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Cinderella III: A Twist in Time
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Film information
Directed by: Frank Nissen
Produced by: Margot Pipkin
Written by: Dan Berendsen
Margaret Heidenry
Colleen Ventimilia
Eddie Guzelian
Music by: Joel McNeely (original score)
Alan Zachary, Michael Weiner (original songs)
Editing by: Russell Eaton
Studio: Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment
Distributed by: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Release Date(s): February 6, 2007 (USA)
February 12, 2007 (UK)
Running time: 75 min.
Language: English
Budget: $8,000,000
Preceded by: Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

Cinderella: A Twist in Time is the second direct-to-video sequel to the 1950 Walt Disney Pictures animated classic Cinderella. Canonically it is a continuation of the original Cinderella, rather than Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, though due to its unusual chronological sequencing it acknowledges the events of Cinderella II: Dreams Come True by using some of its characters. The film was released on February 6, 2007 and rated G by the MPAA. The film is directed by Frank Nissen and features the voices of Jennifer Hale and Susanne Blakeslee. For the UK release of the film, it was simply titled Cinderella: A Twist in Time, without mention of it being a sequel. It made its world television premiere on Toon Disney on December 3, 2007.


It has been a year since Cinderella married the prince. Both of them go to the forest to attend a wedding anniversary that the mice and Fairy Godmother have prepared. Meanwhile, Anastasia and Drizella, who are currently taking over Cinderella's jobs at the household (Scrubbing the floor, cleaning, etc.), are not having a good time. Anastasia manages to follow Cinderella and the prince to where the anniversary is. Figuring out that magic was what gave Cinderella her "happily ever after", she swipes the wand and turns home quickly and shows it to Lady Tremaine and her sister, both thinking she has lost her mind.

The fairy godmother shows up and attempts on getting the wand back from Anastasia, who accidentally turns her into a statue. Impressed, Lady Tramaine takes the wand and reverses Cinderella's happy ever after by replacing her with Anastasia and going back to the events at the end of the first movie. She made what was originally a tiny shoe fit Anastasia's big foot with Cinderella being locked in her tower, only to be freed to see Anastasia and Drizella leaving. Lady Tramaine speaks with Cinderella and tells her to not approach the prince or Anastasia and shatters the replacement slipper Cinderella pulls out. When Lady Tramaine leaves, this leads Gus and Jaq to appear and for Cinderella to sing "So Much More". Gus and Jaq try cheering her up, Jaq saying that "Princey knows he danced with Cinderelley last night!" and gives Cinderella the idea to go after the prince and convince him that they danced together.

Skipping back to the step family, they've arrived at the castle, where the prince is speaking while sword fighting with his father. They go into discussion about how the king was immediatly smitten by his queen, the prince's mother, who had passed on years before. With Anastasia arriving, the prince is, at first, glad as he thinks it's the girl he danced with (Cinderella), but slightly disappointed when seeing Anastasia. He tells her that she will get an escort home, but Lady Tremaine uses the wand to make him forget who he really danced with and to marry Anastasia that night. The prince falls under the spell and, believing he danced with Anastasia, gives her the ring to marry them. Anastasia goes hyper and agrees to the marriage.

Meanwhile, Gus and Jaq had witnessed this event from a lamp high above the scene since they got inside with Cinderella, who was claiming to be the royal mouse catcher to stay inside. Gus and Jaq play along and, when viewing this scene, they rush off to tell Cinderella. Later on, Cinderella is seen confronting the prince and both are confused, the prince thinking he danced with Anastasia yet Cinderella knows the truth. She is cut short from saying what really happened and forced to go find the mice (Jaq and Gus) that have come into the castle. Cinderella is placed in the cellar where Gus and Jaq tell her what Lady Tramaine had done to the prince, Cinderella now set on getting the wand back.

Anastasia and the prince have a moment where they dance and Anastasia is repeatedly stepping on his foot by accident. When the Waltz is over, the king summons her into another room while the Duke takes the prince out and tells her about his wife. He gave her the queen's most treasured possession, which is a seashell. Both the king and queen were walking one day on a beach, unknowing of one another, and reached for said seashell at the same time. Their hands met and they fell in love. He allows Anastasia to keep the shell, who is smitten with it instantly. The prince tells the Duke that he felt nothing when his hand connected with Anastasia's and is once again confused. Jaq and Gus get into the room where the step family is staying and Lucifer tries chasing both mice, but his tail manages to get caught on fire, prompting the famous line "Someone put out the cat!" coming into play. Anastasia throws a pillow against him and wams him right into the wall, the step mother demanding that someone would call for house keeping. Cinderella gets into the room in disguise with her bandanna covering her eyes and hair.

The step mother pulls the bandanna off to reveal Cinderella. Jaq and Gus get the wand and the three make a run for it down the halls while being chased by guards. With Jaq and Gus using the magic from the wand, they transform Lucifer into a jack in the box first, then a mini-sized Lucifer, then back to normal when he's in the mouse hole. Cinderella makes it to a staircase where the prince appears, Cinderella trying to cast the spell on him so he would remember who he really danced with. This is cut off when the gaurds get to her and lady Tramaine takes back the wand. Cinderella manages to grace her hand over the prince's, which has him shocked and now baffled. Lady Tramaine orders for Cinderella to be on the next ship on exhile from the kingdom.

Late afternoon, the prince is seen talking to his father but motions into a small room resembling a library. A study room perhaps. He speaks with Jaq and Gus who perform the song "At the ball" explaining that he danced with Cinderella and that he was under a spell. This causes him to hurry out the room and to the stairs where he confronts his father, who forbids him from stepping down the stairs. The prince agrees, only to jump out the window and climb down the vines then gets on his horse and demands one of the guards to tell him where Cinderella is. He rushes off to her rescue so she isn't sent away for good, the king allowing this to happen when he sees it. The prince and his trusty steed race after the boat, where they end up running through a lighthouse and the horse gets scared of heights. The prince is seen flying onto the boat and using a small blade against the sail to soften his fall. He sees Cinderella and places his hand against hers and knows it was her who he danced with.

They return to the castle and the king orders for lady Tramaine, Anastasia, and Drizella to be brought into custody. They vanish and the prince says that it is Cinderella who he wants to marry. When Cinderella is in front of a mirror and getting ready for the wedding, lady Tramaine appears from the supposed closet behind Cinderella with Anastasia possessing Cinderella's looks. Lady Tramaine then makes Cinderella vanish into a pumpkin carridge, this one being evil with Lucifer as the driver. The intent is to have her die. With the help of Gus and Jaq, the three conquer over the pumpkin and Lucifer, then ride back on the horse that was used and make it back to the wedding just in time to see Anastasia (Still using Cinderella's looks) saying "I don't" as in, she rejected marrying the prince. She knows now that she truly isn't in love with him. Lady Tramaine, now infuriated, turns several of the castle guards into various animals. When proceeding to turn both Cinderella, who is defending Anastasia, and Anastasia into frogs, the prince didn't stand for this and used his sword to reflect the spell against the two, causing both the step mother and Drizella to reappear in the cellar as frogs.

Anastasia picks up the wand and returns to normal then gives the wand to Cinderella and attempts to give the seashell back to the king, who lets her keep it by saying "Everybody deserves true love." Both Cinderella and Anastasia bring back the fairy godmother from her stone state, who lets Cinderella and the prince to be married that day. The ending credits show both Drizella and Lady Tramaine with Cinderella's cleaning clothes and brooms, both shocked by this.


This film was Disney Australia's final feature (the studio was closed and equipment auctioned off once Cinderella III production completed in July 2006).[1] Unlike the previous sequel, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, which was mostly made in Japan (that studio also closed shortly after completion of Cinderella II), Cinderella III's animators were given meticulous model sheets and extensive live-action sequences for animation reference.


The original songs contained in the body of the film, including "Perfectly Perfect," "More than a Dream" and "At the Ball" were written by frequent Disney songwriters Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. Hayden Panettiere performed the end credits song, "I Still Believe," and a music video was created as a DVD bonus feature. An official soundtrack has yet to be released. Release Cinderella III: A Twist in Time was released on February 6, 2007 and went back to the Disney Vault on January 31, 2008. Features

  • Games and Activities

Bibbidi-Bobbidi Game Cinderella's Ballroom (DVD-ROM)

  • Music and More

"I Still Believe" Music Video By: Hayden Panettiere

  • Backstage Disney

Backstage At Disney Cruise Line's "Twice Charmed" First Look At The New DVD, "Disney Princess Enchanted Tales"


Cinderella III received a mostly positive response among the six critics compiled at Rotten Tomatoes, who gave it a 67% rating, and the film scores 65% among users at Rotten Tomatoes. Slate magazine writer Dan Kois uses Cinderella III to defend the merits of Disney's straight-to-video sequels, after Disney announced they were eliminating production of any more sequels. Kois points out that in Cinderella III, the wicked stepsister (Anastasia) - originally an "oafish caricature" - finally becomes a fully fleshed-out character, and some of the absurdity of the original film is gently mocked. Many have noted numerous similarities between the film's premise and that of Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story, a Broadway-style stage musical created by Walt Disney Creative Entertainment that currently runs on the Disney Cruise Line. IMDB has the film at 6/10.


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Cinderella III: A Twist in Time was originally released in Febuary 2007. It will be inclued in the October 2012 Cinderella Trilogy.


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Media: CinderellaCinderella II: Dreams Come TrueCinderella III: A Twist in TimeCinderella SoundtrackWho Framed Roger RabbitHouse of MouseKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepA Poem Is...Cinderella (2015 film)

Characters: CinderellaJaq and GusMiceBirdsPrince CharmingFairy GodmotherBrunoMajorCinderella's FatherLady TremaineDrizella TremaineAnastasia TremaineLuciferThe KingThe Grand DukePom-PomPrudenceBeatrice and DaphneBakerFlower VendorConductorHeraldRoyal Ball HeraldSuzyPerlaMaryThe Queen

Objects: Glass SlipperPumpkinPumpkin CoachMagic WandCinderella's Dress

Locations: Cinderella CastleCinderella's ChateauVillageKing's Castle

Songs: "Cinderella" • "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" • "Sing, Sweet Nightingale" • "Work Song (Cinderelly, Cinderelly)" • "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" • "So This is Love" • "Perfectly Perfect" • "More Than a Dream" • "At the Ball" • "I Still Believe"

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