Disney+ has released the official trailer and poster for the upcoming original movie Sneakerella, premiering May 13, 2022, on the streaming service. The movie comes from the studio behind the mega-hit Descendants, High School Musical, and ZOMBIES franchises.
You can watch the trailer using the player below, and you’ll find the vertical poster underneath.
The pop/hip-hop musical is set in the vibrant street-sneaker subculture of New York City and puts a contemporary twist on the Cinderella fairy tale.
El, an aspiring sneaker designer from Queens, works as a stock boy in a shoe store and hides his artistic talent.
Sparks fly after a chance encounter with Kira King, the daughter of sneaker royalty and a Manhattan Princess Charming of sorts.
With a nudge from his best friend and a touch of magic, El finds the courage to lace up and dream big.
They include John Salley, Devyn Nekoda, Juan Chioran, Bryan Terrell Clark, Kolton Stewart, Robyn Alomar, Yvonne Senat Jones, and Hayward Leach.
Sneakerella is a Disney+ original movie from Disney Branded Television, directed and co-executive produced by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum. Jane Startz and Rachel Watanabe-Batton serve as executive producers.
The teleplay was written by David Light & Joseph Raso, Tamara Chestna, Mindy Stern & George Gore II and is based on a story by Stern & Gore and Light & Raso. Chestna also serves as a co-executive producer.
“‘Sneakerella’ brings a vibrant, modern approach to a beloved story by suggesting that magic is the result of hard work and determination and exists within each of us,” said Lauren Kisilevsky, vice president of Original Movies, Disney Channel.
“Liz Allen’s unique vision, Lexi and Chosen’s amazing chemistry, the incredible music, and the gravity-defying choreography will bring this movie to life and inspire audiences of all ages.”
Sneakerella features choreography duo Emilio Dosal and Ebony Williams (In the Heights).
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Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.