Based on Charles Perrault's tale, the animated movie was in production for two years.
Walt Disney Productions was close to bankruptcy. The studio suffered several losses because their ties with the European public were limited during World War II, as was shown with the then-unsuccessful releases of "Fantasia", "Pinocchio", and "Bambi".
"Cinderella" became a hit. The studio hadn't seen this kind of success since the release of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" in 1937.
Countless adaptations of the story have been made into films, operas, ballets, and plays. This version of the story remains one of the most popular American animation films ever made.