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Characters: Cinderella

Cinderella

See Disney Princess

Prince Charming

Voiced by: William Phipps (original film) , Mike Douglas (singing); Christopher Daniel Barnes (sequels)

  • Deadpan Snarker: He gains a rather cheeky and playful sense of humor in the sequels.
  • Expy: Something of a recolored version of the earlier Prince from Snow White.
  • Friend to All Living Things: In a deleted scene, he was seen apparently hunting a deer, but it turned out they were friends and playing a game together.
  • Nice Guy: In a deleted scene, he's reintroduced to Cinderella after she fits the slipper. While surprised that she was a servant, he accepted her immediately.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Prince Charming is not his title, that's his name, which Disney is more than happy to address him as.
  • Official Couple: With Cinderella.
  • Rebel Prince: According to the King, he's this.
  • Satellite Love Interest: He has slightly more screen time than The Prince in Snow White, but ultimately he represents more of a goal than a person—there were deleted scenes that gave him more of a personality, but they were cut from the film. Disney noticed this, and made up for it in the third movie.

The King

Voiced by: Luis Van Rooten; Andre Stojka (sequels)

The Grand Duke

Voiced by: Luis Van Rooten; Rob Paulsen (sequels)

Prudence

Voiced by: Holland Taylor

  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can come off as snobbish and bossy, but she ultimately means well. And at the end of the day is understanding.

Lady Tremaine

"These beads... they give it just the right touch."

Voiced by: Eleanor Audley (original film); Susanne Blakeslee (sequels)

  • Abusive Parent: Not only with her stepdaughter (physical and mental abuse by the wazoo) but her own biological daughters as well (is very psychologically abusive to Anastasia in the sequels, and she's the reason why Drizella is an asshole as well. Also, Drizella is absolutely terrified of her.)
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Not to the viewer, but to the royal staff, certainly.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: She manipulates her daughters into tearing Cinderella's dress apart, and discreetly trips the footman to break the glass slipper.
    • She's also this in the third movie. Housekeeping comes to your room before you ring the bell? It's your stepdaughter trying to sneak in.
    • In Twice Charmed, she realizes that Cinderella might be recognized by the Prince, so she tells Franco to shrink her. Then, she has him use his magic to make Anastasia and Drizella graceful and beautiful so they'll catch the Prince's eye.
  • Gold Digger: A largely indirect example, see Lazy Bum below.
    • Also implied to be the reason she married Cinderella's father (and indeed, Drizella and Anastasia's). And since she was widowed twice, while the girls are still young, this implies more...
  • Hate Sink: She is considered one of the most despised Disney villains.
  • I Gave My Word: However, she is very specific about what words she uses exactly. When she says that Cinderella can go to the ball, she very clearly states if she can finish all her chores and if she can find something suitable to wear. When she surprises Tremaine by revealing she has finished her work and has a dress, rather than go back on her word, all she has to do is point out the beads Cinderella is wearing to get her daughters into a manic frenzy when they think Cinderella stole from them.
    Drizella: Mother do you realize what you just said?!
    Lady Tremaine: Of course. I said "if."
  • It's All About Me: A textbook example; all she cares about is getting the status she believes that she deserves.
  • Lazy Bum: Essentially; she forces her own stepdaughter to do all of the work for her, some of which is work that she could either easily do herself or at least just pay somebody to do (she's already filthy rich so it's not like paying a full staff would harm her fortune in any way) and makes her daughters marry into money just so she can bump her own status without having to do any work herself.
    • This is more out of an attempt to destroy Cinderella's beauty more than anything.
    • And according to the opening narration, the money is squandered on the stepsisters, leaving the estate in financial trouble.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Manipulates Anastasia and Drizella into destroying Cinderella's dress.
  • Parental Favoritism:
    • The Stepmother favours her daughters over Cinderella any day.
    • Subverted in the third film, where it is shown she sees all her daughters as either tools or obstacles, and manipulates her daughters as much as Cindarella.
  • Pet the Dog: In her very first scene, she's seen gently stroking her Right-Hand Cat Lucifer.
  • The Sociopath: Look at the signs. Domineering, manipulative, abusive, has no problem lying, derives pleasure from hurting/humiliating others, has a grandiose sense of what she's entitled to.. Along with her general antisocial behavior, she may be a textbook example of this trope.

Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine

Anastasia voiced by: Lucille Bliss (original film); Tress Macneille (sequels)
Drizella voiced by: Rhoda Williams (original film); Russi Taylor (sequels)

  • Uptown Girl: Anastasia falls in love with a commoner guy (the local baker) in the second movie.
  • Well Done Daughter Girl: Anastasia's Freudian Excuse.
  • Woman Child: Anastasia comes off as one in the third movie.
  • Yes-Man: Drizella in the sequels shows more shades of this towards her mother, though it later shows that this not just because Drizella is spoiled rotten and despicable in her own right, but because Tremaine threatens her.

The Baker

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen
  • Adorkable: When he falls for Anastasia.
  • The Cameo: He's seen in the credits of the second sequel and last movie of the franchise.

Jaq and Gus

Jaq voiced by: Jimmy MacDonald (original film); Rob Paulsen (sequels)
Gus voiced by: Jimmy MacDonald (original film; Corey Burton (sequels)

  • Nice Hat: Both of them wear one.
  • Nice Mice: Big time! The other mice are very nice as well.

Lucifer

Voiced by: June Foray (original film); Frank Welker (sequels)

  • Cat Stereotype: Lucifer is dark grey and grey with a black head and off-white muzzle, and fits both black and grey cat stereotypes by being evil, fat and lazy.
  • Determinator; He'll stop at nothing to catch the mice. Even getting stuck in Drizella's dress (in the first movie) and being turned into a jack-in-the-box (in Cinderella III) doesn't stop him. Nor does becoming a human.
  • Oh, Crap: After Gus has transformed into a horse who then proceeds to scare his pants off.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Cinderella III has him briefly turned into a miniature cat, smaller than Jaq and Gus. He still beats them up.

Bruno

Voiced by: James Mac Donald; Frank Welker (sequels)

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