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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Encourages individuality and strength of character in tough situations. The importance of being true to oneself, despite rank or social standing, is shown through example and dialogue.
Positive Role Models
Cinderella is true to herself. While those around her try to make her act more "royal" and "dignified," she still likes to wear ordinary clothes and treats everyone as an equal, no matter his or her social standing.
Violence & Scariness
Tame cartoon-style violence. Characters run into each other, cats chase mice, and an elephant runs out of control while a king rides atop it.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Brief kisses between Cinderella and her beau.
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Products & Purchases
Cinderella is a Disney Princess, a brand that reaches far and wide. Expect to see Princess branding on consumer merchandise, food products, and other items as well as in books, on websites, and in other media.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that, although this animated sequel is family fun for children of most ages, it tends to cater toward a female audience. Much of the film focuses on etiquette training for princesses and old-fashioned matchmaking -- for women seeking husbands. Although the film contains enough slapstick humor and Disney magic to entertain kids of both genders as well as parents, the predominance of female themes may turn off some boys. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
As with any Disney release, the stories are filled with upstanding moral values encouraging individuality and strength of character in situations where it's not always easy. There are several gratuitous singing numbers and plenty of laughs to keep the whole family entertained. But it's the mice -- especially Jack, who ventures forth as a human at one point -- who are the true stars here, and kids will mimic them for their memorable one-liners and unmistakable voices.
What the film lacks in terms of drama as compared to the original (the sense of urgency and purpose found in the singular plot of the latter isn't attempted here) it more than makes up for in terms of charm. The princess is every bit as pleasing (especially to her tiny friends) and humble as you would expect after her well-known rags to riches story, while her fairy Godmother is just as wonderfully benevolent and bumbling as audiences remember. Despite failing to break new ground in terms of its storyline, Cinderella II ultimately wins by breathing new life and substance into several classic characters of fairy tale past.
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