In order to satisfy my need to watch children’s movies over and over again (example, Tangled, Frozen, Anne of Green Gables, just to name a few!) I will be inserting a series here based on the movie Cinderella that came out in 2015. This story was a live-character remake based on the original Disney cartoon produced in 1950, which was itself based on the French fairy tale, “Cendrillon,” by Charles Perrault (1698). Just a tidbit from history, in case you were wondering 🙂
Everyone that I know of has heard of the fairy tale version, and even alternate versions, of this story. However I am going to delve a little deeper into the themes of Cinderella, focusing specifically on topics that still resonate with us as adults centuries later! Why is this still such a well-beloved story? Why do we always imagine our life will end in a fairy tale? What are things that we gathered as a child that we still believe ten and twenty years later?
Those are a few jewels that we will uncover in this series!
featured image taken from my own camera on my adventurous trip to Europe! The Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen, Germany, commissioned in the 19th Century by Ludwig II of Bavaria, serves as one of the inspirations of Disney’s Cinderella castle.