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Western Animation / Cinderella (Golden Films)

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Cinderella is a 1990 animated film by Golden Films (then called American Film Investment Corporation) about the story of Cinderella.

Not to be confused with Cinderella (Jetlag Productions).

Tropes applying to this version of Cinderella are:

  • Adipose Rex: Both of the Prince's parents are overweight, especially the king.
  • Domino Mask: For the balls, everyone, even the king and the queen, wear domino masks.
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  • Fat and Skinny: The stepsisters, the slender one is black-haired and and the overweight one is blond.
  • Easily Forgiven: Cinderella is too quick to forgive her stepmother and stepsisters after it is revealed she was the mysterious lady and they kneel before her to apologize.
  • Fantasy Sequence: Cinderella daydreams of being with the Prince.
  • Identical Stranger: In the second ball, the Prince finds a woman similar to the lady he met at the first ball. She has a similar build, hairstyle and dress, but is different from her.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: The stepmother asks her daughters if there is something they have to say to Cinderella. It seems they would show some gratitude, but they just mock her.
  • Kick the Dog: After accidentally spilling some coffee on the stepmother, the stepsisters deliberately spill all their coffee over their dresses so Cinderella would have to clean their dresses alongside the stepmother's.
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  • Kneel Before Frodo: The stepmother and the stepsisters kneel before Cinderella when it was revealed she was the mysterious lady.
  • Limited Animation: The animation is even simpler than most of Golden Films since this is one of their earlier animations.
  • Nice Guy: Cinderella is kind, forgiving and pure of heart. That is why the Fairy is willing to help her.
  • Shipper on Deck: At the ending, Cinderella pairs her stepsisters with two handsome men.
  • Sweet Tooth: The stepmother seems to have a thing for sugar, since she eats sugary cookies and she has Cinderella serve her three blocks of sugar on her coffee.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: The stepmother and the stepsisters are cruel and unsympathetic but look very normal.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: In the first dance, Cinderella asks the Prince to dance with her stepsisters (who don't recognize her) even if they are very cruel with her.


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