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  • How did Cinderella's wedding dress get torn when she was teleported into the demonic pumpkin carriage?
    • Perhaps Tremaine did it when she casted the spell on her, to humiliate her before having her killed. After all, Evil Is Petty.
  • Why is it that reversing time doesn't de-petrify the Fairy Godmother and turn her back to normal? I know for plot reasons, but that just makes no sense. I'm also well aware of the fact that she is turned back to normal at the end, but it still makes no sense whatsoever.
    • Lady Tremaine probably made it part of the magic that the Godmother wouldn't be freed so she couldn't stop her.
    • Or perhaps because Anastasia turned the Godmother to stone, only she can undo that spell.
  • In the original timeline Bruno was crucial to helping Cinderella by getting rid of Lucifer so the mice could unlock her door. So shouldn't he have been at her side near the beginning of A Twist in Time?
    • He probably wouldn't have been much use getting into the castle. The mice can sneak in and the birds can fly up to the higher floors. The dog would easily be found and thrown out.
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    • Nevermind just Bruno, is no one going to address the glaring Series Continuity Error with Jaq and Gus getting the key to Cinderella's room? In the original, it requires a lengthy stealth mission to get it back without Lady Tremaine being aware of it, but in this movie they already have it when the Grand Duke arrives. Did the writers just do that in order to allow the Rule of Drama moment of Lady Tremaine talking Cinderella down and breaking her slipper?
  • This is more on a personal meta level, but why do people keep saying Cinderella is "badass" in this? Sure, she does take some initiative, about 50% of the time, and spends the other 50% moping, singing, crying and being helplessly dragged away from the prince. Heck, at first it's not even her first instinct to go to the castle, and when she's about to be shipped away, she never tries to make any effort to escape; she just loses all hope and starts crying before the prince shows up to rescue her — but sure, she's totally not a Damsel in Distress this time! And for that matter, in this movie, Cinderella's motivation to getting her happy ending back is essentially boiled down to "the prince", when in the original she just wanted a night off and the prince was just a bonus. Why couldn't she try to find a way to reclaim ownership of her family's chateau (like, starting an independent business or something), instead of moping about not getting to marry the prince? Lady Tremaine and the stepsisters had gone off to the castle, so they'd have other servants to boss around, while Cinderella remained at the chateau, so by all accounts, she was no longer their servant. If she was, they'd have brought her to the castle with them to keep rubbing it in her face.
  • And on a slightly different subject... Why wasn't this movie about Drizella's Heel–Face Turn, rather than Anastasia's? Why does Anastasia get two different chances at redemption and Drizella gets none, even though they were essentially the same character in the original film?
    • I'm guessing they were trying to pay service to certain versions of the original tale, which did have one of the stepsisters behave significantly less wickedly than her sister and mother. Besides, from what I recall, the stakes are a lot higher in this film than in the first sequel, so it's easier to buy Anastasia's Heel–Face Turn when she's actually giving up something to help Cinderella, rather than her being Easily Forgiven like in Cinderella II.

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