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‘Into The Woods’ Brings Classic Fairy Tales to Life

Trailers for Walt Disney Pictures’ Into the Woods have been released and excitement is building for the December 25th cinematic release. What began as a Tony Award-winning Broadway hit in 1987 is soon to be a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, and Johnny Depp. With roots in several Brothers Grimm tales, Into the Woods merges story lines from Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and others.

We can’t wait to marvel over the musical talent of Streep, Kendrick, and others as Disney re-imagines the classic tales from our childhoods. Will you be heading to theaters to see Into the Woods on Christmas Day?

Wondering what other films can be traced back to your schooldays? Be sure to check out Movie Monsters in Literature, 8 Great, Or Near-Great, Shakespeare Movie Adaptations, Myths, Heroes and Legends in TV and Movies, and Made into Movies: The Best Book to Film Adaptations.


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Sarah Mills

Sarah Mills is a contributing writer for Learning Liftoff. She mentored and instructed kindergarten through high school-aged students throughout her college years and eventually went on to live and work in Yosemite National Park for a stint. Reading, writing, adventuring, and anything Harry Potter are some of Sarah’s favorite go-to activities.

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