During last year’s Disney+ Day, a brand new original film, “Sneakerella”, was announced to be coming to Disney+ in 2022.
Originally, Disney announced that the film would be released in February, however, it was delayed and now it has been confirmed that “Sneakerella” will be released Disney+ on May 13th 2022.
Set in the avant-garde street-sneaker subculture of New York City, “Sneakerella” is a high-energy, music-driven movie that puts a contemporary twist on the “Cinderella” fairy tale.
El is an aspiring sneaker designer from Queens who works as a stock boy in the shoe store that once belonged to his late mother. He hides his artistic talent from his overburdened stepfather and two mean-spirited stepbrothers who constantly thwart any opportunity that comes his way. When El meets Kira King, the fiercely independent daughter of legendary basketball star and sneaker tycoon Darius King, sparks fly as the two bond over their mutual affinity for sneakers. With a little nudge from his best friend and a sprinkle of Fairy Godfather magic, El finds the courage to use his talent to pursue his dream of becoming a ‘legit’ sneaker designer in the industry. El is now ready to lace up and dream big.
Check out the new trailer below:
The film stars up-and-coming actors Chosen Jacobs (“It”) and Lexi Underwood (“Little Fires Everywhere”) will star alongside four-time NBA Champion John Salley.
Jane Startz (“Ella Enchanted”) and Rachel Watanabe-Batton (“I Pity the Fool”) serve as executive producers, with co-executive producer Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum (“Ramona and Beezus”) who also directed the film.
Are you looking forward to watching “Sneakerella”?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.