Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “Cinderella”

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The numbers

Disney was putting their money behind this one. The company invested $12 million dollars. And even though we all know they “got it,” this much dough on a television movie was more than three times the usual budget for made-for-tv projects. And it paid off. According to the Miami Herald, the film attracted 60 million viewers and was the number one show that week. The 1997 remake, the third televised Cinderella story (after 1957 and 1965), was the highest rated TV musical in years.

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