History YMMV / Cinderella

30th Jan '16 10:19:46 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Some viewers misunderstand that this is adapted from the Charles Perrault version of the tale, not the Brothers Grimm version. Namely Disney did not drop the toe and heel cutting, as that's not in Perrault's version. Likewise the FairyGodmother does not appear in the Grimm version, and there is a three-day ball there.

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%%* * UnnecessaryMakeover: As noted above, some people prefer the pink dress Cinderella was going to wear to the ball - especially as it was her mother's. In a meta sense, fans feel this way about Cinderella getting depicted with blonde hair and a blue dress in the Disney Princess merchandise - rather than her strawberry blonde hair and white dress in the film.
1st Jan '16 7:05:04 PM fearlessnikki
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* BaseBreaker: The mice. Viewers will either find them annoying or adorable. * BrokenBase: The movie itself has become this in recent years. Some still hold it up as a true Disney classic and recognise it as the studio's return to form after the troubling World War II years. Others find it bland and unmemorable - it has notably less of a cult base than ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' or ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''.

* EndingFatigue: Cinderella being locked in her room and the mice having to rescue her...ironically it is partially a reference to the Grimm's version (with the animals having to expose the stepmother's tricks)..though it is undeniably just an excuse to give the mice even more screen-time. ** According to Literature/TheMouseUnderGlass, to make the scene even weirder, it actually came from an attempt to make Cinderella more proactive. Walt actually hired a writer named Maurice Rapf in order to help the film come off as "progressive." He suggested a scene in which one day, "they're ordering her around and she throws the stuff back at them. She revolts, so they lock her up in the attic." This idea was clearly used for the ending. * EnsembleDarkhorse: The mice, especially Gus. Except for those who think the mice take up too much screentime.
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* EndingFatigue: Cinderella being locked in her room and the mice having to rescue her...ironically it is partially a reference to the Grimm's version (with the animals having to expose the stepmother's tricks)..though it is undeniably just an excuse to give the mice even more screen-time. ** screen-time. According to Literature/TheMouseUnderGlass, to make the scene even weirder, it actually came from an attempt to make Cinderella more proactive. Walt actually hired a writer named Maurice Rapf in order to help the film come off as "progressive." He suggested a scene in which one day, "they're ordering her around and she throws the stuff back at them. She revolts, so they lock her up in the attic." This idea was clearly used for the ending. * EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse: ** The mice, especially Gus. Except for those who Fairy Godmother of course. It's surprising to think that she's only in one scene, yet she's easily one of the mice take up too much screentime.most memorable things about the movie. It helps that her song is a huge EarWorm too. ** An odd example. The pink dress Cinderella was planning to wear to the ball is quite popular among fans, although not to the extent of her more famous ballgown. Merchandise of the pink dress exists, and there are plenty of people who cosplay in it as well. * FansPreferTheNewHer: At least [[http://orig09.deviantart.net/8b84/f/2014/265/2/a/poor_cinderella_by_nikitacosplay-d80429f.jpg one person]] opted to {{Cosplay}} in Cinderella's torn dress - the very thing that nearly pushed her over the DespairEventHorizon.

* GirlShowGhetto: The Franchise/DisneyPrincess franchise pushed several Disney movies into this, but ''Cinderella'' might have fallen the most deeply. The Platinum Edition DVD has a girlier set of games than any other movie in the collection, and the ''Cinderella'' Trilogy Blu-Ray/DVD Boxset comes packaged in a jewelry box. ** In the UK, ''Cinderella'' [=DVDs=] actually got pulled out of the Disney Vault for a few weeks of 2011, so families anticipating the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton could share them with their daughters.

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* GirlShowGhetto: The Franchise/DisneyPrincess franchise pushed several Disney movies into this, but ''Cinderella'' might have fallen the most deeply. The Platinum Edition DVD has a girlier set of games than any other movie in the collection, and the ''Cinderella'' Trilogy Blu-Ray/DVD Boxset comes packaged in a jewelry box. ** box. In the UK, ''Cinderella'' [=DVDs=] actually got pulled out of the Disney Vault for a few weeks of 2011, so families anticipating the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton could share them with their daughters.daughters. * HilariousInHindsight: ** Cinderella plans to wear a pink dress to the ball, but ends up wearing a different one. Although it's white in the film, it's coloured blue in the merchandise. This is hilarious when one thinks of the [[Disney/SleepingBeauty next Disney Princess]] - whose fairy godmothers had a war over whether her dress should be blue or pink. And the one who changes her dress from pink in this film is voiced by Verna Felton - who voices the fairy that wants to keep Aurora's dress pink. ** Another ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' one. In both films the heroine arrives home to have her friends greet her with a new dress, saying "surprise, happy birthday". The fact that Gus says the line mistakenly is amusing since it actually is Aurora's birthday the next time around. * LostInImitation: Many a Cinderella shout-outs will feature the heroine donning a ballgown and hairstyle inspired by this version. And many of them will often involve a blue dress, which actually comes from the merchandise rather than the actual film. The dress is white in the film, but is usually coloured blue in associated artwork.
25th Dec '15 9:14:43 AM Lancelot07
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The 1973 Czech version, 'Tři ořky pro Popelku' ('Believe in Three Hazelnuts'), is highly beloved in Norway, being shown annually on the 24th of December as a Christmas special.
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The 1973 Czech version, 'Tři ořky pro Popelku' ('Believe in Three Hazelnuts'), ('Three Nuts for Cinderella'), is highly beloved in countries like Germany, Slovakia, Norway, Ukraine etc. being shown annually on the 24th of December as a Christmas special.
24th Dec '15 4:06:54 PM Chariset
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** Lady Tremaine crosses it when she locks Cinderella in her room, knowing full well that she's the girl the glass slipper belongs to, so she doesn't want her getting happiness with the prince and robbing her out of her free ticket to power and status. If that doesn't do it, Tremaine well crosses it when she trips the man holding the glass slipper with her cane, causing the slipper to fly through the air and break in front of the Grand Duke and Cinderella, making it impossible to use. The scowl she gives when the Duke panics on how the King would react shows she has no concern for higher orders. This fails immediately when Cinderella pulls out the other glass slipper she still had after the Godmother's spell broke, [[KarmaHoudini although the last shot of Lady Tremaine in the first film was an Oh Crap face at this revelation.]] On the other hand, [[FridgeHorror she DID directly interfere with a royal decree by the King, and we've seen what he's capable of when it comes to perceived betrayal.]]
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** Lady Tremaine crosses starts to cross it when she locks Cinderella in her room, knowing full well that she's the girl the glass slipper belongs to, so she doesn't want her getting happiness with the prince and robbing loves. What pushes her out of her free ticket to power and status. If that doesn't do it, Tremaine well crosses it definitively over the line is the moment when she trips the man holding the glass slipper with her cane, causing the slipper to fly through the air and break in front of the Grand Duke and Cinderella, making it impossible to use. The scowl breaks the slipper out of sheer spite. ''Then'' she gives when does nothing more than smirk at the Duke panics on how the King would react shows she has no concern for higher orders. This fails immediately when Grand Duke's panic and Cinderella's dashed hopes -- until Cinderella pulls out the other glass slipper she still had after the Godmother's spell broke, slipper. [[KarmaHoudini She does not suffer any consequences for this in the film itself]], although the last shot of Lady Tremaine in the first film was an Oh Crap face at this revelation.]] On the other hand, [[FridgeHorror she DID directly interfere with a royal decree by the King, and we've seen what he's capable of when it comes to perceived betrayal.]]]] (Notice that her last appearance in the film is the OhCrap face she makes at Cinderella's trump card.)
24th Dec '15 2:34:39 AM Lancelot07
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The 1973 Czech version, 'Tři ořky pro Popelku' ('Three nuts for Cinderella'), is highly beloved in Norway, being shown annually on the 24th of December as a Christmas special.
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The 1973 Czech version, 'Tři ořky pro Popelku' ('Three nuts for Cinderella'), ('Believe in Three Hazelnuts'), is highly beloved in Norway, being shown annually on the 24th of December as a Christmas special.
25th Nov '15 3:07:07 PM Lancelot07
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The 1973 Czech version, "Tři ořky pro Popelku" ("Three nuts for Cinderella"), is highly beloved in Norway, being shown annually on the 24th of December as a Christmas special.
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The 1973 Czech version, "Tři 'Tři ořky pro Popelku" ("Three Popelku' ('Three nuts for Cinderella"), Cinderella'), is highly beloved in Norway, being shown annually on the 24th of December as a Christmas special.
23rd Oct '15 7:02:13 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Idiotball? She has a very strong reason to; retribution. Also, removed natter.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment / HilariousInHindsight: Cinderella was finally identified when the prince fit the glass slipper on her foot. Nearly fifty years later, the O. J. Simpson trial used a similar method (fitting a glove onto O. J.'s hand) to determine whether or not O. J. was guilty. Even better, the expression "if the shoe fits" (derived from the original fairy tale) sounds amusingly similar to a phrase used by one of O. J.'s lawyers: "If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit." This can be considered HilariousInHindsight or a FunnyAneurysmMoment, depending on how you feel about BlackComedy. * IdiotBall: Lady Tremaine knows fully the slipper won't fit her daughters. So she goes and locks her step-daughter in her room. Even if her daughters won't fit the bill, she's got the opportunity for a free pass to high society, and she does this apparently ''just because''. ** Unfortunately, Cinderella is sharing the ball with Tremaine in this scene too, what with her singing and being starstruck in front of Tremaine. ** The 2015 live-action version actually has Tremaine try to blackmail Cinderella into making her Queen Dowager, and when that fails, she blackmails the Grand Duke with the knowledge that she has the rightful owner (a commoner, at that) of the slipper in her custody, and he agrees to raise her and her stepdaughters' stations in exchange for silence, thus alleviating this a bit.
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment / HilariousInHindsight: FunnyAneurysmMoment: Cinderella was finally identified when the prince fit the glass slipper on her foot. Nearly fifty years later, the O. J. Simpson trial used a similar method (fitting a glove onto O. J.'s hand) to determine whether or not O. J. was guilty. Even better, the expression "if the shoe fits" (derived from the original fairy tale) sounds amusingly similar to a phrase used by one of O. J.'s lawyers: "If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit." This can be considered HilariousInHindsight or a FunnyAneurysmMoment, depending on how you feel about BlackComedy. * IdiotBall: Lady Tremaine knows fully the slipper won't fit her daughters. So she goes and locks her step-daughter in her room. Even if her daughters won't fit the bill, she's got the opportunity for a free pass to high society, and she does this apparently ''just because''. ** Unfortunately, Cinderella is sharing the ball with Tremaine in this scene too, what with her singing and being starstruck in front of Tremaine. ** The 2015 live-action version actually has Tremaine try to blackmail Cinderella into making her Queen Dowager, and when that fails, she blackmails the Grand Duke with the knowledge that she has the rightful owner (a commoner, at that) of the slipper in her custody, and he agrees to raise her and her stepdaughters' stations in exchange for silence, thus alleviating this a bit.BlackComedy.

** It could go further than that. Many elements of the Grimms' version, such as Cinderella being helped by her dead mother or the sisters mutilating themselves, are usually extolled as being closer in line to the original. They really are not that common in most earlier versions of the story, despite popular belief. * MoralEventHorizon: Lady Tremaine crosses it when she locks Cinderella in her room, knowing full well that she's the girl the glass slipper belongs to, so she doesn't want her getting happiness with the prince and robbing her out of her free ticket to power and status. ** If that doesn't do it, Tremaine well crosses it when she trips the man holding the glass slipper with her cane, causing the slipper to fly through the air and break in front of the Grand Duke and Cinderella, making it impossible to use. The scowl she gives when the Duke panics on how the King would react shows she has no concern for higher orders. This fails immediately when Cinderella pulls out the other glass slipper she still had after the Godmother's spell broke, [[KarmaHoudini although the last shot of Lady Tremaine in the first film was an Oh Crap face at this revelation.]] On the other hand, [[FridgeHorror she DID directly interfere with a royal decree by the King, and we've seen what he's capable of when it comes to perceived betrayal.]] ** In the live-action adaptation, Lady Tremaine crosses it much earlier, in the scene where she rips Cinderella's dress. Not only does that happen, she even helps her daughters in doing so. To top it off, the dress happens to be Cinderella's deceased mother's, and Lady Tremaine even goes so far as to ''[[YourMom insult her fashion sense]]''. It's telling that at the end of the film, [[FriendToAllLivingThings Cinderella]] is the ''only'' one to forgive her for everything she had done to her.
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** It could go further than that. Many elements of the Grimms' version, such as Cinderella being helped by her dead mother or the sisters mutilating themselves, are usually extolled as being closer in line to the original. They really are not that common in most earlier versions of the story, despite popular belief. * MoralEventHorizon: Lady MoralEventHorizon: **Lady Tremaine crosses it when she locks Cinderella in her room, knowing full well that she's the girl the glass slipper belongs to, so she doesn't want her getting happiness with the prince and robbing her out of her free ticket to power and status. ** status. If that doesn't do it, Tremaine well crosses it when she trips the man holding the glass slipper with her cane, causing the slipper to fly through the air and break in front of the Grand Duke and Cinderella, making it impossible to use. The scowl she gives when the Duke panics on how the King would react shows she has no concern for higher orders. This fails immediately when Cinderella pulls out the other glass slipper she still had after the Godmother's spell broke, [[KarmaHoudini although the last shot of Lady Tremaine in the first film was an Oh Crap face at this revelation.]] On the other hand, [[FridgeHorror she DID directly interfere with a royal decree by the King, and we've seen what he's capable of when it comes to perceived betrayal.]] ** In the live-action adaptation, Lady Tremaine crosses it much earlier, it, in the scene where she rips Cinderella's dress. Not only does that happen, she even helps her daughters in doing so. To top it off, the dress happens to be Cinderella's deceased mother's, and Lady Tremaine even goes so far as to ''[[YourMom insult her fashion sense]]''. It's telling that at the end of the film, [[FriendToAllLivingThings Cinderella]] is the ''only'' one to forgive her for everything she had done to her.

* UnnecessaryMakeover: The main character. * ValuesDissonance: [[TextileWorkIsFeminine "Leave the sewing to the women".]] What's weird is that it's a ''female'' mouse who says this after Jaq happily ''volunteers'' to do the sewing! And then some male mice are clearly shown sewing later on anyway, making the line even weirder. ** It might have been just an excuse to keep Jaq away from the sewing, if they thought he was particularly bad at it.
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* UnnecessaryMakeover: The main character. %%* UnnecessaryMakeover: * ValuesDissonance: [[TextileWorkIsFeminine "Leave the sewing to the women".]] What's weird is that it's a ''female'' mouse who says this after Jaq happily ''volunteers'' to do the sewing! And then Then some male mice are clearly shown sewing later on anyway, making the line even weirder. ** It might have been just weirder. The only way this scene makes sense is an excuse to keep Jaq away from the sewing, if they thought he was particularly bad at it.it. Given his lack of stealth, it's a reasonable fear.

* EvilIsSexy: Bernadette Peters as the 1997 version's stepmother.
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16th Oct '15 10:35:53 AM NapoleonDeCheese
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** It might have been just an excuse to keep Jaq away from the sewing, if they thought he was particularly bad at it.
14th Sep '15 7:22:49 AM MsCC93
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While I COMPLETELY agree with these points, these are justifying edits and they are not allowed.
*** Of course, she was out all night and had been working very hard the day before and even had to get up early in the morning. She's ''sleep deprived'' and finding out that very nice man she danced with and fell in love with is the ''prince'' would be of course shocking!
14th Sep '15 7:22:34 AM MsCC93
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While I COMPLETELY agree with these points, these are justifying edits and they are not allowed.
** '''To Be Fair''' Once the mice do bring the key back, after overcoming Lucifer, that is, Cinderella is GenreSavvy enough to bring the glass slipper she still had downstairs in case Tremaine tries another trick, which of course she does, but it doesn't really matter, since the matching slipper all but confirms Cinderella's identity as the mystery girl, and she gets her happy ending. *** Actually, a kids book interprets an alternate possibility. Even if Tremaine didn't interfere, the Duke would have let Cinderella try on the slipper after the stepsisters have a turn. It would have been a much quicker ending with less mice screentime.
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