When I was a kid, I remember going to the movies with my mom and sister. We didn’t go to the movies a lot, so each movie we saw was memorable. On one particular occasion, I remember going to the theater to see a new Disney movie that everyone had been talking about – Beauty and the Beast.
Even now, twenty five years later, I can recall sitting there in awe and wonder as I stared at the big screen. I remember being amazed by the animation, falling in love with the story, adoring the soundtrack, and then returning home…only to hear my mom sing the songs for weeks after we saw the movie. When the movie was released on video (not DVD, video), we purchased it right away…and proceeded to watch it at least 100 times. Beauty and the Beast was a huge part of my childhood, so I couldn’t be happier that they’re bring it back to the big screen this spring as a live-action film!I’m so excited to share this film with my kids! Check out this brand new trailer:
More about the movie:
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Did you see Beauty and the Beast in the theater? Will you be seeing the live-action reimagining of Beauty and the Beast this spring? Who will you bring with you?