Disney’s Into the Woods Film Locations and Trailer England

Watching the Into the Woods trailer literally gives me goosebumps. To some this may seem a conglomeration of famous fairytales. This is so much more than that. Walt Disney Pictures will yet again take us on a magical and enchanted journey through our very own half-forgotten childhood memories where cardboard boxes were castle dungeons and teddy bears were prince charmings. Explore the Into the Woods film locations and find yourself in a real life fairytale.

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A scene with Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford) and the Baker (James Corden).

Into the Woods a Modern Day Retelling of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

Into the Woods, coming from the Broadway musical which premiered in 1987, tangles the famed classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—into an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), who hope to begin a family if not for the evil wicked witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. Exceptional filmmaker, Rob Marshall known for the musical Chicago, and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbeanreins the film along side John DeLuca, Wicked producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall.

For a complete listing of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale Route in Germany click here!

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The Witch (Meryl Streep) and the Baker (James Corden).

Into the Woods in theaters December 25, 2014

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Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzie).

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Keep and entrance of Dover Castle

Keep and entrance of Dover Castle, 2007 by Webzooloo from France – Dover Castle. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

Dover Castle in Dover Kent, England, UK

Also known for being the film location for the 1960’s TV series, Dr. Who, Dover Castle is an absolutely stunning location for a fairytale film. This medieval castle noted as the “Key to England” because of its militant history in England. A protected historical, heritage and archaeological site, Dover Castle couldn’t be more enchanting with Iron Age findings and even secret tunnels.

Dover Castle Wall

“Dover castle wall”. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

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Waverley Abbey ruins

Waverley Abbey Ruins geograph.org.uk 1167081″ by Mark Percy – From geograph.org.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Waverley Abbey, Farnham, Surrey England, UK

The first Cistercian abbey in England, Waverley Abbey founded in 1128, is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It has been over time turned into ruins, damaged on more than one occasion by severe flooding. Its walls suffering nearly as much as its monks who were known to have endured poverty and famine. You can really see the enchanting pieces of the abbey come to life just through photographs. I can’t wait to see it on Christmas Day in Disney’s Into the Woods. The ruins of the abbey are now managed by English Heritage and open to the public.

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Waverley abbey undercroft by Mills77 – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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St Marys Hambleden

St Marys Hambleden SW aspect by Russ Hamer – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Hambleden of Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Having not seen the movie yet, I can only presume that the interest of Hambleden for Into the Woods, was made from its countryside wrapping around sleepy medieval cottages, rolling impossible hills, and the beautiful St. Mary’s Church which dates back to the 14th century. The church, boasting an eight-bell tower, houses an intricate decorative ceiling that I’d be hard pressed to see not show up in the film. Get your pinterest open, you’re going to want this on your list of “Fairytale Places”. A Fairytale Traveler favorite film location also forTim Burton’s  Sleepy Hollow.

 

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I love this cozy brick and cobbled cottage store front of Hambleden. Its mossy rooftop draws me to another time.

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Hambleden St Marys Ceiling Detail” by Russ Hamer – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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A half-timbered medieval cottage in Hambleden, photo from Britain Express.com

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How could you not love this row of cottages in Hambleden. I can see how this was an obvious choice for Marshall,

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Windsor German wiki GNU-Martin Morgenstern by Martin Morgenstern (Solobratscher) – Transferred from de.wikipedia. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Virginia Water, Surrey, England, UK (Forest)

Now this is just a hunch, but if Disney took Into the Woods to Virginia Water, I’m betting it was to Windsor Great Park. 5,000 acres large bordering Surrey, the park was, for many centuries, the private hunting ground of Windsor Castle and dates primarily from the mid-13th century. It is now open to the public and is a popular recreation space for locals and visitors. There are so many fairytale places in the Great Park. From its ancient oaks, to the famed “Long Walk” to Windsor Castle, every inch of this place is enchanting.

A Fairytale Traveler favorite film location forRobin Hood (2010), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), the Curse of the Werewolf (1961), Tv Series Dr. Who (1961).

 

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Windsor Great Park oak by MalcolmGould – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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Into the Woods Cast

Starring:

  • Johnny Depp as the Wolf
  • Anna Kendrick as Cinderella
  • Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife
  • Chris Pine as Prince Charming
  • Meryl Streep as the Witch
  • James Corden as the Baker

Into the Woods on a Personal Note

Clearly you know that I love fairytales. More and more you are seeing these fantastic timeless tales being revamped and restyled for a modern approach. I am a firm believer that it’s retellings like these that keep the magic alive, and illuminate our hearts with adventure. I am so very grateful for Disney to be creating this film on the trail of others like Malificent (2014), Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-current), and the soon to be released Cinderella (2015). They have always brought the magic to our hearts, and are the cradle of every child’s fairytale adventures; and are still enchanting mine and the Little Fairytale Traveler’s lives. Check out the Into the Woods trailer and see for yourself.

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Ancient oaks at Windsor Great Park, Author: Antony McCallum – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Official Into the Woods Movie Trailer

Here you have it! The much anticipated Into the Woods trailer in theaters Christmas Day 2014!

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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