If you and your children are Walt Disney Pictures fans, then you must be excited for the upcoming release of Cinderella, opening in theatres March 13, 2015.

The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.

Soon, she is forced to become their servant, disrespected, covered in ashes and spitefully renamed Cinderella. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her, and she continues to remain positive, determined to honour her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.”

Cinderella Stepmother (541x800)

When Ella meets a dashing stranger in the woods, unaware that he is really the Prince (Richard Madden) and not merely Kit, an apprentice at the palace, she believes she has finally found a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the King (Derek Jacobi) summons all maidens in the kingdom to attend a royal ball at the palace, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. Alas, her Stepmother forbids her to attend and callously destroys her dress.

Cinderella and Prince

Meanwhile, the calculating Grand Duke (Stellan Skarsgård) devises a plan to thwart the Prince’s hopes of reuniting with Ella and enlists the support of the devious Stepmother. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand. Soon, a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin, a few mice and a magic wand, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

Cinderella Fairy Godmother (541x800)

When you put Helena Bonham Carter and the amazing Cate Blanchett in a picture like this, you know it’s going to be a huge success.


The lovely people at Disney Pictures are giving amotherworld readers TWO Double Passes to an advance screening in Toronto on March 11th, two days before the theatre release!

When: Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 at 7:30pm

Where: Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

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Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Hibbat Tariq Reply

    I grew up watching this movie and have read every single version of Cinderella ever written! Still have the VHS as well. I love when the birds and mice help her create a dress. She is so happy and hopeful in that moment.

  2. I’m usually not a person who likes to dress up, but I have to say my Cinderlla moment was when I got to try on many beautiful dresses for a friend’s debut

  3. I’m sure this isn’t what you meant, but I can’t think of Cinderella without thinking of my childhood best friend Cathy. When we were 11 we had a project in class to do a skit about Cinderella and I’ll never forget our carriage that we fashioned out of one of those big cardboard things used for school science fairs. To us, it looked just like the real thing and we felt like real princesses that day!

  4. Nicole Jubleew Reply

    My Cinderella moment was attending my first grown up party when I was a teen.

  5. My Cinderella moment was prom. It was so much fun to dress up and transform into a totally different person.

  6. Jessica Falfan Reply

    My #CinderellaMoment was 1 year ago when my secondary school best friend reapear in my life after 20 years, it was really amazing, after 3 months to being talking we get in love and he came to Canada to be with me, it was everything full of wonderful feelings, because he lived in Mexico and now he is with me in Toronto and we are going to get married en some weeks! Love just made possible the impossible! He just make me feel every day like a real princess! Like in a fairy tale! ☺️

  7. Hannah Tyson Reply

    I have not had a cinderella moment, But if I get chosen to go to this movie i’ll bring my prince charming to the premiere with me. I think that would def be my cinderella moment.

  8. Paul guppy Reply

    The birth of my three little princesses and my little prince

  9. I m looking for my Cinderella, I hope to find my moment then when i see her.

  10. My #CinderellaMoment was when I tried on my dress for prom for the first time!

  11. KAYLA Harvard Reply

    My #cinderellamoment… I don’t talk about this much, but I always related to Cinderella. Like her I lost both my parents, and all through childhood I felt like I didn’t fit in, I also felt alone at home (raised by my old fashion grandparents) sometimes I saw my friends with their parents, and talk about their experiences with their mom and dad, and I felt left out.

    I grew up, and when I graduated high school I left home and travelled the world for a few year. I came back and now I’m almost done university. I married a man, and with him In feel like I have a best friend that I never had before.

    I didn’t have a ball to attend, but my ball was life that was waiting for me….I feel like my hard beginnings made me who I am and now I’m living life to the fullest. That’s what Cinderella is about anyways.

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