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Following in the footsteps of animated to real life movies like Alice in Wonderland & Malficent, Cinderella comes to life in a big way in Disney’s newest animation remake. Cinderella follows the storyline of the original quite accurately, that is sure to please even the most devoted fans of the animated version.
In this version we get to meet and spend some time with Ella’s mother and father before they pass away, leaving sweet, kind Ella (Lily James) in the care of her vicious stepmother (Cate Blanchette) and her over indulged step sisters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) & Drisella (Sophie McShera). Ella’s mother’s last words to her were ” Have courage and be kind” a mantra that she holds to throughout the whole movie despite many obstacles and hardships that are thrown her way.
I thoroughly enjoyed the retelling of one of my favorite Disney movies. I loved that they included beloved characters from the original such as Gus Gus and the Fairy Godmother and not so beloved, but very entertaining, Lucifer the cat.
Lily James was a beautiful and enchanting Cinderella, she captivated the audience in way that few can, she embodied all that we have come to love about Cinderella…Kindness, innocence and unwavering optimism.
While I adored Cinderella, the highlight of the film was Cate Blanchette’s portrayal of the impeccably dressed Lady Tremaine. Blanchette steals every scene with her cool elegance that seems to come so natural. The depth of character she brings to Lady Tremain is second to none, she is able to make you love and hate a villain all at once, not an easy feat.
The supporting cast including the charming and dreamy Prince Kit, the lovable King & the stodgy Grand Duke round out the film and make for a very entertaining way to spend a few hours this weekend. Kids and adults are sure to enjoy this magical retelling of a classic fairytale.
In honor of this lovely film, I decided to take the key mantra from the movie and turn into wall art for my girls’ room, something they could wake up to and be inspired by every day. It took me less than 10 minutes to put this together and I couldn’t wait to share it with y’all!
White frame with an 8 x 10 matte. This is the one that I used, but you could use anything similar.
Cardstock and a printer (I recommend the HP ENVY 5660, cause it’s like ridiculously awesome, but any other printer will work too.)
Print this image onto white cardstock. Place it in the picture frame so that it is even and then tape it in place. Attach butterflies anywhere you like with a glue gun and let sit for minute. Hang on the wall. That’s it, so easy to create an inspirational piece of art for your little princess, or even yourself!