When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.
When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
A girl named Ella (Cinderella) has the purest heart living in a cruel world filled with evil stepsisters and an evil stepmother out to ruin Ella's life. Ella comes one with her pure heart when she meets the prince and dances her way to a better life with glass shoes, and a little help from her fairy godmother, of course.
According to Sandy Powell, the costume designer didn't want Ella's main outfit to be rags or a patchwork dress. Instead, Cinderella wears a dress that gradually deteriorates and fades in color, but looked like something she would have worn in happier days when her father was still alive. The dress is made of aqua cotton voile and has small pale pink flowers almost hidden in the material. See more »
When Lady Tremaine sends Cinderella to the attic for the first time, the entrance to the long staircase is past the living room on the ground floor. When Cinderella exits the attic at the end of the film to meet the Prince downstairs, she descends the grand staircase from the second floor into the foyer. Unless there was another exit from the attic stairs to the second floor, she would have entered on the ground floor. See more »
When there is kindness, there is goodness. When there is goodness, there is magic.
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The opening Disney logo turns into the mansion of Cinderella's family after it finishes and starts the movie. See more »
I never thought I would sympathize so much with the Evil Stepmother, but this movie managed to do it.
Cate Blanchett did a terrific job, and besides you really have to feel sorry for someone dealing with raising three girls by herself, without being able to get any money except through their marriages, with two being utterly silly and her stepdaughter being such a nice pushover that she responds to everything with "Have courage and be kind", even when it is out of context.
I wanted to slap or shake Cinderella several times, and by the end I was rooting for her stepmother to win, which is not the original aim of the movie. Another detail that bothered me, I liked Luscious Malfoy blond hair with dark eyebrows, but here it really doesn't work.
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