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An unjustly neglected protagonist, a wicked stepmother, a fairy godmother and a fairy tale ending of royal romance at a ball – what’s not to love?

Is Cinderella the world’s most beloved fairytale?

We can live all the magic in the beloved tale's many movie adaptations.

1. Cinderella (1950)

The one closest to every girl’s heart.

The classic story of the raggedy girl who finds her Prince Charming is given the special Disney treatment.2

It was a make or break venture for the Disney Studios but it was a roaring success and was nominated for 3 Academy Awards.

Altogether now bibbidi-bobbidi-doo …

2. Cinderella (1957)

Rodgers and Hammerstein made three musical versions of Cinderella.

The best stars a captivating Julie Andrews early in her career.

The movie was made for television and on its first airing received 107 million viewers – the largest audience in history at that time.

3. The Slipper and the Rose (1976)

With music by the Disney musical royalty, the super-talented Sherman Brothers, The Slipper and the Rose is a charming British version of our favorite fairytale.

It is highly regarded in the UK and was given a Royal Command Premiere.

There’s a political slant to the plot and it’s a question of love or loyalty to the country.

4. If the Shoe Fits (1990)

In a modern retelling of the story, Jennifer Grey is Kelly Carter/Prudence, a fashion assistant who attracts the attention of her boss (Rob Lowe) after putting on an enchanted pair of shoes and magically turning into a supermodel.

5. Cinderella (1997)

This remake of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical version gave us the first major black Cinderella.2

Brandy Norwood took the lead while the supporting cast included Whitney Houston and Whoopi Goldberg.

(An earlier all African American version was Cindy in 1978).

Ever after: a Cinderella Story (1998)
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