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12: Cinderella

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# 12 Cinderella: BCDB List of Disney Animated Films

It took twelve years for Disney to finally return to the Princess story, the type of film that would be the bread and butter of the company from February 15, 1950 forward… that is, the day Cinderella was first released.

It was with Cinderella that the Disney Company found it’s niche. At the same time, the animators were at the top of their game. It all came together here- cute songs (including Academy Award Nominee “Bibbidy-Bobbidi-Boo“), cute animal side-kicks, evil step-mother, magic, romance and a handsome prince.

Disney seems to have progressed to a more beautiful color palette here, too… away from the dreary colors of films like The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mister Toad. The films also have a hefty dose of humor…. but they are not all light and airy. Disney is not afraid of complex, deep emotions, and is willing to scare it’s audience just as easily as tickling them.

Cinderella is a groundbreaking film for Disney for no other reason than this set the road-map for success for the studio for the next sixty years, and, dare I say it, beyond.



  • Traditional Animation
  • Walt Disney Studios
  • Animation Studio: Walt Disney Studios
  • Distributed by: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
  • Cartoon Characters: Cinderella, Prince Charming, Mice (Gus, Jaq, Suzy, Perla, Blossom, Luke, Mert, Bert), Lucifer, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia Tremaine, Drizella Tremaine, Fairy Godmother, King, Grand Duke, Bruno, Doorman.
  • Voice Actors: Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Luis Van Rooten, James Macdonald, June Foray, William Phipps, Mike Douglas, Don Barclay; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast...
  • Directed By Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi.
  • Produced By Walt Disney, Ben Sharpsteen.
  • Animated By Eric Larson, Milt Kahl, Frank Thomas, John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Ward Kimball, Ollie Johnston, Marc Davis, Les Clark, Norm Ferguson, Don Lusk, Hugh Fraser, Fred Moore; more Animators More Cartoon Animators...
  • Written By Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Homer Brightman, Ken Anderson, Erdman Penner, Winston Hibler, Harry Reeves, Joe Rinaldi, Charles Perrault; more Writers More Writers...
  • Awards: Oscar Statuette  Academy Award Nominee, Best Scoring of a Musical Picture, Paul Smith, Oliver Wallace, 1951, Oscar Statuette  Academy Award Nominee, Best Original Song, “Bibbidy-Bobbidi-Boo” (Music and Lyrics: Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston), 1951; more Awards More Awards...
  • Music: Oliver Wallace, Paul Smith, Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston, Al Teeter; more Musicians More Musicians...
  • Editor: Donald Halliday.
  • Originally Released on February 15, 1950.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 74 minutes.
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