Cinderella Theatrical Trailer

Walt Disney Studios has debuted the new theatrical trailer for their live adaption of the classic fairy tale Cinderella. View trailer below.

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.

I will say that I was a little disappointed with Maleficent came out and was a little leery when I heard that Disney was going to do a live adaption of Cinderella. But, after viewing the trailer, it looks promising with a more traditional approach rather than an untold story like Maleficent. The cast looks great and its visual nuances are enchanting. All in all, the movie looks interesting and it seems fit a perfect fit for a studio like Disney to bring this fairy tale to life.

Cinderella (Lily James) and Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett)

Cinderella comes to theaters on March 13, 2015.

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