Cinderella (1950)


Animation, Fantasy, Musical, Romance


Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson



Voice Cast

Helene Stanley, Ilene Woods, Lucille Bliss, Eleanor Audley, Claire Du Brey, Verna Felton, Jeffrey Stone, William Phipps, Mike Douglas, Rhoda Williams, Jimmy MacDonald, Luis Van Rooten, Don Barclay, June Foray, Betty Lou Gerson, Marni Nixon


When her cruel stepmother (Eleanor Audley) prevents her from attending the Royal Ball where the Prince (William Phipps) is supposed to choose his bride, Cinderella (Ilene Woods) gets some unexpected help from the Fairy Godmother (Verna Felton) and the rest is history.


I've been in the mood for rewatching old Disney movies lately, that's why I ended up watching Cinderella, an almost 70-year-old film that still manages to enchant me as it did when I was a child.

The story is simple and everybody knows it which means no twists - to be honest, it's pretty clichéed -, nevertheless it's incredibly engaging and it's told in such a beautiful and charming way it's impossible not to love it. What I like the most about it though isn't the main plot of the girl getting the boy and vice versa, but the subplot that shows Cinderella's wonderful relationship with all the animals around the house, especially with the lovely mice.

Which brings me to the next point, the characters. Although the lead, Cinderella, is a bit bland and overall they aren't that developed, most of the characters are lovely and fun to watch, in particular Jacques and Gus Gus, who by the way has always been my favourite thing about the film.

The funny characters aren't the only entertaining aspect of the film. This is a musical after all, and it's a good one too. The songs are indeed very nice and catchy.

Truly astonishing is how well the animation still holds up today. Everything, from the characters to the backgrounds, is very well-drawn, colourful and quite detailed. And call it nostalgia or whatever, but I enjoyed this more than the animation of some modern films.


  1. Stra-visto quando ero piccolino... In realtà non ci andavo matto... Ma da bambino si trangugiava qualsiasi VHS!

    1. Neanche io, mi piacevano soprattutto i topi, in particolare Gus Gus.