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Cinderella

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Cinderella in her ball gown.
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Cinderella in her usual clothes, holding one of the glass slippers.

Portrayed by: Helene Stanley (live-action reference)
Voiced by: Ilene Woods (Cinderella), June Foray (1954 album Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Birthday Party), Jennifer Hale (since 2000), Tami Tappan Damiano (singing voice in A Twist in Time)
Voiced in French by: Paule Marsay (speaking), Paulette Rollin (singing) (1950), Dominique Poulain (1991), Laura Blanc (sequels, Ralph Breaks the Internet)
Voiced in Polish by: Maria Ciesielska (speaking), Irena Santor (singing) (1961), Angelika Kurowska (speaking, 2012, Ralph Breaks the Internet), Weronika Bochat (2012 singing voice), Katarzyna Tatarak (sequels, House of Mouse), Joanna Węgrzynowska (singing voice in A Twist in Time)
Voiced in Hebrew by: Tal Amir

Appearances: Cinderella | II: Dreams Come True | III: A Twist In Time | Sofia the Firstnote 

Appears in alternate continuities: Kingdom Heartsnote  | House of Mouse | Mickey Mouse (2013) | Ralph Breaks the Internet

Born to a wealthy man who was later widowed, her stepmother, Lady Tremaine, was jealous of her beauty in comparison to her own daughters. She was forced to work as a maid under her care after her father died, and she wanted to go to the royal ball that was to be held by Prince Charming. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, she was able to meet and fall in love with the Prince, until the stroke of midnight forced her to flee before the magic of the Fairy Godmother broke, leaving behind only a glass slipper.

She's also a member of the Disney Princess line.


  • Abusive Parents: After the death of her father, Cinderella was under the control of Lady Tremaine, whose true colours finally surfaced, showing a cruel and cold-hearted woman. Her selfishness and vanity destroyed both the family fortune and left her family's once beautiful château in a state of disrepair. While pampering her own two daughters and spoiling them rotten, she raised Cinderella in abuse and virtual slavery. This was a result of being wickedly jealous of the young girl's natural beauty and charm, which she and her own daughters all lacked. This went on for many years, but Cinderella's personality still remained sweet, humble, and kind.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her original design gave her strawberry-blonde hair, but the TV shows, the dolls, the backpacks and so forth have her with clean-blonde hair. They also changed her dress, which was silver in the movie, to blue in everything else sold with her in it.
  • Adaptation Name Change:
    • "Cinderella" was a spiteful nickname which derived from the word "cinder", and her real name was never revealed (although some fans believe it to be Ella). Disney made this her actual birth name (although it was brought back in the 2015 remake).
    • Many storybooks, such as the Little Golden Books adaptation, did, however, claim her original name was Ella.
  • Affectionate Nickname: The mice refer to her as "Cinderelly".
  • All There in the Manual: Her book in the Disney Princess Beginnings shows that her real name is Ella and also depicts her relationship with her parents.
  • Almost Kiss:
    • The first movie has Cinderella and the Prince leaning forward for a kiss after their Dance of Romance, only for the bell to ring for midnight, signaling to her that she had to leave before the spell breaks.
    • When Cinderella III: A Twist in Time has Lady Tremaine use a stolen magic wand to undo Cinderella's and Prince Charming's wedding, one of the magical visions shows the original film's closing scene of the couple heading towards their honeymoon, but pulls them away before they can seal the story with a kiss.
  • …And That Little Girl Was Me: A Twist In Time begins with a voiceover asking the viewers if they remember a story about a girl who escaped a life of cinders by believing in a dream, and also letting talking mice and a fairy godmother help her find true love. After a Beat, the narrator continues, "Well, that girl is me." Cinderella then smiles at the camera while the title appears.
  • Animal Lover: Cinderella has a horse and a dog for pets, and easily makes friends with the birds and mice of her house.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Cinderella gives two to Anastasia, who's teetering on the brink of a Heel–Face Turn, when she discovers Lady Tremaine's plot to have her marry the Prince while magically disguised as a false Cinderella.
    Cinderella: What have you done? The prince won't be fooled.
    Lady Tremaine: The prince will never know. He'll be perfectly happy.
    Cinderella: But will you, Anastasia? Will you be happy?
    Anastasia: I...I want what you had.
    Cinderella: But...do you even love him?
  • Bad Bedroom, Bad Life: The mistreated Cinderella, though living in a spacious mansion, still has her bedroom in the attic, where it's dark, cramped, and undecorated compared to the much more fancy and colorful bedrooms of her Wicked Stepmother and stepsisters.
  • Ballet: Her movements are rather graceful and balletic; it's implied at the start that lessons were among the luxuries heaped upon her by her father. Given that classically-trained ballerina Helene Stanley was her reference model, it isn't surprising
  • Beautiful Singing Voice: She is shown to have a lovely voice as all her bird and mouse friends will sit in silence just to hear her sing. One scene has Drizella's grating warbling during a music lesson transition to Cindy singing the same song much better at the same time while she's cleaning the foyer.
  • Beautiful Slave Girl: She was enslaved as a child following her father's suspicious death by her hateful stepfamily, and grew to become a beautiful young woman. Her beauty and kindness is what causes her stepfamily to abuse her out of jealousy, as her step-sisters are horribly ugly and cold-hearted with no problems of ripping up her clothes.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Cinderella is prettier and much nicer than her cartoonish and mean stepsisters. In fact, look at the way the Grand Duke reacted to the stepsisters and Cinderella. With the stepsisters, he grimaced at the sight of them and was generally repulsed by their attitude, impatient to leave. When Cinderella asked to try on the shoe, his face lit up (as well as noticing her petite feet) and helped her down the stairs.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Turns out even a Disney Princess has her limits. In the first film she almost chases Lucifer with a broom when he ruins the floor she worked so hard to clean (but is stopped by a knock at the door), and at the film's climax she sics Bruno on him. In the third movie Lucifer learns this the hard way when Cinderella sends him crashing off of the pumpkin carriage into the lake.
    Cinderella: Bad kitty!
  • Big Sister Instinct: In Dreams Come True. For once in her relationship with Anastasia, Cinderella gets to help her. She's kind enough to take her to the castle, get her cleaned up, and teaches her how to properly smile, even with some Epic Fail moments.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: She's the blonde to her two stepsisters (a brunette and a redhead). Interestingly, by the sequels the evil one is the brunette.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Averted. It's worth noting that despite Cinderella appearing in the Disney Princess franchise several times, she's actually not an example of this trope. Her dress was silver in the original film, and the games switch it back to the silver it originally was, not the blue it appears as in a lot of merchandise.
  • Book on the Head: In the Aim to Please portion of Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella learns to dance with four books on her head. Because she also has to answer a test at the same time, she eventually trips. Moments later, while dancing how she wants, Cinderella manages to successfully keep two books on her head.
  • Break the Cutie: Cinderella tries to stay positive and graceful despite witnessing her father's death at a young age, having to work day and night for family that won't even give her a morning greeting, and seeing her desires crushed. Case in point: she merely wants to go to the ball for a night out, and her stepfamily racks up the abuse with Exact Words and Loophole Abuse to ensure that she won't go. It says a lot that what finally makes her cry is not being overworked so that she has no time to make a dress, but having a dress to wear to the ball. . . and getting it ripped to shreds while she's wearing it. After she gets her opportunity to go to the ball, Lady Tremaine makes one final ditch attempt to crush her hopes by locking her in her room when the Grand Duke comes to see if any of the girls in the house fit the slipper.
  • Character Development: In the first film, she endures abuse with dignity so as not to end up on the street, but over the course of the film she realizes she doesn't have to put up with abuse anymore and defies Lady Tremaine to escape. She also starts off with an almost crippling case of Good Cannot Comprehend Evil, not realizing to what lengths Lady Tremaine will go to sabotage her happiness or how petty Lucifer can be, but in the end she realizes not everyone can be reasoned with and sometimes you have to fight back, such as when she defies Lady Tremaine locking her in the tower and letting Bruno chase Lucifer when she finally realizes that cat has no compassion to appeal to, and finally manages to try on the slipper.
  • Clark Kenting: Nobody recognizes Cinderella at the ball as the stepdaughter/servant of the Tremaines. It might be justified by having been kept in her Wicked Stepmother's house since she was a young girl. But neither her stepsisters or stepmother recognize her, though Lady Tremaine is shown to observe that there's something familiar about her, but is prevented from getting a closer look.
  • Clothing Damage:
    • The scene where the evil stepsisters tear Cinderella's ball gown to shreds in anger.
    • In Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, Cinderella in a white gown gets transported inside a pumpkin carriage by Lady Tremaine. Once Cinderella is inside the pumpkin, her dress somehow gets all torn up, and she's now barefoot.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Her mother died when she was very small, and she was indulged by her doting father, who eventually remarried in order to provide her with a mother's care. He, however, died some time afterward, at which point her stepmother's true colors were revealed.
  • Cool Big Sis:
    • Cinderella tries her best to help her stepsister, Anastasia, get together with a baker she fell in love with. First, she comes up with a plan with her mice friends. Unfortunately, the plan backfires when the mice run into Lucifer (their old nemesis) who gives chase, resulting in a startled horse kicking Anastasia into the baker's shop. Anastasia runs out, breaking down in tears, and retreats to a quiet area in the village. She is found and comforted by Cinderella, who offers to help her stepsister change for the better and win the baker's heart.
    • In the climax of Cinderella III, Cinderella witnesses Anastasia refuse to marry the Prince, and realizes she only wants her own true love, prompting an angry and vengeful Lady Tremaine to attack her. Cinderella, shocked to discover how much Anastasia is truly suffering, jumps in front of Anastasia and tries to stop her stepmother from attacking. While Lady Tremaine does eventually try to take her revenge on both of them, it's still a potent moment of solidarity. And after the climax, she finally forgives Anastasia and repairs their strained relationship, embracing her as a true sister.
  • Cool Crown: At the end of "Aim to Please", Cinderella is given a glass tiara.
  • Daddy's Girl: Was this before her father's death, in the backstory. The narrator describes Cinderella's father as "a kind and devoted father, and gave his beloved child every luxury and comfort".
  • Damsel in Distress:
    • This is more obviously invoked when she is locked in the tower room. In order to get to the ball, first she needs the help of the mice, and then the fairy godmother, and also when Lady Tremaine makes one final attempt to crush her hopes by locking her away again. However, she uses her intelligence and told the birds to get Bruno in order to same themselves before revealing the other slipper to the duke after Lady Tremaine breaks the other slipper.
    • Also in the third film, when she's shipped out of the kingdom and finds herself unable to do anything until the prince comes to rescue her.
  • Damsel out of Distress: She does her best to be competent and self-reliant as often as she can, and only accepts help when she has no choice. Most of the time, Cinderella helps herself—doing all the chores on top of fixing up a dress, making sure she can go to the ball, whipping out the slipper to show the duke. Her commonly thought "damsel" situation where she was locked in her room is not her being in any danger either.
  • Dance of Romance: How she fell in love with the Prince, though she didn't know he was the prince at the time.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Cinderella is a daughter of a widowed aristocrat who gave her every luxury and comfort. Her father, believing she needed a mother's love, married Lady Tremaine, who has two daughters about her age: Anastasia and Drizella. However, after her father's death, Lady Tremaine reveals herself to be a passive-aggressive tyrant who is jealous of Cinderella's beauty. She, her daughters, and their pet cat Lucifer abuse and mistreat Cinderella, ultimately forcing her to become a scullery maid in her own home. She is notable for being silenced repeatedly by Lady Tremaine, creating the assumption that Cinderella is expected to do chores without speaking out.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Cinderella is witty and sarcastic, at least when she is alone, and during those moments she would often make quips regarding her stepfamily's laziness, lack of talent, and over-dependence on her.
    Cinderella: Maybe I should interrupt the... "music lesson".
  • Despair Event Horizon: Cinderella teeters on the edge when Lady Tremaine and her daughters destroy her dress and her hopes of attending the ball. Fortunately her Fairy Godmother arrives and makes everything right.
  • Determinator: Despite being raised in toxicity and emotional abuse, Cinderella declared herself independent and strong-willed by remaining kind-hearted and self-loving, unlike her cruel stepfamily, not allowing the bitterness surrounding her life to overtake her and morph her into someone as cruel as her stepfamily. She makes the most of her misfortunes by remaining optimistic of the possibilities of a brighter future, keeping herself preoccupied with enforced housework and friendly bonds built with her pets, and dozens of mice that have found themselves trapped over the years by Tremaine's mouse traps, only to be rescued and spared by Cinderella. Though Tremaine's demands mean that attending the ball will increase Cinderella's workload (on top of her already being solely responsible for cleaning an entire mansion), she accepts them readily. And in the film's climax she never stops trying to get out of the tower even though her situation seems hopeless.
  • Doomed New Clothes: Played for Drama. She shows off her new pink dress made by her mice friends. Her stepsisters aggressively tear it to pieces.
  • Dramatic Drop: She drops a tea tray when she overhears Lady Tremaine tell the stepsisters that the prince is searching for the mystery maiden he met at the ball.
  • Dramatic Irony: When midnight strikes, she tries to excuse herself by saying she hasn't met the Prince, not realizing (as the audience does) the man she's been dancing with all night is him.
  • Enemies Equals Greatness: Lady Tremaine and her two daughters treated Cinderella-like utter crap, but this stems from the fact that Cinderella was the center of attention of Lady Tremaine's late husband.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Two times, actually:
    • In the original, after spending life as a servant, with any chance at happiness extinguished by her step-family, Cinderella finally escapes her abusive home, regains her social status as an upper-class lady, marries a man for his kindness, and finds true happiness. Her animal friends also come to live at the palace, mice and all.
    • Happens again in Twist in Time. After her stepmother turns back the clock and enchants the prince to love Anastasia, Cinderella sets off to the palace and tries to first jog the prince's memory and then steal the magic wand from her stepmother. When that fails and the prince falls for Cinderella anyway, the stepmother makes Anastasia Cinderella's double while sending Cindy to be trapped in a pumpkin carriage that is to be driven off of a cliff on a mountain. Cinderella proceeds to escape, jump onto a horse, and ride all the way back to the castle to stop the wedding.
  • Even the Loving Hero Has Hated Ones: In the first movie, Cinderella tries to see the good in everybody, as shown when she gently encourages the dog to be nice to the cat Lucifer and says, "There must be something good about him..." but by the events of Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, Cinderella finally gives up trying to find the good in Lucifer and calls him a "Bad kitty!"
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: Her magical dress does this sometimes.
  • Fairytale Wedding Dress:
    • The first princess to get one of her own in her movie. It's a Simple, yet Opulent white dress with a skirt similar to her magic-made dress.
    • She gets another one at the end of III, this one is similar but ditches the bonnet for a tiara and veil, and her shoulders and collarbone are exposed.
  • Fallen Princess: Cinderella was more of a noble girl than princess, but had lived a life of happy luxury before her father remarried and then died, the family wealth was squandered, and she was abused and forced to become a servant by her Wicked Stepmother.
  • Fanservice Pack: Gains a sturdier, more curvaceous build and larger bust in the sequels.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The hardworking, rational, mature Responsible to her stepsisters' lazy, whiny, bratty Foolish.
  • Friend to All Living Things: The movie begins with the kind heroine's animal friends waking her up in the morning and helping her shower and get dressed. This trope specifically applies to her legion of mice, but she is also friends with birds, a dog, and a horse. They also make her a dress while she's too busy with her chores, and eventually end up saving the day in the end. Aside from the cat, Lucifer, she is friends with all the animals. She even tries to find some good in Lucifer, although she fails.
  • Friendless Background: Her only friends around the château are the mice (especially Jaq and Gus), the birds, Bruno the dog, and Major the horse.
  • Girl in the Tower: In the final act, she is locked in her tower room, where she had to live after her father's death.
  • Girly Skirt Twirl: After she gets a magic dress. Twirl occurs almost instantly, during the line "have you ever seen such a beautiful dress?".
  • The Girl Who Fits This Slipper: Double Subversion, as the slipper breaks before she can try it on. Fortunately, however, she was smart enough to keep the other shoe, and being able to produce its match does more to prove her identity than just fitting the slipper would have done (although the Grand Duke tries it on her anyhow just to make it official).
  • Glass Slipper: Cinderella is given glass slippers by the Fairy Godmother. Not only do they look pretty, they later are essential to the plot as she loses one and the Prince later uses it to find her. And Cinderella had taken a precaution by keeping the one she didn't lose should the other one break (which thanks to her stepmother did).
  • Gorgeous Garment Generation: The scene where her ruined dress is transformed into a sparkling silver one is a very iconic scene for the movie, the line, and Disney itself. It was the page image, in fact.
  • Grand Staircase Entrance: Twice: first when Cinderella meets the Prince at the ball (though this slightly differs from the traditional entrance by having her walk up the stairs rather than down the stairs), and, later, at the end when she comes down the stairs of her home to prove the slipper is hers.
  • Grew a Spine: In the second movie, she approaches Anastasia after her stepsister is humiliated in front of a baker she’s crushing on. Anastasia makes a rude remark over Cinderella’s clothes, but Cinderella manages to stand up for herself and quell any of Anastasia's residual jealousy. Her interaction with Anastasia from that point on is far more positive.
  • Guile Heroine: In Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, Cinderella's hard-working ethics, optimism, kindness and devotion are put to the test when she has magically stripped away from her "happily ever after" by a vengeful and then magically-empowered Tremaine and is forced to jump into physical action to restore her happy life and relationship with Prince Charming and save Anastasia from her mother's cruel and elitist influence. During these events, Cinderella is shown to be cunning, tactical, persistent, and a fierce rival to those who oppress her. With no magic, being forced to rely solely on her intelligence and fearlessness, Cinderella is able to defeat her stepmother, repair her relationship with a reformed Anastasia and retain her much-deserved life of happiness, proving both her independence and strong will.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Inverted in Disney's Cinderella. In the film, she has strawberry blonde hair, but in all Disney Princess merchandising it's blonde
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Strawberry blond, but otherwise she's beautiful, young, kind, determined, and patient. This trope could possibly explain why she was made outright blonde in the merchandise.
  • Happily Married: She and Charming are shown to have a close, loving, and playful relationship.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: Subverted For Laughs when Cinderella arrives at the ball. The place guards are forbidden by duty from turning their heads but follow her with their eyes as much as possible. Played straight later as the court and the Prince can’t get enough of her.
  • Heal the Cutie: One of the most iconic examples. After all Cinderella has to go through, her Fairy Godmother finally gives her the chance to meet her Prince Charming and live Happily Ever After.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Cinderella is close to her pet dog, Bruno.
  • Heroic BSoD: Cinderella gets an ever-so-brief one when she learns the Prince is in love with the girl who lost her glass slipper at the ball causing her to drop a tray of food in mild shock.
  • Hidden Depths: Cinderella knows how to make over clothes, or at least keeps several books on the subject out of her relatives' reach. She also has enough material in her small living quarters to make over a gown, as the mice learn when they finish it.
  • High-Class Gloves: Her magic dress has opera length gloves, to help her look more like someone fit for a royal ball.
  • Hope Spot: After Cinderella does the improbable in a rousing work montage and meets Lady Tremaine's demands...Tremaine's daughters rip it to shreds while she's wearing it, mocking every part of her beloved handiwork. No Noble Demons here.
  • Hope Springs Eternal: Her biggest virtue. The third film deconstructed this a bit, showing that she cannot just hope for a better life, she must also do it in order to make it come true. Though this was arguably true in the original, with Cinderella realizing after being locked in her tower that she has to defy Lady Tremaine and sic Bruno on Lucifer (which she argued against at the start of the film) if she wants to make her dreams come true.
  • Hot Consort: The prince is first stunned by her and possibly marries her because of her loveliness and grace.
  • Iconic Outfit: Her sparkling, white dress she wore to the Prince's ball.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: As assumed, Cinderella's primary goal in life was to escape her stepfamily. However, as she was under Lady Tremaine's control since her childhood when her father passed away when she was young, such a feat proved to be difficult, with the emotional abuse and manipulation having been planted in Cinderella's mind for far too many years, making for an obedient and fearful young woman when faced with Tremaine's wrath; she would typically make attempts to avoid any form of conflict with her stepmother and stepsisters as a direct result of this.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Why Cinderella wants to go to the ball; she spends all her time working and slaving, and wants one night out of fun, to be able to dress up and dance like a girl of her class ought to do. Meeting the prince was an added bonus, since she didn't even know she had danced with a prince.
  • "I Want" Song:
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Downplayed, but Cinderella admits that her mother's gown is a few years out of date. She wants to make it over for the ball based on a drawing in her sewing book. Cinderella is forced to wear a rather overdone gown in "Aim to Please". All the ribbons on it make Cinderella say she looks like a gift-wrapped present.
  • The Ingenue: Cinderella maintains her optimism and purity even while living a crapsack life. Fanon has Flanderised her into this though - as in the movie itself she does display more sass than usual for this type of character.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Her eyes represent her hopeful, optimistic nature and genuine kindness.
  • Karmic Jackpot: Cinderella protecting legions of mice from Lady Tremaine's traps and treated them like their own family. In gratitude, the mice would become loyal companions to Cinderella, providing her with the company and serving as diligent helpers should something troubling occur. The devotion of the mice would ultimately play a crucial role in the young woman escaping her abusive household, thus furthering the example of how Cinderella's evergreen kindness towards others, despite her situation, would ultimately lead to her uprising.
  • Lady and Knight: Rather an adorable example, but Cinderella is the bright lady to Jaq’s white knight. This is more obvious when Jaq turns human in the sequel.
  • The Leader: Cinderella is often considered the "leader" of the Disney Princesses, having often been positioned in the center of publicity photos. She's also the oldest of the three, being nineteen years old to Aurora's sixteen and Snow White's fourteen. There has been some controversy, however, because she is the second Disney Princess, after Snow White. Some feel that Snow White should be the leader, because she is the protagonist of Disney's first film, and was introduced to the world 13 years before Cinderella. Despite this argument, both Snow White and Cinderella's films have been credited for saving Walt Disney's company from bankruptcy in the 30s and 50s respectively.
  • Lessons in Sophistication: In Dreams Come True, the Grand Duchess attempts to give these to Cinderella, being a newly elevated commoner. Cinderella cannot and will not accept many of the teachings, which include the notion that she must be cold and elegant at all times no matter what, and instead opts to be herself and give her own twists to the fancy party being organized. The King is initially baffled, but gets over it quickly, and even the Grand Duchess admits that what Cinderella has done is entirely delightful.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Cinderella has shoulder-length hair again to match the 1950s style of the time, regardless of the film's Victorian setting.
  • Loose Lips:
    • In the first film, her getting dreamy-eyed and humming to herself is what tips Lady Tremaine off to her being the mystery girl at the ball.
    • In the third movie she admits that she was the princess in front of the Stepmother (not that she didn't already know), causing her to take the other slipper from Cinderella and drop it, causing it to break.
  • Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: Cinderella sometimes loses a shoe when climbing either up or down stairs. Most notably, one of her glass slippers falls off while she runs back to her coach. She tries to go back for it, but the Grand Duke startles her, then picks up the slipper himself.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Cinderella is so star-struck to learn the man she danced with at the ball was the Prince and is looking for her that she forgets to use discretion when preparing for his arrival (dancing and humming to herself as she goes back to her tower) and unwittingly tips Lady Tremaine off to her secret.
  • Magnetic Hero: She overcomes the story's conflicts by remaining trustworthy and thoughtful enough that even animals (and prey animals, at that) are willing to help her- and as story tradition dictates, the "little people" overcome the Big Bad by uniting and working together.
  • Mama Bear: Cinderella shows her protective nature to Jaq and Gus in the third movie.
  • The Matchmaker: In An Uncommon Romance, Anastasia falls in love with a local baker, much to the disgust and disapproval of Lady Tremaine and Drizella. Anastasia is told by her mother to never speak a single word to the baker again. Having been watching the whole time, Cinderella comes up with a plan to get her stepsister back with the baker by getting her mouse friends to distract him while the birds steal Anastasia's hat and fly off to the bakery with the intention of having her run after them to get it back and reunite with the baker again.
  • Mirror Scare: The scene where Cinderella is in her room preparing to go down and try on the glass slipper, but sees Lady Tremaine's reflection behind her as she's locking the door to trap her inside.
  • Missing Mom: Sometime during her childhood, Cinderella's mother tragically passed away, and as a result of believing his daughter needed a mother figure in her life, Cinderella's father remarried a woman named Lady Tremaine.
  • Modest Royalty: In Dreams Come True, Cinderella prefers simple dresses to the more extravagant ones. Prudence even mistakes her as one of the castle's maids when she first sees her.
  • Mundane Luxury: A few extra minutes in bed because it allows her to dream, and "they can't order me to stop dreaming".
  • Musical Chores: "The Work Song" in the movie is actually sung by the mice and not Cinderella herself, while they make her first party dress (the one that is later destroyed). Cinderella did sing a song while she worked ("Sing Sweet Nightingale") but it wasn't about work - she was just singing along while her ugly sisters got a music lesson upstairs and did a much better job of it whilst cleaning the floor. "The Work Song" had an earlier version which was to be sung by Cinderella but it was reworked into the mouse version.
  • Naïve Everygirl: Despite her suffering at the hands of her stepmother and stepsisters, she keeps up a positive attitude, daydreams often, and longs for a happier, more romantic life.
  • Nice Girl: It pays off in the end, though. She is kind, thoughtful, and compassionate.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The three sisters, but only after Anastasia's Character Development in the sequels - Cinderella is the Nice (the always caring All-Loving Hero), Drizella is the Mean (remains as cruel as she was before to the point of being The Dragon to her mother), and Anastasia is In-Between (while she started off as a brat, she makes a Heel–Face Turn becoming a sweet, if gruff individual).
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She was based off of Ingrid Bergman. Take a good look at her.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Cinderella looks somewhat less stylized than the later Disney Princesses. This is because she was drawn with a more realistic face compared to other princesses.
  • Not So Above It All: Was about to swat Lucifer with her broom after he purposely ruined her clean floor had there not been someone at the door.
  • Not So Stoic: For most of her movie, she manages to be quietly cheerful while being treated as a slave in her own home. She finally breaks down when the stepsisters ruin her dress and, with it, her chance to go to the ball. This is what finally triggers the Fairy Godmother to appear to her: when she gives up hope and desperately needs help.
  • Official Couple: With Prince Charming.
  • Only Sane Woman: In the Tremaine household, Cinderella is most definitely the only person who can see the absurdity in being ordered around day and night.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: The movie is an unusual example of actually showing the pimping-out process, featuring a scene in which her animal friends pimp out her ball gown, unfortunately they used beads and a sash belonging to her stepsisters, who used that excuse to tear the dress apart. Her iconic silvery dress, with the puffed overskirt, little puff sleeves, and glass slippers, was instead made with magic sparkles thanks to her Fairy Godmother.
  • Pink Means Feminine:
    • Cinderella originally plans to wear her mother's pink dress to the ball, which the mice and birds fancy up for her, but the stepsisters rip it to shreds.
    • In the sequel, she wears a pink and blue Palette Swap of her iconic ball gown. The dress itself is intended to look very girly and old-fashioned, in contrast to the more elegant silver dress.
  • Plucky Girl: Refuses to appear less than cheerful in front of her horrid family and always has a smile for her animal friends. Taken to a even greater level in A Twist in Time. Now that magic is being used against her, she decides to fight back. At one point, she even sings "I can't live in dreams if my dreams are to come true" after it looks like her hopes have been dashed. This makes the moment she appears to have truly lost everything worse for her, though she still attempts to maintain a quiet dignity about it.
  • The Pollyanna: Cinderella's attitude is to remain positive in spite of the hardship she suffers. It's shown that she's still bothered by how her stepfamily treat her, but she does her best to remain cheerful.
  • Princess Protagonist: Cinderella wasn't actually born a princess, but becomes one after marrying the handsome prince. Cinderella II: Dreams Come True focuses on her life as a princess.
  • Proper Lady: Like the other classic-era Princesses (Snow White and Aurora), Cinderella is a perfectly demure, obedient, and gentle young lady. Even when her step-mother forces her to become a servant in her own house she remains stoic and gracious.
  • Protagonist Title: The movie is named after her.
  • Rags to Royalty: Since Rags to Royalty are often called "Cinderella stories", that's a given.
  • Rebellious Princess: In Dreams Come True. She had to follow the traditional role of a Princess, until she decided to break the traditions, much to the King’s (eventual) approval.
  • Riches to Rags: She lived with her wealthy father in comfortable life but after his death, Lady Tremaine stripped Cinderella of her inheritance and forcing her to wear raggedy clothing and live in a squalor.
  • Running Away to Cry: She flees to the garden in tears, after her stepsisters tear off her dress.
  • Sacred Hospitality: She may not be the lady of the house anymore, but she does her best to stop Lucifer from torturing its new arrivals.
  • Scullery Maid: Cinderella's stepfamily makes her work as one.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She gets two moments like this. The first is a disapproving one from her stepfamily when she shows up with the modified pink dress. The second time is of course when the Prince sees her in the ballgown Fairy Godmother gives her.
  • Shipper on Deck: During the third segment in Cinderella II she tries to get Anastasia and The Baker together.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Cinderella puts on a stoic smile and cheerful demeanor every day in front of her oppressors, never letting them get to her despite her abuse. In the third movie when her life is actually in danger, she keeps her cool while figuring out a way to rescue herself and her mouse friends. She is also unafraid to stand up for herself when she feels she's in the right - or at least attempt to do so, and though she strives to contain her optimistic aura, she can fall into fits of frustration and annoyance quite often. This is seen through her interactions with Lady Tremaine's cat, Lucifer, who she sarcastically refers to as "Your Majesty", and openly berates for his cruelty, which mirrors that of her cruel stepmother. Her daily goal is to make the most of her situation, but she never forces herself to bottle up her true emotions in an unhealthy manner; instead, wisely keeping them under control, while also keeping in mind that the future holds brighter experiences.
  • Simple, yet Opulent: Cinderella's magic-made dress is quite impressive, but not that lavish. It's a similar case with her wedding dress.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Cinderella is in a happy marriage with the brave and kind Prince Charming.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Cinderella has conversations with her mice friends, although this may be the mice speaking human.
  • Spoiled Sweet: What she was while her father still lived, since he gave her "every luxury and comfort". She was very pampered and nice to everyone. An ideal example of the trope since Cinderella retains the sweetness throughout her life even when she falls into harder times.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Her book in the Disney Princess Beginnings shows that she greatly resembles her late mother.
  • Token Good Teammate: In her family, when living with Lady Tremaine and her daughters. Cinderella is the only, genuine Nice Girl while they are all jerkasses.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Cinderella III. She does a backflip out of a demonic carriage and rides horseback to crash her own wedding.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Cinderella has her late mother's ball gown, which she alters to make it a bit more fashionable to wear to the royal ball, still keeping the pink and white color palate. Unfortunately, Lady Tremaine encourages her daughters to tear the gown to shreds by pointing out their beads and sash were used on it, which the girls had thrown away earlier.
  • Tranquil Fury: One of Cinderella's virtues. After Anastasia accuses her of putting a mouse in the breakfast teacup, Cinderella doesn't care that Tremaine will burden her with punishment work; she merely forces Lucifer to free Gus, whom he's trapping, and lectures him. When the sisters mock her for wanting to go to the ball, she points out that she has the right to go, and in fact the king has ordered it.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her nightgown and the dress she wore as a child (to the point that she resembles Alice). And, of course, her iconic ballgown tends to be blue in merchandise. Though as fans are wont to point out, her ballgown is actually silver and white in the proper film.
  • The Unfavorite: Cinderella is a very early example as the original story dates back hundreds of years. And Cinderella more or less is the poster child for this. As her stepmother treats her like shit and uses her as her personal slave, while her two daughters are spoiled brats who get everything they want.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Even when her dress is ruined by her stepsisters, she still looks beautiful. Also shown in the third movie when her wedding dress and hair are ruined again and she still keeps her beauty.
  • Wedding Smashers: In the third movie, Cinderella crashes her own wedding. It Makes Sense in Context, it's really Anastasia disguised as Cinderella marrying Prince Charming.
  • When the Clock Strikes Twelve: "The spell will be broken." All of Cinderella's princess attire disappears.
  • Xenafication: A Twist In Time features the classic Disney Princess escaping from a demon pumpkin carriage onto horseback in a tattered wedding dress with her disheveled hair blowing in the wind.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain:
    • Twice! One day, Cinderella receives an invitation to a royal ball at the King's Castle. She immediately delivers it to her stepmother, who tells her she can go―provided she finishes all her chores and is able to find something suitable to wear. After thanking her stepmother, she goes back to her room, where she shows the mice and birds a dress that had belonged to her late mother. As of that moment, her most magical experience of all has begun. She is about to begin fixing her dress when she is unexpectedly called downstairs by her impatient, needy stepsisters.
    • Thankfully for her, the mice and birds, feeling sorry for her, take it upon themselves to repair the dress for Cinderella. Jaq and Gus find a sash that Anastasia doesn't want anymore, as well as some beads thrown out by Drizella, and take them to help fix the dress. Cinderella walks back to her room and looks out the window of the castle, wondering what a royal ball will be like. Just then, her bird and mouse friends reveal a surprise: they had fixed the dress for her. She thanks them for showing how much they care for her, changes into the dress, and rushes downstairs to join her stepfamily.
    • However, when they see Cinderella, Lady Tremaine compliments her dress and points out Drizella's beads. The stepsisters then fly into a rage and furiously tear Cinderella's dress apart until Lady Tremaine puts it to a stop and ushers them to get into the carriage, which they snootily do. Cinderella is left with her dress reduced to rags as her stepmother wishes her good night before departing for the ball with the stepsisters. At that moment Cinderella finally reaches her breaking point at having endured the torture of her stepfamily for so long, and the broken girl runs outside to the garden and bursts into tears, with the mice, Bruno, and Major watching her in sadness. Thankfully, her Fairy Godmother arrives to give her a much needed break.

Cinderella's Family

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

Portrayed by: Eleanor Audley (live-action reference)
Voiced by: Eleanor Audley (original film); Susanne Blakeslee (sequels)
Voiced in French by: Héléna Manson (1950), Jacqueline Porel (1991), Anne Jolivet (sequels)
Voiced in Polish by: Zofia Mrozowska (1961), Elżbieta Kijowska (2012), Ewa Decówna (sequels)
Voiced in Spanish by: Gloria Iturbe (1950 film, original dubbing), Liza Willert (re-dubbing and sequels)
Voiced in Hebrew by: Yael Amit

Cinderella's evil stepmother and the Big Bad.


  • Abusive Mom: Not only with her stepdaughter (physical and mental abuse up the wazoo) but even her own biological daughters as well (she is much more 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.).
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: She constantly abuses and belittles Cinderella, and even Anastasia and Drizella aren't always safe from their mother's cruel behavior.
  • Big Bad: Of the first and third films, and in Twice Charmed. Can be viewed as one in the second film, though she only appears in the third story.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing:
    • Not to the viewer but certainly to the royal staff. When she's first introduced on another day in the Tremaine household, she comes across as at least not haranguing and bullying Cinderella like her stepsisters, however content with keeping Cinderella "a servant in her own house" (with the aforementioned stepsisters) she may be... but then, at a perceived provocation, any such uncertainty goes away when we meet our villain.
    • She was this to both Cinderella and Cinderella's father when she married into their family. The narrator explicitly states Lady Tremaine didn't reveal her true personality until after her husband died, so before that point she made an effort to appear like a good wife and loving mother.
  • The Chessmaster: She's very good at coming up with elaborate schemes, and can quickly change course when things seem to be going badly for her. It's most apparent in the third film, where she lays out an incredibly detailed plan to have Anastasia marry the Prince with help from the Fairy Godmother's magic wand, and manipulates the entire castle into the plot. It's only Anastasia's own Heel–Face Turn and a dash of The Power of Love that keeps her from winning the day.
  • Classic Villain: Pride and Greed, with a dash of Sloth, seeing as she essentially enslaves her stepdaughter and plans on using her daughters to vicariously climb the social ladder without having to lift a finger herself. The live-action movie adds Envy to her list of vices, resenting Ella for being able to stay so optimistic despite all the tragedies she's been through.
  • The Comically Serious: When Drizella and Anastasia snatch and fight over the letter from the palace, she just takes it away with a nonchalant "I'll read this", as if this happens all the time. It's on full display in the third film, mainly due to the fact that her only knowledge of how the wand works comes from what Anastasia happened to see, which means that for the vast majority of the movie, while she works earth-shattering levels of dark magic with a level of spite and cruelty that would make Maleficent blush... she still has to trigger all her spells by saying "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo". Other highlights include stopping Anastasia upside-down during her squee-fest after fitting the slipper and angrily stopping Drizella from using the wand frivolously on herself.
  • Death Glare: She does one in first movie when she realizes Cinderella was at the ball and got the prince. The shadows even darken on her face, her eyes seemingly glowing, as with any Disney villain.
  • Despotism Justifies the Means: Seizing the kingdom and ruling it with an iron first may have been Tremaine's intention from the very beginning, as was hinted at with her fixation with marrying her daughters into either nobility or the royal family, along with the climax of ''A Twist in Time'', in which she resorts to turning Anastasia into a Cinderella clone to marry her to the Prince. Tremaine flies into a fury when Anastasia finds herself unable to go through with the wedding, and attempts to turn her, Cinderella, and the Prince into toads. It's definitely implied that she would've done the same to the King immediately afterwards had she succeeded, and forced the Kingdom to bow to her sadistic rule from that moment forward.
  • Domestic Abuse: Lady Tremaine treats her stepdaughter as a slave and constantly belittles and mistreats her, a vice she encourages in her biological daughters. Almost as much as Frollo, the Evil Stepmother is arguably Disney's most chillingly realistic villain, the one who lives behind closed doors and commits petty abuses against a helpless and innocent victim on a daily basis. In the sequels, it's revealed that she's also emotionally abusive to Drizella and Anastasia, as both are absolutely terrified of displeasing her, with Anastasia in particular getting verbally browbeaten by her mother constantly in the third movie. Cinderella also knows that her stepsisters have only mistreated her because their mother has frightened them into doing so, and is able to forgive Anastasia by the end of the third movie.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: In the third film, after getting hold of the Fairy Godmother's magic wand.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: The reason the majority of her plans fail. She never stops to consider that people might hold onto their positive qualities and resourcefulness even in the face of abuse (as Cinderella does in the first film), or that conscience and morality could make someone question her schemes and pull a Heel–Face Turn (as Anastasia does in A Twist in Time). Lady Tremaine either doesn't get why things like love and happiness are important, or does know and simply dismisses them in favor of power and wealth.
  • Evil Counterpart: To the King. Both domineering parents who are mainly interested in their own self-gratification. Except while the King simply wishes to experiences the love and happiness of being part of a family again, Lady Tremaine's only ever cared about elevating her social standing.
  • Evil Eyebrows: Let's face it, every Disney villain fits this trope.
  • Evil Matriarch: Lady Tremaine exploits her daughters as social ladders and her stepdaughter as a servant.
  • Evil Old Folks: It's unclear how old she is, but she looks to be well into her middle age, and there's no question of how evil she is.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: On top of making her look more "posh" compared to her stepdaughter, her thick eyeshadow helps make the bright green of her eyes pop.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her sheer pettiness to make Cinderella miserable, along with her determination to gain an opulent lifestyle in the palace. When it becomes clear that Cinderella is in fact the one who danced with Prince Charming and thus the one the Prince wishes to marry, her first action is to lock Cinderella in her room to prevent her from meeting the Grand Duke. And Cinderella finally gets out, Tremaine shatters the glass slipper just to deny the Grand Duke from confirming her identity. As a result of her open misdeeds, she and her daughters are denied the life of royalty that would have been given to them had Tremaine not been so petty about Cinderella. It's even more prevalent in Cinderella III, where her usage of Fairy Godmother's wand is solely dedicated to prevent Cinderella's happy ending from ever happening, along with her lack of concern for her biological daughters. Both of these factors end up alienating her Anastasia, who finds herself unable to go through with marrying Prince Charming.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Judging by the tone of her voice, she is being cordial to Cinderella. Her words are abusive. In general, she is a textbook example. Whenever she's seemingly calm or patient, she's usually got an agenda of some kind up her sleeve at all times.
  • For the Evulz: She is obsessed with making life miserable for Cinderella. Why, you might ask? Because she didn't give birth to her.
  • Gold Digger: Implied to be the reason she married Cinderella's father (and, indeed, Drizella's and Anastasia's biological father). And since she was widowed twice while the girls were still young, this implies more...
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: While she openly prides herself on "self-control", she will find a reason to turn nasty.
  • Hate Sink: She is an abusive stepmother who dedicates her life to make her stepdaughter be miserable no matter what. And there is no redeeming or cool qualities given to her. She is given no Freudian Excuse for her mistreatment of Cinderella, is abusive to her own daughters as well (although perhaps not quite as much as Cinderella), and lacks any magical power despite living in a world where magic is most certainly real. All of this combined creates a realistic, vile character on par with the most truly wicked of the Disney Villains.
  • Hypocritical Humor: She admonishes her two daughters about self-control, only to snap at Cinderella when she interrupts with the royal ball letter.
  • 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 Cinderella 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.
  • Jerkass: She's a thoroughly unpleasant person, and manipulative to boot.
  • Karma Houdini: At least, until the end of the third movie, and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep in which she is burned alive along with her daughters.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Inverted. She may be seen affectionately stroking Lucifer but she's a vile woman.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The only comedic scenes she appears in are ones that revolve around Anastasia and Drizella's antics or when she is turned into a frog in the third movie. Other than that, Tremaine is a terrifying and unpredictable presence who gives off a feeling of uneasiness whenever she is on screen.
  • Lack of Empathy: Towards Cinderella, especially—she is utterly insensitive to her, and she eventually becomes this way towards Anastasia and Drizella.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Manipulates Anastasia and Drizella into destroying Cinderella's dress. This is also her greatest tactic when it comes to her emotions and feelings. She portrays a full-on consistent image of herself as a stern, yet reasonable and patient woman, when in reality she's a complete scumbag who seems nearly incapable of feeling any regret for her questionable actions or any remorse for any harm that she causes.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: In long shots, her eyes have no pupils, leaving them solid green. It adds to her general creepiness and unnerving nature.
  • Mother Makes You King: A daughter variant. She tries to present Anastasia and Drizella to the Prince so one of them can be his bride.
  • Oh, Crap!: Her face delivers an infamous one at the ending.
  • Parental Favoritism:
    • She favours her daughters over Cinderella any day. Probably one of the most infamous examples since Cinderella is treated like a lowly servant in contrast to her spoiled stepsisters.
    • It's zig-zagged in the sequels with her own daughters. Drizella is closer in personality to Tremaine herself and often seems loyaler to her, so she treats her with, if not kindness, a degree of respect. However, Tremaine also recognizes that Anastasia's yearning for love makes her more pliable, and so she she seems to favor her when it comes to magically tricking Prince Charming into thinking he danced with her, and not Cinderella, at the ball (Drizella isn't even considered). But ultimately, both of them are tools for her to use, so the daughter more conducive to her current goal is always the favorite.
  • Pet the Dog: A literal example. In her very first scene, she's seen gently stroking her Right-Hand Cat Lucifer. As a matter of fact, Lucifer is the only living being she seems to ever treat with any ounce of unconditional dignity.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: The only reason she offered Cinderella the "opportunity" to let her go to the ball was likely because she would look like a fool if she outright denied Cinderella the chance to go when she stood up to her stepmother. Considering her calm demeanor with her stepdaughter throughout the entire day until they leave, it seems like she had no real objection to it and was simply choosing to prioritize her daughters over Cinderella, as she usually does.
  • Rich Bitch: She is very wealthy but keeps all the luxuries for her spoiled biological daughters, treating Cinderella like a servant.
  • Right-Hand Cat: She has a cat named... Lucifer.
  • Sadist: Emotionally for the most part, but the physical variety is still implied.
  • Second Love: Subverted. While Cinderella's father meant well, the primary reason he married Lady Tremaine was to give his daughter a mother figure. And his new wife is implied to be a Gold Digger.
  • Smug Snake: Lady Tremaine's patronizing arrogance makes her that much more hateable. The image above is one of her most iconic shots.
  • Social Climber: This seems to be Lady Tremaine's major goal, and the reason she's attempting so hard to have one of her daughters marry the prince, and eventually attempts to turn the King's guards into toads, before turning her wrath onto Cinderella, and a now-reformed Anastasia during the climax of the third movie. She would most likely have tried to take the Kingdom by force had she managed to turn Cindy and Ana into toads.
  • The Sociopath: Look at the signs. Domineering, manipulative, abusive, has no problem lying, derives pleasure from hurting/humiliating others. Neither Cinderella nor her stepsisters are safe from this. Tremaine also has a sickening and grandiose sense of what she's entitled to... Along with her general antisocial behavior, she may be a textbook example of this trope.
  • Softspoken Sadist: As seen in Faux Affably Evil above.
  • Stupid Evil: Her pride is so great that she would rather see Cinderella defeated than become in-laws with the royal family.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Tremaine spent decades as one of the few Disney villains not to wield any kind of evil sorcery, curses, poisons, etc. So the third movie gave her the near-omnipotent power of the Fairy Godmother. And she puts it to very good use.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: She is worse in the sequels. In the third movie, she poofs Cinderella into a twisted pumpkin carriage with Lucifer as its human driver, and attempts to get Lucifer to kill Cinderella. Especially heinous because up until that point she was satisfied with just making Cinderella's life a living hell. She also has Anastasia posing as Cinderella to fool the prince. If anyone doesn't know, this is rape by deception... and worse, she tries to use one of her own flesh and blood daughters for such shit and right when Anastasia is becoming more and more sympathetic. And when Anastasia finally refuses to marry the Prince in front of an amazed Cinderella, she resorts to attacking Anastasia and later both her and Cinderella when she tries to protect her stepsister. Just goes to show that everyone is at risk when dealing with her.
  • Unnamed Parent: Her full name is never revealed.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Especially in the third movie, where she outright tries to murder Cinderella and later do the same to both her and Anastasia.
  • Wicked Cultured: The textbook example of an evil, ambitious, but nonetheless, well-cultured noblewoman.
  • Wicked Stepmother: Practically the Trope Codifier. The archetypal cinematic example of a woman who abuses her step-children and favors her blood children. And Tremaine is ironically not the first Wicked Stepmother in the Disney Animated Canon, and she's far from the last abusive guardian in the canon either. The Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs preceded her in the Wicked Stepmother category, and Tremaine would be followed by Frollo and Gothel in the abusive guardian category.
  • Would Hurt a Child: It's never shown how but the prologue implies she abused Cinderella following her father's death before making a servant of her.

    Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine 
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Anastasia (left) and Drizella (right).

Anastasia portrayed by: Helene Stanley (live-action reference)
Voiced by: Lucille Bliss (original film); Tress MacNeille (sequels) Lesli Margherita (singing voice in A Twist in Time)
In French: Marcelle Lajeunesse (1950), Barbara Tissier (1991, sequels)
In Polish: Alicja Barska (1961), Monika Pikuła (2012), Izabela Dąbrowska (sequels), Katarzyna Łaska (singing voice in A Twist in Time)
In Italian: Tatiana Dessi (sequels only)
In Hebrew: Sarit Sri
In Spanish: Carmen Donna-Dío (1950 film), Toni Rodríguez (re-dubbing and sequels)

Drizella portrayed by: Rhoda Williams (live-action reference)
Voiced by: Rhoda Williams (original film); Russi Taylor (2001-2019, sequels)
In French: ? (1950), Dominique Chauby (1991), Dominique Vallée (sequels)
In Polish: Alina Janowska (1961), Anna Sroka (2012), Katarzyna Bargiełowska (sequels)
In Hebrew: Lilian Berto
In Spanish: Consuelo Solórzano (1950 film), Carola Vázquez (re-dubbing and sequels)

Cinderella's evil stepsisters.


Tropes applying to both

  • Beauty Equals Goodness: The two of them are largely considered unattractive with plain faces, tacky clothes, and giant feet, and at one point the Duke cringes at the sight of Anastasia greeting him. This eventually gets played around with in the two sequels when it becomes clear Anastasia and Drizella may not be as beautiful as Cinderella, but they both have a level of attractiveness that would make them cute. The problem is their nasty personalities aren't doing either of them any favors, since they're usually shown sneering at Cinderella, hoisting their noises up in the air, or offering disingenuous smiles while they try to get attention. Anastasia's increasing character development and eventual Heel–Face Turn helps make her appear more beautiful by softening the edges she normally had when she was cruel.
  • Big Sister Bully: To Cinderella, although they are the same age as she. In fact, Drizella will even bully Anastasia!
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Drizella (brunette), Anastasia (redhead), and Cinderella (blonde)note .
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: They are whiny, annoying brats.
  • Co-Dragons: They're this to their mother in most of their appearances.
  • Delusions of Beauty: Anastasia and Drizella both perceive themselves as highly attractive and fashionable. While they're not hideous to look at, they're far from strikingly beautiful and their garish-looking outfits don't help; they also regularly mock Cinderella's appearance despite her looking better than them even in rags. Their mother's overindulgence of them is implied to be the source of their delusions. That said, the sequels do reveal that Anastasia at the least is actually aware she's not that conventionally attractive and is jealous of Cinderella's more conventional beauty, with Cinderella trying to help her see that looks aren't everything and that in the right clothes she will look better.
  • Disappeared Dad: Their biological father was out of the picture before their mother married Cinderella's father.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: In the original movie, Drizella and Anastasia had near-identical personalities and were pretty much interchangeable. In the sequels, they receive more characterization that sets them apart: Drizella is depicted as a meaner Deadpan Snarker and a Yes-Man to her mother, while Anastasia is depicted as a sympathetic "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl who just wants to be loved.
  • Dreadful Musician: Both of them in the first movie. When Lady Tremaine is practicing music with them, Drizella is shown to be a rather unpleasant singer, but not for lack of trying—she's on key and everything—but her voice is just so nasally, that it makes an otherwise pleasant song like "Sing Sweet Nightingale" rather grating sounding, especially compared to how Cinderella is shown singing it not a few moments later. Lucifer is so revolted at the singing that he covers his head under a pillow and then leaves the room altogether. Anastasia accompanies her on the flute, and her playing is even worse than Drizella's singing. However, the sequels reveal that Anastasia has a pretty decent singing voice.
  • Everyone Has Standards: A Disney parks interview reveals they are not attracted to Hans.
    • In the original movie, they hold no grudges at failing to make the Prince fall in love with them. When Lady Tremaine tells them the Prince wants to marry the woman he danced with, they willingly accept it, at least at first:
    Drizella: What for?
    Anastasia: If he is in love with that girl, why should we to bother?
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The lazy, whiny, bratty Foolish to Cinderella's hardworking, rational, mature Responsible. Anastasia does get better in the sequels.
  • Gonk: Both of them are ugly both inside and out, at least in the original film. Their horrible personalities make the two of them look even uglier, but Anastasia's developing kindness and empathy makes her appear more beautiful even though her overall appearance isn't radically altered.
  • Green Eyed Monsters: They are jealous of Cinderella's looks. Lady Tremaine even exploits this before the infamous scene when she subtly convinces the duo to destroy Cinderella's dress.
  • Hypocrites: They get outraged at Cinderella wearing their beads and sash when they didn't even want them in the first place.
  • Jerkass: Spoiled, obnoxious, and unlike their mother who speaks with a calm Faux Affably Evil tone, they openly yell at Cinderella. Anastasia, however, Took a Level in Kindness in the sequels.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Thanks to Anastasia's Character Development in the sequels, they start making this with Cinderella - Cinderella is the Nice (the always caring All-Loving Hero), Drizella is the Mean (remains as cruel as she was before to the point of being The Dragon to her mother), and Anastasia is In-Between (while she started off as a brat, she made a Heel–Face Turn, becoming a sweet, if gruff individual).
  • Rich Bitch: Just like their mother.
  • Sadist: Oh so much, as they enjoy making Cinderella suffer.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Zig-Zagged. When they're not antagonizing Cinderella, they sometimes find themselves at each other's throats. Their music lesson in the first is cut short when Drizella accuses Anastasia of screwing it up.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Especially in the first movie, they don't seem to realize how much they are ugly, untalented and unlikable.
  • Spoiled Brat: Both are spoiled rotten while Cinderella is treated like The Un-Favourite. Anastasia does get better in the sequels.
  • Upper-Class Twit: While their mother averts this trope, both of them are the epitome of the dimwitted, spoiled Upper-Class Twit.

Tropes applying to Anastasia

  • Adaptational Villainy: In Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, she has no redeeming qualities whatsoever and even laughs when they end up summoning an Unversed.
  • Anti-Villain: In the Disney animated sequels, Anastasia is shown to be a much kinder person than the rest of her family, basically bullying Cinderella out of peer pressure and being mistreated herself, as well as not being entirely comfortable with her bullying and longing for her own escape from her mother's abuse. She also finds redemption in both movies.
  • Ascended Extra: She's a minor antagonist in the first movie, but the main character of the segment "An Uncommon Romance" in the second movie, and the entire third movie is A Day in the Limelight for her.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: In the third movie, the Prince and King treat her with genuine kindness and respect—which is apparently the first time anyone has done that for her (which is something of a Tear Jerker), and even Cinderella demonstrates genuine concern for Anastasia, as she knows Lady Tremaine's manipulation is the sole reason her stepsisters were complicit in any of the abuse she's had to endure. It's that kindness that ultimately convinces her to go against her mother's plan and help Cinderella instead. invoked Following Anastasia's Heel–Face Turn, Cinderella and the King both forgive her, and she is most likely allowed to live in the Palace with them.
  • Butt-Monkey: Even in the first movie, Drizella bullies her.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Anastasia manages to pull this in the third movie, finally shaking off her mother's psychological abuse of her.
  • Character Development: In the sequels, she learns to stand up for herself against her abusive mother and be a kinder person.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Or mother in this case. Lady Tremaine doesn't approve of Anastasia's interest in the Baker, but near the end, Anastasia decides that she doesn't care what her mother thinks anymore and goes to the ball with the Baker.
  • Desperately Craves Affection: If her interactions with the King are any indication, she doesn't just want romantic love—she's never been shown any sort of kindness in her entire life, and deep down she wants to be appreciated and cared for as herself. She initially thinks that finding a prince is the only way to do this, but she eventually learns (with Cinderella's help) that it's possible to experience love and affection in other ways, too. Similarly in Cinderella III, she ultimately allows Cinderella to regain her happy ending and earns her forgiveness.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: It is implied at the end credits that Anastasia ended up in a happy relationship.
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • Cinderella holds no ill will towards Anastasia for all her antagonism, actually helping her to get together with the baker. To be fair, Anastasia had shown quite a bit of Hidden Depths by that time. In the original Cinderella fairy tale, it was mentioned that one of the stepsisters was actually nicer to Cinderella than the other, if only somewhat. Also, in most retellings of Cinderella, one of the stepsisters, usually the younger stepsister, becomes nicer to Cinderella.
    • Similarly, in the third movie, Cinderella, grateful for Anastasia helping her fix her happy ending, forgives her for her mistreatment, refusing to hold anything against her, and embraces her as a true sister. Cinderella knows that Anastasia was only the way she was because she was also abused and manipulated by Lady Tremaine, and has still had a heart of gold deep inside. The King also allows her to keep his most treasured possession—a seashell he and his wife found on the day they met that symbolizes their true love—even after her involvement in Lady Tremaine's plot. As he puts it, "Everyone deserves true love."
  • Endearingly Dorky: In the sequels.
    • Her clumsiness increases notably when she meets the Baker in the second movie, probably because the feeling of falling in love is unknown to her so makes her extremely awkward. Despite Anastasia embarrassing herself in front of him, the Baker also falls for her at first sight.
    • In the third movie she acts awkward when speaking to Prince Charming, occasionally gets excited, and is a bit of a klutz. The King finds this very sweet, rather like his Queen.
  • Evil Redhead: She has red hair and she was as cruel and mean to Cinderella as her sister and mother in the first movie.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: She's nasty, and always has at least a part of her hair pulled back tightly with a ribbon, sometimes it's even all shortened up in artificial curls. Her Heel–Face Turn is marked by her literally letting her hair down (a Make Over orchestrated by Cinderella), and it turns out to be naturally wavy with a bit of side bangs. It symbolizes her "softening up" nicely.
  • Fiery Redhead: The aggressive variety in the first movie, the passionate Hot-Blooded type in the third movie.
  • Freudian Excuse: Anastasia is pushed around by her older sister and is being primped by her mother to marry for status rather than love. She was then used by both members in her family to marry the Prince and steal Cinderella's happy ending. It's also implied that she has never experienced genuine affection until she spends time with the royal family, especially the King, who remains kind to her even after learning her involvement with her mother's plan.
  • Genki Girl: In the third movie on the topic of finding a prince of her own.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the sequels, she forgoes working for her mother to find true happiness, thus also becoming a better person.
  • Hidden Depths: Anastasia is revealed to have it in the third movie. For example she's more naive than people would think, actually longs to find love for herself, and is a female "Well Done, Son" Guy for her mother.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Anastasia's Hidden Depths in the sequels. She just wants to find somebody who will love her for who she is.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Anastasia becomes this in the sequels when it becomes clear that, with Cinderella out of the picture, she is now the lowest ranked in the family's pecking order.
  • Innocent Beta Bitch: While the original has her mistreating Cinderella alongside her mother and sister, the sequels has her getting the blunt of their cruelty now that Cinderella is gone, and it is proven that Anastasia only mistreated Cinderella as a result of her mother's manipulation. Not only that but compare to Drizella, Anastasia genuinely wants to find someone to love her. Also, upon making her Heel–Face Turn, she becomes much nicer towards Cinderella, who finally forgives her and embraces her as a true sister.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Anastasia was originally just as selfish, mean, and horrible as Drizella, but she evolves into a kind, likable character (though, in the first movie she was just a Jerkass without the Hidden Heart of Gold part). She could also be seen as sympathetic as Cinderella forgives her because she knows Anastasia that she also suffered Lady Tremaine's abuse, being little more than a tool for her plan in climbing the social ladder.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Just as Anastasia starts to become more sympathetic in canon, karma for her actions in the first film comes back to haunt her in the form of Lady Tremaine, who by contrast is an even bigger jerk than in the first film and turns her more mundane nastiness on Anastasia.
  • The Klutz: Especially in the third movie, she's extremely clumsy and graceless.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Anastasia suffers both the bad and good sides of this trope. On the one hand, her cruel bullying of Cinderella in first film leads to her becoming the new victim of Lady Tremaine's ire after Cinderella officially moves away from their household and becomes a princess. On the other hand, her willingness to find true love, even in the form of lowly baker, and her Heel–Face Turn in the third film not only allows her to break free from her mother's grip, but also gain forgiveness and support from Cinderella.
    • As is proven in A Twist in Time, Anastasia is shown to have only bullied Cinderella because Lady Tremaine coerced her into doing so, thus demonstrating that she genuinely needed the support of someone like Cinderella or the King, as she is shown to have had a heart of gold deep inside.
  • Love at First Sight: Anastasia with the Baker in the second movie.
  • Love Redeems: In the second movie Anastasia seems to have not changed initially but becomes much more sympathetic when she meets the Baker and falls in love with him.
  • Marry for Love: Their mother wants them to find men of upper class to further her status. But Anastasia wants to find the man who loves her for her. And she meets the Baker.
  • Maybe Ever After: While it's shown in Anastasia's segment in II and a picture at the end of III shows she and the Baker have mutual romantic feelings for one another, it's only implied that they married.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: She becomes this in the third movie. Anastasia wants to get a prince and happy ending of her own, but she's not really committed to the lengths her mother and sister are willing to go. Anastasia even shows regret when she accidentally turns the Fairy Godmother to stone, and appears guilty as she realizes she's getting her happy ending by stealing it from Cinderella.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Anastasia's reaction when she accidentally turns the Fairy Godmother to stone.
  • Naïve Everygirl: Anastasia in the sequels is revealed to be a naïve, insecure girl who Just Wants To Be Loved.
  • Odd Friendship: Strikes up a genuine relationship with the King in the third movie, bonding over her clumsiness and the King's secretly romantic heart. Granted, he thought Anastasia was going to be his daughter-in-law at the time, but even after everything is fixed, the two remain close. She even gives him a huge hug to thank him for all he's done, and he reciprocates.
  • Official Couple: With the Baker.
  • Progressively Prettier: Although never quite approaching Cinderella's beauty, Anastasia becomes cuter in the sequels as her inner goodness develops.
  • Shoe Size Angst: Exaggerated in Cinderella III: A Twist in Time as her big toe barely fits into the glass slipper. This is resolved as her stepmother uses magic to make it fit.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Anastasia doesn't want to marry a man just because of his wealth or status. She doesn't want to marry a man by pretending to be someone else. The man she wants to marry is someone who loves for her. She is able to find this man in the kindly and sweet Baker.
  • Token Good Teammate: Without Cinderella, Anastasia becomes this, as she undergoes maturity, growing kindness, and a a shift in morals, while her mother and sister only become worse.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: She was never smart, but in the third movie, she acts like a total ditz until the last few scenes.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She becomes a kinder person in both sequels, to the point where she eventually pulls a Heel–Face Turn, and repairs her relationship with Cinderella.
  • 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. All she wants is to please her mother.
  • What You Are in the Dark: This trope is what ultimately saves the day in the third movie. Despite literally being made into a duplicate of Cinderella and about to marry the prince she's always dreamed of, she chooses to say "I don't" on the altar, realizing that she wants someone to love her as she truly is.
  • Womanchild: In the third movie, where she comes off as an immature, overexcited Genki Girl.

Tropes applying to Drizella

  • The Brute: She has shades of this in the first and third movie. The earliest indicator is when she whacks Anastasia in the head with her own flute, but then during the infamous dress ripping scene, Lady Tremaine directs Drizella first to the beads around Cinderella's neck. Of the two sisters, Drizella's always the one to resort to physical violence first while Anastasia joined in if she was provoked by Drizella. The third movie's got Drizella suggesting they beat Anastasia with the magic wand, and during the end, she's giddy at the thought of not only Cinderella but also Anastasia being turned into toads.
  • Comically Missing the Point: While slightly more with it than Anastasia, Drizella doesn't always see what's right in front of her. When Lady Tremaine gets the magic wand in A Twist in Time, Drizella even gets an Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering? moment:
    Lady Tremaine: Do you realize what this means, girls?
    Drizella: Yes! No more laundry!!
  • Deadpan Snarker: In the third movie, she spends most of her time making snarky comments towards Anastasia.
  • The Dragon: She becomes this to her mother in the sequels.
  • Dub Name Change: To "Javotte" (the name of the elder stepsister in Charles Perrault's original tale) in the French dub and to "Gryzelda" in the Polish dub.
  • Freudian Excuse: The third movie implies that she's The Unfavorite of Lady Treamaine's two biological daughters, which may explain why Drizella becomes meaner to Anastasia. Even if Drizella would have loved to marry the prince, just as much as her sister, Lady Tremaine got Anastasia engaged to the prince instead.
  • Greed: As part of the Divergent Character Evolution in the sequels, Drizella's greed has been played up a lot more — where Anastasia wants love, Drizella wants riches.
  • Green and Mean: Her main dress color is light green and she's just as nasty as her mother and sister. And unlike Anastasia, who performs a Heel–Face Turn, she doesn't and grows worse.
  • Jabba Table Manners: In the third movie.
  • Pet the Dog: She did have some degree of care for her biological sister Anastasia, even being visibly shocked by her mother's cruel treatment of Anastasia in the ending of the aforementioned segment in Cinderella II.
  • Shadow Archetype: Drizella represents what Anastasia could've been had she not made a Heel–Face Turn and continued to be a nasty stepsister under her cruel mother's rule.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the third movie. Despite her minor Pet the Dog moment for her sister in the second movie, Drizella is at her absolute worst in A Twist in Time. She flat-out suggests to her mother that they beat Anastasia at one point.
  • The Unfavorite: Not to the same extent of Cinderella, but in the third movie, her mother seems to favor Anastasia more than her. Lady Tremaine uses the wand to reverse time and give Anastasia what originally belonged to Cinderella, making Anastasia the prince's wife, without even considering Drizella, much to the latter's annoyance. While in the first movie she treats her biological daughters as equals, giving them both the chance to go to the ball, in the third movie, she treats Anastasia as the "first choice daughter".
  • Yes-Man: Drizella in the sequels shows more shades of this towards her mother, though it is later shown that this is not just because Drizella is spoiled rotten and despicable in her own right but because Lady Tremaine threatens her.

     Cinderella's Father 
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Cinderella's deceased father.


  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: The narrator described him as "a kind and devoted father, and gave his beloved child every luxury and comfort".
  • Disappeared Dad: We actually get a good look at him in the movie's Storybook Opening but that's about it.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He thought marrying Lady Tremaine would offer Cinderella a positive mother figure. You know the rest. In his defense, the narration states Lady Tremaine didn't show her true nastiness until after he died, so she must've put in a lot of effort to seem like she'd be a good wife and mother.
  • Nice Guy: He was noted to be a good-natured and kind man.
  • Posthumous Character: He's part of Cinderella's backstory and his death is mentioned in the opening scene.
  • Second Love: Subverted. He remarried Lady Tremaine but it's implied she was only interested in him because of his wealth.
  • Unnamed Parent: Cinderella's father doesn't have a name.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He thought that Cinderella needed a mother figure and playmates around her own age and thus married Lady Tremaine. And when he died, his daughter was left with her abusive stepfamily.

People of the Royal Palace

    Prince Charming 
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Portrayed by: Jeffery Stone (live-action reference)
Voiced by: William Phipps (original film) , Mike Douglas (singing); Michael Gough (Villain's Revenge), Christopher Daniel Barnes (sequels), Keith Ferguson (Once Upon a Studio)
Voiced in French by: René Marc (speaking), Dominique Tirmont (singing) (1950), Emmanuel Jacomy (speaking), Michel Chevalier (singing) (1991), Damien Boisseau (speaking), Emmanuel Dahl (singing) (sequels)
Voiced in Polish by: Marcin Mroziński (2012), Jacek Kopczyński (sequels)
Voiced in Hebrew by: Yitzchak Saidof
Voiced in Spanish by: Roberto Espriú (1950 film), Arturo Mercado Jr. (re-dubbing and sequels), Mauricio Arróniz (singing)

The prince of Cinderella's home kingdom and her love interest.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His eyes are colored black in the first movie. They become brown in the sequels.
  • Ascended Extra: In the original, he's a Satellite Love Interest and represents more a goal for Cinderella to reach than a person. He's more fleshed out in Cinderella III and is one of the main protagonists.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While Prince Charming is a nice guy, he can give a brutal Death Glare when he wants.
  • Chick Magnet: The ball in the first movie has a number of women gushing over him.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: In the first movie, Prince Charming has black hair and black eyes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He gains a rather cheeky and playful sense of humor in the sequels. Of course, he already had hints of this in the first movie, his facial reactions to the entire ceremony, and especially upon seeing the bumbling stepsisters.
  • Exact Words: His father uses these against him in the first film. After Cinderella flees, the Prince declares that he won't rest until he finds the girl who fits the slipper, though the context makes clear he means the girl who owns the slipper. However, his father is so eager to get him married and making kids ASAP that he chooses to take the prince at his word and create a royal decree out of it. The sequels ignore this.
    Grand Duke: But Sire, this slipper may fit any number of girls!
    The King: That's his problem! He's given his word, and we'll hold him to it.
  • Flat Character: He unfortunately suffered as being this in the first two films as he's mainly Cindy's love interest. Thankfully, he gets some much needed Character Development in the third film.
  • 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.
  • Happily Married: He and Cinderella are shown to have a close, loving, and playful relationship.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Prince Charming has excellent sword and fencing skills.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": According to Disney press material, he's actually named Charming.
  • Loophole Abuse: In the third movie, Prince Charming's father blocks him off, forbidding him to take a single step down the stairs. He agrees, just before jumping out the window.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Guy: To Cinderella.
  • Marry for Love: In the first film, the King laments how hard it is to get Charming to settle down with his "ridiculous romantic notions". Charming also falls in love with Cinderella without knowing or caring what her class is.
  • Meaningful Name: "Charming" often refers to having delightful characteristics. This Charming is a Chick Magnet and a Nice Guy.
  • Missing Mom: His mother the Queen is already dead by the time the first movie begins.
  • Nice Guy: Prince Charming is a kind, respectful, valiant, and all around nice young man.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Prince Charming is not his title, it's his actual name, which Disney is more than happy to address him as.
  • Official Couple: With Cinderella.
  • Pretty Boy: Most noticeable in the third film, where he has long eyelashes.
  • Prince Charming: You don't say! Not only does he fit the character type to the letter, played perfectly straight and non-ironically, it's literally his name.
  • Princely Young Man: The prince of his kingdom who gives a sort of regal-ness when he first appears.
  • Rebel Prince: According to the King, he's this. He turns out not to be wrong — in both the original film and A Twist in Time, he disobeys his father's wishes or orders on several occasions, mostly as a result of his love for Cinderella. Additionally, in the original film, he is shown to be unamused by his father's attempt at matchmaking when he throws a ball in hopes of having one of the invited young women catch his son's eye, romantically. As such, he's seen yawning sarcastically, rolling his eyes, and glaring at his frustrated father at the start of the iconic evening.
  • Reused Character Design: Something of a recolored version of the earlier Prince from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: In the third film, the biggest example is when he actually deflects Tremaine's magic shot with his sword. No, not deflects, rather reflects it back on Tremaine and Drizella.
  • Satellite Love Interest: He has slightly more screen time than the prince in Snow White, but like Snow's prince, he ultimately represents more of a goal than a person—there are deleted scenes that give him more of a personality, but they were cut from the film. Disney noticed this and fleshed him out in the third movie.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: By his father's account, Prince Charming never seemed interested in relationships. And despite being gushed over by numerous women, he remains neutral. The exception? Cinderella. In the third movie, this helps him identify that Anastasia is not the one he danced with even under the spell's effects, because when he touched her hand, he felt nothing.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Interestingly, despite his position in power and royal status, he is far from shallow and is shown to be rather accepting of those around him no matter their position or background, and he seems to judge people more on their personalities and overall character. For example, in a deleted scene, he's reintroduced to Cinderella after she fits the slipper. While surprised that she is a servant, he accepts her immediately.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Pretty much all we know about him, at least in the original movie.
  • The One Guy: In the roster of the franchise's main set of human characters, he always acts as this in front of Cinderella's currently living family.
  • Took a Level in Badass: By the time Cinderella III: A Twist in Time rolls around. Though since it kind of takes place at the same time as the first film, it's just showing us that he was a badass all along.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Gender-inverted. The handsome son of the King.
  • Uptown Guy: Prince Charming falls in love with Cinderella (low-class maid).
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: He might as well have said this out loud upon seeing the stepsisters at the ball if his obvious reaction to them was any indication.

    The King 
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Voiced by: Luis Van Rooten; Andre Stojka (sequels); Jacques Deschamps (original film)
Voiced in French by: Camille Guérini (1950), Jacques Deschamps (1991), Roger Carel (sequels)
Voiced in Polish by: Bronisław Dardziński (1961), Jan Kulczycki (2012), Jerzy Łapiński (sequels)
Voiced in Hebrew by: Avraham Mor
Voiced in Spanish by: Salvador Carrasco (1950 film), Esteban Siller (re-dubbing and sequels)

Prince Charming's father.


  • Adipose Rex: The King has quite the belly on him.
  • Agony of the Feet: There's quite a large oil portrait of the King and his late Queen...with her stepping on his feet as she dances. Or rather, tries to dance.
  • The Caligula: He has a nasty temper and breaks a lot of things in his castle over the course of the film. A rare example of a Caligula who is not king of a run-down land.
  • Empty Nest: He's got a pretty bad case of one, which is why he's so desperate for his son to start his own family so he can experience the joy of being a (grand)parent again.
    "You don't understand what it means to watch your only child grow farther, farther, and farther away from you... I'm lonely in this desolate old palace."
  • Exact Words: How the King decides to force his son to marry the first girl who fits the slipper. (Even though context makes it clear the Prince meant he would not rest until he found the girl who owns the slipper.)
    Grand Duke: But Sire! This slipper may fit any number of girls!
    The King: That's his problem! He's given his word, and we'll hold him to it.
  • Foil: To Lady Tremaine. Both are overbearing authority figures who want the best for their biological offspring. But whereas Lady Tremaine is pure evil and is revealed in the sequels to have no concern for her daughters and is merely using them as tools to climb the social ladder, the king is a Reasonable Authority Figure, albeit with a bit of a temper, who truly loves his son and wanted nothing more than for him to be happy.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Anyone who upsets him will suffer.
  • Happily Married: He and his wife were very much in love; he keeps portraits of her in many rooms of the castle and keeps her most prized possession: a shell.
  • I Want Grandkids: This is his primary motivation for wanting Charming married (in the first film, at least). He's clearly more interested in "the pitter patter of little feet" and doing grandfatherly things rather than having an heir to the throne.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a bit hot-tempered and has some violent tendencies, but he really loves his son and wants him to be happy.
  • The Matchmaker: He does everything in his power to set up his son with a suitable bride.
  • Mood-Swinger: His mood constantly bounces between explosively angered, morosely dejected, and lively euphoric.
    Grand Duke: But we must be patient- [dives to avoid a chucked inkwell]
    The King: [enraged] I AM PATIENT! [despondent] But I'm not getting any younger. I want to see my grand children before I go. [...] I want to hear the pitter patter of little feet again. [starts sobbing into the Grand Duke's arms]
  • Morality Pet: For Anastasia in Cinderella III. The King would unknowingly become an inspiring influence upon Anastasia, whose mother was manipulating things so she would be the one to marry Prince Charming and not Cinderella. He taught her about love, using his love with his departed wife as an example, and even gifting her with the seashell his wife once gave him.
  • No Name Given: His name is not revealed.
  • Papa Wolf: In Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, he wanted the Tremaines arrested after learning that they put a spell on his son to make him fall in love with Anastasia.
  • Shipper with an Agenda: He was extremely excited that his son made a connection with the mysterious woman (Cinderella) only because he wants grandkids ASAP.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In the sequels, most notably in the third film, the King has better control of his temper and shows more of his kinder side.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: He's a short, bald man who was married to the Queen, a beautiful woman who gave her good looks to their son.
  • Unnamed Parent: The King's name is never revealed.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: In the first film, he shares this dynamic with his son because he is far more exciteable, boisterious and is really interested in grandkids, while his son is more composed and not given to elaborate matchmaking. (The sequels? Not so much.)

    The Grand Duke 
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Voiced by: Luis Van Rooten; Rob Paulsen (sequels)
Voiced in French by: André Bervil (1950), Jean-Luc Kayser (1991 and sequels)
Voiced in Polish by: Kazimierz Brusikiewicz (1961), Tomasz Steciuk (2012), Piotr Bajor (sequels)
Voiced in Hebrew by: Dov Raizer
Voiced in Spanish by: Dagoberto de Cervantes (1950 film), César Arias (re-dubbing and sequels)

The King's right-hand man.


  • Ascended Extra: The Duke is based on an unnamed extra in one of Gustave Doré's illustrations of the original fairy tale, with no active role in the plot. In the movie, the Grand Duke replaces the unnamed palace guard as the one to put the glass slipper on Cinderella, in addition to becoming a major comic relief character with six times as many lines as Prince Charming.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Downplayed. While submissive to the King and possessing a good heart, he isn't afraid of Lady Tremaine. After she passes Cinderella off as "just an imaginative child", the Grand Duke tells her off by saying Cinderella still qualifies as an eligible maiden.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor guy. He just can't get a break.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a few witty words to say about "true love" and such.
  • Dramatic Irony: He (rather condescendingly) explains to the King why his desire for the Prince to experience Love at First Sight followed by a Dance of Romance is an absurd pipe dream, while it happens right under his nose.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Just "the Grand Duke".
  • Everyone Has Standards: When the King ordered him to find the first girl who fits the glass slipper (even if it's not the same one the Prince danced with), the Grand Duke initially refused but did so for fear of his life.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Explains to the King why Love at First Sight could never happen, as the Prince experiences it right in his peripheral vision.
  • Foil: To the King. The Grand Duke's most striking quality is that he is extremely clumsy and usually calm, a direct foil to the King's romanticism and passionate temper.
    • Also to Cinderella. They're both constantly pushed around and berated (her by her stepmother, him by the king). Plus, they both tend to dress in light blue.
  • High-Class Glass: Is stuffy and proper, and wears a monocle over his right eye. He even plays with it like a yo-yo.
  • Love at First Sight: Defied. He feels that love at first sight is just a romantic fairy tale.
  • Nervous Wreck: The Grand Duke is rather nervous — likely due to the King's temper being taken out on him so frequently — but not depicted as cowardly.
  • Nice Guy: Loyal, calm, and polite. During the shoe fitting scene, he treats Cinderella with gentle courtesy even though she's at this point a lowly servant and he's basically the kingdom's Number Two.
  • Rapid-Fire "Yes!": He does this whenever The King gives him an order.
  • Servile Snarker: To the king.
  • Ship Tease: With Prudence.
  • This Is Reality: Tries to invoke this to explain to the King why the Prince experiencing Love at First Sight could never happen, not realizing he's in a fairy tale.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is extremely loyal to the King, despite showing fear of his threats when things go wrong.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Played for Laughs. His entire scenario on Prince Charming meeting the girl of his dreams is exactly what happens when the Prince meets Cinderella (unbeknowst to him, the very events he describes as improbable play out as he speaks).
    Grand Duke: You, Sire, are incurably romantic. No doubt you saw the whole pretty picture in detail: the young prince bowing to the assembly. When suddenly, he stops. He looks up. For lo... there she stands. The girl of his dreams. Who she is or whence she came, he knows not, nor does he care, for his heart tells him that here, here is the maid predestined to be his bride.... [laughs condescendingly] A pretty plot for fairy tales, sire. But in real life, oh no, it was foredoomed to failure.

    Prudence 
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Voiced by: Holland Taylor
Voiced in French by: Josiane Pinson
Voiced in Polish by: Elżbieta Kijowska
Voiced in Spanish by: Andrea Coto (Dreams Come True), Gabriela Michel (A Twist in Time)

A employee of the King tasked to teach Cinderella on how to be a proper lady.


    The Queen 
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The deceased queen of the kingdom. Prince Charming's mother and the King's wife.


  • Cute Clumsy Girl: The King makes it abundantly clear that she was an absolutely atrocious dancer. But despite that all, not only was she beautiful, but the King still loved her.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: She is implied to have been this when alive, given how Prince Charming has a lot of respect for her and was always following her advice
  • Happily Married: She and her husband were very much in love. He keeps portraits of her in many rooms of the castle and keeps her most prized possession: a shell.
  • The Lost Lenore: Cinderella III reveals that her memory still has a big influence on her husband.
  • Missing Mom: It's presumed that she died during Prince Charming's childhood.
  • Modest Royalty: Implied. Her most treasured possession was the seashell she found the day she met her future husband.
  • Nice Girl: Noted to be a very kind and loving person.
  • Posthumous Character: She is already dead by the time of the first movie.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Her husband is a short, bald man and she was a beautiful woman who gave her good looks to their son.
  • Universally Beloved Leader: She was a very good and warm-hearted Queen, beloved by her subjects.
  • Unnamed Parent: Like the King, her actual name is never given.

Animals

    Jaq and Gus 
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Jaq (left) and Gus (right).

Jaq voiced by: Jimmy MacDonald (original film); Rob Paulsen (sequels)
Voiced in French by: Jacques Bodoin (1950), Emmanuel Jacomy (1991 and sequels), Georges Costa (singing voice in sequels)
Voiced in Polish by: Jacek Bończyk (2012), Jacek Braciak (speaking) (Dreams Come True), Wojciech Paszkowski (singing (Dreams Come True), speaking and singing (A Twist in Time))
Voiced in Hebrew by: Efron Atkin

Gus voiced by: Jimmy MacDonald (original film); Corey Burton (sequels)
Voiced in French by: Jacques Bodoin (1950), Jacques Frantz (1991 and sequels speaking voice), Michel Costa (sequels singing voice)
Voiced in Polish by: Jarosław Boberek (2012), Janusz Wituch (sequels; speaking voice), Paweł Strymiński (Dreams Come True; singing voice)
Voiced in Hebrew by: Yuval Zamir

Cinderella's mice friends.

Tropes applying to both

  • Ascended Extra: They were just ordinary non-anthropomorphic mice in the original story, whom Cinderella collected from the mice trap for the fairy godmother to change into horses. Here, they are Cindy's loyal companions.
  • Badass Adorable: Little mice on a grand adventure to retrieve materials for Cinderella's dress.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason for their Undying Loyalty to Cinderella is because of her kindness to them.
  • Breakout Character: Jaq and Gus went on to star in many Disney comics after the movie had been released, with and without the rest of the cast. They were even brought into the Disney Ducks Comic Universe, and for decades they kept appearing in stories where they were house-mice on Grandma Duck's farm.
  • Determinator: Nothing will stop them from trying to help Cinderella. Not even Lucifer.
  • Fat and Skinny: Gus and Jaq, respectively.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: They are each other's best friend and are always seen together.
  • Nice Mice: Big time! The other mice are very nice as well.
  • Papa Wolf: They are little mice, but they are very protective of Cinderella. A Running Gag has Gus putting up his fists anytime Cinderella is mistreated.
  • Rags to Royalty: They lived in the squalor with Cinderella before joining her in the Prince's castle.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Gus is the Red, Jaq is the Blue.
  • Rodent Cellmates: They're Cinderella's companions and friends.
  • Shipper on Deck: They are nothing but supportive of Cinderella's romance with Prince Charming.
  • Shipper with an Agenda: They agree to help Lucifer woo Pom-Pom if the former promises to not try to eat them or their friends.
  • Spanner in the Works: Their small size means they're not much of a physical threat to the villains... but it does mean they can get pretty much anywhere without being discovered, which means they're the ones who find out secrets and step in with a helping hand whenever Cinderella needs it. In A Twist In Time, the two mice are constantly running around, discovering all the secrets, thwarting Lady Tremaine's plans and aiding Cinderella.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: As the Plucky Comic Relief, they get a lot of screentime and focus in the movies.
  • Those Two Guys: They are always seen together.
  • Third-Person Person: Both of them. Though Jaq goes in and out of it in the sequels.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Cinderella. Her saving them from traps and Lucifer, and giving them food, clothes, names, and shelter ensures they'll give their lives to help her. They are ultimately responsible for helping Cinderella's dream come true.

Tropes applying to Jaq

Tropes applying to Gus

  • Affectionate Nickname: Jaq always calls him "Gus-Gus". This is also how the fans often refer to him.
  • Big Fun: The fat, amusing Badass Adorable mouse.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Look at this line.
    "Duh, duh, duh... Happy Birthday!"
  • Fat Best Friend: Gus is Jaq's chubby best friend.
  • Fat Idiot: Gus is rather dimwitted compared to Jaq.
  • Let Me at Him!: Despite being a mouse, Gus is more than willing to challenge Cinderella's stepfamily when they torment her. One example includes the dress-tearing scene where he tries to go after the stepfamily and Jaq holding him back by his tail.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Cinderella and the other mice find him in the first scene of the film, trapped in a cage.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Upon first finding him, Cinderella gives him the name "Octavius", but everyone calls him "Gus" for short.
  • Simpleton Voice: You can tell Jaq is the brains of the duo simply by his voice, long before he shows his lack of stealth. Though Jaq uses a bit of simpleton speak by calling Cinderella "Cinderelly" and Lucifer "Roocifee".

    Lucifer and Pom-Pom 
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Lucifer
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Pom-Pom
Lucifer voiced by: June Foray (original film); Frank Welker (sequels), Jon Olson (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep)
Pom-Pom voiced by: Frank Welker

Respectively the spoiled and Jerkass male pet cat of Lady Tremaine (in all three films), and the spoiled and Jerkass female cat of the King's castle (in Cinderella II: Dreams Come True).


Tropes applying to both

  • Beta Couple: To Anastasia and her Baker (in the 3rd segment of Cinderella II). Compare that both couples involve a make-over, instigated by "good" main characters (the mice vs. Cinderella); that both being made-over are frustrated by it (Lucifer Hates Baths vs. Anastasia is frustrated at her attempts to smile); that in both cases something (pink) is "stolen" from the female of the couple by the instigators to bring them together (Pom-Pom's pink ribbon vs. Anastasia's purple hat that also has a pink ribbon attached to it); and that both couples are an Uptown Girl with a relatively lower class male. Contrast that the good baker inspires the relatively evil Anastasia to a Heel–Face Turn, while Lucifer and Pom-Pom are both evil and Lucifer feigns a Heel–Face Turn, but that's completely subverted.
  • Cats Are Mean: And in the case of Lucifer, his name should speak for itself.
  • Cat Stereotype: Played straight with Lucifer (who's 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); inverted with the white Pom-Pom (except for the "upper class" part).
  • Determinator: Both will stop at nothing to catch the mice. In Lucifer's case, even getting stuck in Drizella's dress (in the first movie) and being turned into a jack-in-the-box (in the third) doesn't stop him. Nor does becoming a human. Pom-Pom manically continues to hunt and attack Jaq when he is in human form, apparently thinking she can kill and eat a 6'2" humannote .
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: They genuinely fall in love with each other, even if they are still evil.
  • Fat Bastard: Lucifer looks obviously overweight and is more than happy to follow the lead of his master to torment Cinderella no matter how many times she has helped him in the past. Pom-Pom is overweight too, and just as mean as Lucifer.
  • Light Is Not Good: Lucifer's name means light-bringing but it is downplayed by his black appearance while Pom-Pom is a white cat with a fluffy name, but both of them are not of the good part.
  • Love at First Sight: With each other (in the 3rd segment of Cinderella II). Played almost exaggerated for Lucifer, more subtle for Pom-Pom. When Lucifer first sees Pom-Pom he looks as if he's struck by lighting and even stops chasing the mice. Pom-Pom seems to immediately like him too but turns her back on him after a few seconds—probably because she deems him lower class than herself. The love turns out to be mutual in the end. And that's bad news for the mice.
  • Obviously Evil: For Lucifer, also seen in Cat Stereotype and Names to Run Away from Really Fast.
  • Pale Females, Dark Males: Pom-Pom is a white-furred cat and Lucifer is a black-furred cat.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Their mutual love doesn't stop them from being evil.

Tropes applying to Lucifer

  • Butt-Monkey: Lucifer does get a few scenes that give him a bit of comedy. The best example is when Lady Tremaine, as the last item in her laundry list of chores for Cinderella, tells her to make sure Lucifer gets his bath. The Oh, Crap! expression on Lucifer's face says it all.
  • Cats Are Mean: A needlessly cruel cat who revels in the misery of others.
  • Dark Is Evil: A black-furred cat who is a sinister, cruel jerk.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • He's loyal to Lady Tremaine, but he can't stand Anastasia or Drizella.
    • He was initially reluctant to go back on his deal with the mice when Pom-Pom tried to tempt him to chase them with her.
  • Hates Baths: As outlined in the Butt-Monkey section, he is horrified when Lady Tremaine tells Cinderella to give him a bath. In the sequel, the mice give him a bath to help him win over Pom-Pom. He doesn't look at all happy during it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Subverted in the 3rd part of Cinderella II: Dreams Come True. The mice offer him a deal: they will help him win Pom-Pom's love if he stops hunting mice. He accepts, and with their help, Pom-Pom and he fall in love, only to immediately turn on the mice (Lucifer breaking his deal) and now hunt them togetherNightmare Fuel squared for the mice. invoked
  • Hidden Depths: Defied. Cinderella insists at the start of the film that Lucifer must have some good in him, but it quickly becomes clear that he has none.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Anytime it seems like Lucifer as a Hidden Heart of Gold it is quickly shown that he doesn't.
  • Karmic Death: Subverted. Lucifer falls from the tower at the end, although comic stories produced shortly after the film as well as the even later sequels show that he survived. Must have something to do with being a cat (be it landing on their feet, having nine lives, or their fatal velocity being higher than their terminal velocity).
  • Make Over: By the mice, no less. It Makes Sense in Context.
  • Meaningful Name: He's called Lucifer and he's evil. It's rumored that Walt Disney hated cats and, as a result, named the Tremaine cat after the Devil.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: It's not like Lucifer was chosen at random. Contrast Pom-Pom, who's equally evil but has a cute name.
  • 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.
  • Right-Hand Cat: To the evil stepmother, the first time we see them together.
  • Slasher Smile: Just look at his picture!
  • The One Guy: Directly serves as this to the Tremaine family.
  • Ungrateful Bastard:
    • Cinderella does all the work of feeding and taking care of him since his mistresses are too lazy to do it themselves, and she even defends him from Bruno and insists he must have some good in him, yet he tries to screw Cinderella over every chance he gets (from ruining the floor she cleaned to keeping her locked in the tower).
    • He also expresses little gratitude to the mice in Cinderella II: Dreams Come True when they successfully help him get together with Pom-Pom. It's also worth noting that he goes against his word when he promised to not terrorize them anymore if they helped him impress her.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Particularly in the first movie, where he fakes Bruno attacking him.

Tropes applying to Pom-Pom

  • Distaff Counterpart: She is a female Lucifer.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Isn't Pom-Pom such a cute name? Well, in contrast to Lucifer's obvious Name To Run Away From Really Fast, her fluffy name is in shrill contrast to her evil personality.
  • Purple Is Powerful: As often in the Disney world, the purple of her eyes goes together with evilness. She accentuates them with purple eye-shadow and mascara.
  • Uptown Girl: While Lucifer (by extension from the Tremaine's) certainly doesn't come from a poor background, Pom-Pom lives in the royal castle, and so could be considered the cat equivalent of being royalty. When they first meet, she initially acts as if she's above him, snubbing him and acting haughty and all, but soon romance blossoms.

    Bruno 
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Voiced by: James MacDonald; Frank Welker (sequels)

Cinderella's pet dog.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: Bruno is a sweet dog, but can give vicious bite when pushed. Just ask Lucifer.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Bruno was the one to take down Lucifer in the climax.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Isn't seen in Cinderella III at all.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Bruno has brown fur and eyes.
  • Demoted to Extra: Bruno isn't give much screen time or importance in the sequels.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Literally! In the beginning, Lucifer tricked Bruno into attacking him, which got Bruno in trouble. Come the climax, it was Bruno who took down Lucifer, enabling the mice to free Cinderella.
  • Meaningful Name: "Bruno" is German for "brown", matching his fur color.
  • Not a Morning Person: Major and the birds have a hell of a time trying to wake him up when they need him to drive off Lucifer and save Cinderella.
  • Rags to Royalty: He goes from being just a regular dog to a dog part of the royal family.
  • Undying Loyalty: Like the mice, Bruno is unfailingly loyal to Cinderella.

    Major 
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Cinderella's pet horse.


Other Characters

    Fairy Godmother 
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Voiced by: Verna Felton, Russi Taylor (1986-2015), Barbara Dirikson (2019-present), Grey DeLisle (The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse)
Voiced in French by: Lita Recio (1950), Claude Chantal (1991, speaking voice in sequels), Evelyne Grandjean (singing voice in sequels)
Voiced in Polish by: Zofia Mrozowska (1961), Mirosława Krajewska (2012 and sequels)
Voiced in Hebrew by: Ruti Holtsman

Cinderella's magical fairy godmother.
  • Absent-Minded Professor: She's brilliant with magic, but she's very forgetful and absent-minded.
  • Allegorical Character: She serves as a physical symbol of hope in Cinderella's life.
  • Blue Is Heroic: She wears a pale blue hooded cloak over a simple blue dress and is one of the good guys.
  • Color-Coded Wizardry: While "wizardry" is a misnomer, the results of the Fairy Godmother's magic create a unique, yet homogeneous look for Cinderella: Bruno and Major's human forms wear blue and gray and have white hair; the mice turn into horses of a grayish colour, and Cinderella's dress and carriage are of a silver colour.
  • Cool Old Lady: A good-hearted elderly fairy who helps Cinderella after her Despair Event Horizon and gives her hope again.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": She just goes by "fairy godmother".
  • Fairy Godmother: The Trope Codifier and page image. The dream that you wish, she'll grant you.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She makes Major into a coachman (against all expectations) so for once he can drive a carriage instead of pulling it. She similarly makes Bruno the footman so he can be part of events, not left home.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She puts Lucifer to flight when he tries catching the mice.
  • Nice Girl: The Fairy Godmother is a motherly, kind, and genuine character with an optimistically pure heart.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Appears as a kindly older woman with no wings but seems to have to sing to get her magic to work (or at least say the magic words "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo").
  • Parental Substitute: Her interactions with Cinderella are reminiscent of a mother-daughter relationship.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: She tends to be forgetful and absent-minded.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She appears in just one scene in the first movie, but without her, Cinderella would have never gone to the ball and would have never met the prince.
  • Supernatural Aid: With her "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!" magic she helps Cinderella attend the ball.
  • True Blue Femininity: She wears a blue dress.

     The Baker 
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Voiced by: Rob Paulsen
Voiced in French by: Emmanuel Curtil
Voiced in Polish by: Michał Jarmicki

A baker and Anastasia's love interest.
  • Big Beautiful Man: Plus-sized, kind, and cute.
  • The Cameo: He's seen in the credits of the second sequel and the last movie of the franchise.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He's among those who are initially denied entrance at the palace during the second movie's first story. He's only a main character in that movie's third story.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Only known as "the Baker".
  • Love at First Sight: With Anastasia.
  • Maybe Ever After: While it's shown in Anastasia's segment in II and a picture at the end of III shows she and him have mutual romantic feelings for one another, it's only implied that they married.
  • Morality Pet: For Anastasia. Her interacting with him brings out her soft, nicer side.
  • Nice Guy: He seems sweet, especially the way he acts towards Anastasia.
  • No Name Given: He's only known by his job title.
  • Official Couple: With Anastasia Tremaine.
  • Sweet Baker: He's a nice, caring guy who runs a bakery.

Alternative Title(s): Cinderella IIIA Twist In Time, Cinderella II Dreams Come True, Cinderella Cinderella

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