Guys, it's happening: Disney's live-action take on Cinderella starring Cate Blanchett and Lily James is in theaters March 2015, and the first official trailer has been released. But don't worry — it looks amazing. Everything from the original film seems to be in tact, from the mice (and precious Gus Gus) to the evil stepmother's equally evil cat Lucifer, and so far, there have been no disappointments. Of course, I'm waiting for the rash of naysayers to beat the movie to a pulp once it comes out, but there's plenty of time for that later. For now, we marvel.
From what we've been shown so far, even the most dedicated Cinderella fans should be thrilled with Disney's translation from animation to live action, and I'm saying that as someone so devoted to the Disney culture that I make the trek to the happiest place on earth multiple times each year. In fact, from the imagery in the trailer alone, I think it's safe to say that this version of the classic story will live up to the high expectations I have for the movie — especially since it gave us a glimpse of some of the most iconic parts of Cinderella's world.
It's hard to beat the adorableness of Cinderella's mice in the original movie (who are named Gus, Jaq, Bruno, Suzy, Perla, Mary, Bert, Mert, and Luke, if you were wondering) but these guys might just do it. I'm a little worried about Disney CGI-ing the mice sewing the dress scene, but I have faith.
The Glass Slippers
Perhaps the most important and recognizable icon from the movie, and they look flawless on Cindy's feet. Plus, I bet Elsa would totally want to borrow them.
Cinderella's Pink Dress
The dress that first belonged to Cinderella's mother that her animal friends so lovingly helped her piece back together, only to have her evil stepsisters rip it to shreds to prevent her from going to the ball looks even more gorgeous in live action — although I'm not too crazy about that neckline. Which mouse was responsible for that decision?
Disney took a creative liberty here, considering the original pumpkin-turned-carriage wasn't made of gold, but it does look gorgeous, right?
Lucifer the Cat
One of the first images we see in the trailer is that of the evil kitty Lucifer, and he looks just as mean as you'd expect. And this is coming from a lover of all cats, so you know I'm not lying.
And best of all? Cinderella's blue ball gown. And it's everything I hoped it would be.
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