History YMMV / Cinderella

5th Jan '18 10:35:08 AM jasonbres
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* UncannyValley: To modern-day viewers, Cinderella can come off as this occasionally - in particular, her blinking looks really creepy, like someone moving a doll's eyelids, making her sometimes look like a mannequin.

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* UncannyValley: To modern-day viewers, Cinderella can come off as this occasionally - in particular, her blinking looks really creepy, like someone moving a doll's eyelids, making her sometimes look like a mannequin. This could be attributed to a majority of her animation being rotoscoped from model Helene Stanley's movements.
30th Nov '17 8:42:02 AM fearlessnikki
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** To a lesser extent Lady Tremaine. Doug Walker finds her a classic Disney villain who is suitably imposing and manipulative. The Unshaved Mouse on the other hand finds her a letdown who doesn't do anything memorable - and is overshadowed [[Disney/SleepingBeauty by the next villain Eleanor Audley voices]].



* 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 silver-white dress in the film.

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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.mother's[[note]]The 2015 remake added an AuthorsSavingThrow where Ella insists on wearing her mother's dress, but allows the godmother to jazz it up a little[[/note]]. 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 silver-white dress in the film.



* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: Cinderella is generally used as the UrExample of the "weak, passive" DamselInDistress PrincessClassic that gets bashed in this feminist era. While [[SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]] and [[SleepingBeauty Aurora]] are also pretty meek, they get at least a ''little'' bit of leeway since there's action ''in'' their films, even if they don't participate in it (the dwarves chasing the Evil Queen off a cliff; Philip battling Maleficint). Cinderella gets no such leeway, since her film is overall much more sedate.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: Cinderella is generally used as the UrExample of the "weak, passive" DamselInDistress PrincessClassic that gets bashed in this feminist era. While [[SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]] and [[SleepingBeauty Aurora]] are also pretty meek, they get at least a ''little'' bit of leeway since there's action ''in'' their films, even if they don't participate in it (the dwarves chasing the Evil Queen off a cliff; Philip battling Maleficint). Cinderella gets no such leeway, since her film is overall much more sedate. And Snow White and Aurora were under spells with {{Wicked Witch}}es after them.



** Cinderella.

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** Cinderella. Cinderella of course. The Disney version actually increases her status in this category - with a cruel HopeSpot where her friends make a dress for her to wear to the ball, and it gets completely destroyed by the sisters. And her stepmother actively tries to prevent her from being with the prince once she discovers the truth.
8th Oct '17 6:17:18 PM MagBas
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* CommonKnowledge: Some people claim Perrault's slippers were fur (''vair''), not glass (''verre'') and/or offer the "fur slipper" as a restoration of the "real" Cinderella (Mercedes Lackey's ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' makes a nod to this). This is false -- "vair" was an archaic word in Perrault's time.
5th Oct '17 1:07:02 PM captainpat
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* 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.
30th Jul '17 9:49:09 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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** The Fairy Godmother of course. It's surprising to think that she's only in one scene, yet she's easily one of the most memorable things about the movie. It helps that her song is a huge EarWorm too.

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** The Fairy Godmother Godmother, of course. It's surprising to think that she's only in one scene, and yet she's easily one of the most memorable things about the movie. It helps that her song is a huge EarWorm EarWorm, too.



* 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.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Cinderella was finally identified when the prince fit Duke [[TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper fits the glass slipper on her foot.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.



* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Though not quite the shipping magnet as newer Disney royalty such as Elsa or Ariel, Cinderella gets treated this way a lot (especially when compared to the other two 'classic' princesses). A good portion of this is thanks to the [[Disney/CinderellaIIIATwistInTime third film]]. It's one of the best received Disney made-for-video sequels. Fans really took to Cinderella's {{Xenafication}} and more in-depth characterization, which boosted her popularity and subsequently how shippable she is.

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* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Though not quite the shipping magnet as newer Disney royalty such as Elsa [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]] or Ariel, [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]], Cinderella gets treated this way a lot (especially when compared to the other two 'classic' princesses). A good portion of this is thanks to the [[Disney/CinderellaIIIATwistInTime third film]]. It's one of the best received Disney made-for-video sequels. Fans really took to Cinderella's {{Xenafication}} and more in-depth characterization, which boosted her popularity and subsequently how shippable she is.



* ValuesDissonance: [[TextileWorkIsFeminine "Leave the sewing to the women".]] What's weird is that it's a ''lady'' mouse who says this after Jaq ''volunteers'' to do the sewing! Then some male mice are clearly shown sewing later on anyway, making the line even weirder. The line can makes sense if the lady mice thought the men would be bad at it. Given his lack of stealth and sometimes carelessness (as seen during the sewing scene where he and Gus nearly cut off another mouse's tail), it's a reasonable fear.

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* ValuesDissonance: [[TextileWorkIsFeminine "Leave the sewing to the women".]] What's really weird in this case is that it's a ''lady'' mouse who says this after Jaq ''volunteers'' to do the sewing! Then some male mice are clearly shown sewing later on anyway, making the line even weirder. The line can makes sense if It's possible the lady mice thought mouse meant "Leave the men would be bad at it. sewing to someone more experienced with it". Given his Jaq's lack of stealth and sometimes carelessness (as seen during the aforementioned later sewing scene where he and Gus nearly cut off another mouse's tail), it's a reasonable fear.
24th Jun '17 9:23:33 AM HeroGal2347
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* TheWoobie: Cinderella.

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* TheWoobie: TheWoobie:
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Cinderella.
** The Grand Duke. The poor guy is a nervous wreck in many of the scenes that involve the possibility of something going wrong with the king's plan to get Prince Charming to marry (notable examples include how frantic he is when Cinderella flees the ball, how terrified he is when psyching himself up to tell the king that she's gone, and how upset he is when the slipper is broken.)
20th Jun '17 11:01:29 PM rjd1922
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Some, like [[TheNostalgiaCritic Doug Walker]], see Cinderella as a broken down victim of domestic abuse who's been so conditioned since early childhood by her [[AbusiveParents abusive stepmother]] to think she doesn't deserve better that she starts off believing it, until her taste of life and happiness away from her abusive family (at the ball, with the prince) convinces her that she ''is'' worth it, and that she needs to ''get out''. (This is also why he dislikes [[Disney/Cinderella2015 the remake]]--it makes her more independent from the beginning, but he thinks that just makes her look stupid for not leaving.)

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Some, like [[TheNostalgiaCritic Doug Walker]], Creator/DougWalker, see Cinderella as a broken down victim of domestic abuse who's been so conditioned since early childhood by her [[AbusiveParents abusive stepmother]] to think she doesn't deserve better that she starts off believing it, until her taste of life and happiness away from her abusive family (at the ball, with the prince) convinces her that she ''is'' worth it, and that she needs to ''get out''. (This is also why he dislikes [[Disney/Cinderella2015 [[Film/Cinderella2015 the remake]]--it makes her more independent from the beginning, but he thinks that just makes her look stupid for not leaving.)
20th Jun '17 8:07:39 PM Pichu-kun
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* BrokenBase: Some viewers 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''.

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* BrokenBase: BrokenBase:
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Some viewers 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''.
** Does Cinderella look best as a strawberry blonde with a white dress, like she is depicted in the film, or does she look better as a light blonde with a blue dress, like she does in merchandising?



* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Though not quite the shipping magnet as newer Disney royalty such as Elsa or Ariel, Cinderella gets treated this way a lot (especially when compared to the other two 'classic' princesses). A good portion of this is thanks to the [[Disney/CinderellaIIIATwistInTime third film]]. It's one of the best received Disney made-for-video sequels. Fans really took to Cinderella's {{Xenafication}} and more in-depth characterization, which boosted her popularity and subsequently how shippable she is.



* WhatAnIdiot: You could say that Cinderella picks up the IdiotBall in the climax, when she goes completely dizzy over the Grand Duke touring the houses, looking for the mysterious girl who danced with the prince all night. It's what makes Lady Tremaine suspect her and lock her in her room, after all. But is it stupid, or is it just a perfectly understandable reaction to learning that you could be marrying a prince?
** Whatever your opinion, you have to admit you wouldn't get your happy BSOD without it.

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* WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot:
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You could say that Cinderella picks up the IdiotBall in the climax, when she goes completely dizzy over the Grand Duke touring the houses, looking for the mysterious girl who danced with the prince all night. It's what makes Lady Tremaine suspect her and lock her in her room, after all. But is it stupid, or is it just a perfectly understandable reaction to learning that you could be marrying a prince?
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prince? Whatever your opinion, you have to admit you wouldn't get your happy BSOD without it.
19th May '17 2:40:28 PM JoeMerl
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Some, like [[TheNostalgiaCritic Doug Walker]], see Cinderella as a broken down victim of domestic abuse who's been so conditioned since early childhood by her [[AbusiveParents abusive stepmother]] to think she doesn't deserve better that she starts off believing it, until her taste of life and happiness away from her abusive family (at the ball, with the prince) convinces her that she ''is'' worth it, and that she needs to ''get out''.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Some, like [[TheNostalgiaCritic Doug Walker]], see Cinderella as a broken down victim of domestic abuse who's been so conditioned since early childhood by her [[AbusiveParents abusive stepmother]] to think she doesn't deserve better that she starts off believing it, until her taste of life and happiness away from her abusive family (at the ball, with the prince) convinces her that she ''is'' worth it, and that she needs to ''get out''. (This is also why he dislikes [[Disney/Cinderella2015 the remake]]--it makes her more independent from the beginning, but he thinks that just makes her look stupid for not leaving.)
7th May '17 8:17:49 PM ElSquibbonator
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* TheWoobie: Cinderella, at least among those who don't consider her an ExtremeDoormat.

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* TheWoobie: Cinderella, at least among those who don't consider her an ExtremeDoormat.Cinderella.
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