Nov 17, 2011

Walt Disney’s


All 21 scenes from the View-Master packet Walt Disney’s Cinderella (B318).


View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Packet Cover

Packet Cover


View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Packet Cover

Booklet Cover


From the packet cover:

Long ago there lived a girl who was called Cinderella because she had to do all the work for her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Drizella and Anastasia, who were as ugly as she was beautiful.

Despite all this, she awoke each morning to the songs of her friends, the birds.  She made tiny clothes for Jag and Gus and the other mice and protected them from the stepmother’s cat, Lucifer.

When an invitation to the Prince’s ball came, the two stepsisters laughed at Cinderella for wanting to go, and her stepmother made mountains of work for her to do.

The birds and the mice even made a dress for her to wear, but in the end the only one who could really help was her fairy godmother!


And . . .

From the 16-page booklet:

Long ago in a faraway kingdom there lived a gentleman who gave his lovely daughter all that money could buy . . . a horse to ride, a puppy to play with, and beautiful gowns to wear.  Because she had no mother, her father married again to a woman with two ugly, selfish daughters.

When he died, the girl’s stepmother gave the stepdaughters the best of everything, while she had to dress in rags and work as a servant.  Her horse was locked in the barn, her dog locked out of the house, and because her place on cold nights was in the chimney corner, her mean stepsisters spitefully called her “Cinderella.”

Far from being unhappy, Cinderella did all her work cheerfully and found friends among the animals.  Early every morning the birds at her window awakened her with their music.  She enjoyed their song as she made her bed.  Even the little mice helped her.  She sewed tiny mouse clothes for them and helped them out of trouble . . . mostly caused by Lucifer, the stepmother’s sly, overfed cat.

Then it was breakfast for the whole house—with Cinderella doing all the work—grain for the ducks and geese, hay for her horse, a tasty bone for Bruno, her dog, and even a bowl of milk for Lucifer.  Then she took trays of food up to her lazy stepsisters and stepmother.  Often her only reward was, “Pick up my clothes, sweep the stairs, polish the front hall!”


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 1

“That Lucifer is being mean to Cinderella!” said the mice


From the 16-page booklet:

Jaq and Gus, two of Cinderella’s mice friends, watched Lucifer track ashes across her newly polished floor. “So help me,” squeaked Jaq, “some day I’m going to get that cat right in the whiskers!”


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 2

“Go to the Ball? You—a servant girl?” sniffed the sisters.


From the 16-page booklet:

Across town in the palace, the King spoke. “It’s high time my son was married!”

“A little patience,” said the Grand Duke, “the lad will fall in love by himself.”

“LOVE!” shouted the King. “That’s it! Love is just a boy and a girl meeting under the right conditions. The boy comes home today—we’ll celebrate with a ball. Have every eligible maiden in the kingdom here tonight, understand! He’s bound to show interest in one of them.”

“By Royal Command, all eligible maidens are to attend a ball at the palace in honor of his Royal Highness, the Prince,” read the stepmother.

When Cinderella asked if she could go, Anastasia sniffed, saying, “You go! A ‘cinderella’ at the Prince’s ball?” And Drizella just snorted!

“I’m one of the family,” Cinderella replied, “and it does say all eligible maidens.”

“You can go,” said her stepmother slyly, “if your work is done and you can find something to wear.”


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 3

“Maybe I can alter this old dress,” mused Cinderella.


From the 16-page booklet:

In her attic room, Cinderella found an old gown of her mother’s and a fashion book. A mother bird chirped, “It’s terribly out of date, dear.”

Cinderella sighed, “Maybe I can fix it up.”

Just then shrieks of “Cinderella, comb my hair. Cinderella, draw my bath, clean my shoes, sweep the stairs,” made her run from the room.


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 4

The birds and mice altered the dress for busy Cinderella


From the 16-page booklet:

“Poor Cinderelly,” said Gus, “they’ll keep her so busy, she’ll never get ready for the ball.”

“We can do it ourselves,” cried the mother bird, “but we’ll need a lot of cloth and pretty things.”

Needle and thread, scissors and a sash discarded by Anastasia, buttons and Drizella’s broken beads were flown, pushed, and rolled upstairs—then the work began. Stitching took teamwork; cutting was a two-mouse operation. The air was full of thread, flying bows, and “mouse-lifts” as the dress was re-fashioned.


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 5

“Surprise!” cried Gus and Jaq. “Here’s your dress!”


From the 16-page booklet:

All of Cinderella’s work was done—everyone was ready to go but it was too late to fix her own dress. Slowly she went up to her room to find, “Surprise!”

“Here’s your dress for the ball!” cried the mice and birds. “Hurry the coach is at the door!”

Thanking her little friends, she put on the dress and ran down the stairs calling, “Wait for me!”


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 6

But the jealous stepsisters tore the gown into rags.


From the 16-page booklet:

“Mother, she just can’t go,” cried the stepsisters.

“We did make a bargain,” said their mother. “Look, Drizella, how cleverly she’s used the beads.”

“My beads!” yelled Drizella snatching them off.

Anastasia cried, “You stole my sash!” and began to tear off handfuls of sash and ribbon from the dress.

Cinderella looked down at her ruined gown and ran out into the garden her dreams shattered.


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 7

“Don’t cry, Cinderella. I’m your fairy godmother.”


From the 16-page booklet:

As she lay sobbing, dancing lights streamed into the garden and took form as a sweet little lady.

“Dry your tears, Cinderella,” said a soft voice.

Cinderella looked up feeling comforted somehow. “Oh, good evening. Who—who are you?”

“I am your fairy godmother, here to get you ready for the ball. First I’ll need a pumpkin.”


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 8

She changed a pumpkin into a beautiful coach!


From the 16-page booklet:

“Now where is my magic wand?” It suddenly appeared in mid-air. “Now for the magic words—how do they go?—Salaga doola, menchika boola, bibbidi, bobbidi, boo.”

From her wand sprang a cloud of sparkling lights which settled on a large orange pumpkin. The pumpkin stirred its roots, stepped towards them on its vines—and grew and grew until it became a marvelous white and gold coach with green spiral wheels.


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 9

Next her wand transformed four mice into white horses . . .


From the 16-page booklet:

“You must have elegant steeds to pull the coach—bibbidi, bobbidi, boo!” The magic curled toward Jag, Gus, and two other mice—Poof!—the grew, and Grew, and GREW into four white horses!

She waved the wand again. “I will make your horse the driver, and your dog, the footman.”


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 10

. . . and the girl’s rags into a gown complete with glass slippers


From the 16-page booklet:

“Everything’s so wonderful!” Cinderella cried. Then, remembering, “but I have nothing to wear.”

“Bibbidi, bobbidi, boo,” chanted the fairy godmother and magic encircled the girl transforming her from head to glass-slippered toes.

“Off you go, but remember this,” her godmother warned, “on the stroke of midnight the spell ends; everything will turn back to what it was before.”


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 11

“My son seems bored with all the girls!” said the King.


From the 16-page booklet:

The Royal Ball had begun. Almost every maiden in the kingdom had been presented to the Prince and in a few minutes the dancing would start.

On a balcony, high above the dance floor, the King was unhappy. “I don’t understand it,” he growled to the Duke. “He has met hundreds of young ladies and seems bored by all of them.”

“Presenting the sisters Anastasia and Drizella!”

“Look, your majesty,” said the Duke, “the Prince rises and steps toward . . .”

“Oh, no,” moaned the King, “not one of those two!”


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 12

But Cinderella arrived, and the Prince danced only with her


From the 16-page booklet:

But the Prince passed right by them, for Cinderella had just entered the room and it was she the Prince chose for the first dance.

“By jove!” cried the King thumping the Grand Duke on the back, “he’s found one, a gorgeous one! Start the music! . . . let the ball begin!”

Cinderella and the Prince danced alone, though after the first dance the ballroom was crowded.

That night, they existed only for each other.


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 13

Midnight! Cinderella fled, leaving a glass slipper behind.


From the 16-page booklet:

Never once did the Prince think to ask her name.  When the palace clock began to chime the midnight hour, she curtsied, then fled in fright.

“My princess,” he called, “tell me your name.”

“After her,” the King commanded the Duke.

He almost caught her on the grand staircase, but when her slipper came off, the Duke stopped to pick it up . . . and the maiden no one knew was gone!

Outside the palace, she leaped into the coach and it raced away. It had hardly passed the gates when the clock struck twelve and the spell was broken . . . the glittering coach and four was suddenly an old pumpkin pulled by four mice, and Cinderella stood in rags beside her old horse and dog.

“Look,” Jaq squeaked, “one of the glass slippers is left.” Dreamily, Cinderella picked it up.


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 14

The search was on, but the cruel mother locked Cinderella in.


From the 16-page booklet:

The next morning the great news from the palace spread like wildfire throughout the kingdom.

“There’s still a chance for one of you,” the stepmother told her daughters. “The Prince has announced he will marry the girl who can wear the glass slipper. The Grand Duke is searching the kingdom.”

Hearing this, Cinderella went upstairs humming a waltz tune. Suddenly suspecting that she was the girl at the ball, the stepmother followed, took a key from her pocket, and locked the girl in.

Cinderella ran to the door and pleaded, “Oh, no, you couldn’t, you couldn’t be so mean!”

Jaq and Gus, who had seen all this, slipped under the door. “We’ll get you out. We know where the key is—we’ll get it.”


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 15

The mice got the key from the stepmother’s pocket


From the 16-page booklet:

Downstairs the two mice climbed up on a table and as soon as the stepmother was close, Jaq jumped into her pocket. Gus anchored his tail on a coffee urn and leaned far out to take the key from Jaq. Then step by step they heaved and hauled the big key up two flights of stairs to Cinderella’s room.


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 16

But Lucifer imprisoned Gus and the key under a bowl


From the 16-page booklet:

Gus had just reached the last step when . . . Lucifer pounced slamming a bowl down over Gus and the key then held it down, grinning evilly. When Jaq told what had happened, Cinderella pleaded, “For once in your life, Lucifer, do something nice!”


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 17

The other mice attacked him, but the cat didn’t budge


From the 16-page booklet:

But Lucifer just kept his paw on the bowl. The birds dropped china cups on him but he just blinked. Two mice ran at him with a fork, but a lazy hind paw easily stopped them. A lighted candle was wheeled up; he smugly blew it out! It was hopeless.


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 18

The stepsisters tried to wear the slipper, but failed


From the 16-page booklet:

Meanwhile downstairs, the Grand Duke was having his troubles with the awkward stepsisters. The glass slipper just barely fit Drizella’s big toe, but Anastasia, by painfully doubling her foot, did manage to get it on for a second before it sprang off high in the air.

The Duke caught it, trembling. “The King would never forgive me if the glass slipper were broken.”


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 19

Bruno chased Lucifer away. Cinderella was freed!


From the 16-page booklet:

Upstairs, Cinderella grew desperate. “Get Bruno,” she told the birds. “Go get, Bruno, quickly!”

Down in the stables, the birds woke the dog from his dream of chasing Lucifer, chirping, “Hurry, Bruno, Cinderella’s in trouble. It’s Lucifer.”

Bruno flew up the stairs skidding at every turn. At the top, he leaped at the cat with a fearful growl and Lucifer fled in utter defeat.


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 20

The Duke fitted the glass slipper on Cinderella


From the 16-page booklet:

The Grand Duke was at the door ready to leave when Cinderella came running down the stairs.

“Please, your Grace,” she asked, “may I try on the glass slipper?”

“Don’t be ridiculous!” scoffed Drizella.

“She’s out of her mind,” Anastasia sniffled.

“Pay no attention to her,” said the stepmother. “It’s only Cinderella, sort of a servant.”

“Madam,” insisted the Duke, “my orders are to try the shoe on every maiden in the Kingdom.”

As the Duke carefully removed the glass slipper from the velvet cushion held by his servant, the stepmother slyly tripped him and the slipper fell on the marble floor breaking into a thousand pieces.

“Oh, what will the King say,” wailed the Duke.

“Never mind,” said Cinderella, “perhaps this will help.” She reached into her apron pocket and brought out, to the stepmother’s dismay, another slipper, exactly like the one that had been smashed.

Delighted, the Duke tried it on Cinderella’s foot and found it fitted perfectly! The Grand Duke corted Cinderella back to the palace where both the Prince and his father were overjoyed to see her.


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View-Master Walt Disneys Cinderella (B318), Scene 21

She married her Prince as the happy mice looked on


From the 16-page booklet:

That very day, the most wonderful wedding in the history of the kingdom made Cinderella into a real Princess and the happiest girl in the world.

As Cinderella rode away in the coach of the Prince on their honeymoon trip, the mice and birds who had attended the wedding cheered and waved.

“What are you crying for?” Jaq asked Gus. “We aren’t losing Cinderella, you know; we’re all moving into the palace with the King.”


from32d said...

I remember this one being in our household briefly and then it was gone. Most likely given to a cousin or friend.

JAM said...

We had this one too. I don't know what happened to ours either. I remembered it fondly from my childhood and when the opportunity arose to replace it I made sure to buy it. I think it is one of View-Mater's highest quality productions.

from32d said...

I can't tell if these are minature figures and sets or drawings and paintings.

Spike said...

They are a type of miniature figure called "diorama". You may want to check here for more information:

This article tells and shows how some of the reels were photographed.


Anonymous said...

Very good work! I have just watched mine today! It´s in very good condition. I look for it in the web to get the cover, but I have the reels and the booklet. I'm happy there's this page dedicated to it! Thank you!