Disclosure: Mama Smith was provided with an all expenses paid trip to cover this event. All opinions expressed are 100% her own.
I am a little embarrassed to say that last week was the first time I saw the new Cinderella live action movie. I had planned on seeing it in the theater and life got in the way as it sometimes does. So I was thrilled to be able to receive the Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy a little bit early. My youngest had started “school” two days a week and my oldest (4 years old) had not started yet. I decided that we would spend some mommy-daughter time together and would sit down to watch Cinderella. She is iffy when it comes to “real people” movies. Sometimes she will sit through them but most of the time, she will not. With Cinderella, she did not take her eyes off the screen – she loved every second of it. And when it ended, she asked if we could watch it again. I think this movie was done extremely well and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We have already watched it a few times – and I am not ashamed to admit I continue to shed tears. We have already watched it several times – and checked out all of the special features included on it. One of our favorites is the alternate opening which you can see below – and of course Frozen Fever!
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally 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 abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming “Kit.” Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.
You can purchase this beautiful coach charm necklace from Disney Movie Rewards for only $8.99 when you buy Cinderella (LA) on BD, DVD or Digital HD on Disney Movies Anywhere, plus S&P ($2.95). I love Disney Movie Rewards and have gotten a lot of fun collectibles using my points for purchasing Disney movies. I mean, I was going to buy them anyways, might as well get something as a bonus, right? This offer is valid 9/15/15 through 12/22/15. Actual coach charm size – ¾”h x 7/8”w. Actual necklace size – 19” and works with other charms. I absolutely love my necklace – I wear it all the time. This would even make a great holiday gift for any Disney and/or Cinderella fan.
Inspired by the spirit of Cinderella, Disney has launched an online initiative that invites fans everywhere to pledge their commitment to be courageous and kind in the hopes of achieving “A Million Words of Kindness” in time for World Kindness Day on November 13th, 2015. Don’t forget to read my Kindness Post and go to CinderellaKindness.com and leave your kind words.
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