Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Parent Guide
While the light entertainment is sure to please most young Disney Princess fans, parents will likely appreciate the movie's plot twist, which puts a new face on the evilness of the wicked stepsisters.
Parent Movie Review
As a sequel to the 1950 Disney classic, Cinderella III: A Twist In Time picks up just as the contented couple with the footwear fetish is about to celebrate their first anniversary. But as Cinderella (voice of Jennifer Hale) and her fair Prince (Christopher Daniel Barnes) musically muse over their perfect year together, her wicked stepmother (Susan Blakeslee) and stepsisters Anastasia (Tress MacNeille) and Drizella (Russ Taylor) are bemoaning their miserable, housekeeper-less existence.
So it is no wonder when the tetchy trio accidentally gets their hands on Fairy Godmother’s magic wand they decide to use its power to improve their own unhappy situation—oh yeah, and get power, riches and revenge too.
Turning back the clock until the moment of the great slipper try-on, the cunning Stepmother makes sure the shoe fits Anastasia this time. Whisked off to the palace to make wedding plans, the mother of the soon-to-be royal bride tucks the wand up her sleeve with the surety she can overcome any nuptial obstacles they may encounter.
Meanwhile Cinderella and her broken dreams are left behind. Still, the plucky heroine is determined to put the pieces of her happily-ever-after plans back together again. With support from her bird and mice friends, she too heads for the castle, armed only with the magical power of true love.
Like most of the direct-to-DVD spin-off tales made from theatrically released animations, Cinderella III lacks some of the luster, story and style of the bigger budget projects. Yet despite musical filler, slapstick antics and mild peril, the film does offer some positive messages. While the light entertainment is sure to please most young Disney Princess fans, parents will more likely appreciate the movie’s slight plot twist, which puts a new face on the evilness of the wicked stepsisters.Updated July 11, 2016
Cinderella III: A Twist in Time
Rating & Content Info
Why is Cinderella III: A Twist in Time rated G? Cinderella III: A Twist in Time is rated G by the MPAA
As Cinderella’s evil stepmother uses magic to get revenge, moments of mild peril and a couple of death threats occur. Some characters engage in mean-spiritedness and name-calling. Slapstick antics include a food fight, an animal’s tail being caught on fire, fencing practice and property damage. Petticoats are sometimes seen during pratfalls.
Page last updated July 11, 2016
Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Parents' Guide
What common thing are both Cinderella and Anastasia searching for? Why can’t they get it through magic?
Both the King and the Prince believe true love is something you can feel in the touch of a hand. Do you agree? What other things should one consider when looking for true love?
The most recent home video release of Cinderella III: A Twist in Time movie is February 5, 2007. Here are some details…
Home Video Notes: Cinderella II: Dreams Come True / Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Release Date: 20 November 2012
DVD Release Date: 6 February 2007
Enchant your little ones with the direct-to-DVD release of Cinderella III: A Twist in Time. The disc offers two DVD ROM games: Bibbidi Bobbidi (get that wand in your own hands) and Cinderella’s Ballroom (where you may choose the music and dance moves). There is also a music video of the closing credits’ song featuring Hayden Panettiere. Audio Tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1and DTS 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), and French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo).