The story of Cinderella is one of mankind’s most enduring fairy tales. It is a tale of romance, dreams and accepting one for who they truly are. Over time, the story has been adapted many times, the most notable one being the animated feature film in 1950. Thanks to Walt Disney and his crack team of animators, Cinderella was brought to “life”. This movie was the start of something very special and now in 2015, Disney has taken it one step further and made Cinderella live-action. Renowned Shakespearan film director Kenneth Branagh has provided his reliable services in capturing the magic of the girl with the glass slipper and the results aren’t only good but downright magical.
Animation is a realm in which pretty much anything is possible. Worlds and characters are created and art and story combine to form true visual magic. The French film The King and the Mockingbird is an animated adventure where such things are possible, good versus evil and heroes battle darkness. Originally conceived in 1948, the film took over three decades to finally be completed and was eventually released to the masses. 1980 saw the release of the film and with various modifications and tweaks over the years. It finally came to be and audiences and lovers of animation were in for a real treat. Even today, the film continues to soar and resonate with animation fans and lovers of good stories worldwide.