The earliest version of the story of 신데렐라 originated in China around A.D. 860. It appeared in Miscellaneous Morsels from Youyang 의해 Tuan Ch'eng-Shih, a book which dates from the Tang Dynasty.

The best-known versions were written 의해 French author Charles Perrault in 1697, based on a common folk tale earlier recorded 의해 Giambattista Basile as La Gatta Cenerentola in 1634, and the Brothers Grimm in the early 1800s.

신데렐라 is the twelfth animated feature in the 디즈니 animated features canon. It was released to theaters on February 15, 1950.

Made on the cusp between the classic "golden age" of 디즈니 애니메이션 of the 1930s and 1940s and the less critically acclaimed productions of the 1950s, 신데렐라 is representative of both eras.

It was the first full-bodied feature produced 의해 the studio since Bambi in 1942; World War II and low box office returns had forced Walt 디즈니 to produce a series of inexpensive package films such as Make Mine 음악 and Fun and Fancy Free for the duration of the 1940s.

Unlike most 디즈니 films, where 더 많이 ideas are removed than added, 더 많이 ideas were added than removed in Cinderella. Just as the role of the cricket was intensified during the production of Pinocchio, so were the roles of the mice in Cinderella. They became some of Cinderella's closest 프렌즈 during the film and also helped her with the making of the dress.

Both Helene Stanley (Cinderella's live action model) and Ilene Woods (Cinderella's voice, selected from 400 other canidates) heavily influenced Cinderellas' styling and mannerisms. Mike Douglas was the Prince's 노래 voice while William Phipps acted the part.

In the film, a young girl abused 의해 her stepmother and step-sisters is still able to go the ball and win her prince with the help of a a pumpkin, half a dozen mice and a fairy godmother. The evil stepmother, Lady Tremaine, and her malevolent cat, Lucifer, make foils for 신데렐라 and her allies in this musical version of the fairy tale. The film was directed 의해 Clyde Geronomi, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson. Songs were written 의해 Mack David, Jerry Livingston, and Al Hoffman. Songs in the film include "A Dream is a Wish Your 심장 Makes", "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo", "So This is Love", "Sing Sweet Nightingale", and "Cinderella".

The voice cast includes Ilene Woods as Cinderella, James Macdonald as Jaq, Gus and Bruno, Eleanor Audley as Lady Tremaine, Luis 봉고차, 반 Rooten as the the King and the Grand Duke, Verna Felton as the Fairy Godmother and William Phipps as Prince Charming.