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'Cinderella' added to National Film Registry

The timeless animated classic was added to the National Film Registry on Thursday.

WASHINGTON -- "Cinderella" is taking her glass slippers and pumpkin carriage to D.C. after being inducted into the National Film Registry on Thursday. 

The Library of Congress is celebrating the timeless animated classic that taught us to have faith in our dreams. Even after airing more than 60 years ago, Cinderella is still a fan favorite.

"I think Cinderella is such a classic that people thought it was already on the registry," Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden said. "When we looked through our selection process and we realized Cinderella isn't on there, we said this is the time, and it's special for me because at one time every young girl thought about being a princess."

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Cinderella and Fairy Godmother in scene from movie "Cinderella"

After reviewing thousands of films nominated by the public and consulting with recognized members of the Library Film Preservation Board, the Librarian of Congress determines who gets added to the Registry. 

As of December 13, 2017, more than 700 films have been inducted into the National Film Registry. And each year, another 25 more are added.

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