Disney Finally Reveals Cinderella! #Cinderella

When I was young, long before I started watching movies in theaters, I had three fairy tale books that I read over and over again — Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. And of those books, my absolute favorite was Cinderella. I believed back then that she was the most important fairy tale princess — I don’t even remember why but I just really regard her as the most beautiful princess with the best story.

So I must admit I felt disappointed that Cinderella isn’t one of the more visible characters on Once Upon A Time (can you tell I love fairy tales?). But when Disney announced back in May that they’ll be releasing a Cinderella movie, I got so excited because my childhood favorite princess will finally be featured front and center!!!

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And now the trailer, poster and some images from CINDERELLA are now available! The poster above, featuring Lily James as Cinderella, was photographed by Annie Leibovitz exclusively for the film’s campaign. Additional photos by Annie Leibovitz featuring the cast from the film can be seen in the costume feature of Vogue magazine’s December issue, on stands now.

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home.

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But when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope.

Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her.

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And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden).

Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter a.k.a. Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter) steps forward and – armed with a pumpkin and a few mice – changes Cinderella’s life forever.


See the movie trailer below!

Aaaahhh! That just makes me so excited for this movie! I can’t even tell you how happy I am to see all these sneak peeks being released! I think Cate Blanchett would make a great stepmother. And Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother? I’d love to see her play a nice character now after playing the evil Bellatrix Lestrange!

CINDERELLA opens in theaters March 13, 2015! Be sure to visit the Cinderella Website! And follow Cinderella on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google + to get regular updates about this movie!


Disney Finally Reveals Cinderella! #Cinderella — 28 Comments

  1. Wow what a great review on the movie. I also loved the tale of Cinderella but I always thought I would have never been so lucky to have things change like they did for her. Thank you for bringing some of my childhood dreams and memories back to me

  2. I really enjoyed reading your Terrific review on Cinderella! I can tell just by the way you were talking about the movie that you are a definite Cinderella Fan! This movie does sound pretty good. I wonder what this is going to be rated, because one you hear the word Cinderella, the kids all want to go see it. Of course, this movie isn’t going to be like the Original Disney Cinderella with blue birds and squirrels, deer and mice all being her friends and helping her out with things. However, non the less it does sound like a good movie to see. You’ll be waiting a while before you can see your princess up on the big screen. Hopefully, it will all be worth it for you! Again, thanks so much for the review and information you provided on the Cinderella Movie! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks, Michele 🙂
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  3. Ahhhhhhh! I cannot wait. I was watching this trailer earlier today and was super ecstatic. And since Helena is in it, I’m super happy. I love that woman and it will be nice to see her not be a villain.

  4. I had those same exact books too. I loved to read about the beautiful princess that was swept away by the prince. Boy, what they went through while they were waiting!

  5. My favorite fairy tale of all time…I enjoyed reading your review and I know I will go and see the movie.

  6. I cannot wait to see this with my grandkids. I love Cinderella. Thank you so much for sharing. There is a lesson to be learned in this movie

  7. I am just finding out about this..Thanks! This is great. And the fact that they kept it PG and didn’t turn it into rubbish is remarkable. Can’t wait to check it out!

  8. I had no idea that this was even being made. I love Cinderella and now I’m so excited to see this. Thank you for the amazing review.

  9. Sounds like a movie my kids will want to see. The younger ones are still into princesses, and I think my little guy will even enjoy this!

  10. i too love fairytales.they are so enchanting.great cast.looks very lavishily done.cant wait to see all of it.traileris a tease.

  11. I just can’t wait to see this! Cinderella has always been one of my favorites!

  12. We have not seen this movie yet but I am so anxious to see it with my family. Like you, I have always loved Cinderella. Thank you so much for sharing