There are both positive and negative messages in this classic fairy tale. On the positive side: Although it may be difficult to find good in terrible situations, a positive attitude will provide great strength. Happiness is a choice. On the downside: The portrayal of romantic love could mislead young girl's ideas about how real love and relationships work. Also, the movie supports the idea that passive female characteristics and a dependence on men is normal and positive.
Cinderella is a Disney Princess, whose brand reaches far and wide. Expect to see Princess branding on consumer merchandise, food products, etc. as well as in books, websites, and other media.