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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Positive story of Cinderella drawing on her own skills to make her dream come true, instead of letting the Fairy Godmother do all the heavy lifting. One character starts off devious, but gains the courage to do the right thing. Two other characters who don't reform end up getting magical punishment. There's a nice father-son relationship characterized by mutual trust, respect, and affection.
Violence & Scariness
Mild by some animated film standards, but still a food fight between two characters; and a nasty cat catches its tail on fire, is turned into a toy, then miniaturized, and is eventually thrown into a pond.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A romantic kiss for the bride.
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Products & Purchases
Cinderella is a Disney Princess, whose brand reaches far and wide. Expect to see Princess branding on consumer merchandise, food products, etc. as well as in books, websites, and other media.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this enjoyable re-imagination of the Cinderella story has our heroine using her own resources, not the Fairy Godmother's, to win the Prince's heart. The evil stepmother is as bad as ever, and in a few short scenes, is downright menacing. A scary carriage ride has Cinderella careening toward a ravine in mortal danger. The Prince gets ample screen time, and his athletic heroism may even make this story appeal to the boys in the family. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This funny, likable twist on the original Cinderella imagines what would happen if the magical slipper hadn't fit Cinderella, and creates a heroine far easier to root for in the process. Cinderella III moves along at a fast pace and has some genuinely funny bits.
The movie presents a more well-rounded Prince who exhibits unflagging graciousness to the clumsy Anastasia and true affection for his father. But the best thing about this version is Cinderella's perseverance in getting the Prince to fall in love with the real Cinderella. Girls 4 to 9 will probably be captivated by this story, as well as the DVD's special features that include a dancing game and music video.
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