Number of Times Seen – No clue (27 Feb 2014)
Brief Synopsis – A young girl who longs for love is beaten down by her step mother and step sisters into believing she has no worth, but her friendship with a group of mice and the appearance of her fairy god mother changes everything.
My Take on it – After spending the last week or so trying to finish watching all Oscar Best Picture winners before my self-imposed deadline on Sunday night, I decided to take a break for a day and watched 5 (yes 5!) Disney animated movies that I loved as a kid.
Next up was Cinderella.
We all know the story and it really puts the subject of step parents and siblings in a very dark light.
Having grown up with a step-father and 3 step-siblings, I truly think that this fairy tale truly gives them a very bad rap and it’s unfortunately because as a step-father myself of 2 step-sons, I would never want them to think that I would ever be like the evil ones portrayed in movies like this.
That being said, the reasons behind their evilness here is what inspires Cinderella to look within herself and prove to herself that she does have worth and that she is deserving of true love from the Prince.
This movie came out a few years after WWII and its success led to Walt Disney being able to continue to make great animated movies and brings smiles to children of all ages with his first theme park which opened just a few years after this was made.
Bottom Line – Worthy part of the Disney canon. Step’s get a bad rap from this one, but still enjoyable none the less. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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