In 1950, Walt Disney’s Cinderella danced its way into cinemas. The animated fairy tale, told the story of a young, put-upon girl who is briefly given the chance to break away from the difficulties in her life to attend a ball.
Cinderella was well received by audiences and became one of Disney’s best-loved pictures. And although it existed as a stand-alone feature for many years after its release, it was eventually accompanied by sequels, as well as a live-action remake.
But how many Disney Cinderella movies are there? For all the details and more, read on!
The order of the Disney Cinderella movies
To date, there are four entries in the Disney Cinderella movie series. The films include:
- Cinderella (1950)
- Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002)
- Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007)
- Cinderella (2015)
In addition to the above movies, Cinderella has also cameoed in the Disney-Pixar movie, Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018). She appears briefly in the movie alongside various Disney princesses.
Hang on a minute… what about the other Cinderella movies, such as Ever After or Ella Enchanted? Shouldn’t these be on the above list?
Over the years there have been many, many adaptations of the classic Cinderella story. Some of the most notable adaptations have included Ever After (1998) and Ella Enchanted (2004), as well as all of the movies in the ‘A Cinderella Story’ series.
The reason that these movies (as well as many others) are not included on the list above is because they are not Disney movies. This post covers Disney Cinderella movies only, NOT movies produced by other studios (even if those studios are now part of the Disney portfolio).
Are all the Disney Cinderella movies part of the same series?
Cinderella 1950, Cinderella II and Cinderella III are all animated movies, and are all part of the same collection.
Cinderella 2015 is a live-action remake of the 1950 animated movie, with Lily James playing the title role.
Are the Disney Cinderella movies the work of the same director?
Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, and Wilfred Jackson directed Cinderella 1950, while John Kafka directed Cinderella II, and Frank Nissen directed Cinderella III. Kenneth Branagh directed Cinderella 2015.
Who are the cast of the Disney Cinderella movies?
Notable actors in the Disney Cinderella movie series include Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Jennifer Hale, Rob Paulsen, Corey Burton, Russi Taylor, Tress MacNeille, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Frank Welker, Holland Taylor, Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Derek Jacobi, Helena Bonham Carter, and Stellan Skarsgård.
What is the best Disney Cinderella movie?
According to IMDb, the Disney Cinderella movies are ranked from best to least-best as follows:
- Cinderella (1950) – 7.3/10
- Cinderella (2015) – 6.9/10
- Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007) – 6.0/10
- Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002) – 5.0/10
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