I loved seeing the movie Cinderella but I am confused about why the fairy God mother changed the horse to a carriage driver? Isn't the horse strong enough?


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Because it's funny. The horse expected to be the one to pull the magic carriage. Instead he's the driver and the mice are the horses.


It probably looked more majestic to have the carriage pulled by 4 horses instead of one and of course only one driver was required. There were 4 mice and one horse. Ergo...

  • Yeah the Disney rendition involved four mice that were transformed into horses to pull the carriage. I know the movie is magical and it definitely is to entertain. I was curious if there was any logical reason. Mar 5, 2015 at 17:31
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    Isnt the above reason logical enough? 4 mice = 4 horses. As @Catija mentioned, horses are usually paired when pulling carriages so she needed at least 2. It wouldn't have looked very graceful transforming Major into a ever better looking horse, transforming only 3 mice to the remaining 3, and then transforming the last mice to a driver.
    – bobbyalex
    Mar 6, 2015 at 1:26
  • That's true. I do like the fact it looks more majestic. The prince might not have started to court her if she only had one horse. :) Mar 6, 2015 at 18:28
  • @RyanRammell: My sarcasm senses are tingling.... :)
    – bobbyalex
    Mar 7, 2015 at 2:26

Having four friends, (mice), pull the carriage not only saved time, but also ensured a sense of comradery and teamwork amongst the team.

Additionally, it ensures a pleasant evening to have a mute carriage driver. Had one of the mice, who can speak, become the carriage driver, they would have talked Cinderella to death. But by having a friendly and albeit dim-witted person in the lead, as well as the talking characters people rendered unable to talk, you have an ideal and quiet evening.

I suppose you could also say that it's far from graceful to have an ass of a horse changed into a more majestic horse... that sends a bad message about beauty discrimination.

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