Ever After And Cinderella
When most people think of the movie, "Cinderella", they think of the
animated Disney version with the little mice and the happy ending where

Cinderella marries the prince and they live happily ever after. While the movie

"Ever After" is based on "Cinderella", it is not animated, but still has
many of the same characteristics as the Disney version. Of course it is not
exactly the same, and since it is not animated there are many differences. In

"Ever After", Drew Barrymore portrays the character Cinderella, who in the
beginning of this movie is called Danielle. In the very beginning, it shows how

Danielle’s father died and how she went off to live with her wicked stepmother
and stepsisters. In "Cinderella", both of the stepsisters are wicked, but in

"Ever After", her sister Jacqueline is not so wicked and usually sides with

Danielle. In "Ever After", Jacqueline is the not so pretty and quiet sister
and Marguerite is the loud obnoxious pretty one. One similarity is that in both
movies, Cinderella and Danielle are servants to their stepmother and
stepsisters. They are also not allowed to eat with them, only serve them. In

"Ever After", Danielle’s only friends are the other servants of the house,
this is similar to how Cinderella is friends with the mice that live in her
house. In both cases their friends are always protective and willing to help. In

"Cinderella", Cinderella doesn’t meet the prince before the ball, she
doesn’t even really expect to be going to the ball. In "Ever After",

Danielle meets the prince in a confrontation where the prince was actually
stealing one of their horses. Danielle starts pegging him with apples, but just
as she realizes that he is the prince, she kneels down before him. She
apologizes, but the prince is lenient and says he will not punish her. He also
gives her money to keep quiet about the whole situation. In "Ever After",

Danielle repeatedly bumps into the prince. Whenever she does meet up with him,
she makes sure she is dressed like a courtier, so he doesn’t think that she is
a servant. They start to fall for each other and they spend more and more time
together. In "Cinderella", the stepmother tries to make sure that one of her
daughters is chosen for a wife by the prince at the ball. At first she tells

Cinderella that she can go also even though it’s obvious that she doesn’t
want her to go, the same is true in both movies. In "Ever After", the
stepmother feels that her daughter Marguerite is prettier and more worthy of the
crown, so she puts more effort into trying to get the prince to chose her.

Before the ball, Marguerite kisses up to the royal family to reassure that she
gets chosen. In "Cinderella", the ball is held so the prince can get to know
the young women of the town, and to see if he will be able to find a suitable
wife. In "Ever After", Danielle’s stepmother tells the queen that Danielle
has left and she will be getting married to a Swedish man, when really she was
locked up for fighting with Marguerite. Henry, the prince gave up on Danielle
and his only other choice was Marguerite. The ball is actually held to announce
that the prince will be marrying Marguerite. Just as everyone leaves the house
for the ball, the servants rush to help Danielle out of the locked room.

"Cinderella" is similar where the mice work frantically to help Cinderella.

The mice help make the dress for her so she has something to wear to the ball.

In "Ever After", Danielle has her real mother’s wedding dress and shoes
that she planned on wearing to the ball. Meanwhile, at the ball, the royal
family is just about to announce their sons engagement to Marguerite when

Danielle walks in. Henry, the prince, sees Danielle from across the room. He
tells his father to stop everything. His plans have changed and he announces
that he will marry Danielle. Just as he does this, her wicked stepmother
interrupts and explains that Danielle is only one of her servants. The prince
decides that he will not marry a servant. At the end of the ball it is still
undecided for whom the prince will marry. In "Cinderella", Cinderella
arrives at the ball, and immediately is spotted by the prince. They dance
throughout the night and get to know one another. The prince decides that

Cinderella is his match. When the clock strikes twelve o’clock, Cinderella
rushes out