The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin

Janet Perlman
1981 | 10 min
This short animation is a zany version of the classic fairy tale, with the leading role played by a mistreated, romantic penguin, with hilarious results. Cinderella Penguin loses her magic flipper as she runs to meet her midnight deadline, but all ends well when Prince Charming finds the right webbed foot and the nasty step-family is brought to heel. A 1981 Oscar® nominee.

Awards and distinctions

  • Diploma of Merit - Category: Children's Films
    International Short Film Festival, Uppsala
  • Ruby Slipper Award for Best Short Animation
    International Children's Film and Television Festival, Los Angeles
  • Certificate of Merit
    International Film Festival, Chicago
  • Parent's Choice Award
    Parent's Choice Magazine, Waban