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** If you impersonate someone's significant other and have sex with them, it's ''rape''. Lady Tremaine's plan basically encourages Anastasia to rape Prince Charming.



* The King's motivation is to have grandchildren by any means necessary, and he sics the castle guards on Cinderella when she tries to escape and tries to kill the Grand Duke when he explains she got away. What would he do if Cinderella was unable to have children?

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* The King's motivation is to have grandchildren by any means necessary, and he sics the castle guards on Cinderella when she tries to escape and tries to kill the Grand Duke when he explains she got away. What would he do if Cinderella was unable to have children?children?
** In this universe, the Fairy Godmother could probably have turned one of the animals into a child or something.


* The King's motivation is to have grandchildren by any means necessary, and he sics the castle guards on Cinderella when she tries to escape and tries to kill the Grand Duke when he explains she got away. What would he do if Cinderella was unable to have children?

!! [[{{Film/Cinderella}} The Rodgers and Hammerstein version]]

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* Several people have seen the 1997 version, or clips and pictures of it, and wondered how an African-European queen and a white king could have a Filipino prince for a son.
** On a realistic level, this is simply what happens when you have a completely color-blind approach to casting, without regard for character relations. In-universe, though...
* The prince tries the shoe on EVERY girl, including ones that don't even remotely resemble her, Calliope and Minerva notwithstanding. That is, girls who are clearly shorter or taller than her or of a different ethnicity. It would make sense if, say, Lionel went all by himself and forgot what she looked like entirely, but Christopher was ''with'' him.
** It would have been pretty racist of him to have every black girl try on the shoe.

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* 2013 version: During the Stepsister's Lament, Charlotte has this to say about the Prince and was agreed with enthusiastically by the ladies of the court:
--> Yes, he's witty/So disarming
--> And I really like the way he holds the room
--> Clever, cunning/Ever charming
--> How do I make him see I'm special?
** But from what we see of Topher, he's none of that. He's an awkward Adorkable dork, insecure and controlled by Sebastian re: state matters. He doesn't even feel like he fits in at the ball, much less "holds the room". Ella's the only one who gets that. She doesn't have to "make him see [she's] special", she already is, in his eyes, because she understands and empathizes with him - unlike all those well-dressed ladies who know nothing about Topher.
** Calliope is the name of one of the Musses in Greek Mythology, while Minerva is the name of the Roman goddess of wisdom and handcraft. The stepmother is so obsessed with status and nobility that she literally named her children after celestial beings.

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* The King's motivation is to have grandchildren by any means necessary, and he sics the castle guards on Cinderella when she tries to escape and tries to kill the Grand Duke when he explains she got away. What would he do if Cinderella was unable to have children?

!! [[{{Film/Cinderella}} The Rodgers and Hammerstein version]]

[[AC:FridgeLogic]]
* Several people have seen the 1997 version, or clips and pictures of it, and wondered how an African-European queen and a white king could have a Filipino prince for a son.
** On a realistic level, this is simply what happens when you have a completely color-blind approach to casting, without regard for character relations. In-universe, though...
* The prince tries the shoe on EVERY girl, including ones that don't even remotely resemble her, Calliope and Minerva notwithstanding. That is, girls who are clearly shorter or taller than her or of a different ethnicity. It would make sense if, say, Lionel went all by himself and forgot what she looked like entirely, but Christopher was ''with'' him.
** It would have been pretty racist of him to have every black girl try on the shoe.

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* 2013 version: During the Stepsister's Lament, Charlotte has this to say about the Prince and was agreed with enthusiastically by the ladies of the court:
--> Yes, he's witty/So disarming
--> And I really like the way he holds the room
--> Clever, cunning/Ever charming
--> How do I make him see I'm special?
** But from what we see of Topher, he's none of that. He's an awkward Adorkable dork, insecure and controlled by Sebastian re: state matters. He doesn't even feel like he fits in at the ball, much less "holds the room". Ella's the only one who gets that. She doesn't have to "make him see [she's] special", she already is, in his eyes, because she understands and empathizes with him - unlike all those well-dressed ladies who know nothing about Topher.
** Calliope is the name of one of the Musses in Greek Mythology, while Minerva is the name of the Roman goddess of wisdom and handcraft. The stepmother is so obsessed with status and nobility that she literally named her children after celestial beings.
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* The King's motivation is to have grandchildren by any means necessary, and he sics the castle guards on Cinderella when she tries to escape and tries to kill the Grand Duke when he explains she got away. What would he do if Cinderella was unable to have children?


* Lady Tremaine and her daughters are the most infamous cases of KarmaHoudini in the Disney franchise. In the original Perrault story, Cinderella forgives her stepfamily.

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* Lady Tremaine and her daughters are the most infamous cases of KarmaHoudini in the Disney franchise.franchise (unless if you count the third film). In the original Perrault story, Cinderella forgives her stepfamily.


* Charles Perrault's version of the FairyTale mentions that one of the step-sisters was slightly less mean than the other one...

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* Charles Perrault's version of the FairyTale mentions that one of the step-sisters was slightly less not as mean than as the other one...one which explains Anastasia's redemption in the sequel and threequel.


** On a realistic level, this is simply what happens when you have a completely color-blind approach to casting, without regard for character relations. In-universe, though...



** But from what we see of Topher, he's none of that. He's an awkward Adorkable dork, insecure and controlled by Sebastian re: state matters. He doesn't even feel like he fits in at the ball, much less "holds the room". Ella's the only one who gets that. She doesn't have to "make him see [she's] special", she already is, in his eyes, because she understands and empathises with him - unlike all those well-dressed ladies who know nothing about Topher.

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** But from what we see of Topher, he's none of that. He's an awkward Adorkable dork, insecure and controlled by Sebastian re: state matters. He doesn't even feel like he fits in at the ball, much less "holds the room". Ella's the only one who gets that. She doesn't have to "make him see [she's] special", she already is, in his eyes, because she understands and empathises empathizes with him - unlike all those well-dressed ladies who know nothing about Topher.Topher.
** Calliope is the name of one of the Musses in Greek Mythology, while Minerva is the name of the Roman goddess of wisdom and handcraft. The stepmother is so obsessed with status and nobility that she literally named her children after celestial beings.


* When Cinderella was confronting her stepmother for the prank that her stepfamily assumed she did, look at the lighting and use of shadows when Cinderella is still inside her stepmom' s room, still near the door: they resemble prison bars. In other words, Cinderella is in her own prison.

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* When Cinderella was confronting her stepmother for the prank that her stepfamily assumed she did, look at the lighting and use of shadows when Cinderella is still inside her stepmom' s stepmom's room, still near the door: they resemble prison bars. In other words, Cinderella is in her own prison.



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* When Cinderella was fleeing the ball, her carriage barely managed to get through the doors, and was in the process of very nearly outrunning the riders chasing it. Part of that can be explained by a magic carriage being particularly light and fast. However, it takes a very experienced coachman to handle the horses correctly and take full advantage of the carriage's maneuvering power. Cinderella's godmother very intelligently chose the old family horse, who had likely pulled plenty of carriages in her family's heyday, to drive the carriage. The footman, a tenacious and smart-looking fellow who has to be loyal and alert to his nobility's every need, was the dog. (This was pure Disney. In Perrault's version, the coachman was a rat and the footmen were lizards, and Grimm's story doesn't have a coach at all.)

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* Cinderella's name choice for Gus. ("Now for a name. I've got one! Octavius. But for short, we'll call you Gus.") That's because Gus is actually short for Augustus. In ancient Rome, Octavius was renamed Augustus when he became Caesar. Hence Octavius - Augustus - Gus.



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* As much flak as this movie and the Cinderella story in general gets for the heroine only waiting for things to get better without her improving them, Cinderella here does at least try to help herself. She asks if she can go to the ball, intending to make her ballgown ''herself'' in a single day (though her family plays on ExactWords and keeps her too busy to do it, leaving the job to the mice and birds), is the one to tell the mice to get the key when she is locked in, and perhaps most importantly, ''kept one of the glass slippers hidden'', providing irrefutable proof she is the one from the ball (the shoe could have fit several women as pointed out, but only the real owner would have the other half of the pair after all.)
* Look at the stepsisters' feet when they try on the shoe. For one of them, it stays dangling on the big toe, and the other has to arch her foot to fit in. In the Grimm version, one cut off her big toe, the other a part of her ankle, and it was the blood that gave them away.


* Both Charles Perrault's and the Brothers Grimm's versions of the FairyTale mention that one of the step-sisters was slightly less mean than the other one...

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* Both Charles Perrault's and the Brothers Grimm's versions version of the FairyTale mention mentions that one of the step-sisters was slightly less mean than the other one...


* The third movie was the first time Cinderella had something serious to fight for and was in actual danger. It makes sense that she'd be more {{badass}} than in the original movie.

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* The third movie was the first time Cinderella had something serious to fight for and was in actual danger. It makes sense that she'd be more {{badass}} badass than in the original movie.


** As pointed out on the Headscratchers page, searching via the shoe is actually quite a reasonable idea. No internet or TV to track her down - and she definitely didn't get an introduction at the ball. But a shoe made of glass would have to be moulded around the foot to be an absolute perfect fit. If Cinderella has unusually small feet, then she's probably the only one who ''could'' fit into it. So searching via the shoe has a good chance of finding the right girl (provided her stepmother doesn't lock her in the attic that is).

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** As pointed out on the Headscratchers page, searching via the shoe is actually quite a reasonable idea. No internet or TV to track her down - and she definitely didn't get an introduction at the ball. But a shoe made of glass would have to be moulded around the foot to be an absolute perfect fit. If Cinderella has unusually small feet, then she's probably the only one who ''could'' fit into it. So searching via the shoe has a good chance of finding the right girl (provided her stepmother doesn't lock her in the attic that is). Also, although unknown to the prince, it's a magic shoe, so it could fit only Cinderella and be suitable for dancing in although made of glass.



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