Cinderella (1950)

This Disney animated version of Cinderella took the somewhat violent tale of a downtrodden young woman who uses her wits, her beauty, her goodness and a little magical intervention to rise above adversity to become a princess, and changed… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: February 15, 1950
DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The rich colors, sweet songs, adorable mice and endearing (if suffering) heroine make Cinderella a nostalgically lovely charmer.

TIME Magazine

Cinderella is beguiling proof that Walt Disney still knows his way around fairyland.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Considering the army of craftsmen who work on a Disney cartoon film, it is hard to give individual credits, for the memorable qualities.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

One of the best animated features in the Disney stable, this was also the box office smash that saved Walt's studio during the precarious post-war period.

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Variety Staff

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.

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Time Out

As usual, everything is slightly glossy, soppy and hearty, yet not a string is left untwanged.

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Emanuel Levy

One of Disney's most admired feature animations, Cinderella was nominated for several Oscars.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This 1950 effort shows Disney at the tail end of his best period, when his backgrounds were still luminous with depth and detail and his incidental characters still had range and bite.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

When those little mice bust a gut trying to drag that key up hundreds of stairs in order to free Cinderella, I don't care how many Kubrick pictures you've seen, it's still exciting.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

It's not all action, and while there's plenty to keep the kids entertained, there are also nice poetic touches of animated artistry that will appeal more to adults.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Besides sweet songs and adorable characters, what is so amazing about this fabulous Disney animation - which actually saved the company after the war and… More
Alex roy
I really enjoy Disney films and I've seen most of the classic titles in their catalogue. With Cinderella, Disney adapts yet another classic fairy tale. I… More
KJ Proulx
The story of "Cinderella" is one of the more beloved tales of the Disney universe, becoming such a pop culture sensation for it's time! It helms… More
Sophie Burgess
A really great film for little girls. Every girl wants to know that when she grows up there will be a handsome prince (or a normal guy) who she will fall in… More
Daniel Mumby
When I reviewed Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs several months ago, I took the time to address the legacy of the Disney Company on our culture, and to analyse… More
Eric Alvarez
Classic Disney!