The Magical World Of Disney #97: Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True is the first direct-to-video sequel to the 1950 Disney film Cinderella. It was made in 2001 and released on February 26, 2002. It was followed by Cinderella III: A Twist in Time in 2007. It consists of three segments featuring Cinderella planning a party, one of the mice, Jaq turned into a human, and one of Cinderella’s brutal stepsisters (Anastasia, the redheaded one in a pink dress) reaching her redemption through falling in love with a young baker, a low-class man of whom Lady Tremaine and Drizella do not approve. Estimated to cost $5,000,000 to produce, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True was Walt Disney Pictures’ top selling animated sequel that year, grossing approximately $120,000,000 in direct-to-video sales, but the film itself was met with a mainly negative response from fans and critics alike.

It consists of three segments featuring Cinderella planning a party, Jaq the mouse being turned into a human and living as Cinderella’s page boy, and one of Cinderella’s brutal stepsisters (Anastasia, the redheaded one in a pink dress) reaching her redemption through falling in love with a young baker, a low-class man of whom Lady Tremaine and Drizella do not approve.

A lot of people really hate this movie but honestly, I never got it. Yeah, it’s not great but honestly, this is not that bad. Some people complained that this felt like remains of a rejected TV series but honestly, what’s wrong with that? I think it’s actually pretty good, the animation is very good, the stories are well structured, the voice acting is very good, even the musical number during the credits are decent.

Quite frankly, I really don’t see why people give this one such a beating because it’s really not that bad of a movie. Disney has put out much worse direct-to-video movies and this one certainly doesn’t belong on that list.

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