Patrick Doyle Talks Cinderella (2015)

In 2015 Cinderella became the latest Disney animated film to undergo the live-action remake treatment and the results were….okay (depending on who you ask). The biggest change between the 1950 original and this version is that the latter is not a musical (which I think is a real shame).

Unlike Maleficent, which told the Sleeping Beauty story from the perspective of the titular character, Cinderella basically retold the story straight (with various changes here and there, but nothing too extreme). And as beautiful as it looked in the previews, I couldn’t bring myself to watch it, as I grew up watching the animated film. Also, no offense, but Cate Blanchett has NOTHING on Eleanor Audley when it comes to playing Lady Tremaine (I watched a few clips to get an idea of the film).


One bright spot is Patrick Doyle’s score, created with an emphasis on romance. Doyle frequently collaborates with director Kenneth Branagh (including Hamlet and Thor) and the resulting music was well-received by critics. Doyle briefly mentions the score in a red carpet interview I was able to find for the film’s premiere (available in the link above). Doyle enjoyed creating the music for this film and described it as being “very eclectic.”


Unfortunately it is a very short interview, but I hope you enjoy it (if anyone can point me to a longer interview regarding this film, I will happily add it) 🙂

I’m glad everyone is enjoying Disturbing Disney so far; I just wanted to let you know that the next installment will come next week. Right now the university is on spring break and I’m working extra hours so I don’t have a lot of time to work on that series right now (that’s why I’ve been doing smaller posts thus far).

See also:

Film Composer Interviews A-H

Film Composer Interviews K-Z

Patrick Doyle talks Brave (2012)

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6 thoughts on “Patrick Doyle Talks Cinderella (2015)

  1. Renate

    I think Cinderella is a beautiful movie, we may have a million different Cinderella movies but I still enjoy it so much. You’re doing a fantastic job for having such a limited time, you’re great Becky!

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  2. Cathy SerrenhoSmith

    This is the best movie I have ever seen.
    At first I didn’t want to see it, because I wanted to remember the Disney original. Then in January of this year, my father (age 87) said it was really good. We watch it everyday an average of 3-5 Times EVERYDAY. My mother has Alzheimer’s and dementia. She watches this movie for the first time, every time.
    She loves it. THANK YOU

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    1. Cathy Smith-Clark

      I loved it to, so much. My mom recently passed ( at 101 ) after she had dementia & my sisters with Power of Attourney threw her out of her home so they could sell it & get the money now.&
      put her in a terrible care home for 3 years I saw her everyday.
      So I loved your line how your mom got to see it everyday for the first time. That was awesome.🤗. My name it Cathy Smith-Clark. 😱.


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