A lot happened during Disney+ Day. So much that some things got lost in the middle of all that information. But when the dust settled, we stumbled across Sneakerella and we were sorry we didn’t pay enough attention, even though we were actually looking forward to this since the movie was first announced. Because this looks just like our thing!
Set in the avant-garde street-sneaker subculture of New York City, “Sneakerella” is a high-energy, music-driven movie that puts a gender-flipped twist on the “Cinderella” fairy tale.
El is an aspiring sneaker designer from Queens who works as a stock boy in the shoe store that once belonged to his late mother. He hides his artistic talent from his overburdened stepfather and two mean-spirited stepbrothers who constantly thwart any opportunity that comes his way. When El meets Kira King, the fiercely independent daughter of legendary basketball star and sneaker tycoon Darius King, sparks fly as the two bond over their mutual affinity for sneakers. With a little nudge from his best friend and a sprinkle of Fairy Godfather magic, El finds the courage to use his talent to pursue his dream of becoming a ‘legit’ sneaker designer in the industry. El is now ready to lace up and dream big.
Yeah, we’re suckers for new takes on Cinderella, and these two just look PERFECT for each other. Also, the colors. And the logo! I just want good, happy stuff like this in my lives, and I’m feeling like Disney+ understands me right about now.
Plus, there’s this:
Did we mention we were in? Because we absolutely are. Are you?
The new Disney+ Original movie Sneakerella launches exclusively on Disney+ on February 18.