Cinderella is an animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions released on February 15, 1950.
The film is based on the fairy tale 'Cendrillon' by Charles Perrault. In the 21st century,
Cinderella II (2002): Dreams Come True was the first direct-to-video sequel to Cinderella, followed
by Cinderella III: A Twist in Time in 2007. A live-action film was also has been released on 25
April 2015 by Disney.
Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful girl kindhearted called Cinderella in a wonderful house. Cinderella lost her mother early so her father raised her on his own, She was still a young girl when her father remarried. She welcomed Drizella and Anastasia as her stepsisters. However, when her father died, her stepmother revealed her true nature and become cruel to Cinderella. She only cared for her own two daughters. As her stepmother and stepsisters squandered the wealth, the house fell into disrepair.
Cinderella is constantly tormented and abused by her stepmother and stepsisters. She is eventually treated as a servant, forced to do all the chores and prepare meals from morning till night. She was covered in cinders and ashes every day and forced to live in a small room in the attic of the villa. However, Cinderella remains cheerful and hopeful. She believes that happiness will come to her and her dreams will come true one day. Her cheerfulness makes a lot of friends like Gus, the rat; Jack, the birds; Major, the horse, and Bruno, the dog,
One day, Prince Charming, the prince of the castle, decides to hold a bridal ball to celebrate his return home, and Cinderella's family receives an invitation. The stepsisters are excited, and the stepmother tells Cinderella that if she can get all her work done and get her dress ready, she will be allowed to go to the ball. Cinderella wants to wear her late mother's dress, but the three of them deliberately put her to so much work that she runs out of time. So the little birds and mice make a beautiful dress out of the sash and ribbons that the stepsisters have thrown away. However, the stepmother and stepsisters are bitterly envious of her beauty. The stepsisters tore her beautiful dress into pieces and assume that she is a thief who has stolen and used what they have thrown away.
Cinderella was so shocked. She crying and running to the fountain, overwhelmed by the memories of her father. Then Proof! All of a sudden, Fairy Godmother appears in front of her. She tapped her wand, recites the magic spell 'Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo'. At once, the pumpkin is transformed into a beautiful carriage, Bruno and Major became stylish coachmen and the mice are transformed into white horses. Lastly, a halo of sparkles appears above Cinderella's head. She was dressed in a stunning gown with a pair of dazzling glass slippers. 'The spell will be broken at the stroke of twelve!' said the Fairy Godmother. Cinderella stepped into the carriage and they were off.
At the same time, the prince is greeting the guests at the castle ball, but is bored out of his mind as he has no intention of getting married. When it came to Drizella and Anastasia's turn, the prince was attracted by Cinderella's beauty, so he invited Cinderella to dance with him instead. They dance their way out of the hall and have a lovely time touring the castle gardens, but Cinderella doesn't realise it's the Prince. As soon as the clock strikes twelve, Cinderella remembers the secret that Fairy Godmother told her. No matter what the prince said, Cinderella has to go. She runs to the steps but one glass slipper fell off her foot. However, she has no time to pick it up. She gets into her carriage with only a glass slipper.
The Grand Duke sees the whole scene and sends his soldiers after the carriage, but they don't notice Cinderella, who is dressed in rags because the spell has been broken. Cinderella takes off the glass slipper that is still on her foot, holds it tight and says 'Thank you for the wonderful dream', to the Fairy Godmother who is not around. The next day, the castle is in chaos with the girl who suddenly disappeared. The prince releases the news that he'll find the girl and marry the one who fits the glass slipper. The announcement soon reached Cinderella's house. Cinderella's stepmother wakes up her two daughters, and ask Cinderella to help with the dress-up. Meantime, Cinderella is surprised to find out that the prince is the one she was with.
Cinderella falls into a dreamlike state, singing and going to dress. Her stepmother recognizes the song and realizes that she was the mysterious girl that the Prince looking for. She quietly follows Cinderella up the tower and locks her in her room. Cinderella's two mice friends, Jack and Gus, who have been watching the whole scene steal the key and delivered it to Cinderella. Bruno, her dog friend, also helps her to escapes successfully. When the Prince and his soldiers were about to leave after the stepsisters unsuccessfully try on the slipper, they saw Cinderella. 'Come here,' said the Prince. However, Cinderella's stepmother would not let Cinderella try the slipper on. She trips the footman who is carrying the glass slipper as he walks over to Cinderella. All of a sudden, the glass slipper drops and shatters into hundreds of pieces. When the stepmother satisfying with her evil plan, Cinderella surprised everyone with the other glass slipper she has kept. The Prince got down on one keen, slides the slipper onto her foot. It fit perfectly! Cinderella and the Prince were then married, and they lived happily ever after.