Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Sneakerella disney Facts

“Sneakerella” is a modern twist on the classic Cinderella fairy tale, reimagined through the lens of sneaker culture. Released by Disney, this film transforms the traditional story into a contemporary urban narrative set in the vibrant streets of New York City.

The story centers around El, a young aspiring sneaker designer from Queens who works as a stock boy in his late mother’s shoe store. El hides his artistic talent from his overbearing stepfather and two mean-spirited stepbrothers. His luck changes when he meets Kira King, the fiercely independent daughter of a legendary basketball star and sneaker tycoon. With a spark of romance and a dash of magical intervention, El pursues his dream of becoming a major player in the world of sneaker design.

“Sneakerella” brings a fresh, creative edge to the Cinderella story, highlighting themes of ambition, creativity, and resilience, all set against the backdrop of a sneaker-obsessed culture. The film features music and dance sequences that celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of urban life.

Additional Details


  • Chosen Jacobs: El
  • Lexi Underwood: Kira King
  • John Salley: Darius King
  • Yvonne Senat Jones: Denise King
  • Devyn Nekoda: Sami
  • Juan Chioran: Gustavo
  • Robyn Alomar: Liv
  • Bryan Terrell Clark: Trey
  • Kolton Stewart: Zelly
  • Hayward Leach: Stacy
  • Elia Press: Sneakerhead


  • Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

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