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When I first heard that they were making Cinderella into a live action movie, I was not sure what to think. Then again, anything Disney does is GOLD but I will admit that I was a bit hesitant how it would transform from the cartoon we all love to an on-screen live action film. I have to say though after seeing it, Cinderella is a huge WINNER!
My kids and I sat down this week to watch it and we all loved it. Even my husband, remarked how well this movie was. When I was watching it, it brought me back to all my memories of watching the original movie with my mom and now I can continue this tradition on with my own kids in this all new film.
SYNOPSIS: Celebrate Disney’s “Cinderella,” a modern classic that shines with beauty, imagination…and magic! Despite being mistreated by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, a spirited Ella (Lily James) resolves to take charge of her fate. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a glass slipper, and suddenly – magic becomes reality!
Cast: Cate Blanchett as Stepmother (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”), Lily James as Cinderella (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), Richard Madden (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as Prince, Stellan Skarsgård (Marvel’s: “The Avengers,” “Thor”) as Grand Duke, Holliday Grainger (“Jane Eyre”) as Anastasia, Derek Jacobi (“The King’s Speech,” “Underworld: Evolution”) as King, and Helena Bonham Carter as Fairy Godmother (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The King’s Speech”)
BONUS: Digital HD/SD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)
- A Fairy Tale Comes to LifeFilmmakers and cast reflect on Cinderella’s enduring power, and the joys and challenges of bringing this iconic tale to life.
- Costume Test FunSee the work of Academy Award-winning® Costume Designer Sandy Powell (The Aviator, 2004) and share some lighthearted moments with the cast.
- Staging The Ball
- You’re invited behind the scenes for the making of the Palace Ball sequence, including its spectacular set, stunning costumes and more. It’s a lavish and massive undertaking…and a magical day on set.
- Ella’s Furry Friends
- Discover how the movie’s animal stars honed their memorable performances.
- Alternate Opening: Ella’s Childhood
- View moments from Ella’s idyllic childhood that do not appear in the movie. With an introduction by Director Kenneth Branagh.
- Frozen Fever It’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever – but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.
*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer
- Deleted Scenes
With introduction by Kenneth Branagh
o Serving (0:56)
o The Mourning (4:24)
o Getting to Know You (2:00)
o The Search for Cinderella (1:14)
o Dear Kit (2:57)
- Ella’s Furry Friends
- Frozen Fever
Alternate Opening – Ella’s Childhood from Disney’s Cinderella:
Be sure to pick up Cinderella today! Don’t miss out on this AMAZING movie!