did-you-know-boxWhen the film Cinderella was released in February 1950 it was a box office and critical smash. In Hollywood, RCA produced a Cinderella multidisc album with a storybook that followed the records word for word. Original voice cast members Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley, Lucille Bliss, and Jimmy MacDonald reenacted the film story. It sold 750,000 copies and hit Number 1 on the Billboard magazine pop charts, a rate accomplishment for a children’s album.

[Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records by Tim Hollis & Greg Ehrbar]