Synopsis: In a far away, long ago kingdom, Cinderella is living happily with her mother and father until her mother dies. Cinderella's father remarries a cold, cruel woman who has two daughters, Drizella and Anastasia. When the father dies, rella's wicked stepmother turns her into a virtual servant in her own house. Meanwhile, across town in the castle, the King determines that his son the Prince should find a suitable bride and provide him with a required number of grandchildren. So the King invites every eligible maiden in the kingdom to a fancy dress ball, where his son will be able to choose his bride. rella has no suitable party dress for a ball, but her friends the mice, led by Jaques and Gus, and the birds lend a hand in making her one, a dress the evil stepsisters immediately tear apart on the evening of the ball. At this point, enter the Fairy Godmother, the pumpkin carriage, the royal ball, the stroke of midnight, the glass slipper, and the rest, as they say, is fairy tale
Production: RKO Radio Pictures
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations.
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You're as IoveIy as your name


You're a sunset in a frame

Though you're dressed in rags

You wear an air of queenly grace

Anyone can see

A throne would be your proper place


If you'll give your heart a chance

It will Iead you

To the kingdom of romance

There you'll see your dreams unfold



In the sweetest story ever told

Once upon a time... in a faraway Iand,

there was a tiny kingdom...

peaceful, prosperous,

and rich in romance and tradition.

Here, in a stately chateau,

there Iived a widowed gentleman...

and his IittIe daughter, Cinderella.

Although he was a kind and devoted father,

and gave his beloved child

every luxury and comfort,

still he felt she needed a mother's care.

And so he married again,

choosing for his second wife

a woman of good family...

with two daughters just Cinderella's age.

By name... Anastasia and Drizella.

It was upon the untimely death

of this good man, however,

that the stepmother's

true nature was revealed.

Cold, cruel, and bitterly jealous...

of Cinderella's charm and beauty,

she was grimly determined

to forward the interests...

of her own two awkward daughters.

Thus, as time went by,

the chateau fell into disrepair,

for the family fortunes were squandered...

upon the vain and selfish stepsisters,

while Cinderella was abused, humiliated,

and finally forced to become

a servant in her own house.

And yet, through it all,

Cinderella remained ever gentle and kind,

for with each dawn she found

new hope that someday...

her dreams of happiness would come true.

Well, serves you right...

spoiling people's best dreams.

Yes, I know it's a IoveIy morning, but...

it was a IoveIy dream too.

What kind of a dream?

Uh-uh. Can't tell.

'Cause if you tell a wish,

it won't come true.

And after all...

A dream is a wish

Your heart makes

When you're fast asleep

In dreams, you will Iose

your heartaches

Whatever you wish for

You keep

Have faith in your dreams

And someday

Your rainbow will

come smiling through

No matter how your heart is grieving

If you keep on believing

The dream that you wish

Will come true

Oh, that clock! Old killjoy!

I hear you. "Come on, get up!" you say.

"Time to start another day."

Even he orders me around.

Well, there's one thing.

They can't order me to stop dreaming.

And perhaps someday...

The dreams that I wish

Will come true

Shoo! Shoo! Hurry!

Come on, Jaq. Shoo!


No matter how your heart is grieving

If you keep on believing

The dream that you wish

Will come true

Look what I found!

Wait a minute! Wait a minute!

One at a time, please!

Now, Jaq, what's all the fuss about?

New mouse in the house.

Brand-new. Never saw before.

- Visitor, visitor!

- Oh, a visitor.

Well, she'll need a dress.

- No, no, no.

- She's a he. He, he!

Oh, that does make a difference.

- He'll need a jacket, shoes...

- Gotta get out! Gotta get out!

- In a trap-trap!

- Trap-trap!

Where? In a trap?

Well, why didn't you say so?

Now, now, now... Calm down, everybody.


The poor IittIe things scared to death.

Jaq, maybe you'd better

explain things to him.

Zuk-zuk, Cinderelly. Zuk-zuk.

Now, now, now...

Look-a, IittIe guy.

Take it r-easy. Nothin' to worry 'bout.

We Iike-a you.

Cinderelly like you too. She's nice.

Very nice. That's-a better.

Come on, now. Zuk-zuk-zuk!

Za... za... zuk-zuk.

Well, that's better.

Well, let's just slip it on for size.

It is a IittIe snug,

but it'll have to do.

Now, for a name.

I've got one... Octavious!

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Charles Perrault

Charles Perrault (French: [ʃaʁl pɛʁo]; 12 January 1628 – 16 May 1703) was a French author and member of the Académie Française. He laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from earlier folk tales. The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots), La Belle au bois Dormant (The Sleeping Beauty), and Barbe Bleue (Bluebeard). Some of Perrault's versions of old stories have influenced the German versions published by the Brothers Grimm more than 100 years later. The stories continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet (such as Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty), theatre, and film. Perrault was an influential figure in the 17th-century French literary scene, and was the leader of the Modern faction during the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns. more…

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