Cinderella was a cute little Disney movie. The prologue about the dead father was kind of sad. Putting the Disney animation aside, I think its pretty weird that her best friends were mice and birds. I liked a lot the song she sand while cleaning the floor. You remember, in the end her song was cut short by the evil cat. I think I should give you a rough overview. The story is about Cinderella. Her father was rich. He married this mean lady, who had two daughters. When he died, he left all his money to his wife. He hoped that his wife would be a good mother to Cinderella. However, she turned Cinderella into a maid.
Thus, she went from being a rich girl to servant overnight. She does not mind much. She finds joy even in her most meager task. When she heard that the prince was looking for a bride she got her hopes up. She wanted to go to the ball and meet the prince. The rest of the story is history. I liked a lot Cinderella's dress. The mystery of the crystal shoe was also pretty neat. It was the only thing that remained after Midnight.
Originally, this story was in Arabian Nights. Instead of a shoe, the Prince was matching a leg ring. Both stories run along the same lines. Cinderella is a classical evil stepmother story. The Brother's Grimm are full of such stories. You know, evil stern ladies who just want your father's money. The Cinderella scenario happened very often. Heck, that thing still happens even today. That is why Cinderella is such a timeless story. It seems that people have not change much in the last 500 years. What a pity. In any case, Cinderella deserves 5 stars rating. It is a wonderful Disney movie.