Cinderella

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2015 | PG | Adventure Romance

A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, Cinderella brings to life the timeless images from Disney's 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, March 13, 2015

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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Cate Blanchett
Lady Tremaine
Lily James
Cinderalla
Helena Bonham Carter
Fairy Godmother
Stellan Skarsgard
Arch Grand Duke
Sophie McShera
Drizella
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DIRECTOR

Kenneth Branagh

Screenwriter

Aline Brosh-McKenna
Chris Weitz

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Rating MPAA

PG for mild thematic elements

Storylines 4 more

The story of "Cinderella" follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella's father 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 mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears 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 (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham-Carter) steps forward and -- armed with a pumpkin and a few mice -- changes Cinderella's life forever.
official plot version from disney.com

Trivia & Production Notes

  • A live-action adaptation. The Cinderella project was first set up at Disney in May 2010 in the wake of the studio's success with Alice in Wonderland.
  • Per Walt Disney Pictures press release (8/10/13): "Although Disney's Cinderella promises to be faithful to the original fairy tale, the filmmakers will elevate the story, the characters and the visuals to take audiences on a sweeping dramatic journey never seen before."
Also Known As
  • Disney's Cinderella

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