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Disney Teases ‘Into the Woods’

Disney releases the first teaser and a dozen new images for ‘Into the Woods,’ arriving in theaters on Christmas Day.

Disney has released the first teaser, via iTunes, along with a dozen new images for Into the Woods, arriving in theaters on Christmas Day.

Based on the musical play by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of 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 (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Watch the new teaser, and check out the new images, below:

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award-winning musical Chicago and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, directs the film, which is based on the Tony-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, Wicked producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, Into the Woods will be released in theaters December 25, 2014.

Source: The Walt Disney Studios

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.