what colour is cinderellas dress
Well, it depends on what image you’re looking at. In almost all of the modern depictions of Cinderella, her dress is blue with lighter blue accents. Even in the original posters for the film, her dress was blue.
The color was made an even deeper blue recently, when the princesses were redesigned.
However, in the original film, her dress is a dove gray color (which was a very popular color for apparel in the 1950s) with white accents. This screenshot from the Blu-ray edition shows it in direct contrast with the Fairy Godmother’s blue robes.
There are some scenes where the dress appears to be blue, but if you look, the prince’s shirt also appears to be blue, when it was clearly a creamy yellowy color in the scene directly before it, so it’s a color change due to the darker lighting in the scene.
Her dress goes back to the dove gray color once she’s back inside the coach.
There are several theories as to why this color change was done. Some say because the original gray color would not stand out in merchandise, some say because in it’s original color it would be confused with a wedding gown, some say because the dress and the sparkles the promotional artists wanted to put around it were the same color. Whatever the reason, we do know one thing for sure; Cinderella’s dress has always been blue in promotional materials and merchandise, and it has gotten progressively more blue as time has gone on.
I’ve just read all 125 pages of your blog! It’s wonderful! All the way from the UK!
I would like to add to a couple of your posts- the dancing in the clouds at the end of Sleeping Beauty was toyed with for cinderella but was not used. It looks great with her Aurora’s dress changing colours. (This information came I believe from a special features segment in the 50th anniversary release of the DVD in 2009)
And on a separate note- I recently watched a PIXAR doc with Billy Crystal who actually said that he was the dummy to turn DOWN Toy Story and felt a fool for doing so. When he was called for Monsters INC he accepted the role before he knew anything about it!
Thanks for the trivia!
— Thank YOU maleficent92!
Lucifer from Cinderella was modeled after animator Ward Kimball’s cat. Animators were having trouble coming up with a good design for that cat, but once Walt Disney saw Kimball’s furry calico, he declared, “There’s your Lucifer.”
Unlike the previous sequel, Cinderella III’s animators were given meticulous model sheets and extensive live-action sequences for animation reference, just like the photo above for the original Cinderella.
Cinderella III: A Twist in Time was Disney Australia’s final feature (the studio was closed and equipment auctioned off once Cinderella III production completed in July 2006). The credits for the film include the following thank you:
“Special thanks to DisneyToon Studios Australia for their many years of producing beautiful hand-drawn animation.”
While the movie did sell extremely well, critical reception for Cinderella II: Dreams Come True was mainly mixed to negative. Many critics agreed that it looked like pieced together remains of a rejected television series (akin to Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World and Atlantis: Milo’s Return).
With an estimated to cost $5,000,000 to produce, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True was Walt Disney Pictures’ top selling animated sequel of 2002, grossing approximately $120,000,000 in direct-to-video sales.
Do you know anything on Disney making a live action version of Cinderella, by any chance?
There is some news about it. The studio bought a pitch for the project from “The Devil Wears Prada” writer Aline Brosh McKenna in 2010. At the time, it was reported that the deal was worth $1 million. As of now, Mark Romanek is set to direct the movie, and Disney is currently in talks with writer-director Chris Weitz to write the script. As of right now, no actors are attatched to the project.
Marni Nixon lent her voice to four Disney movies, but was only credited in one. She was the main title soloist in the opening of Cinderella, the singing flowers in Alice in Wonderland, the singing geese in “Jolly Holliday” in Mary Poppins, and (her only credited role) the singing voice of Grandmother Fa in Mulan.
In The Little Mermaid, during Prince Eric’s wedding, when the animals attack Ursula (disguised as Vanessa) Max the dog runs by Cinderella’s King and his aide, the Grand Duke.