A true Disney classic, and one i haven't watched in quite a while! Beautiful story with a message to always be kind to one another.
A beautiful Disney classic that helped to rescue the studio when their Snow White follow-ups failed to meet box office expectations. It's been a good thirty-plus years since the last time I saw this, so I was surprised to discover just how much of the plot revolves around singing, talking, garment-stitching mice and not the title character, her family or her love interest. Where Disney is usually able to effortlessly inject extra life and substance when adapting the shorter fairy tales, here those additions just feel like a tonally-mismatched sidetrack. The animation is lovely, of course, with the roto-scoped human characters feeling silky smooth and elegant in comparison to the rounder, more exaggerated cartoon creations, and the scene settings and effects work can be downright magical. I'd consider it an art direction showpiece, if not exactly a storytelling one.
6 - Fair
Didn't really live up to expectations, but still a good kids movie.
Still a classic and looks great. I didn't think the mice would be such a large part of the movie. It should of been called Cinderella and the four mice. The fairy Godmother song is great.
One of Disney's beloved classics, this once-upon-a-time tale has wonderful animation and great production values. While the mice annoyed me somewhat, I found it enjoyable overall, even though the conclusion has a glaring plot hole. Fans of the House of Mouse should give this a try if they haven't already.
One thing that I never understood about this movie is how come When the clock strikes 12, all her magical items return to normal, but her shoes remain
The heroine is pretty bland and unmemorable and the central fairytale story well worn and often told, but as with many of Disney's films, they are supported by a memorable villain, in this case the stepmother, who drips with loathing towards the heroine beneath a veneer of civility, and of course the usual array of additional characters, who provide much of the humour and interest in the film, notably the mice, who perform the same function as the dwarves in Snow White. Indeed, part of the problem lies with a number of similarities to Disney's first animated film. Still worth watching though, and the animation, even 60 years later is beautifully done.