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|goal = To help Cinderella attend the ball (completed), to look after Cinderella
|goal = To help Cinderella attend the ball (completed), to look after Cinderella
|home = [[King's castle]]
|home = [[King's castle]]
|friends = [[Cinderella (character)|Cinderella]], [[Jaq and Gus]], [[Bruno]], [[Prince Charming]], [[The King (Cinderella)|The King]], [[Grand Duke]], [[Anastasia]], [[Major]], [[Mice (Cinderella)|Mice]], [[Birds (Cinderella)|Birds]], [[Merlin]], [[King Triton]], [[Flora, Fauna and Merryweather]], [[Mickey Mouse]], [[Minnie Mouse]], [[Donald Duck]], [[Daisy Duck]], [[Goofy]], [[Terra]], [[Aqua]], [[Sora]],
|friends = [[Cinderella (character)|Cinderella]], [[Jaq and Gus]], [[Bruno (Cinderella)|Bruno]], [[Prince Charming]], [[The King (Cinderella)|The King]], [[Grand Duke]], [[Anastasia Tremaine]], [[Major (Cinderella)|Major]], [[Mice (Cinderella)|Mice]], [[Birds (Cinderella)|Birds]], [[Merlin]], [[King Triton]], [[Flora, Fauna and Merryweather]], [[Mickey Mouse]]/[[Sorcerer Mickey Mouse]], [[Minnie Mouse]], [[Donald Duck]], [[Daisy Duck]], [[Goofy]], [[Terra]], [[Aqua]], [[Sora]], [[Simba]], [[Bambi (character)|Bambi]], [[Dumbo (character)|Dumbo]], [[Mushu]].
|enemies = [[Lady Tremaine]], [[Drizella]], [[Lucifer]], [[Captain Hook]], [[Anastasia]] (formerly)
|enemies = [[Lady Tremaine]], [[Drizella]], [[Lucifer]], [[Captain Hook]], [[Anastasia]] (formerly), [[Heartless]], [[Unversed]].
|likes = Magic, Cinderella's happiness, helping Cinderella and her friends
|likes = Magic, Cinderella's happiness, helping Cinderella and her friends
|dislikes = [[Lady Tremaine]] and her cruelty, seeing Cinderella upset, Cinderella losing hope
|dislikes = [[Lady Tremaine]] and her cruelty, seeing Cinderella upset, Cinderella losing hope

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Fairy Godmother
Background information
Feature films Cinderella
Cinderella II: Dreams Come True
Cinderella III: A Twist in Time
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Television programs Schoolhouse Rock! (cameo
House of Mouse
Once Upon a Time
Video games Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey
Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure
Park attractions Cinderella's Golden Carousel
Magic, Music and Mayhem
Mickey Mouse Revue
Cinderella's Fairy Tale Hall
Main Street Electrical Parade
Celebrate a Dreams Come True Parade
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Milt Kahl
Voice Verna Felton (first film)
Russi Taylor
Jane Carr
Performance model
Inspiration Mary Alice O'Connor
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Sweet, kind, motherly, a bit absent-minded
Appearance Short, obese, elderly, white hair, aqua robe with pink inside hood, large magenta bow on the front
Occupation Cinderella's Fairy Godmother
Alignment Good
Goal To help Cinderella attend the ball (completed), to look after Cinderella
Home King's castle
Allies Cinderella, Jaq and Gus, Bruno, Prince Charming, The King, Grand Duke, Anastasia Tremaine, Major, Mice, Birds, Merlin, King Triton, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, Mickey Mouse/Sorcerer Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Terra, Aqua, Sora, Simba, Bambi, Dumbo, Mushu.
Enemies Lady Tremaine, Drizella, Lucifer, Captain Hook, Anastasia (formerly), Heartless, Unversed.
Likes Magic, Cinderella's happiness, helping Cinderella and her friends
Dislikes Lady Tremaine and her cruelty, seeing Cinderella upset, Cinderella losing hope
Powers and abilities Magical abilities
Weapons Magic Wand
Fate Gets Cinderella to the ball and becomes the adopted mother of Cinderella.
Quote "Bibbidi bobbidi boo!"
"Nonsense Child. If you've lost all your faith, I couldn't be here. And here I am."

The Fairy Godmother is Cinderella's fairy godmother who helped her get to the ball in Disney's 1950 film Cinderella and its sequels. She is also a good friend to Cinderella and everyone. She has appeared in all three Cinderella motion pictures. Over the years, the Fairy Godmother has become the most famous and popular character from the film (after Cinderella herself). She is voiced by Verna Felton in the film, Russi Taylor in the modern animation and Jane Carr in some theme park entertainment.

Behind the Scenes

The Fairy Godmother's design underwent numerous changes in development, with the original source becoming difficult to narrow down. Eventually, layout artist Ken O'Connor looked to his wife, Mary Alice O'Connor for inspiration. The Fairy Godmother's design was what Ken tried to imagine how she'd look a few decades older. Dedicated to community work and charities, Mary Alice's personality served to fit the character as well.


The Fairy Godmother is very sweet and kind and a motherly type of person. She cares about people and loves to make her god-daughter, Cinderella, happy as well as her friends. She is also a little bit absent minded, as she almost sent Cinderella on her way without fixing her dress.



After her ugly stepsisters cruelly destroyed the dress she planned on wearing to the ball, Cinderella ran out to the backyard of her stepmother, Lady Tremaine's chateau. There, she broke down in sorrow as she now has no way of getting to the ball, beginning to lose her faith in dreams. However, her faith is still strong enough to summon her Fairy Godmother. Fairy Godmother explains that she has arrived to help Cinderella in her time of distress. To get her to the ball, she transformed an ordinary pumpkin, into a carriage. She attempted to turn Lucifer into something, but he fled, and it is unknown what he transformed into, or if he managed to dodge it. She then turned Cinderella's horse, Major, into a coachmen, and her dog Bruno into the footman. Cinderella's mice friends became the horses for the carriage, and the Fairy Godmother bestowed a beautiful white dress upon Cinderella, complete with two glass slippers. The slippers are actually enchanted, and are only able to fit the foot of Cinderella. Before she departs, the Fairy Godmother gives Cinderella a word of caution: at the stroke of twelve, the spell will be broken, and everything will return to normal. Grateful for the gifts anyway, Cinderella thanks her Fairy Godmother, and happily rides off to the ball as Fairy Godmother bids her farewell.

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

In the second installment of the Cinderella series, Cinderella ll: Dreams Come True, the Fairy Godmother is shown at the very beginning telling the story of Cinderella to the mice. Jaq, Gus, and the other mice, then decide to create a storybook of their own, reflecting on various events that occurred since they first arrived at the castle. The Fairy Godmother happily assists the mice in creating the book, and actually appears in the second story: Tall Tail. Here, Jaq desperately wants to help Cinderella with her daily duties around the castle, but because of his small size, he cannot. Soon enough, Fairy Godmother appears and offers to help Jaq by turning him into a human, Sir Hugh, which he accepts. However, he causes more trouble as a human, than he ever did as a mouse. In the end of the segment, Fairy Godmother returns again, changing Jaq back into a mouse. Though he learned a great lesson from his human adventure, Jaq apparently grew a disliking of magic. In the end of the film, Fairy Godmother helps the mice take their completed book to Cinderella who gladly reads her new book together with the mice.

Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

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Fairy Godmother in Cinderella III: A Twist in Time.
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In the third installment of the Cinderella film series, Cinderella and Prince Charming are celebrating an entire year together filled with magic and romance. Unfortunately, during the festivities, the Fairy Godmother accidentally loses her wand, which falls into the hands of Anastasia, one of Cinderella's stepsisters. Anastasia quickly takes it to her mother and sister Drizella. As she witnessed Fairy Godmother's magic doings with the wand, she tries to convince her mother and sister that it's magic. Lady Tremaine, and Drizella find the conversation to be absurd until Fairy Godmother arrives, requesting the return of her wand. Anastasia fights her back, accidentally turning their cat Lucifer, into a half goose, half cat hybrid. The astonishing sight convinces Tremaine, and Anastasia accidentally transforms the distracted Fairy Godmother into a stone statue.

With the magic of the wand in her hands, and no one to stop her, Lady Tremaine alters time and history, so that Anastasia was the one to fit the slipper. Fortunately, Cinderella, Jaq, and Gus catch on, battles against Lady Tremaine for the wand, and restores the Fairy Godmother. Before the film closes, Fairy Godmother asks if Cinderella and Prince Charming would like to return to their normal lives, but the couple seem happy enough as it is.

Schoolhouse Rock!

The Fairy Godmother made an cameo in Schoolhouse Rock in The Four-Legged Zoo.

House of Mouse

Fairy Godmother in House of Mouse
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Fairy Godmother is a guest character in the series often seen with Cinderella. In Goofy's Menu Magic after she ate her meal, Fairy Godmother accidentally placed her wand on her plate. It was taken to the kitchen and Goofy accidentally used it to make an incredible stew. In the end, the club was flooded with stew but was saved when Fairy Godmother regained her wand. In House of Magic, the wand was stolen by Daisy Duck in order to do a magic trick. In Ladies' Night, Minnie Mouse wore Cinderella's ball dressed in a fashion show, but Fairy Godmother accidentally forget to warn her that it will eventually transform back into ragged clothes, like in the film.

She also appeared in a non-speaking cameo in Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse.

Once Upon a Time

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Fairy Godmother in Once Upon a Time.
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The Fairy Godmother makes a small appearance in the ABC series Once Upon a Time as Cinderella's proposed godmother until Rumplestiltskin appears and murders her for her incredibly powerful magic wand, taking her place as Cinderella's guardian. She was later mentioned by Rumpelstiltskin to Regina (the Evil Queen) after the curse was broken when he uses her wand once more.

Video Games

Kingdom Hearts series

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

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The Fairy Godmother as she appears in the Kingdom Hearts series.
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In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, which sets ten years before the first game, the Fairy Godmother lives in Castle of Dreams, where she watches over the poor Cinderella, who begins the world's storyline serving Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, and Drizella like in the classic Walt Disney film. When she finds herself unable to attend the ball, the Fairy Godmother appears before her dressing her in an elegant gown for Prince Charming's royal ball and creating a carriage using a pumpkin with her magic. After Cinderella was sent off to the ball, she asks Terra if he has a heart that believes in dreams.

When Prince Charming begins his search for Cinderella, Lady Tremaine locks the poor girl in the attic room. The Fairy Godmother appears before Aqua, asking her to help Cinderella before shrinking her to the size of a mouse and transporting her into the inside of the manor where she helps Jaq get the key to Cinderella. She is seen at the gate with Aqua when they observe the reunion of the couple, and she tells her about Terra and renews Aqua's hope.

During the ending credits, she can be seen watching over Cinderella and Prince Charming from the balcony with Jaq and then filling the ballroom with joyful fireworks.

Kingdom Hearts

Sometime before Kingdom Hearts, her world, Castle of Dreams, was destroyed, but she managed to escape safely. Sora and co. first meet her in Traverse Town, where she was living with Merlin in his house. She stayed in the form of a small carriage (similar to the one that Cinderella uses to arrive at the Ball) and only assumed her true form when Sora needed to talk to her. Somehow, she knows that Cinderella is still alive somewhere and shares her worries with Sora. Whenever Sora found a new Summon Gem, he gave it to her so she could restore that being's spirit, allowing Sora to summon them in battle. Such gems were the Earthsine, Watergleam, Naturespark, and Fireglow. Respectively, these turned into Simba, Dumbo, Bambi, and Mushu. After these summon gems were all restored, she gave Donald the Lord Fortune staff. After Sora sealed Kingdom Hearts, the Fairy Godmother returned to her world with Cinderella.

Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey

The Fairy Godmother is a supporting character in the game. Cinderella's world has been frozen and only Cinderella and the heroine can set things straight. The Godmother was found at Cinderella's chateau using her magic to assist the young heroine.

Disney Parks

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Fairy Godmother as she appears at the Disney Parks
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Fairy Godmother is seen at the parks as a meetable character. She is seen mostly in the Magic Kingdom Park. She makes appearances in shows and parades.

In the show Believe, on board the Disney Dream cruise ship, Fairy Godmother is one of the "magic makers" to help Dr. Greenway believe in dreams and miracles. Fairy Godmother is assisted by Cinderella, Prince Charming, Aladdin and Jasmine.

Fairy Godmother has her own spell card known as "The Fairy Godmother's Pumpkin Bash" in the attraction Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom.

In Disneyland Paris, Fairy Godmother is one of Mickey Mouse's mentors who help make his dreams of becoming a magician come true. Fairy Godmother helps him out by giving him his Sorcerer's Apprentice costume.


The Fairy Godmother appears in both versions of the nighttime spectacular Fantasmic! In the Florida version the Fairy Godmother appears in both the bubble montage and riding Steamboat Willie. In the California version Fairy Godmother occasionally appears riding the Mark Twain Riverboat.

Magic, Music and Mayhem

The Fairy Godmother hosts the fireworks spectacular Magic, Music, and Mayhem during the Princess and Pirate Party at Walt Disney World. In the show, Fairy Godmother along with the Three Good Fairies and King Triton host several elements including romance and adventure. Later on, they are joined by Tinker Bell, who helps defeat Captain Hook and his crew when they attempt to take over Cinderella Castle.

Magic Kingdom Christmas

In the live celebration of the Christmas season in the Magic Kingdom park, Fairy Godmother appears as the mistress of ceremonies. In the event Fairy Godmother uses her magical abilities and the power of dreams and imagination to turn Cinderella Castle into an ice castle.


  • On October 2, 2011, Fairy Godmother christened Rapunzel for her welcome into the Disney Princess royal court in London, England.
  • Oddly, in the original movie, the Fairy Godmother is only seen in one scene in the entire film. However, she went on to become one of the most recognizable Disney characters.


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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"

Kingdom Hearts series
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix 2 (Art)
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Incorporated Films and shorts: Alice in Wonderland | Aladdin/The Return of Jafar | Beauty and the Beast | Cinderella | Fantasia | Hercules | The Hunchback of Notre Dame | Lilo & Stitch | The Lion King | The Little Mermaid | Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers | Mulan | The Nightmare Before Christmas | Peter Pan | Pinocchio | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl | Sleeping Beauty | Steamboat Willie | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs | Tarzan | Tron/Tron: Legacy | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Main Characters: Sora | Riku | Kairi | King Mickey | Donald Duck | Goofy | Roxas | Terra | Ventus | Aqua

Villains: Master Xehanort | Ansem | Xemnas | Maleficent/Dragon Maleficent | Pete | Organization XIII | Vanitas | Xigbar/Braig | Xaldin | Vexen | Lexaeus | Zexion | Saïx/Isa | Demyx | Luxord | Marluxia | Larxene | Terra-Xehanort | Young Xehanort | Xehanort's Guardian

Other Characters: Jiminy Cricket | Naminé | Ansem the Wise/DiZ | Yen Sid | Xion | Axel/Lea | Master Eraqus | Dilan | Even | Aeleus | Ienzo | Lingering Will | Data Sora | Data Riku | Data Naminé | Data Roxas | Hayner | Pence | Olette | Riku-Ansem | Kairi's Grandma | Riku Replica | Anti-Saïx | Anti-Sora | Anti-Riku | Sora-Heartless | Jiminy's Journal

Original Monsters: Heartless | Nobodies | Unversed | Dream Eater

Disney Characters and Villains: Queen Minnie | Daisy Duck | Pluto | Tarzan | Winnie the Pooh | Aladdin | Genie | Tron | Magic Brooms | Peter Pan | Quasimodo | | Merlin | Tigger | Eeyore | Rabbit | Ariel | Mulan | Mushu | Jack Sparrow | Chernabog | Simba | Timon | Pumbaa | Nala | King Triton | Jafar/Genie Jafar | Alice | Cheshire Cat | Jack Skellington | Esmeralda | Phoebus | Beagle Boys | Scrooge McDuck | Huey, Dewey and Louie | Master Control Program | Sark | CLU | Rinzler | Beast | Stitch | Hercules | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | Snow White | Wendy (More coming soon)

Square Enix Characters: Leon | Cloud | Neku Sakuraba | Shiki | Others

Plot Elements: Universe of Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts | Heart | Keyblade War | Dark Seeker Saga | More

Game Elements: Gameplay in Kingdom Hearts | Magic

Objects: Sea-salt ice cream | Wayfinder | Door to Darkness | Keyblade | X-blade | Mickey's Letters | Thalassa Shell | Kingdom Hearts Encoder | Keychain | Gummi Blocks | Bug Blox | Black coat| | Keyblade Armor

Locations: Land of Departure | Disney Castle | Disney Town | Timeless River | Datascape | Radiant Garden | Keyblade Graveyard | Destiny Islands | Traverse Town | Hollow Bastion | Dive to the Heart | End of the World | Realm of Darkness | Castle Oblivion | Twilight Town | The World That Never Was | Castle That Never Was | Halloween Town | Neverland | Wonderland

Organizations/Groups: Organization XIII | Princesses of Heart | Disney Villains Council

Music: Dearly Beloved | Simple and Clean | Sanctuary | Mickey Mouse Club March | Swim This Way | Part of Your World | Under the Sea | Ursula's Revenge | A New Day is Dawning | Destati | Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo | He's a Pirate | Beauty and the Beast | This is Halloween | It's a Small World | Night on Bald Mountain | Winnie the Pooh | The Sorcerer's Apprentice | The Pastoral Symphony

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