Wow the critics are out BIG on Disney’s new Live Action movie? Should Cinderella remain a cartoon or be turned in to a movie? Is it that big of a deal to tell the story in a new light? After all, will they have real mice jumping around singing, “Cinderelly”? Maybe (but my favorite mouse’s name is Mickey). Yahoo mentions this picture as the new and “sexy” Cinderella. I am not sure the word “Sexy” is in Disney’s list of marketing words…but I will let you be your own critic.
It is hard for me to say anything bad about Disney because when it comes to entertainment they have never failed. After all, Walter Elias did create a real life MAGICAL world in Florida! So why NOT! Cinderella has a GREAT story line and why not make it into a movie? I say go for it! (Since nobody asked my opinion.)!!! I know I will go out and see this one in the theaters! There are very few Disney movies, I don’t go out and see…but this would be one of them. Anything about a princess…and I am in for the showing!
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father suddenly and 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 abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if 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.” Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.
Production on “Cinderella” will take place at Pinewood Studios and locations throughout England.
“Cinderella” will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on March 13, 2015.