Cinderella Review

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The classic tale of the oppressed yet beautiful Cinders, who is granted an evening's reprieve - by her fairy godmother - to go to the ball. There she meets Prince Charming, but has to rush away when the spell cast upon her wears off. But the Prince is not so easily swayed...


This classic Disney animated feature issue has lost a little of its lustre over the years, since both the oppressed drudge and her Prince Charming are really quite bland and colourless characters - particularly when compared to Beauty and her Beast.

The comic back-up supplied by the ample dotty Fairy Godmother, goofy mouse heroes Gus and Jaq, the tuneful score (Bibbidy Bobbidy Boo, A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes) and the scary, mouse-torturing proclivities of the screen's most odious puddy-tat in leering Lucifer do, however, provide enough charm, laughs and thrills to maintain the film's pleasing "ever popular" status.

Yes, it's beautiful, and yes, it's classic. But it's also got rather a bland pair of lead characters. That said, it's still enjoyable family entertainment, and shall remain forever so.