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Cinderella has finally hit our cinema screens and I cannot wait to see the much anticipated film. If anyone read my last post on the buzz surrounding Cinderella 2015 you will now be best pleased to hear that there is an official exhibition for Disney’s Cinderella presented by Swarovski.
Explore the magic behind the scenes of the new film as costumes by Sandy Powell and props are unveiled. The film directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Lily James as Cinderella is a wonderful tribute to the original 1950 animated classic which is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year.
The exhibition will take you through five multi-sensory zones including the Cinderella Heritage gallery, Cinderella’s home, Fairy Godmother’s transformation, the Grand Ballroom and a modern day princess gallery. With more than 100 props and 30 exquisite designs by Sandy Powell, the exhibition is a true statement to fairy-tale glamour. What is more, Swarovski they contributed over 1.7 million crystals as well as producing the iconic glass slipper made from solid crystal and inspired by Sandy Powell’s visit to a museum in Northampton where she was inspired from a shoe from the 1890’s.
Only open for two weeks, this is an amazing opportunity to see the magic unfold. I have booked my tickets – make sure you do!
21March-10 April, Tickets are free www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Anticipated Disney films
Beauty and the Beast
Feast your eyes on the impending remakes of two of the most successful Disney films with live action films set for release for Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book.
Based on the original 1991 film, the remake pays homage to our crème de la crème of British talent with Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Emma Thompson as the infamous teapot Mrs Potts, Kevin Kline as Maurice and Luke Evans as Gaston. With all the original songs in place written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, there will also be a host of new musical wonders written by Menken and Tim Rice.
The film is to be released March 17, 2017.
The Jungle Book
The 1967 film is also being made into a live-action film directed by Jon Favreau with Neel Sethi as Mowgli and Idris Elba voicing the ferocious tiger Shere Khan. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s original book, the film is written by Justin Marks and produced by Disney. With a show stopping cast including Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o, the film follows the life of man cub Mowgli.
The film is to be released 15 April 2016