Tag Archives: #cinderella

Fact #89

Verna Felton is a name unknown to most, but she has a surprisingly recognisable voice. She voiced many characters in Disney animations, including:

The Elephant Matriach/Mrs Jumbo – Dumbo

Fairy Godmother – Cinderella

Queen of Hearts – Alice in Wonderland

Aunt Sarah – Lady and the Tramp

Flora – Sleeping Beauty

Elephant – The Jungle Book

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Fact #77

Retta Scott was the first woman to receive a film  credit as an animator on a Disney film. She first worked on Bambi, then went on to contribute to Fantastia, Dumbo and the Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad

Another notable female from Disney was Mary Blair, who did concept art for Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South and Cinderella. She had a very distinctive style.

Brenda Chapman was the first female to direct a feature length Pixar film, also becoming the first female to win the Academy award for Best Animated Feature.

More recently, Jennifer Lee became the first female to direct a feature length Disney film.

Fact #74

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Prince Eric in the Little Mermaid was voiced by Christopher Daniel Barnes, when he was only 16.

Yes, that’s correct. Eric, was voiced by Greg Brady (of the 1995 Brady Bunch movie).

Barnes has actually done a lot of voice over work. He is well known as the voice of Spider man in the 1994 animated series and also did the voice of Prince Charming in  Cinderella II: Dreams Come True and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time.

 

 

Fact #66

Cinderella’s love interest, Prince Charming, is never named in the film.

Cinderella literally runs away with a man whose name she doesn’t know.

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Fact #58

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The King and the Grand Duke from Cinderella are guests at the wedding in The Little Mermaid.

Fact #38

Cinderella was the first Disney Princess whose villain had no magical powers. She held this title until Belle in Beauty and the Beast.

The only other princesses who can boast the same are Mulan and Pocahontas.

Fact #23

Over 400 people auditioned for the voice of Cinderella. Ilene Woods was chosen, despite not knowing about the auditions or even auditioning. Walt Disney heard her voice from radio (on which she worked at the time) after her friends sent a tape to the big man, and she was chosen.