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Cinderella lives with her kind-hearted father and his second wife Lady Tremaine, until Cinderella's father dies and her stepmother and her stepsisters, Drizella and Anastasia, reveal their true nature: cold, cruel and selfish. Lady Tremaine makes Cinderella into the houseservant, and spends most of the inherited fortune. As Cinderella blossoms into a beautiful young woman who is kind-hearted despite her hard upbringing, she befriends the animals living in the barn, including Bruno the Bloodhound, Major the horse, and many of the mice and birds who live in and around the chateau. Cinderella finds a mouse inside a trap, releases him, and names him Gus. She is also friends with a mouse named Jaq, the leader of a mouse-pack.
At the royal palace, the King goes into a tantrum about his son not marrying. Since the King is determined to see grandchildren, he and the Duke organize a ball for the Prince in a last ditch effort for his son to fall in love and marry.
Cinderella performs her daily duties; feeding the chickens, attending to the needs of her stepmother's cat Lucifer, and preparing breakfast for Lady Tremaine and her daughters ("A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"). When the invitation to the ball arrives, Cinderella asks if she can attend. Although the stepsisters ridicule her, Cinderella firmly states that every eligible maid is to attend. Lady Tremaine says that Cinderella can go to the ball... if she gets her work done and if she finds a suitable gown. To stop Cinderella from attending, the stepfamily sets her with a mountain of chores. Determined to help their friend, Jaq and Gus acquire Anastasia and Drizella's discarded sash and beads and use them to fix an old gown belonging to Cinderella's late mother ("Cinderella Work Song"). When Cinderella warmly thanks her friends and prepares to go to the ball, Lady Tremaine points out her daughters' beads and sash, and the sisters tear the gown apart, leaving Cinderella to run to the back of the garden and cry while Lady Tremaine and the stepsisters go to the ball.Suddenly, Cinderella's Fairy Godmother appears, and equips the girl with everything she needs for the ball. She transforms the mice into horses, Bruno into a footman, Major the horse into a coachman, a pumpkin into the carriage, and transforms her torn dress into a beautiful blue dress with glass slippers ("Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo"). Cinderella departs for the ball after the godmother warns her that the spell expires at the stroke of midnight.
At the ball, the Prince rejects every girl - until his eyes fall on Cinderella. He is immediately smitten, and they dance around the castle grounds ("So This Love") until the clock starts to chime midnight. Cinderella flees in her pumpkin coach before the final strike, accidentally leaving behind one of her glass slippers. Back at the palace, the Duke tells the King of the disaster, and of his plan to find "The Prince's Bride" with the slipper they found during Cinderella's escape.The next morning, a royal proclamation is issued: the Grand Duke will visit every house in the kingdom to find the girl who fits the glass slipper, so that she can be married to the Prince. When this news reaches Lady Tremaine, she alerts her daughters, who jump out of bed to prepare for the Grand Duke's arrival. Cinderella, overhearing, dreamily hums the love song that she and the Prince sang together the night before while they danced. Realizing that Cinderella was the girl who danced with the Prince, Lady Tremaine follows Cinderella up to her attic bedroom and locks her in.When the Grand Duke arrives, the mice steal the key to Cinderella's room from Lady Tremaine's pocket and laboriously drag the key up the stairs to her room, only barely managing to free her after another fight with Lucifer, in which Bruno comes to their rescue and scares the evil cat out of the house. Meanwhile, Anastasia tries on the slipper, but her foot is too big. When Drizella tries on the slipper, her foot is also much too large, but she crams it in anyway - until the slipper twangs off her foot. Just as the Duke prepares to leave, Cinderella appears at the top of the stairs, asking to try on the slipper. Knowing that the slipper will fit and that Cinderella will subsequently marry the Prince, Lady Tremaine insists she's just a servant girl, but the Grand Duke sharply reminds her that every maid is to try on the slipper. Lady Tremaine trips the footman carrying the slipper, which shatters on the floor. The Duke worries how the king will react until Cinderella reveals she has the other glass slipper. Delighted at this indisputable proof of the maiden's identity, the Duke slides the slipper onto her foot, which fits perfectly.
At the wedding, Cinderella and the Prince descend the church's staircase, surrounded by confetti tossed by the King and the Grand Duke. Cinderella loses a slipper and retrieves it with the aid of the King. As the film ends on a scene of the two newly-weds kissing, the narrator concludes "...and they lived happily ever after".
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