Disney has revealed these delightful and subtly animated character posters for it’s upcoming musical Into The Woods. Based on the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, the story intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales into a single fantasy world.
If you are unfamiliar with the story behind Into The Woods, here is a synopsis provided by Disney:
“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. Into the Woods based on the Tony-winning original musical by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim, surrounds a baker and his wife’s quest to break a witch’s curse in order to start a family. Along the way, they encounter several well-known fairy tale characters, and together they learn what happens after “happily ever after”
The movie features an amazing ensemble cast starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding, and Annette Crosbie.
Here are the first character posters from the upcoming flick:
The Other Prince
The Baker’s Wife
The Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm, were German linguists who specialized in collecting and publishing folklore in the 19th century. Their tales have stood the test of time, been translated into over 100 languages, and adapted into countless films. The film will be released on Christmas.