Good morning & TGIF! This day in Disney history, Feb. 15th, 1950. Disney's animated feature film "Cinderella" is released in Boston. (Original poster shown below) Did you know? The transformation scene where Cinderella's rags turn into a beautiful ball gown, it was Walt Disney's favorite piece of animation that his studio had ever done! Compared to the previous package films, the film feels like it could have been made ten years later in terms of how advanced the animation is. Much of the style of the film was created by Mary Blaire. Her artistic sensibilities shine in this film. A keen eye might spot a few hidden Mickey's in the film as well. One during "Sing Sweet Nightingale" & two on Cinderella's coach at the end of film. The importance of Cinderella to the Walt Disney Company can't be understated. It was a ginormous success, the 1st big success since "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". In addition to the box office revenue, Disney made a ton of money off of merchandise & music sales. Critics were unanimous in their praise for the film. It seemed as if everybody who saw it fell in love w/ it. Which over all meant a great thing, Disney had money again! Ilene Woods supplies the voice for Cinderella & Eleanor Audley (the future voice of Madame Leota for the Haunted Mansion attractions) is the voice of Lady Tremaine. Mike Douglas (future talk show host) is the un-credited singing voice of Prince Charming. (It will be one of the top grossing films of 1950 & be nominated for 3 Academy Awards.) Have you seen this film? What is your favorite part?