When I found out I was having a little girl over a decade ago I couldn’t wait to show her my favorite Disney princess movies.
Yet when looking through a child’s eyes, I was frankly surprised at how scary some of them could be, with the villains and the storylines.
I quickly discovered that the only movie suitable for my own little princess as a toddler was that of Cinderella.
So Cinderella faced much adversity and a very nasty step mother, she prevailed not with fighting or treachery, but with Grace, hope and kindness.
So when I learned Disney was releasing a new life action version of this classic fairytale, I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical I’ll be at White excited to see how the magic makers at Disney would reinvent this film while still maintaining the integrity of the elements of the classic tale that we all adore.
Before I go any further, let me say this: the movie is worth seeing for the costumes alone. Whoever designed and dressed the stepmother lady Tremaine and her daughters is brilliant. And with that, if there’s saying that Kate Blanchet is the most stunning evil stepmother I’ve ever seen.
Watch the Cinderella trailer here:
Lily made a lovely Cinderella and Helena bottom Carter frankly reminded me of Johnny Depp and filled the cameo role as he so aptly did in into the woods.
To be honest, and not surprisingly so, my kids were split on this one: my son could have gone without seeing it and my daughter loved it, admitting to almost tear up at one point, which is saying a lot for this normally stoic 10-year-old.
I have to say though, I may have enjoyed Frozen Fever even more than Cinderella 😉
Here is a special look at the Frozen Fever featurette:
Either way, I can guarantee a trip to see this classic with a modern twist will not disappoint!
Frozen 2 is officially in development at Walt Disney Animation Studios with directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and producer Peter Del Vecho, the Oscar®-winning filmmaking team behind Frozen.
The news was announced at Disney’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders this morning by Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company; John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios; and actor Josh Gad, who provides the voice of Olaf from Frozen.
“We enjoyed making Frozen Fever so much and being back in that world with those characters,” said John Lasseter. “Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck have come up with a great idea for a sequel and you will be hearing a lot more about it and we’re taking you back to Arendelle. We are so excited about that.”
A release date and production details are yet to be announced.