Cinderella’s Significance

20th July, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Cinderella’s Significance

Disney Cinderella

Cinderella marked Disney’s reemergence from package films to full-length features. Of course, it was a somewhat risky venture considering the adding cost, but it ended up being a great success. In order to save on cost, they used live actors to film the sequences and then used them as references for animation.

One interesting fact about Cinderella is that it was the first film that Disney maintained the rights to the soundtrack. This was a rather new development for movies, though it is commonplace by today’s standards. The film went on to be nominated for three Academy Awards—all of them pertaining to sound or music.

This was also the jumpstart for Ilene Woods’ career, who went on to be a somewhat famous singer (she sang for various U.S. presidents, for example). Her friends actually had her record several songs which they then sent into Disney as an audition. Ilene didn’t even know that she had actually auditioned for a new Disney film until she was contacted and offered the part. Ilene Woods died in July 2010. She suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, but apparently she was quite comforted by the song “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” so the nurses played it for her as frequently as possible.

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Posted on: July 20, 2011

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