Disney's 'Into the Woods' Featurettes Arrive in Time for Awards Buzz
by Ethan Anderton
January 8, 2015
"Once upon a time, in a far off kingdom, there lay a small kingdom at the edge of the woods." Since awards season is in full swing, so is all the campaigning by studios to get their film's noticed by the voters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (voting closes today before the nominations are announced next week). And Disney has been making a big push to get Into the Woods noticed, especially on the technical side of things. The studio has released some great, extended featurettes about how the film was brought from Broadway to the big screen, the difficulty of Stephen Sondheim's music (with Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick and more chiming in), and even the meticulously designed costumes. Watch below now!
Here's the three featurettes looking at the making of Into the Woods straight from Disney:
And you can still catch the final theatrical trailer for the film, if you haven't watched it yet, right here.
Into the Woods is directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) based on the hit Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine that mashes-up classic fairy tales and revolves around a baker and his wife, to be played by James Corden and Emily Blunt. They attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront The Witch (Meryl Streep) who put the spell on them. Along their journey they meet classic characters including Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy), Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) and her Prince (Chris Pine), Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) and Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford) with Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf. Disney has the film to theaters in theaters right now!