Swing Shift Cinderella

Tex Avery (1945)

Bored with chasing Red Riding Hood, the Wolf decides to go after Cinderella, but her fairy godmother takes a shine to him instead – and has an arsenal of magical powers to help achieve her ends.

Swing Shift Cinderella is an animated cartoon short subject directed by Tex Avery. The plot involves the Big Bad Wolf and Cinderella. Frank Graham voiced the wolf, and Colleen Collins voiced Cinderella, with Imogene Lynn providing her singing voice.

This cartoon short includes some wartime references. The motor scooter of the fairy godmother displays an “A” gas ration sticker. She later uses a jeep. Cinderella is a welder, working the midnight shift at the Lockweed Aircraft Plant. There is also a female cabdriver depicted, a frequently used motif during the War.

Animated by Ray Abrams, Preston Blair, and Ed Love

Written by Heck Allen


  1. Oh my god, it’s so fascinating. It was only 1945 but the way it looks, the way everyone’s talking–doesn’t it seem like much longer? Hundreds of years or something:? SO old-fashioned…but it’s recent history!

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