Watching Disney’s live action Cinderella was like a fun IMDB® game for me – so many familiar British actors! The kind you can kind of place but aren’t super famous enough to remember their actual names, even for me, whose brain houses all sorts of useless knowledge about movie trivia. For example, you have your Downton Abbey cast members in Cinderella (Lily James, aka Lady Rose), evil stepsister Dresilla (Sophie McShera, aka Daisy). Then you also have your Game of Thrones cast in the Prince (Robb Stark or in reality, Richard Madden) and the Captain (Nonso Anozie, a prince of Qarth). Oh...
I didn’t think I would get to go to the ball.
My stepsisters ripped up my dress after all.
Then out of nowhere my Fairy Godmother appeared.
And she told me not to fear.
She said she would take care of everything.
Then she took out her magic wand, and started to swing.
She made me a beautiful carriage out of a pumpkin!
She looked at me and began to grin.
She transformed my rags into the most beautiful dress I’ve ever seen.
It was so pretty I could’ve passed as a Queen!
The earliest version of the story of Cinderella originated in China around A.D. 860. It appeared in Miscellaneous Morsels from Youyang by Tuan Ch'eng-Shih, a book which dates from the Tang Dynasty.
The best-known versions were written by French author Charles Perrault in 1697, based on a common folk tale earlier recorded by Giambattista Basile as La Gatta Cenerentola in 1634, and the Brothers Grimm in the early 1800s.
Cinderella is the twelfth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. It was released to theaters on February 15, 1950.
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A book called Cinderella Tales that features the original Egyptian Cinderella and various re-tellings. Available on Amazon.com and createspace.com. Pretty cool. Look for the book cover with Cinderella fleeing the ball on front.
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