The most popular version of Cinderella was written by Charles Perrault in his "Histoires ou contes du temps passé" in 1697. The original or first Cinderella story is thought to be "Rhodopis," which is an Egyptian tale re... More »

The geographical location of the kingdom in which Cinderella lives is not established in any of the known versions of the fairy tale. Since there are over 345 variants of the story from different times and cultures, it i... More »

The 2008 film "Another Cinderella Story" is a retelling of the classic fairy tale focusing on Joey, played by Drew Seeley, in the role of Prince Charming as a high school newcomer searching for a girl to help him fit in.... More »

The Brothers Grimm version of "Cinderella," originally titled "Aschenputtel," is a short story first published in 1812 in an anthology called "Kinder- und Hausmärchen." It is much darker than the Disney version of Cinder... More » Art & Literature Literature Children's Books

The "Cinderella" story generally takes place in the late 17th century, starting at the family's modest country home with a ball taking place at a king's city palace. With over 500 versions of the story in Europe alone, t... More »

The story of "Cinderella" has a number of different themes that include nature, morality and grace. Versions of the story date back to ancient Greece but the themes have remained the same in time. More »

The original version of "Cinderella" was released on December 25, 1899. The film was done in French and was directed by Frenchman Georges Melies. As with the more well-known versions produced by Walt Disney and others, i... More » Art & Literature