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''WesternAnimation/PoorCinderella'' is a 1934 animated short produced by Creator/FleischerStudios. It is the inaugural entry in the ''WesternAnimation/ColorClassics'' series and is the only color appearance of WesternAnimation/BettyBoop, who plays the titular character.

It is noted that this is the first Fleischer cartoon produced in color, in this case Cinecolor, as Creator/WaltDisney had the exclusive rights to the Technicolor process for use in his ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies''. It is also the first use of the Fleischers' patented "stereoptical" process that allows animated characters to exist over live models, giving the settings a sense of depth and realism.

This short is currently in the PublicDomain.

!!This short contains examples of:
* AnimationBump: This was the first Fleischer cartoon to use the 3D tabletop process, after all. Also, the animation on the human figures look excellent, something even Disney took years to perfect.
* CinderellaCircumstances
* FairyGodmother: Duh.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Cinderella gets her panties pulled up when the fairy godmother produces her ballgown.
** She also pulls up the front of her dress as it starts to slip during the carriage ride to the ball.
* IWantSong: The title song.
* MickeyMousing
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: A caricature of Rudy Vallee appears at the ball.
* {{Rotoscoping}}: Used for the horses' galloping as they begin to depart, and later the dance between Cinderella and her prince.
* RedHeadedStepchild: Cinderella. Betty Boop's hair was colored red instead of the usual black to take advantage of the limited Cinecolor process.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Betty Boop fills this role as Cinderella.
* SpinningClockHands: Appears while Cinderella is being overworked.
* TheEnd: The end title reading "Finis" appears in two closing doors that close in on the stepsisters' heads to shut them up.
* TriumphantReprise: The title song is sung again as Cinderella and her prince ride of in their wedding coach.
* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve
-->''Remember when the clock strikes twelve, you must be home by then''
-->''For should you fail to be in bed, you'll be in rags again''