Tear Jerker / Cinderella

"There's nothing left to believe in."

The Disney movie

  • The main title theme.
  • "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" becomes incredibly sad when you realize that dreams are the only way for Cinderella to escape her life. She had no one to turn to and no way to get help, but still kept dreaming.
    • On a meta-level; Cinderella's voice actress, Ilene Woods, died of Alzheimer's. As a result, she forgot that she voiced Cinderella but this was the one song nurses at the nursing home where she spent her final days played frequently for her. Why? Because it would make her happy even though she couldn't remember the reason why.
  • Just before her stepsisters tear her dress apart, Cinderella asks if they like it and if they think it will do at the ball. Part of her wanted their approval in spite of all they'd done to her.
  • The actual scene where Anastasia and Drizella destroy Cinderella's dress. Just seeing her run out to the garden in tears, abandoning all her dreams...
  • Lady Tremaine breaking the glass slipper. There was nothing to be gained by it. Her daughters were already out of the running. She did it purely for spite.
  • Lady Tremaine locking Cinderella in the attic and Cinderella, sobbing, begs her to let her out.