cinderella as a 1920s flapper and a helpful cat. Disney will also release a first-ever live action feature directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter.