Published By: Sougata Dutta

Behind The Curtain: Disney's Villainous Origins Unveiled In 'Cruella'

From Sketch to Screen: Delving into the Dark Origins of a Disney Icon

It has become a hallmark of modern movies that Disney loves adapting famous animated classics into live-action movies. But with "Cruella," the studio took a big risk by going back to the beginnings of one of its most famous bad guys, Cruella de Vil from "101 Dalmatians." With Emma Stone as the title character and Craig Gillespie directing, "Cruella" is a new and bold take on the classic bad girl, showing her complicated past and why she does what she does.

At the heart of "Cruella" is the story of Cruella de Vil's childhood, which gives viewers a better understanding of the character beyond her well-known love of wearing fur coats made from Dalmatian puppies. The movie is set in London in the 1970s and follows Estella, a young woman who wants to be a fashion designer and has a flair for the dramatic, as she makes her way through the tough world of haute couture and finds out who she really is as Cruella.

One of the most interesting things about "Cruella" is how it looks at nature vs. nurture and how a person's education can change their morals. Estella is shown to be a free-spirited, artistic person with a rebellious streak from a very young age. However, her troubled past makes her heavy. As Estella learns more about her family past and faces the demons from her childhood, her transformation into Cruella turns into a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

Emma Stone does a great job playing Cruella. She shows how vulnerable the character is as well as how determined she is. Stone gives the part a lot of depth and subtlety, giving Cruella a sense of humanity and complexity that makes her more than just a cartoon villain. When Stone plays Cruella, she skillfully shows both sides of her personality, showing her wit and charm as well as her darker tendencies.

"Cruella" is also a visually beautiful and immersive movie experience that brings the lively world of London in the 1970s to life. Everything about the movie, from the fancy clothes to the dirty city streets, is both fancy and dirty, perfectly capturing the spirit of the time. Craig Gillespie, the director, has a great eye for detail and tells stories visually.

"Cruella" has beautiful visuals and a great supporting cast, including Emma Thompson as Cruella's mentor-turned-rival, the powerful Baroness von Hellman. Thompson is deliciously evil as the cold fashionista, and her performance is the perfect contrast to Stone's lively performance as Cruella. This story is more interesting and tense because of the relationship between the two main characters.

Also, "Cruella" pays respect to the animated movie that came before it while also making its own style. There are many references to "101 Dalmatians" in the movie, from nods to famous scenes to hidden Easter eggs for fans who are really paying attention. But "Cruella" bravely goes its own way, giving the old story a new twist that defies predictions and surprises us all the way through.

"Cruella" shows that Disney is still committed to new ideas and ways of doing things. The film takes a new and risky look at a classic story by exploring the roots of one of its most famous villains. It also gives viewers a better understanding of the character's motivations and complexity. "Cruella" is a captivating movie with beautiful visuals, compelling performances, and themes that make you think. It leaves a lasting impact on audiences and makes Cruella de Vil even more of one of Disney's most interesting and mysterious characters.