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Disney’s Cinderella movies Animated vs. Live action

May 30, 2016

I have always loved Disney movies-still do mater of fact. I think we should discuss some stuff about both of Disney’s Cinderella movies: the original 1950 and the live action 2015 one. We will discuss the animated version first

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Why is Most of the 1950’s Cinderella  in one place except for the ball unlike the 2015 live action version?

This actually I believe partly has to do with the War and from 1939-1944 the rest of the world was in a war against Germany and Italy. Because of this the Disney movies Bambi,  Pinocchio, Dumbo, Fantasia, and the Four package films-Saludos Amigos, Three Callberos,  Fun&Fancy Free, and  The Adventures of Mr.Toad and Ichabod Crane  didn’t do so well since their over-seas market was closed to them so by the time they’re in production for Cinderella-they’re almost bankrupt  (With the studio $4 million in debt, Walt Disney took a huge risk in making Cinderella.

He invested a staggering $3 million into producing the film which took six years to make)

-so they had to shot in live-action before animating. Just because we don’t see 1950’s Cinderella outside the house except for the ball doesn’t mean she NEVER left the house since there were no other servants in the house who do you think does the shopping?  She would have to do it..so that means she would occasionally leave the house for ‘work’. Presumably whenever the steps needed new clothes she would have to go along with them to carry their stuff around.

 

Why did the Prince have limited time in the movie/have no character traits at all?

Well the Prince was going to have a scene where he was ‘hunting’ a deer before it’s realized they’re friends actually. But for some reason (I suspect for a similar reason as Snow White’s prince scenes got scrapped because the animators couldn’t get the prince’s actions right).  But he doesn’t technically have no character traits at all the eye-ball rolling&yawning he does the first time we see him shows he is rebelling against his father for having to have this ball when he didn’t want it.

Cinderella  is a flawless individual

No she isn’t..she gets angry several times during the movie “Oh even the CLOCK orders me around.”  “I can’t help Your Highness objects to an earlier breakfast”  “You mean old thing..I could..”  “Maybe I SHOULD interpret.”

Now let’s talk about the Lily James’ Cinderella

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Why is one scene Cinderella is eating scraps at night but the next scene shows her trying to have breakfast with the steps leading to the “Cinderella” nickname for her?

Maybe up until the “Cinderella-naming” scene maybe she HAD been allowed to have breakfast with the family but otherwise she couldn’t join them for supper  maybe they  over male guests and potential husbands for Drizella and Anastasia? And with Cinderella being at the same table as those two she might have been a competitor for a husband

 

Why are there two breakdowns in the 2015 Cinderella?

Well the are two breakdowns because the first one is because of the fact that the steps have finally came up with that ugly nickname for her that is the movie’s title-yes she is no longer part of the family.  But that’s minor compared to the tearing of the sleeve the step-mom does much later

Why doesn’t Lily James’  Cinderella try to get out of the tower like her 1950 animated counterpart? 

Well we don’t know how long the search for the mysterious girl took so she might be stuck in there for days and gave up trying to get out since I highly doubt that Lady Tremaine would let her out unless a)she got what she wanted (be head of the royal household) or b)Cinderella was dead and no longer a threat to her.  Writer’s question-I wonder who the heck made the steps’ meals for the how long it took for the slipper’s owner to be found.

Why does Cinderella give her name as Cinderella at the end of the movie?

I think its to tell King Kit that she’s consider herself to be a servant girl now than anyone someone of social standing like Kit  was would want to marry  if he wasn’t sure how much he was in love with her.  Techinally Kit hide who HE was as well when the two first meet in the woods-Cinderella didn’t know he was the Prince until she got to the ball.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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thoughts about Mulan

February 12, 2011

I think there’s a perfectly logical/legal/fine reason that Mulan would be worried about her father going into war again. He’s already is a wounded solider and another war would surely equal dying in war. I’m assuming that the Fa family is a lower down noble and or they have fallen on hard times since there are 3 1/2 clues to it:

1.strong and young horse-if he was old, he would have died half-way through the movie if not sooner and he wouldn’t have been able to “run” so fast. comparing horse with Belle’s and Ella’s (Cinderella) horses

2.has a family tree (she’s able to trace/name her ancestors-which probably assume there are written records of the Fa family or oral traditional) “Help Me not to uproot my family tree”

3.make-over and matchmaker are certainly not cheap.
4. 2 fancy doors in wall/fence instead of one.

If Mulan’s dad went off to war and as a result, died, since the Fa family having no living male heirs ( brothers of the dad or the mom, or sons or cousins), the Fa family home would go to a next in line lesser noble which would leave Mulan, and her mom and grandma on the streets unless the lesser noble married Mulan. Which means Mulan would have to become a “Calm, Obedient
Who work fast-paced” wife, (if the noble married her) if not: 1) if she was lucky a concubine or 2) if she was very unlucky a prostitute and both the wife of the new noble and a concubine would both require her to be “Why is my reflection someone i don’t know?”

So I think Mulan has the perfect reason to not let her father go to war to fight for China besides “There are plenty of young men to fight for China”

In a version of the story Mulan did have a little brother (but the brother was too young to fight) so not a big deal as it is in the Disney movie. Since the brother would have inherited the house but still there were no other males besides the dad and the brother to fight.