Cinderella III: A Twist in Time: Lady Tremaine Strikes BackCinderella II: Dreams Come True," it was time for a different style of Cinderella Disney movie that focused on the movie Cinderella again rather than her mice pals or her (no longer so) evil step-sisters. DisneyToon Studios' "Cinderella III: A Twist in Time" (2007), directed by Frank Nissen, thus became the second Disney movie sequel to the classic fairy tale "Cinderella," and fans generally like it much better than the first Cinderella sequel and similar Disney movies. Many purists still think it reflects poorly on the 1950 Disney movie classic "Cinderella," but you can't please everyone.
|It's a nice day for a picnic|
|Anastasia is a fully fleshed out character in "Cinderella III"|
|Disney animators are never subtle when it comes to things like this....|
|Prince Charming dancing with Anastasia|
|I love how they make the evil step-mother look like the bride of Frankenstein|
|Lucifer has a great grin|
|Cinderella's eyes, no computer could draw those like that|
Cinderella recovers the magic wand and restores the Fairy Godmother. Anastasia is remorseful, but the relieved King understands that she has a good heart, so he does not punish her. Rather than return to their own time, Prince Charming and Cinderella decide to stay in this version of reality and live out their lives in peace.
|Don't these two just look like they belong together?|
|Isn't that such a sweetly sad, but real, expression?|
"Cinderella III" has the unique distinction of being the last Disney movie to be hand-animated, as the DisneyToons Studio was shut down after this production (and that studio pointedly is thanked in the credits). Senior animator Ian Harrowell managed to get his people to make a fairy tale Cinderella who is more expressive, which helps give this Disney movie life that some other Disney movies have lacked.
|The happy couple and the mice|
|If she's happy, that's not good!|
|A beautiful ceremony|
|Anastasia is a fun character at the theme parks|
|Lucifer driving down that highway to Hell....|
Below is the trailer for "Cinderella III":