I liked Cinderella a lot more than I remember. It was mainly because there was a real friendship between our heroine and the animals in her life. Because of the terribly deprived life that she was forced into by her stepmother, Cinderella made the most of it and became friends with the mice, birds, and the dog, Bruno. So friendly that she actually made clothing for the mice!
This acrylic painting depicts the friendships that were instrumental to helping Cinderella's dreams come true.
Major, Bruno, Jaq, and Gus(Gus) along with all the other unnamed mice and birds were with Cinderella every step of the journey. They tried their best to make her happy because they believed she deserved to be.
First, all the mice and birds worked together to make Cinderella's first dress when they realized the stepmother and stepsisters were making sure she wouldn't have time to get ready.
Then, the mice, Bruno, and Major magically and willingly became her glamorous entourage (with a little help from a fairy godmother) to the ball. They didn't just take her; they went to protect her. When that clock struck twelve and Cinderella came racing down those steps, you could see all her friends hurrying her into the carriage. They wanted to assure her safe trip back without getting caught!
Finally, when the stepmother locked Cinderella in her room during the shoe fitting, everyone worked together to get her out. When Lucifer was chasing GusGus (who held the key), even Cinderella jumps in with the idea to get Bruno to chase that pesky cat away!
Ultimately, this movie was a story of friendship. Cinderella wouldn't be where she was if it weren't for the love and trust she had created with this unlikely group of pals. Who cares about having a Prince Charming? I'd gladly pass that up for a loyal dog, kind horse, and adorable birds and mice.