Disney cannot resist cannibalizing itself, even after it’s had a good helping. The existence of Disney+ allows the larger company to continue remaking its animated films in live-action form, or rebooting them, or re-imagining them, or re-whatever-ing them. The new Disney+ film Godmothered would fall into the “re-imagining” camp; it’s not officially a remake of Cinderella, the 1950 film that made the concept of the fairy godmother feel like an iconic Disney creation. Instead, Godmothered is merely inspired by that film. But this movie is just as inspired by fish-out-of-water high-concept family comedies like Enchanted and Elf, both of which are a) not streaming on Disney+ and b) much, much, much funnier, smarter, and more heartwarming.
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There’s not a lot to be joyful about this Christmas, but Disney+ will try to perk you up by fighting against that cynicism with a little magic. Coming to the streaming service in December is Godmothered, a new fantasy comedy in the same vein as Enchanted that finds Jillian Bell as a fairy godmother-in-training who sets out to prove that people still need fairy godmothers to make their dreams come true. But she has her work cut out for her when a lost letter from a 10-year-old girl in distress leads her to a 40-year old single mother (Isla Fisher) living a bit of an unfulfilling life. See how it plays out in the first Godmothered trailer below. Read More »
Godmothered, a new Disney movie that started filming right before the coronavirus lockdowns, is done and headed to Disney+ in time for Christmas. The holiday film, which stars Jillian Bell and Isla Fisher, will premiere exclusively on the Disney streaming service in December. In Godmothered, Bell plays an “inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training.”
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