Cinderella vs. Sleeping Beauty

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Difference between Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty

Moving images of your favorite cartoon characters into the real world can be so much fun. Why to offer movies too all the big people, there should be something exciting for the kids. Kid movies are available in so many of the formats to provide them with knowledgeable and moral stories depicted by the moving images of the characters. Some of the most long lasting and effective stories for the kids which can be all time favorite movies for all would be the Sleeping Beauty and the Cinderella.

Sleeping Beauty


Both of these exciting animated movies are a product of the Walt Disney. While Cinderella is a story derived from the fairy tale "Cendrillon", Sleeping Beauty is derived from the fairy tale "La Belle au Bois Dormant" by Charles Perrault. The release of the movies was in the year 1950 and 1959 respectively. Both of these movies comprises of some breath taking songs.


Cinderella is based entirely depicting the crisis in a poor girl's life, Cinderella. Her step-mom and step sisters had all the liberty to discomfort her post her father's death. The story begins with this beautiful girl loved by all shown in a very unhealthy environment. But this scenario changes when she gets the chance to meet the fairy godmother followed with the meeting with the prince. With the twist as she leaves the palace with no sign of herself to be identified, the story increases the excitement. The shoe becomes the main identity which she had slipped out while climbing the stairs in a hurry.

Sleeping Beauty is a concept that begins with the disappointment of the wicked fairy due to an invitation not being sent to her. The princess Aurora in the 14th century is born who brings sunshine into the lives of the king and the queen. Each and every fairy has been invited to bless her. She is blessed with the beauty and the gift of song. But the forgotten wicked fairy lands up and she curses her to death. The curse is partially controlled by the other fairy leading to the princess sleeping till she is awakened with the true love's kiss. So the journey begins to resolve this mystery.


A lot of soulful music can be found in both the movies. How wonderful it would be to listen to the songs of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty and feel to be in a fairy land. "Once upon a time" title track of the Sleeping Beauty moves your heart by the voice and the lyrics.

"A dream is a wish your heart makes" song of the movie Cinderella arouses the feeing of how wonderful it is to dream about the life that is always wanted.

Similarities and Differences

An opportunity that both of these flick give is the opportunity to enter the fairy land.

  • Cinderella is completely a story of dreams coming true.
  • Cinderella has the colors of life to be seen.
  • Sleeping Beauty has the story of the moral that patience is a vitally important.
  • Soulful movies to be offered by both of them.

So girls enjoy the animation of your favorite characters of Cinderella and princess Aurora!

Which story do little girls like best?
  • Cinderella
  • Sleeping Beauty

Discuss It: comments 4

"'Sleeping Beauty' is a milestone of a certain type of film that we never did again," said Marc Davis, one of the film's directors and principle animators. "We did a lot more design with the characters than we had ever done before. Sleeping Beauty herself was designed in a two-dimensional way." She was made even prettier and more mature than Cinderella to make the film Disney's most romantic to date.

i recon that every little girl wants to become a princess when there older princess cathrine was very lucky to end up being a princess thats why cinderella comes over top of sleeping beauty

Both are fairytales where a young woman is subject to troubles not of her own making. In 'Sleeping Beauty' it is her parent's unintentional disrespect of the uninvited witch. In 'Cinderella', it's her father's poor choice of a new wife. As a result of the misfortunes they face, Cinderella must endure the life of a penniless servant, dressing in rags, doing all the work, being verbally abused. Sleeping Beauty, by contrast, enjoys the pampered life of a princess up to the moment of getting pricked by the spindle, then drifts off to an enchanted sleep. As an aside, Cinderella probably didn't get much sleep, living as a low-born servant. In both stories, a Prince saves both young women: with Cinderella, he falls enough in love with her to travel throughout the kingdom, seeking out the mysterious woman who left the ball but dropped her shoe. In Sleeping Beauty, the Prince comes upon the castle, hears and is intrigued by the story, fights through the enchanted overgrowth. He comes upon the sleeping Princess, is overcome by love, and breaks the spell by kissing her.

In terms of choice, if any of these were to be my fate, I'd have to choose 'Sleeping Beauty'. You have a cushy life, everything you want, then you go to sleep and are awakened by the love of your life. Cinderella does all the hard work, is never rewarded for it, instead is bullied by her step-family. And her father, who she presumed loved her, brought these hateful people into her life without considering that they might make his daughter's life miserable. That's got to have an impact upon the feelings she has for him.

I've kid of got mixed feelings about these fairy tales, and the message they give to young women. At the time and place they were written, women had no power of their own (except for women who possessed the ability of witches). 'Sleeping Beauty' is the ultimate story of a passive victim. She is unable to do anything to affect her fate or outcome. She is saved at the end by a man, him being a Prince denotes someone of good standing and character. In 'Cinderella', there is the lesson that passive endurance of abuse and injustice will be rewarded. Ha! On what planet? Were it not for the Fairy Godmother, Cinderella would grow old and broken as the continually disrespected object of the stepfamily's scorn. The Fairy Godmother's magic enables Cinderella to be in a position to catch the eye of the Prince, and he falls so in love with her from that one meeting, that he scours the kingdom for her. Again, no effort on her part. Yet she finds the Holy Grail of a man, one who, instead of holding another ball and hoping she turns up, goes out and does the legwork, with the shoe. And, he falls in love with her. Not infatuation, but real, happily-ever-after love. he isn't put off by the fact that she's a commoner, has no money, no education.

How unrealistic! Even in the movie 'Working Girl', the character played by Melanie Griffith, doesn't win the Prince character by staying in the low-status job of secretary, but instead takes action to achieve what she wants. She changes her clothing to something more upscale, works to change her accent from the streets, and does actual work and research to prove she's exceptional and smart. THEN, the Price is attracted to her, and they have a happy ending.

Do we really want our daughters to grow up with the messages of these fairy tales as guiding inspiration? Are we actually living in a world where passive women who endure abuse and are acted upon with malice, who do nothing to better their situation, are "rescued" by attractive men of good standing and financial means? These men will immediately fall in love with them, wisk them away from their hardships and marry them? What a handicapped belief system girls grow up with, having this as an ideal aspiration. And this isn't just a minor part of a young girl's life. Girls grow up playing "princess", essentially a passive role

I grew up looking at Cinderella but I started watching sleeping beauty when I was about 13. I love both movies very much, but can't really decide what one is better

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