Recently, the stars of the new Disney+ Original film, “Sneakerella”, Chosen Jacobs and Lexi Underwood, headed to Walt Disney World to promote the new film.
Set in the vibrant 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.
Chosen Jacobs told the Disney Park Blog about the story’s similarity to the classic Cinderella tale.
“Both stories tell the tale of a character who’s had a tough hand dealt to them but have people along the way to encourage them and help them become their best selves– the prince or princess that they truly are inside,” “I think we stay true to the heart of the Cinderella story, but add a new, modern twist to it.”
The original movie “Sneakerella” is streaming now exclusively on Disney+.
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