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Disney’s Cinderella Movies in Order & How Many Are There

Disney's Cinderella Movies in Order & How Many Are There?

In this article, we will let you know exactly how many times has Cinderella lost her shoe on TV, either in animated form, or in live-action. So, if you are wondering what is the best way to watch all Disney’s Cinderella movies in order and how many of them are there, stay with us a bit longer.

Cinderella movies are either based on the folk tale or adaptations of Walt Disney’s 1950 animated film of the same name. There were a lot of different adaptations, but in this article, we will only focus on the ones from Disney.

Let’s check them out.

How many Disney’s Cinderella movies are there?

There are three Disney animated movies and two live-action movies focused on Cinderella. Animated movies are Cinderella (1950), Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002) and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007). Live-action movies are Into the Woods (2014) and Cinderella (2015).

Cinderella movies in order

Below we will bring you all Cinderella movies in order, including animated and live-action. We will also tell you what you need to know about them and do you really need to watch them all in order or can you skip some.

Cinderella (1950)

Cinderella (1950)

Cinderella is a modest and hard-working girl left without a mother, and her desperate and lonely father finds the ideal new wife with two daughters to ensure his daughter is no longer alone. Cinderella’s father dies so she is forced to continue living with her stepmother and evil half-sisters who force her to do the hardest physical chores in the house while they enjoy themselves.

One day an invitation to the royal ball arrives for all the unmarried girls. Cinderella rejoiced at a possible ball, and her stepmother promised her that she would be able to go with her half-sisters if she did all the chores in the house and sewed her dress. Cinderella succeeds with the help of mouse and bird friends who sewed her dress – but when they saw it, jealous half-sisters ruined everything she did and went to the ball without her.

Cinderella receives the Good Fairy who, with the help of magic, gives her a dress, shoes and a carriage with a warning that the magic lasts only until midnight. Cinderella at the ball meets the Prince and forgets about the time, so when the clock strikes midnight she runs away from his arms, and on the way she drops the glass shoe that the Prince finds.

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002)

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002)

The newly crowned Princess Cinderella discovers that the princess’s responsibilities that carry life in the castle are more challenging than she imagined.

In three warm stories, Cinderella invites her animal friends and the Good Fairy to help her fulfill her royal role to which she will give a dose of her charm and kindness. In doing so, he will discover that fidelity to oneself is the best way to make dreams come true.

Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007)

Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007)

In the house of the family Tremaine, Cinderella’s half-sisters Anastasia and Drizela do the housework that Cinderella used to do for them. Desperate and dissatisfied, Anastasia at one point runs away from her obligations and comes across a celebration of Cinderella and the Prince’s one-year relationship, which also includes the Good Fairy.

When Fairy accidentally drops her magic wand, Anastasia grabs it and accidentally turns it into stone. Not knowing what to do, Anastasia runs home with a stick, and when her mother (Cinderella’s stepmother) understands what it is about, she will use it to go back in time and change everything for the benefit of her family.

Into the Woods (2014)

Into the Woods (2014)

“Into the Woods” is a combination of classic fairy tales, and the plot revolves around a baker and his wife who cannot have children due to a curse, and set out to fight the evil witch who made them unhappy. On the way to her, they meet various characters, including Rapunzel, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.

Even though this is not directly a Cinderella movie, it is still a Disney movie including also Cinderella.

Cinderella (2015)

Cinderella (2015)

The story of Cinderella follows the fate of young Ella whose father the merchant remarried after the death of her mother. Ella accepts her new stepmother and her two daughters, Anastasia and Drisella. After the sudden death of her father, the girl Ella is left at the mercy of her new cruel family who turns her into a maid covered in ashes, called Cinderella.

Not long after, in the forest, he meets a stranger, his soulmate, a charming prince. After a fateful encounter, the kingdom invites all the girls to a ball so that the prince can choose his future wife. Young Ella, despite all the misfortunes inflicted on her by her evil sisters and stepmother, manages to come to the ball and with the help of a magic carriage – a pumpkin and a pair of mice, and the popular glass shoes, she changes her life forever.

Do you need to watch Cinderella movies in order?

You should watch animated Cinderella movies in order because each movie follows the same story. Live-action movies are not a part of the continuation. Into the Woods is the loose adaptation of Grimm fairy tales, while Cinderella (2015) is a loose adaptation of the original Disney’s Cinderella (1950).

Will there be more Cinderella movies?

There will probably be more Cinderella movies but we don’t have anything confirmed yet, especially not from Disney. The last Cinderella movie doesn’t come from Disney but from Sony Pictures. There are some talks that a sequel for that movie could be in the works, but even that is not official yet.

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