Cinderella 1950 Vintage Lobby Card #1
measures 10×14″ inches / 28 x 35 cm
Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on Charles Perrault’s 1697 fairy tale of the same title, it is the 12th Disney animated feature film.
During the early 1940s, Walt Disney Productions had suffered financially after losing connections to the European film markets due to the outbreak of World War II. Because of this, the studio endured box office bombs such as Pinocchio
(1940), Fantasia (1940), and Bambi (1942), all of which would later become more successful with several re-releases in theaters and on home video. By 1947, the studio was over $4 million in debt and was on the verge of bankruptcy.
Walt Disney and his animators returned to feature film production in 1948 after producing a string of package films with the idea of adapting Charles Perrault’s Cendrillon into an animated film.
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The film was followed by two direct-to-video sequels, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002) and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007), and a live-action adaptation in 2015. In 2018, the film was selected for preservation in the United
States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.