History Awesome / Cinderella

27th May '18 10:32:39 PM PaulA
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!!Rodgers and Hammerstein's ''Film/{{Cinderella}}''
* A meta example, but the 1957 version set a record as the highest-rated TV program of all time. Not bad for a cash-in on ''Theatre/PeterPan''.
* Music/WhitneyHouston as the Fairy Godmother steals the show with her number "Impossible" in the 1997 version.
* Look how quickly Laura Osnes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcP1cV3nBZI changed her dress]] at the 2013 Tonys!
23rd Dec '17 10:10:33 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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[[caption-width-right:350:Say it with us, now: Bibbity Bobbity Boo!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Say it with us, now: Bibbity Bobbity Boo!]] Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo!]]



* Jaq coming up with a plan to distract Lucifer so the other mice can get some extra food. The plan calls for a mouse to be a distraction, and he gets chosen. Despite being visibly terrified, he follows through with his plan and kicks Lucifer's face into the saucer of milk.
** When Gus accidentally gets Lucifer's attention, Jaq does everything up to pulling Lucifer's whiskers out to make Lucifer focus back on him.
** When the pair of them need to steal beads for Cinderella, Lucifer sits on the beads. Jaq comes up with a plan again. And despite being, again, [[CowardlyLion visibly terrified]], he puts on a mask of nonchalance and walks past Lucifer and begins to casually ruin the other sister's laundry.

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* Jaq coming up with a plan to distract Lucifer so the other mice can get some extra food. The plan calls for a mouse to be a distraction, and he gets chosen.winds up choosing himself. Despite being visibly terrified, he follows through with his plan and kicks Lucifer's face into the saucer of milk.
** When Gus accidentally gets Lucifer's attention, Jaq does everything up to pulling Lucifer's whiskers out to make Lucifer try and put Lucifer's focus back on him.
** When the pair of them need to steal beads for Cinderella, Lucifer catches on and sits on the beads. Jaq comes up with a plan again. And despite being, again, [[CowardlyLion visibly terrified]], he puts on a mask of nonchalance and walks past Lucifer and begins to casually ruin the other sister's stepsisters' laundry.



* The scene where [[GorgeousGarmentGeneration Cinderella gains her iconic ballroom gown]]. In fact, Creator/WaltDisney called it his favorite piece of animation.

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* Pictured above: The scene where [[GorgeousGarmentGeneration Cinderella gains her iconic ballroom gown]]. In fact, Creator/WaltDisney called it his favorite piece of animation.



* In another deleted scene, Prince Charming is reintroduced to Cinderella after she fits the slipper. While surprised that she's a servant girl, he accepts her immediately as his princess.
** This scene eventually made it into VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep's retelling of the story, and it's just as [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming sweet]] as you'd imagine.

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* In another deleted scene, Prince Charming is reintroduced to Cinderella after she fits the slipper. While surprised that she's a servant girl, he accepts her immediately as his princess.
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princess. This scene eventually made it into VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep's retelling of the story, and it's just as [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming sweet]] as you'd imagine.



* An eviler (but not less awesome) example--[[BigBad Lady Tremaine.]] Other Disney villains possess supernatural powers, lead entire armies, have charmed towns/kingdoms into liking them, require henchmen to get the job done, and generally have more resources. Lady Tremaine, by contrast, is "only" an elderly rich woman who lives in a villa--no special abilities, no minions to carry out her orders (excluding her cat, and even he isn't exactly obedient), and no elaborate lair. She's the kind of woman who might exist anywhere in the world. ''And that's what makes her so terrifying.'' Using nothing but words, she makes every day of her stepdaughter's life a living hell, and goes to insane--but again, completely human--limits to better her blood daughters' position. Lady Tremaine has even devised a way to [[IGaveMyWord keep her promises]] by [[ExactWords following them to the exact letter]], then completely undoing any Cinderella might try with a single sentence (the movie implies that this is a regular occurrence in the household). She's cold, cruel, calculating, seems to know it, and doesn't care. And [[KarmaHoudini until the sequels, she got away with all of it.]] Even the Disney fandom, famed for developing AlternateCharacterInterpretations for many villains, universally reviles her. In sum: one of the greatest Disney villains in the entire canon is an old woman with a cane and a sharp mind. Let that sink in, and decide for yourself whether or not that's an awesome achievement on Disney's and Eleanor Audley's part.
** For further proof, look to what happens in ''CinderellaIIIATwistInTime'', when Lady Tremaine gets her hands on the Fairy Godmother's wand. She immediately uses it to become a nigh-omnipotent RealityWarper--and she's not just content to magically make the Prince fall in love with one of her daughters. Instead, she [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight rewrites history]] to destroy Cinderella's hope, and even ''leaves the girl's memories intact'' so that she'll be aware of what's going on, but unable to convince anyone of the truth. Why? [[ForTheEvulz Because she wants to torture her stepdaughter for being prettier than her own children.]]

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* An eviler (but not less awesome) example--[[BigBad Lady Tremaine.]] Other Disney villains possess supernatural powers, lead entire armies, have charmed towns/kingdoms into liking them, require henchmen to get the job done, and generally have more resources. Lady Tremaine, by contrast, is "only" an elderly rich woman who lives in a villa--no special abilities, no minions to carry out her orders (excluding her cat, and even he isn't exactly obedient), and no elaborate lair. She's the kind of woman who might exist anywhere in the world. ''And ''[[BadassNormal And that's what makes her so terrifying.'' ]]'' Using nothing but words, she makes every day of her stepdaughter's life a living hell, and goes to insane--but again, completely human--limits to better her blood daughters' position. Lady Tremaine has even devised a way to [[IGaveMyWord keep her promises]] by [[ExactWords following them to the exact letter]], then completely undoing any anything Cinderella might try with a single sentence (the movie implies that this is a regular occurrence in the household). She's cold, cruel, calculating, seems to know it, and doesn't care. And [[KarmaHoudini until the sequels, she got away with all of it.]] Even the Disney fandom, famed for developing AlternateCharacterInterpretations for many villains, universally reviles her. In sum: summary: one of the greatest Disney villains in the entire canon is an old woman with a cane and a sharp mind. Let that sink in, and decide for yourself whether or not that's an awesome achievement on Disney's and Eleanor Audley's part.
** For further proof, look to what happens in ''CinderellaIIIATwistInTime'', when Lady Tremaine [[EmpoweredBadassNormal gets her hands on the Fairy Godmother's wand.wand]]. She immediately uses it to become a nigh-omnipotent RealityWarper--and she's not just content to magically make the Prince fall in love with one of her daughters. Instead, she [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight rewrites history]] to destroy Cinderella's hope, and even ''leaves the girl's memories intact'' so that she'll be aware of what's going on, but unable to convince anyone of the truth. Why? [[ForTheEvulz Because she wants to torture her stepdaughter for being prettier than her own children.]]



* After being harassed by Lucifer for most of the film, after the mice were turned into horses, Gus takes an opportunity to get back at Lucifer;As a horse, Gus gets to be larger in size than Lucifer and gets to scare him off.

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* After being harassed by Lucifer for most of the film, after the mice were are turned into horses, Gus takes an opportunity to get back at Lucifer;As Lucifer. As a horse, Gus gets to be larger in size than Lucifer and gets to scare him off.
10th Dec '17 3:19:19 PM SenorCornholio
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11th Nov '17 11:31:39 PM toongrrl1990
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* After being harassed by Lucifer for most of the film, after the mice were turned into horses, Gus takes an opportunity to get back at Lucifer;As a horse, Gus gets to be larger in size than Lucifer and gets to scare him off.
* After being chided by Cinderella to turning the other cheek with Lucifer, Bruno gets his moment where he gets to get Lucifer away from the mice and help Cinderella escape her room. So worth the wait.
30th Oct '17 1:55:03 PM Gravidef
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* The Grand Duke, who has to spend most of the movie being TheChewToy, gets a small one at the movie's end--and inadvertently ends up saving the day with it. When Cinderella finally frees herself from her room and rushes down the stairs before he and the retinue can leave, Lady Tremaine tries to dismiss her as nothing but an "imaginative child." But the Grand Duke--perhaps tired of his lousy treatment by Tremaine, or perhaps sensing her true character--fires back that the King's decree states that ''all'' eligible women must try on the slipper. He finally gets to show some backbone, and it ends up bringing the Prince and Cinderella together. Score one for the little guy.
21st Oct '17 2:39:26 PM Wheatenlyric950
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12th May '17 8:09:57 AM Gravidef
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* An eviler (but not less awesome) example--[[BigBad Lady Tremaine.]] Other Disney villains possess supernatural powers, lead entire armies, have charmed towns/kingdoms into liking them, require henchmen to get the job done, and generally have more resources. Lady Tremaine, by contrast, is "only" an elderly rich woman who lives in a villa--no special abilities, no minions to carry out her orders (excluding her cat, and even he isn't exactly obedient), and no elaborate lair. She's the kind of woman who might exist anywhere in the world. ''And that's what makes her so terrifying.'' Using nothing but words, she makes every day of her stepdaughter's life a living hell, and goes to insane--but again, completely human--limits to better her blood daughters' position. Lady Tremaine has even devised a way to [[IGaveMyWord keep her promises]] by [[ExactWords following them to the exact letter, then completely undoing any Cinderella might try with a single sentence (the movie implies that this is a regular occurrence in the household). She's cold, cruel, calculating, seems to know it, and doesn't care. And [[KarmaHoudini until the sequels, she got away with all of it.]] Even the Disney fandom, famed for developing AlternateCharacterInterpretations for many villains, universally reviles her. In sum: one of the greatest Disney villains in the entire canon is an old woman with a cane and a sharp mind. Let that sink in, and decide for yourself whether or not that's an awesome achievement on Disney's and Eleanor Audley's part.

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* An eviler (but not less awesome) example--[[BigBad Lady Tremaine.]] Other Disney villains possess supernatural powers, lead entire armies, have charmed towns/kingdoms into liking them, require henchmen to get the job done, and generally have more resources. Lady Tremaine, by contrast, is "only" an elderly rich woman who lives in a villa--no special abilities, no minions to carry out her orders (excluding her cat, and even he isn't exactly obedient), and no elaborate lair. She's the kind of woman who might exist anywhere in the world. ''And that's what makes her so terrifying.'' Using nothing but words, she makes every day of her stepdaughter's life a living hell, and goes to insane--but again, completely human--limits to better her blood daughters' position. Lady Tremaine has even devised a way to [[IGaveMyWord keep her promises]] by [[ExactWords following them to the exact letter, letter]], then completely undoing any Cinderella might try with a single sentence (the movie implies that this is a regular occurrence in the household). She's cold, cruel, calculating, seems to know it, and doesn't care. And [[KarmaHoudini until the sequels, she got away with all of it.]] Even the Disney fandom, famed for developing AlternateCharacterInterpretations for many villains, universally reviles her. In sum: one of the greatest Disney villains in the entire canon is an old woman with a cane and a sharp mind. Let that sink in, and decide for yourself whether or not that's an awesome achievement on Disney's and Eleanor Audley's part.
12th May '17 8:09:23 AM Gravidef
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* An eviler (but not less awesome) example--[[BigBad Lady Tremaine.]] Other Disney villains possess supernatural powers, lead entire armies, have charmed towns/kingdoms into liking them, require henchmen to get the job done, and generally have more resources. Lady Tremaine, by contrast, is "only" an elderly rich woman who lives in a villa--no special abilities, no minions to carry out her orders (excluding her cat, and even he isn't exactly obedient), and no elaborate lair. She's the kind of woman who might exist anywhere in the world. ''And that's what makes her so terrifying.'' Using nothing but words, she makes every day of her stepdaughter's life a living hell, and goes to insane--but again, completely human--limits to better her blood daughters' position. Lady Tremaine has even devised a way to [[IGaveMyWord keep her promises]] by [[ExactWords following them to the exact letter, then completely undoing any Cinderella might try with a single sentence (the movie implies that this is a regular occurrence in the household). She's cold, cruel, calculating, seems to know it, and doesn't care. And [[KarmaHoudini until the sequels, she got away with all of it.]] Even the Disney fandom, famed for developing AlternateCharacterInterpretations for many villains, universally reviles her. In sum: one of the greatest Disney villains in the entire canon is an old woman with a cane and a sharp mind. Let that sink in, and decide for yourself whether or not that's an awesome achievement on Disney's and Eleanor Audley's part.
** For further proof, look to what happens in ''CinderellaIIIATwistInTime'', when Lady Tremaine gets her hands on the Fairy Godmother's wand. She immediately uses it to become a nigh-omnipotent RealityWarper--and she's not just content to magically make the Prince fall in love with one of her daughters. Instead, she [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight rewrites history]] to destroy Cinderella's hope, and even ''leaves the girl's memories intact'' so that she'll be aware of what's going on, but unable to convince anyone of the truth. Why? [[ForTheEvulz Because she wants to torture her stepdaughter for being prettier than her own children.]]
17th Aug '16 7:13:42 PM Argon2
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* Cinderella making a second attempt at going to the ball. She's been treated like crap for most of her life, she knows from experience that her "family" will punish her brutally if they find out, and she has no reason to think that the ball will bring her anything other than temporary happiness. But she goes anyway. Why? Because through all the bullying and degradation, she still believes that her abusers were wrong and she deserves to be happy. That she wasn't broken completely by the dress scene is in itself a psychological moment of awesome: after a brief cry, she remains brave and optimistic enough to go out and make that night the best of her life.
12th Apr '16 8:29:04 AM dsneybuf
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* The glass slipper is smashed, all hope is lost, the Grand Duke is stammering in mortal terror, until... "You see, I have the other one."
** What really sells it is Lady Tremaine's stunned OhCrap face when Cinderella says it.

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* The glass slipper is smashed, all hope is lost, the Grand Duke is stammering in mortal terror, until... "You see, I have the other one."
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slipper." What really sells it is Lady Tremaine's stunned OhCrap face when Cinderella says it.
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