Cinderella (1949a)

35mm film, Technicolor, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American animated fantasy film directed by Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske and Clyde Geronimi.

Plot Summary

When her mother dies, 's father marries a cruel woman who has two daughters, Drizella and Anastasia. When he subsequently dies she is left as a servant to her new family – until her fairy godmother arranges for her to go to the ball and meet the prince of her dreams.


* = uncredited

Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi
Copyright MCMXLIX [1949] Walt Disney Productions
Walt Disney presents a Walt Disney production. Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Produced by: Walt Disney *
Story: William Peed, Erdman Penner, Ted Sears, Winston Hibler, Homer Brightman, Harry Reeves, Kenneth Anderson, Joe Rinaldi
From the original classic by Charles Perrault
Directing Animators: Eric Larson, Ward Kimball, Milt Kahl, Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas, Marc Davis, John Lounsbery, Les Clark, Wolfgang Reitherman, Norm Ferguson
Character Animators: Don Lusk, Phil Duncan, Hugh Fraser, Hal King, Fred Moore, Harvey Toombs, Judge Whitaker, Cliff Nordberg, Marvin Woodward, Hal Ambro, George Nicholas, Ken O'Brien
Effects Animators: George Rowley, Josh Meador, Jack Boyd
Layout: Mac Stewart, A. Kendall O'Connor, Tom Codrick, Hugh Hennesy, Lance Nolley, Charles Philippi, Don Griffith, Thor Putnam
Backgrounds: Brice Mack, Art Riley, Ralph Hulett, Ray Huffine, Dick Anthony, Merle Cox, Thelma Witmer
Color and Styling: Mary Blair, John Hench, Claude Coats, Don Da Gradi
Film Editor: Donald Halliday
Musical Direction: Oliver Wallace, Paul Smith
Sound Recording: Harold J. Steck, Robert O. Cook
Fairy Godmother Live Action Model: Claire DuBrey
Cinderella and Anastasia Live Action Model: Helene Stanley

Ilene Woods [voice of Cinderella]
Eleanor Audley [voice of Lady Tremaine]
Verna Felton [voice of fairy godmother]
Rhoda Williams [voice of Drizella]
James Macdonald [voices of Bruno/Gus/Jaques]
Luis Van Rooten [voices of king/grand duke]
Don Barclay [voice of doorman]
Lucille Bliss
John Fontaine
Mike Douglas
William Phipps
Marion Darlington
Earl Keen
John Woodbury
Lucille Williams
June Foray
Thurl Ravenscroft
Clint McCauley
June Sullivan
Helen Seibert
Betty Lou Gerson

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002)
Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007)

Extracts included in
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003)
AFIs 10 Top 10: Americas 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008)
Animation Lookback: Top 10 Disney Sidekicks (2010)
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 14 (2010)
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 3 (2009)
Becoming Enchanted: A New Classic Comes True (2008)
The Best of Disney: 50 Years of Magic (1991)
Camino (2008)
Count It Down: Greatest Animated Movie Characters (2013)
A Disney Christmas Gift (1983)
The Disney Family Album: Frank Thomas (1985)
The Disney Family Album: Marc Davis (1985)
The Disney Family Album: Milt Kahl (1984)
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Honor to Us All (1998)
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: The Bare Necessities (1987)
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (1986)
Disney through the Decades (2001)
Disneyland: All About Magic (1957)
Disneyland: Back Stage Party (1961)
Disneyland: Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life (1981)
Disneyland: Disney Goes to the Oscars (1986)
Disneyland: Disney on Parade (1971)
Disneyland: Disney's Greatest Villains (1977)
Disneyland: From All of Us to All of You (1958)
Disneyland: Great Moments in Disney Animation (1987)
Disneyland: The Disneyland Story (1954)
Disneyland: The Great Cat Family (1956)
Disneyland: The Truth About Mother Goose/Mickey and the Beanstalk (1963)
Disney's Haunted Halloween (1983)
Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation (2009)
DTV Monster Hits (1987)
DTV: Golden Oldies (1984)
Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim (2012)
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (1995)
Flubber (1997)
From Walt's Table: A Tribute to Disney's Nine Old Men (2005)
Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1987)
Halloween Treat (1982)
Hollywoods Top Ten: Fairy Tales (2011)
Jiminy Crickets Christmas (1986)
The Making of Aladdin: A Whole New World (1992)
The Making of Cinderella (1997)
The Making of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
The Making of The Little Mermaid (1989)
Mickeys 50 (1978)
The Mouse Factory: The Mouse Show (1972)
Music Movies: Aladdin (2011)
Music Movies: Cinderella (2014)
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song (1992)
The Nostalgia Chick: Disney Princess (2009)
The Nostalgia Chick: Top 10 Worst Disney Sequels (2011)
The Nostalgia Chick: Top 5 Least Awful Disney Sequels (2012)
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Disney Villains (2008)
The Nostalgia Critic: Whats with the Princess Hate? (2013)
Obscurus Lupa Presents: Disney's The Little Mermaid 2 (2012)
Once Upon a Dream: The Making of Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1997)
Once Upon a Halloween (2005)
Once Upon a Mouse (1981)
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Road/Ninja Assassin/Old Dogs (2009)
South Jersey Sam: Top 13 Worst Songs (2011)
The Story Behind the Story (2002)
The Story behind Walt Disney's Fun and Fancy Free (1997)
That Fellow in the Coat: The Top 11 Greatest Disney Songs (2008)
Troldspejlet: 18 December 1992
Troldspejlet: 31 October 2005
The Ultimate Film (2004)
Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
The Walt Disney Story (1973)



  • City Limits no.263 (16 October 1986) p.27
  • Creative Screenwriting vol.6 no.3 (May/June 1999) pp.63-69 – illustrated article (Walt Disney's vision in Snow White and Cinderella by Marie Claire Simonelli)
  • Empire no.25 (July 1991) p.70 – note (The Second annual “Empire” ultimate summer preview by Barry McIlheney and Jeffrey Wells)
  • Empire no.26 (August 1991) p.28 – illustrated review (New films by Angie Errigo)
  • Empire no.198 (December 2005) p.202 – illustrated DVD review (At home/movies: Cinderella by Helen O'Hara)
  • Film History vol.5 no.2 (June 1993) pp.231-249 – illustrated article (‘That Rags to Riches Stuff': Disney's Cinderella and the Cultural Space of Animation by Susan Ohmer)
  • Film Review no.663 (November 2005) p.111 – illustrated DVD review (Cinderella: Special Edition by Grant Kempster)
  • Film Score Monthly vol.10 no.6 (November/December 2005) p.61 – DVD review (The Laserphile: Cinderella: Platinum Edition by Andy Dursin)
  • Films and Filming vol.15 no.6 (March 1969) p.56
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.269 no.40 (16 December 1981) p.9
  • InterMedia vol.19 no.3 (May/June 1991) pp.36-37 – article (Life catches up with the new Disney)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.18 no.205 (February 1951) p.214
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.177 no.12 (17 December 1949)
  • Premiere vol.19 no.2 (October 2005) p.128 – illustrated DVD review (Classic DVD of the month: Cinderella: Special Edition by Joseph Faila)
  • Sight and Sound vol.2 no.7 (November 1992) p.60 – video review
  • Time Out no.843 (15 October 1986) p.37
  • Today's Cinema vol.75 no.6149 (19 December 1950) p.11


  • by Walt Lee p.67 – credits
  • The RKO Features by James L. Neibaur p.49 – credits, synopsis
  • The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy by David Pringle (general ed.) p.58 – credits, review