Personalized Cinderella and Disney Princesses CD!
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Cinderella Music CD personalized for your child’s name. This fun music CD includes all the popular Disney Princesses singing and talking to your child using their name. Listen to a sample now to be amazed. Cinderella Music CDs make great birthday and holiday gifts.
Fun Cinderella Facts and Links
The Cinderella Story:
Cinderella is the much-loved only child of a widowed aristocrat. After deciding that his beloved daughter needs a mother’s care, Cinderella’s father marries Lady Tremaine, a proud woman with two daughters from her first marriage, Drizella and Anastasia. Plain and socially awkward, these stepsisters are bitterly envious of the beautiful and charming Cinderella. After the death of Cinderella’s father, Lady Tremaine and her daughters take over the estate, and begin to abuse and mistreat Cinderella out of jealousy, and even allow their cat, Lucifer, to torment her. Despite being forced into servitude in her own home, Cinderella becomes a kind woman and befriends the animals living in the barn and many of the mice and birds who live in and around the chateau.
At the royal palace, the King is distressed that his son does not intend to marry. Determined to see grandchildren, the King and the Duke organize a ball for Prince Charming in an effort to enable his son to marry, with every eligible maiden in the kingdom requested to attend. When the invitation to the ball arrives, Cinderella asks her stepmother if she can attend, since she too is an eligible maiden. Lady Tremaine agrees, provided Cinderella finishes her chores and finds something suitable to wear. Her animal friends, led by Jaq and Gus, fix a gown that belonged to Cinderella’s mother, using beads and a sash cast away by Drizella and Anastasia. When Cinderella wears her dress just before departing, Lady Tremaine compliments Cinderella’s gown, subtly pointing out the beads and sash. Angered by the apparent theft of the discarded items, the stepsisters destroy the gown, forcing Cinderella to remain behind while her stepfamily leaves for the royal ball.
At the point of giving up her dreams, Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother appears and bestows upon Cinderella a silver blue dress with glass slippers, and transforms a pumpkin and various animals into a carriage with horses, a coachman and a footman. Cinderella departs for the ball after the godmother warns her that the spell will break at the stroke of midnight, meaning that her dress and everything else will change back to the way they were. At the ball, the Prince rejects every girl (especially the stepsisters), until he sees Cinderella. The two fall in love and dance alone throughout the castle grounds until the clock starts to chime midnight. Cinderella flees to her coach and away from the castle, inadvertently dropping one of her glass slippers. After the Duke tells the King of the disaster, they plan to find Cinderella with the slipper they recovered during her exit.
The next morning, the King proclaims that the Grand Duke will visit every house in the kingdom to find the girl who fits the glass slipper, so that she can be married to the Prince. When this news reaches Cinderella’s household, her stepmother and stepsisters prepare for the Grand Duke’s arrival. Cinderella, overhearing the news, begins dreamily humming the song from the palace ball the previous night. Upon realizing that Cinderella is the girl who danced with the Prince, Lady Tremaine locks Cinderella up to her attic bedroom.
When the Grand Duke arrives, the mice steal the key to Cinderella’s room, but before they can deliver it they are ambushed by Lucifer. The animals alert Bruno, Cinderella’s bloodhound, who scares Lucifer out of the house. As the Duke prepares to leave after the stepsisters unsuccessfully try on the slipper, Cinderella appears and requests to try it on. Knowing that the slipper will fit, Lady Tremaine trips the footman, causing him to drop the slipper, which shatters into hundreds of pieces. The Duke laments over the broken slipper, but Cinderella then produces the other glass slipper, much to her stepmother’s horror. Delighted at this indisputable proof of the maiden’s identity, the Duke slides the slipper onto her foot, which fits perfectly. Soon after, Cinderella and the Prince celebrate their wedding, surrounded by confetti tossed by the King, the Grand Duke and the mice.
Some Fun Cinderella Facts:
1. The film, ‘Cinderella’ was released on February 15th, 1950, and was the first full length feature since ‘Bambi. ’ In fact, Walt Disney had not had a huge success since ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was released in 1937, and just as with this film, Disney took a huge gamble. The Disney studio was heavily in debt so this film was a last ditch effort to save it. Its huge success enabled Disney to carry on the production of films throughout the 1950s.
2. Walt Disney was so anxious that the film should be a success that he insisted that the scenes involving human characters should be shot first in live-action.
3. The film contains many memorable songs, including ‘Sing Sweet Nightingale, ’ ‘Bibbidi- Bobbidi-Boo, ’ ‘A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes’ and ‘So This is Love. ’
4. The role of the mice was increased and they became Cinderella’s friends and helpers, assisting with the making of her ball gown and generally taking care of her.
5. The cat, Lucifer, was based on one of the animator Ward Kimbell’s cats.
6. Cinderella’s voice was that of Ilene Woods, who was chosen from 400 other hopefuls.
7. The film cost an incredible $3. 000, 000
8. Eleanor Audley, who was the voice of Lady Tremaine, was also the voice of the evil Maleficent, in Sleeping Beauty.
9. If you look carefully when Cinderella sings ‘Sing Sweet Nightingale, ’ three bubbles form the head and ears of Mickey Mouse.
10. Cinderella was the first Disney film to have its songs copyrighted and published.
Fun Cinderella Quotes
A dream is a wish your heart makes. ~ Cinderella
A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep. In dreams you will lose your heartaches. Whatever you wish for, you keep. Have faith in your dreams, and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true. ~ Cinderella
A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do, in a world amongs many men. ~ Little Miss Cinderella
But the world is full of zanies and fools.. Who don’t believe in sensible rules.. And won’t believe what sensible people say.. And because these daft and dewey-eyed dopes.. Keep building up impossible hopes.. Impossible.. Things are happening everyday. ~ The Fairy Godmother
Even miracles take a little time. ~ The Fairy Godmother
Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true. ~ Cinderella
He obliged Cinderella to sit down, and, putting the slipper to her little foot, he found it went on very easily, and fitted her as if it had been made of wax. ~ Charles Perrault
In dreams you lose your heartaches. ~ Cinderella
If you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true. ~ Cinderella
Impossible! For a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage.. Impossible!.. For a plain country bumpkin and a Prince to join in marriage! ~ The Fairy Godmother
Cinderella Coloring Pages
Cinderella Cookies – Check out this site for great cookie ideas – very fun