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A little Frozen with your Cinderella?

March 22, 2015

If you have a little one who is mad about the animated film “Frozen“, you’ll be pleased to know that a new short-film  “Frozen Fever” is about to be released.  The catch is that it is only showing in theatres, before the film “Cinderella” showing from 13 March 2015.

But hey, who doesn’t love Cinderella anyway (well, maybe boys).  It was my favourite fairy tale when I was little, and I am quite excited that a film has been made using real live actors rather than animation.  Just in case you’re not familiar with the tale:

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella 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. 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.

Ella meets a dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. When the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, Ella hopes to encounter the charming Kit again, believing he works there. Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and locks her away. Fortunately, her fairy godmother comes to the rescue, ensuring Ella attends the ball on the condition she must leave by midnight.  The prince is smitten by her, but when she flees at midnight, all she leaves behind is her magical crystal shoe.  Determined to find her, the prince insists that all maidens in the kingdom must try on the shoe to see if it fits.  When Ella is found, she has the opportunity to exact revenge on her horrible step-family. But will she?

Now, who wouldn’t enjoy a story like that?  The original Disney animated version of ‘Cinderella’  is also available in our DVD collection.


From → Childrens Books

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