10 things you didn’t know about Disney’s Cinderella
The magical flash in which the Fairy Godmother converts Cinderella’s tattered dress into a gorgeous gown is said to be Walt Disney’s favorite piece of animation ever. It was drawn by Marc Davis, one of Disney’s Nine Old Men.
Cinderella is the oldest Disney princess at the age of 19.
The animated version was re-released a total of 6 times in theatres in 1957, 1965, 1973, 1981, 1987, and 2013.
The iconic blue dress in this film actually had eight versions made, all used according to what Lily James had to do in the relevant scene
Swarovski had to create a machine to especially create crystal shoes that could not actually be worn as they had no movement.
Lily James who essays the lead role of Cinderella trained for the role with the help of horse riding, daily yoga and research on Gandhi.
A film like Cinderella has been known for its design and costume, hence it comes as no surprise that Oscar winning costumer designer Sandy Powell started working on designs 2 years before filming started.
The movie is one of the few modern age classics that is shot completely on film reel and not on digital equipment. This in a way kept the movie a timeless story tale that holds true to Disney’s masterpiece.
Due to economic constraints at the time of production , Walt Disney could not spend as much money on the 1957 Cinderella animated movie as he did on Fantasia and Pinocchio. Hence, he shot the whole movie in live action first and then converted parts of the movie in designing sets and assisting the animators.
Believe it or not, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton’s life can be found similar to Disney’s Princess Cinderella as she was the first princess to be married into a Royal Family and not an heir to the throne.
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