Monday, April 13, 2015

Seven Different Versions of Cinderella

 Me- Cinderella, wow! Here are four Cinderella movies by Disney that we have seen.

Cinderella (1950) The Disney Animated Version - Who doesn't love this classic Disney cartoon? The movie is one of Disney's original princess stories. To this day, it is still a favorite of many little girls.

A Cinderella Story (2004)  - This is a modern telling of the Cinderella story with a good cast including Hilary Duff back in her early post Lizzie McGuire days.

Another Cinderella Story (2008) - Yet another modern spin on Cinderella. This one starred Selena Gomez during her Wizards of Waverly Place Days.

Cinderella (2015) - The new version is closer to the original versions and is much like the classic animated movie come to life right down to the names of the stepsisters and Cinderella having mice as friends.

Mom - Here are three non Disney Cinderella movies that we have seen as well as one stage version that we have seen.

The Glass Slipper (1955) -  In this version, starring Leslie Caron unlike in the many versions where the heroine is a very girly girl, Cinderella is a bit of tomboy.  The story in this version is somewhat comedic.

The Slipper and the Rose (1976) - A British musical version of the story even though it had songs by the Sherman Brothers who wrote the music for such classics as Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, neither the songs nor anything else about this version was memorable enough to stick in my mind except that I do remember having seen it.

Ever After (1998) - Although not quite the tomboyish version of The Glass Slipper, Drew Barrymore's Cinderella was a fiesty heroine who was just as capable of rescuing her prince as he was of rescuing her. This is one of my favorite versions of the story.

Cinderella the Broadway Musical (2013) - Although the Rodgers and Hammerstein version of the story has been adapted several times for television and/or the theater, I love this most recent version of the story which is more of musical comedy than a strict romance.

Of course, there have been many other versions and variations of the story. Some of them we have seen and some of them we have not. However, in any case, there are way to many to go into them all here.
What is your favorite version of the Cinderella story?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

photo credit
photo credit 1: Cinderella Glass Slipper via photopin (license)
photo credit 2: Everyone is a princess! via photopin (license)

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