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There is more to Cinderella than Disney’s blue gowns

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Glass slippers, sparkly dresses, a pumpkin turned into a carriage—who doesn’t love the story of Cinderella? Luckily for all of us, Disney’s live action version of the classic tale is coming to theaters this Friday. And, based on the trailer, it seems to capture all the magical moments of the 1950’s cartoon: While Disney’s version is the most recognizable (think mice and blue gowns), there have been countless retellings of the famous tale. To prepare you for the newest film, here are four classic Cinderella adaptations you don’t want to miss: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1997) As a child of the ‘90s, I remember watching this 1997 live Brandy remake of the beloved 1965 television movie musical when it first…

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Jonesin’ for a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — Once Upon a Time edition

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Have you finally thawed out from Once Upon a Time’s icy cold cliff-hanger? Well, actually, it was less of a cliff-hanger and more of a total fairy-tale tease. We’re not quite sure if we’re OK with how things ended with our misguided heroes—Emma in the arms of Hook, a man she had been adamant on NOT ending up with, Regina finding love only to have her world crushed like Graham’s heart circa Season One by the return of Robin Hood’s used-to-be dead wife, and don’t even get us started on the lack of substantial consequences to Emma traveling back in time and almost erasing her entire family line. How about those last 45 seconds? Were you expecting Disney’s newest Princess-turned-Queen…

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