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Disney Strikes Again — Cinderella (Updated)

Disney’s new, live-action version of Cinderella is scheduled to open on 13 March 2015, which is about the same time that Into the Woods should be finishing its theatrical run.  Clever Disney!

Update:  Found the original, longer trailer:

CGI has reached the point at which it’s feasible to make live-action films with all the fantasy effects that used to be possible only in animated movies.   Clever 21st Century!

On the other hand, Michael Bay.

Last Into the Woods Post before Christmas

Two final items, and then no more Into the Woods postings until after the holidays.  The movie’s release is only a few days away, so it’s time for me to start obsessing about something else.  I hear there’s a show called Better Call Saul that I might be interested in catching….

Anyhow, here’s the lead from The Hollywood Reporter’s excellent “Making of…” article about Into the Woods.  Entitled Perverted Wolves, Cheating Wives and a Fired 10-Year-Old: The Dark Path to Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’, it’s a must-read.


And finally, Disney has released two more snippets from the movie:

Anna Kendrick and James Corden Sing (a Bit of) “No One Is Alone”

Just a teaser, unfortunately.

Obsessed much?  Yeah, I’ll admit it.  It’s been a long time since I’ve been so excited about the release of a film.  Into the Woods has always been one of my two favourite Sondheim musicals.   (Sweeney Todd, obviously.)

Opens on Christmas, but I’ll wait to see it until after the first of the year.

Further Into The Woods

Here’s another snippet from Into The Woods — Anna Kendrick’s Cinderella runs away from her prince (Chris Pine), but gets stuck “On the Steps of the Palace.”

And the Playbill “Featurette” containing a preview of Meryl Streep’s performance that I mentioned last month is now available on YouTube.

Into the Woods — Some Early Notes


Disney Studios hosted a bi-coastal sneak preview of Into the Woods last night, with simultaneously screenings in New York and at Disney Studios in Burbank.  Reviews of the film are embargoed until mid-December, but Pete Hammond has posted a long, detail-rich article titled “Into The Woods” Sings Its Way Straight Into The Oscar Race at Deadline Hollywood.  There was a post-screening Q&A featuring director Rob Marshall, screenwriter James Lapine, and cast members Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Christine Baranski, Tracy Ullman, Chris Pine, and James Corden.

It’s v much worth reading!

Hammond mentions the aborted Penny Marshall plan to film Into the Woods back in the 90s. Looking at the cast list, I stand by the comment I posted last year: