Cinderella : A Ball Without Crackers?

We finally hit the 50's!

This episode talks about perhaps one of the most famous Disney princesses of all: Cinderella.

Aly takes us through a brief summary of the extensive history of Cindi's source material. We hit on the Chinese Ye Xian, the Grimm's more gory version, and finish with Charles Perrault (the story that Disney bases their script on). Sarrah gives us a beginners guide to the Nine Old Men! 

Our recap touches on Disney Princess bashing, leg shaving customs, how difficult it is to plan a party in twelve hours (we're missing out on snacks here), and how the Stepmother might be the worst villain yet.

We also get our second installment of the 'Disney Princess Agency Ranking' (we'll get a better name soon), with somewhat surprising results.


Podcast Music By:

Imdb page for Cinderella
Wikipedia article for Cinderella
Wikipedia article on Disney's Nine Old Men
Way Back Machine article on Cinderella
Disney Family Museum link on Cinderella

Read more about Rhodipus here
Read more about Ye Xian here and here
Read more about Charles Perrault here

Read the DVD Talk interview with Ilene Woods here
Read the Bright Lights Film article on Cinderella's fashion here

Annotated Classic Fairy Tales : Edited with an Introduction by Maria Tatar:  Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper by Charles Perrault
The Annotated Brothers Grimm (Bicentennial Edition): Ed. Maria Tatar
The Illusion Of Life, Disney Animation: Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston
Of Mice and Magic, A History of American Animated Cartoons : Leonard Maltin