When her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming stepsisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.
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.
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.
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 becomes 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.
The fairytale was often criticized for plot elements that were seen as inconsistencies, why her stepfamily didn't recognize Cinderella at the ball and why the slipper didn't fit anyone else during the search, as it is still likely someone had her shoe size. This adaptation attempted to address these issues with the Fairy Godmother using a spell to hide her identity so that she isn't noticed, and when the narrator explains that the glass shoe was a magical creation and would only fit Ella's foot. See more »
When the lizard becomes a coachman he has a forked tongue, but while waiting for Ella (who's fleeing at midnight) he catches a fly with a long pointed tongue. See more »
[after the greenhouse and pumpkin transform into a golden carriage]
There! One carriage!
You really are my fairy godmother!
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After the opening Disney logo fades out, night becomes day, and the Disney castle shines in the sunlight as two bluebirds fly up into the first scene of the movie. See more »
My disappointment was hearing that critics had found fault with this work of perfection.
The characterisation has been thought through carefully and the temptation to make caricatures of the step-mother and her daughters consciously resisted.
The retelling of "Cinderella" (apparently known, in the 19th century, as "Cinderslut") with the benefits of modern techniques and processes is impeccable.
Often, films that are 'great works' suffer from some minor weakness or other, a detail not followed through, a hasty bit of editing, a clipped or overly long scene but never did I feel that could be said about Disney's film. "TLC" (tender loving care") from beginning to end.
True to Walt's original intentions, here is a film for all the family (well, some teenagers may want to wait a little).
Good luck, it's great to see memorable films making it to our screens.
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