Unlike SB vs M, this one had some mixed results for some of the questions.
O = Original
R = Remake
O and R = Original and Remake
Ella and Cenerentola were both equally good characters, they were both kind, both tried to make the best out of a bad situation, and both had courage. There are mixed feelings for Ella though; she was constantly smiling even when being insulted, she was dato a poor reason to stay in her home, her character used the "always be kind" in a way that made her a doormat for her stepfamily even when her father was alive, and while the original Cenerentola actually gave the impression that Cenerentola was a prisoner in her own home, the remake Ella not only leaves the home several times, she actually has human Friends who could help her. But people do Amore her because she had più screentime compared to the original, she saved the deer from the hunting party, and fan say she's one of/the only best remake princesses so far. But as good as Ella was, Cenerentola still won this round because of nostalgia and even with her not having a lot of screentime in her movie she still made a huge impact on fan of all ages with her sarcastic wit, her kindness, her beauitful singing, and her dreaming.
Favorite Lady Tremaine
O and R 1
Like Cenerentola vs Ella, both versions of Lady Tremaine were equally good. They were both manipulative, cruel, graceful, and any scene they were in they owned that scene. Cate Blanchett did an incredible job as Lady Tremaine. She may not have had the same glare the original Lady Tremaine had, but she had her own villainous look that she made her own that didn't look forced. The biggest difference between the two is while in the original it's only told in the beginning through narration why Lady Tremaine hated Cenerentola so much, in the remake Lady Tremaine explains the reason herself and the remake actually humanizes her da having her talk how she Lost the Amore of her life and then so soon after remarrying she Lost her secondo husband. In the end, the original Lady Tremaine wins most likely because of nostalgia reasons and because some fan consider her to be più villainous than the live action version.
The stepsisters in the original weren't as manipulative o as graceful as Lady Tremaine was but they weren't overshadowed da her, they were still memorable and left an impact on viewers, especially when they tore apart Cinderella's dress in the original. In the remake while they did have about as much screentime as their mother, they don't leave as much of an impact, only being there to be comic relief. In the original the stepsisters could be seen as Lady Tremaine's evil sidekicks but they were still their own characters, they did things on their own. In the remake they're pretty much just following Lady Tremaine's lead. They didn't even start tearing apart Cinderella's dress until Lady Tremaine started doing it.
Favorite Fairy Godmother
Nostalgia wins again for this one. The remake version the Fairy Godmother wasn't bad, some fan just weren't a fan of her. She was funny and kind and she had a look that almost looked Tim Burtonesqe (like the White Queen in Alice in Wonderland). The original Fairy Godmother was like a sweet grandmother some people grew up with with a sweet old lady voice to match. Like Mrs. Potts and Grandmother Willow, the Fairy Godmother is a sweet old woman we all loved growing up so replacing her with a younger woman who is a little ditzy is a change some people don't like
Favorite Animal Sidekicks (ex. Lucifer and mice)
There are mixed visualizzazioni for both versions of the animal sidekicks. The original animal sidekicks are più memorable and funny but some fan don't like the constant cat and mice scenes while the live action animal sidekicks look più real and don't steal Ella's spotlight but they don't offer much. Honestly, if the animal sidekicks were left out of the remakes they wouldn't have been missed since we didn't see them much.
Remake finally wins a round! The Prince's character change was probably the best in the live action movie. If it weren't for the sequels, we wouldn't know anything about the original prince at all. Kit had più screentime, più personality, più lines, and he was actually part of the cerca for the mystery princess and was the one to put the glass slipper on Ella's foot. The users who voted for original didn't give so I can only assume they picked it for nostalgia reasons.
O and R 1
The original King had più screentime than his son and he spent that time being comedy relief, in a good way. I've seen some fan dislike his tantrums and the King himself (tbh I'm not a huge fan of them either) but there are other fan who thought his tantrums were hilarious. The King in the remake didn't have the same temper as the original but he wasn't on screen as much. But when he was on screen it was spent with his son and mostrare their relationship. Despite this the King in the remake isn't as memorable as the King in the original.
Favorite Grand Duke
As interesting as it is that the live action Duke was changed to be a villain of the movie, trying to set up Kit with a princess and making that deal with Lady Tremaine, fan were disappointed to see such a funny animated character from the original changed to be the complete opposite.
Favorite Prince and Princess Meeting
O and R 1
Look at this tie! There wasn't a lot of reasonings as to why some people picked what, one user detto the remake meeting wasn't rushed, one detto the meeting in the remake looked too similar to the one in Sleeping Beauty, and one detto they preferred the original and wished the couple got to know each other during the walk through the garden in the original (though they might have since all we could hear was So This is Love). Maybe the other people who picked might feel the same way as the other users who did say why they picked remake/original, maybe some people picked original because of nostalgia, maybe some people picked remake because we actually get to hear Ella and the prince have a conversation, whatever the reasons why, neither meeting is better than the other. The way the prince and Cenerentola met at the ball may seem rushed, it was still cute and the way the prince and Cenerentola might have been similar to the meeting in Sleeping Beauty but it was nice to see them talk.
Favorite Dress Tearing scene
Okay it's pretty obvious why the original wins this one. The dress tearing scene in the original is an emotional and traumatic scene, probably one of the most emotional traumatic scenes in the Disney franchise. In the original Cenerentola comes down excited, twirling around in her mother's dress that her little Friends finished for her and all Lady Tremaine needed to do was mention the collana Cenerentola was wearing that Drizella threw away and that set things into motion. Both stepsisters start shredding that dress while Cenerentola pleads them to stop until Lady Tremaine calmly tells them that that was enough and they leave Cenerentola standing there hopelessly, even lifting one of the shredded fabrics of the gonna of her mother's dress and then the secondo the door shuts Cenerentola bursts into tears and runs out to the garden. Here's why it didn't work in the remake; Ella already broke down once earlier in the movie after her stepmother doesn't let her eat breakfast at the tavolo so her breakdown after her mother's dress gets ripped up isn't as emotional. Another reason it didn't work is because while in the original the dress was torn up and left unrecognizable in the end, the remake dress just had a few rips here and there and could have easily been fixed later. Ella still couldn't have gone to the ball with her dress ripped but her dress wasn't torn to shreds like Cinderella's was.
Original and Remake 1
The ballgown in the cartoon has been a Disney symbol for decades, it's so much più memorable than some of the formal gowns we've seen in the Disney Princess franchise. Tons of little girls wear this dress and some women wear wedding dresses designed similar to the ballgown, and a celebrity even wore it at the 2019 Met, with another celebrity dressed similar to the Fairy Godmother who waved their wand and the dress brightened up and sparkled. It's a pretty dress but there's some parts of it fan don't like, mostly the sleeves. So it might have been good that the remake ballgown was designed differently, being a dark blue with più detail and with farfalle on it as if a tribute to the little farfalla Ella's father gave her when she was a child. The ballgown in the remake is beautiful but it's not as iconic as the original
Favorite Ball Dance
O and R 1
Look! Another tie! Once again, the people who chose original o remake didn't say why they preferred original over remake so, once again, I'm going with the nostalgia reason. I was only dato one reason why someone preferred the remake because the choreography was very realistic and lively. Both dances were very beautiful though.
The chase in the original was intense while the chase in the remake was più funny with little intensity. Again, only one user detto they preferred the original because of the music. The users who picked the original chase scene might prefer how intense it was watching the palace guards chase Cinderella's carriage as the clock chimed and the magic used on Cinderella, the pumpkin, and her animal Friends slowly wore off. And the users who chose remake probably liked the silliness of the scene as the animali slowly went back to normal and Ella exploded out of the zucca after it was no longer a carriage.
Favorite Slipper Breaking scene
O and R 1
It's funny that in the remake even though the slippers' roles are reversed, Lady Tremaine is still the reason both versions of a slipper ended up broken. In the original when it looks like Cenerentola has a chance to have a happy ever after, Lady Tremaine trips the servant bringing the slipper, causing him to fall and drop the slipper so it shatters on the floor. And when the Duke is beginning to cry on the floor and Lady Tremaine has a smug look on her face, Cenerentola announces she has the other slipper and pulls it out of her pocket and we get the pleasure of seeing the look of shock on Lady Tremaine. In the remake, Lady Tremaine finds the slipper in Ella's room and tries to force Ella into a deal that would have only benefited her (marrying off her daughters and being the one in charge of the kingdom instead of Kit). When Ella says no, Lady Tremaine breaks the slipper and takes it to the castello to make a deal with the Duke. Both versions are well done but the remake can't beat Cenerentola pulling out the other slipper and seeing the look on Lady Tremaine's face.
Favorite A Dream is a Wish Your cuore Makes
Lily James has a beautiful Canto voice but it's a bit generic. Illene Woods had a unique sounding voice and her Canto had a way of making some people listening to be under the same "spell" the mice and birds were under as they listened to Cenerentola sing at the beginning of the movie.
Favorite Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo
Helena Bonham Carter also has a beautiful Canto voice but for most people it couldn't superiore, in alto Verna Felton.
Original - 105
Remake - 45
Original Cenerentola is the winner!
Beauty and the Beast articolo will be up tomorrow!