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* CinderellaCircumstances: Annabelle's cruel step-aunt sends her to work as a child laborer in the mill owned by her family. Annabelle doesn't even get to live with said step-aunt, instead being sent to live with the other orphans who work at the mill.


It was released in five hundred select theaters on December 8, 2018 at 12:55 p.m.

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It was released in five hundred select theaters on December 8, 2018 at 12:55 p.m. See the trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIbGnzzAiLw here]].

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* StreetUrchin: Annabelle becomes one after running away from the mill


The movie features a FramingDevice in which Rose (Lansbury) is telling a story to a glum orphan named Emily. This story is about a young girl named Annabelle, and her relationship with her GuardianAngel (Van Dyke).

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The movie features a FramingDevice in which Rose (Lansbury) is telling a story to a glum orphan named Emily. This The story she's telling is about a young girl named Annabelle, and her relationship with her GuardianAngel (Van Dyke).


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The film was released in five hundred select theaters on December 8, 2018 at 12:55 p.m.

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The film It was released in five hundred select theaters on December 8, 2018 at 12:55 p.m.


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* TragicKeepsake: In Annabelle's case, a little porcelain dog


* CinderellaCircumstances: Annabelle's cruel step-aunt sends her to work as a child laborer in the mill owned by her family. Annabelle doesn't even get to live with said step-aunt, instead being sent to live with the other orphans who work at the mill.
* TheEdwardianEra: The main story with Annabelle appears to take place during this era, more or less. The frame story with Emily is set a while later, in the 1920s or 1930s.



* RichesToRags: Happens to Annabelle when her father dies, and even more so when her mother dies

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* KidsAreCruel: The other orphans are mean to Annabelle, and give her the nickname "[[TheNamesake Buttons]]"
* RealAfterAll: [[spoiler:Not only is Rose's story true, the film ends with Emily getting adopted by the grown-up Annabelle]]
* RichesToRags: Happens to Annabelle when her father dies, and even more so when her mother diesdies
* WickedStepmother: Well, step-aunt in this case


The film was released in five hundred select theaters on December 8, 2018 at 12:55 p.m.

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The film was released in five hundred select theaters on December 8, 2018 at 12:55 p.m.m.
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!!This movie provides examples of:

* GuardianAngel: Lansbury and Van Dyke's characters
* HeartwarmingOrphan: Emily and, eventually, Annabelle
* RichesToRags: Happens to Annabelle when her father dies, and even more so when her mother dies

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''Buttons'' is a 2018 musical fantasy film starring Creator/DickVanDyke, Creator/AngelaLansbury, Creator/JaneSeymourActress, Creator/IoanGruffudd, Creator/KatieMcGrath, Creator/RobertPicardo, and Creator/JohnDeLancie.

The movie features a FramingDevice in which Rose (Lansbury) is telling a story to a glum orphan named Emily. This story is about a young girl named Annabelle, and her relationship with her GuardianAngel (Van Dyke).

The film was released in five hundred select theaters on December 8, 2018 at 12:55 p.m.

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