Thursday, June 21, 2012

Favorite Films: Disney's Cinderella (1950)

Concept artist Mary Blair and the whole Disney crew really outdid themselves with the animation for Cinderella, my personal favorite Disney film - the color scheme of soft blues and pinks paired with the detailed, beautifully rendered settings is a dreamland. The characters, from Cinderella herself to the mice and birds, are just the icing on the cake. To me, Cinderella is art in motion.

I've always thought the movie version of Cinderella was much more pretty than the generic stock images of Cinderella that populates the prepackaged pink toy aisles!

This Prince Charming has some sass~

♥, Kailey

23 comments:

  1. I am a Disney fanatic... Therefore, I loved this post! I agree that Cinderella takes the cake when it comes to pretty details!

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  2. I was obsessed with Disney as a child, I always really liked the story of this one. I think the detail of the animation is amazing for it's time.

    Jade

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  3. This post is amazing! I think that the classic Disney flicks are truly art in motion. The modern ones are as well, but it's just not the same! Cinderella has some amazing artwork! I feel the same way about "101 Dalmatians"! That has to be my very favorite of the classic Disney flicks, but I love them all!

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  4. Hahahaha Sassy Charming is hilarious; but I also believe that he's the sassiest of all Disney princes, probably. I'm obsessed with Disney, have dozens of DVDs at VHS and can't get enough. The art, details, music is always spectacular.

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  5. I haven't seen this for years. I'd forgotten how beautiful the colour palette was. Must watch this again! x

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  6. Heheh yesss I'm loving this, I adored these old-style Disneys... Not a big fan of the latest 'digital' ones...

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  7. I'm very lucky to be the mom of two little girls and we literally adore Disney princesses films and Cinderella is a masterpiece. I love the scans you posted, Mary Blair was an amazing artist!
    xxx

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  8. oh that movie is wonderful! last month i couldn't sleep, it was like 2 am and i decided to watch this movie *-* so many childhood memories... and by the end of the night i was making a list of disney movies to rewatch xD

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  9. As a fellow Disney enthusiast I love this post! Although my fave Disney film visually is 101 Dalmatians. I love how they made the town look like it just popped up from an illustration.

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  10. I agree that it's beautiful and much more so than the cinderella toys that pack the aisles, but it being so long since I saw it, I hardly remember it under this light. Watching a few clips, the artistry jumped out at me and I discovered a new dimension to it that I didn't get when I was a child, so thank you! :)

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  11. Kailey this is amazing, I haven't seen it in years, I don't know how I don't own it on DVD. My sister had the Cinderella barbie and I was always so jealous! It's such a gorgeous film, thanks for sharing your screen shots! Hope the moving is going well!

    Emma x

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  12. nostalgia! love this. totally forgot about the details!

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  13. awwws! I reallllly want to watch this TONIGHT. Thanks to you ! :)

    You are so cute. XOXOX

    love, polly :D

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  15. This is one of my favourite films made by disney ! I totally love cinderella story !!!
    Kisses

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  16. It is indeed a cute movie! I remember when I was little that one of my favourite things in disney movies were how decorated those introductory book pages were XD my favourite will forever be The Beauty & the Beast though, which I blame for several personality traits of mine XD

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  17. Aw, I love Cinderella, too! :D It's not my favorite Disney movie, but it definitely stands out!

    Hailey from http://squidsquads.blogspot.com

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  18. AMAZING post!!! Beautiful stills, beautiful film. When I hear ' Once upon a dream' it makes my heart flutter. xx

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  19. cinderella was always my favorite as a child ♥

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  20. I LOVE Disney therefore LOVE this post. I've never really thought about the colours in the film but when you think about it yeah I get what you mean. I always loved the bubble scene :)
    My fave princess movie was beauty and the beast <3
    keep up the wonderful post
    http://big-brown-eyed-girl.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I've seen this movie so many times, quite a Disney addict! Would've expected your favorite to be the little mermaid tho! :D
    Lovely blog, it's so girly!

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