Cinderella is scrubbing down the kitchen floor and daydreaming about how happy she was when her mother was alive. Her daydreams quickly fade when Cinderellas mean stepsisters demand her to make them breakfast. After she makes their breakfast and old homeless beggar comes to the window. She asks Cinderella for some food, and when Cinderella is about to give her some, Cinderellas evil stepmother forbids her to do it. Cinderella decides to give the old woman her own food and Cinderella is left without eating a thing. After breakfast Cinderella returns to her chores. Moments later Cinderellas step sisters are shouting with excitement. They received a letter from the palace. Cinderella is forced to read the letter aloud, because the stepsisters cannot read. The letter turns out to be an invitation to the Princes Royal Ball. Cinderellas stepmother and sisters go to town to by gowns and accessories for the ball. Cinderella is left alone. Cinderella is consoled by her mice friends. The mice cheer up Cinderella by making her a lovely gown out of rags. After Cinderella puts on her gown, the old woman appears. She magically transforms into a fairy Godmother and turns Cinderella's rag gown into a beautiful dress fit for a princess. She turns a pumpkin into a royal carriage and turns the mice into horses. She tells Cinderella to go to the ball, but to be back before midnight. Before Cinderella leaves, fairy Godmother gives Cinderella glass slippers.