Cinderella has to be one of the most classic Disney movies of all time. This well-known story is full of magic, adventure, and love. I like that Cinderella is a strong character from the beginning of the story, and that she was kind even when she had been through so much. The music and characters are all wonderful and entertaining, and you easily become invested in the storyline. I love the Fairy Godmother, and Cinderella’s animal friends, who bring a lot of joy to the film. If you have not seen this movie, I would highly recommend it! It is a classic fairytale, and one that you will always remember. @PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Cinderella is definitely a memorable movie. It has a special place in my heart as a childhood favourite! Although the storyline and end result of the movie are wonderfully put, the main character (Cinderella) is depicted as a beautiful, smart, and overall ‘perfect’ young woman. This can prompt an issue for young children, as they are being shown an unrealistic figure with a thin body, symmetrical facial features, and an overall ‘flawless’ appearance. Parents should be aware of these issues and potential consequences that might arise, such as anxiety, depression, and body dysmorphia. Granted that Disney has released gender-inclusive movies in the past (e.g. Mulan, Frozen), it would be lovely to see new movies that support and promote all genders and body types, while also shattering negative stereotypes. All in all, besides the negative aspects regarding an unrealistic portrayal, Cinderella is a great movie that displays the hardships a young woman may face, and how positivity can greatly impact an individual’s life! 3/5
@roselilly04 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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