On Wednesday evening, Disney staged the world premiere of Cruella at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. The movie, a live-action prequel to “101 Dalmatians”, is opening in theaters and on Disney+ Premier May 28, 2021.
While much smaller than usual, the premiere also marked the first major studio in-theater premiere since COVID-19.
Of course, walking the carpet was Emma Stone, co-star Kirby Howell-Baptiste and director Craig Gillespie, among other talents from High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Many top Disney executives also attended, including Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Chapek, and Alan Bergman and Alan Horn.
Academy Award winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) stars in Disney’s “Cruella,” an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. “Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility”). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.
Check out some of the photos from the event below: