Love Stories, Bravery, Diversity Makes New Beauty and the Beast A Must See #BeOurGuestEvent

Love Stories, Bravery, Diversity Makes New Beauty and the Beast A Must See

Disney’s new live action film, Beauty and the Beast is now playing in theaters everywhere. I’ve been waiting to see this movie since they announced that Emma Watson was slated to play Belle. Beauty and the Beast has been my favorite Disney movie of all time. I’ve always felt like Belle was my spirit princess, so attending the #BeOurGuestEvent was life changing for me.

I remember the chills I felt watching the teaser trailer months ago. Just seeing that iconic rose brought back so many memories of the animated version of the film.

We screened the movie the same day we arrived in town. My body was still on east coast time but I was determined to enjoy it to the fullest. It was amazing. There were moments when there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. I wanted to immediately see it again after the first time. There are so many things I could say about the film to encourage you to see the film. Here’s eight reasons why I loved the film and why I think you’ll want to see it as well.

8 Reasons Why I Loved Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Emma Watson as Belle in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s classic animated film.

Emma Watson Nails Belle

There was never a doubt in my mind that Watson could pull off the iconic character of Belle. She seemed like she was born to play this role. Before screening the movie someone mentioned if I was worried about her singing. I’d never actually thought about her singing at all. After seeing the movie I have to say she did an awesome job with the singing. During our interview with Emma and Dan, she talked about how hard she worked on her voice to prove to Disney that she was committed to the role and that she could indeed sing.

The mantel clock Cogsworth, the teapot Mrs. Potts, Lumiere the candelabra and the feather duster Plumette live in an enchanted castle in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon.

New Animation Effects Brings Supporting Cast to Life

As you can imagine it’s not easy to bring to life moving and talking furniture and household items to life. For the movie, Disney filmmakers started working with a new technique to animate the items. They looked amazing in the movie. My personal favorite was Plumette. I loved the new look she received versus the animated version.

Luke Evans stars as Gaston and Josh Gad as Le Fou in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon which brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life.

Luke Evans and Josh Gad Steals Hearts as Gaston and Le Fou

These guys probably have one of the best bromances I’ve seen in movie history. Evans and Gad did an amazing job bringing these characters to life in a grand way. They really are the bad guys we love to hate in the film. Be prepared to sing when the tavern scene appears in the film. I couldn’t help myself when I saw the film.

All the Original Songs You Love Plus Three New Ones

Since I mentioned singing I have to take about the music. If you’re worried about them not staying true to the film don’t worry. All of the original songs appear in the live action version. There are also three new songs added to the film. The supporting cast gets a song, along with a solo for the Beast. The new songs include:

  • How Does A Moment Last Forever
  • Days in the Sun
  • Evermore

You can purchase the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack in stores or stream it online from iTunes or your preferred streaming service.

There Are Several Love Stories

In the original animated feature, we know that Belle and the Beast fall in love. Gaston thinks he likes Belle, but I believe he wants he because he can’t have her. In the live action film, we see the love story of Lumiere the candelabra and the feather duster Plumette expanded. There’s also additional romances with other items in the enchanted castle.

Diversity & Interracial Couples

Disney did an amazing job adding such a diverse cast for this film by way of supporting actors. During our interview with Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Audra McDonald, we talked about the inclusion of not one but two interracial couples. I love seeing positive images of love in films, and I hope people recognize the beauty in these stories.

The Lesson on Acceptance

One of my favorite quotes during our interviews came from Gugu Mbatha-Raw, when we asked what she hoped people take away from the film, she stated “I hope that people will get swept up in the romance and the music is just so iconic. I love the message that beauty is found within, it’s an oldie but a goodie. But, I think really for this film the idea to look a little deeper, see the human within each and every person even if the exterior is something that intimidates you or you’re not familiar with. There’s always a human underneath it all. And I think to try to connect to somebody’s soul, is really important.” 

It Stays True to the Original

What I loved the most about this version of the movie is that it was very true to the original. From the opening scene with Belle’s song. I was immediately drawn into the story. I loved it just as much as the original and at times even more. It reminded me of my childhood all over again and I can’t wait to share it with my kids.

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About Beauty and the Beast:

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” a live-action adaption on of the studio’s animated classic featuring an extraordinary ensemble cast, including: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Hattie Morahan and Nathan Mack with Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.

Directed by Bill Condon and based on the 1991 animated film “Beauty and the Beast,” the screenplay is written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. The film is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, p.g.a. and Todd Lieberman, p.g.a with Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and Don Hahn serving as executive producers.

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens Talk Beauty and the Beast

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens Talk Beauty and the Beast

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens were our last interview of the day during our #BeOurGuestEvent press day. We sat in our interview room after lunch anxiously awaiting the pair. They both seemed to glide into the room and immediately headed for the Funko Pop figurines on the table. Emma was wearing a completely different dress from the one we had seen her in early that day. We’d hear some many wonderful things about the pair all day, so we couldn’t wait to talk to them about the film.

Coralie Seright – Lovebugs and Postcards

We briefly touched on the audition process with the director earlier in the day. You’re probably wondering like most people if Emma is actually singing in the film. We’d already learn that she was committed to learning to sing for this part. We wanted to know from Emma and Dan how the audition process was for them.

Emma Watson: I think for Disney, it was about wanting to explore whether or not I could sing. I think, really that was the major question mark, so I was put together an audition tape, and I went away and trained. Then I did that classic thing of waiting on tentative hooks to get the call, and to hear whether or not it was up to standard and thankfully it was, so I got offered the role which was just very, very exciting, really.

Dan Stevens : And yes, for me I put a song on tape for, for Bill Condon, and it was the Beast song from the Broadway musical which we end up not using in the movie, but it is was because the Beast doesn’t sing in the animated film. Fortunately he like it.

Belle (Emma Watson) comes to realize that underneath the hideous exterior of the Beast (Dan Stevens) there is the kind heart of a Prince in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon.

Wardrobe and costumes play and integral part in any movie or television show.  We wanted to know what was it like seeing themselves in full costume the first time?

EW : It was kind of amazing, [LAUGHS]. I think because Belle, you know, it’s a fairytale; I play kind of an architype, really. She’s more of a symbol. The way that I got into character was I sort of started to feel like I was understanding her really well through her costume, so it was like working on putting together the boots that she wore and she had kind of these slightly scruffy socks, and she had the bloomers underneath her skirt which meant that she could swing her leg over a horse.

And creating the kind of tool belt that she has on for when she’s inventing things, and it will carry her books and all these little details. She actually has a ring on this finger which actually just like one that I wear, which is one from my mom. I really felt like I was starting to get to know her, so her costume was really important for me, actually. 

DS : I didn’t really have a costume. Well, I did have a costume. The made costumes for the Beast. They were really giant coats that he wore, and this massive shredded cloak, but I never actually got to put it on. I spent the whole time, as the Beast, anyway, in a forty pound muscle suit on stilts covered in gray lycra. So I looked pretty odd, but nothing like the Beast that you see in the, in the movie.

Photo Credit: Coralie Seright – Lovebugs and Postcards

Emma Watson is known for her portrayal of Hermione in the Harry Potter series. Both Hermione and Belle are very strong charac- very strong characters. In which ways were you able to shape the character of Belle to help continue the empowerment of future generations that will be seeing this film, both young and impressionable?

EW : That’s really a good question. There was talk of- a little bit at the beginning, – of a wedding perhaps at the end, and that had not been in the original, and I was sort of like, oh, me, sorry, can I just point out this isn’t in the original. We need to stay faithful to the original, and I felt strongly about that. I felt very strongly that she needed to have a vocation to fill her time with, this is very important to me.

So we kind of co-opted what was originally kind of crazy ole Maurice’s identity, and I was like, well, that’s not the direction that Kevin’s taking the role in. Could I co-opt that for Bell, and we had her design this washing machine that allows her to have more time to read and to teach. That was super important to me. I think also, actually, people ask me a lot, you know, what’s it like being a Disney princess? And I go, well, actually, Belle isn’t a princess, [LAUGHS].

She’s actually one of the few Disney of young women who actually isn’t a princess. She’s an ordinary girl from an ordinary village and, and actually that’s very important about her, and she has no aspirations to be a princess. She has no aspirations to marry a prince. And so there was a line in the movie, originally, about Audra, the chest of drawers says to me, oh you know, we’ll make you a gown fit for a princess, and I asked Bill, I said, could I say actually, I’m not a princess?

And he was like, yeah, sure. And so just like little things like that where I just felt like I was protecting and defending Belle’s sort of original DNA and just making sure that we stay truthful and, and faithful to this very independent young woman.

Belle (Emma Watson) comes to realize that underneath the hideous exterior of the Beast (Dan Stevens) there is the kind heart of a Prince in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon.

We briefly touched on the dancing scenes in the film. Both actors did an amazing job, they trained for three months to learn all the dances for the movie. First they started with separate partners, then started dancing with each other. Both credited learning to Waltz with helping them build chemistry for the film.

Emma Watson as Belle in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s classic animated film.

While discussing the dress Dan shared a funny story with us about how his five year old daughter overheard Emma and him talking about the design of the dress. She went to her room and sketched five designs. Emma played along and picked a favorite, and a few weeks later when his daughter appeared on the set and saw the dress her response – “Yep, that’s the one!”. In her mind she designed that dress. Emma shared the qualities she required of the dress.

EW : So yes, I was very heavily involved in the dress. Trying to get the dress right was really difficult because we needed to dress her to serve a number of different purposes and functions. So it needed to be of the period, so originally we started off with a very kind of like seventeenth century traditional dress, but then we realized that it didn’t do that, like, really cute twirly thing that it does in the animation, when the dress, like, spins behind her?

We were like, damn. It has to do that, [AUDIENCE LAUGHS], otherwise it’s not right. So we’re like, okay, back to the drawing board. It’s gotta twirl. All right, so it can’t be quite seventeenth century, but the bottom’s gotta be different, so let me try another version of it, which kind of have that movement. It needed to be light, so we made it out of chiffon, and then we were like, she’s also gotta ride a horse in it, and she’s gotta be able to kind of go into the third part of the movie which is where she goes back to see her father. So it also kind of needs to feel like an action hero dress which is why the front of the dress looks a bit like a coat of armor.

It’s got gold flecks in it, and it kind of like had that kind of warrior element to it, as well. So, yeah, we kind of created a warrior, modern seventeenth century twisty, twirly dress hybrid.

Coralie Seright – Lovebugs and Postcards

One of the last things we asked about was what was important for both of them, for girls and boys to take away from this movie, because it’s a great- on both sides, there’s such great messages for boys and girls to learn.

DS : There really are. I remember even for me, the animated film as being a Disney film that was immediately loved by boys and girls. I actually have a great friend of mine who’s now in his midthirties. He grew up in the west of England in the countryside, who for him, Belle was his greatest hero, and he used to go into the fields of Somerset and sing, I want to venture in the great wide somewhere [AUDIENCE LAUGHS], you know, because there’s something about the spirit of Belle that is to be championed in all of us. I think that curiosity, that imagination, that ability to see beneath the surface deep, but also to see beyond your immediate surroundings. And she has tremendous vision in all, in all ways, and I think that’s, that something to be applauded.

EW : I think as a child, I had a very hard time working out sometime to why people weren’t kind to other people, and trying to kind of like understand. I think what is so beautiful about Belle is that she’s so nonjudgmental. It’s her ability to see beyond the surface of things and to understand that kind of everyone has a story, and you don’t always know what that story is, and to kind of look deeper into things before you make a judgement.

And, so there’s a kind of like a compassion and empathy there which I think is kind of a relief because I don’t think anyone is inherently evil. I think there’s light and dark in everyone, and I think that she kind of- she symbolizes that very well.

Coralie Seright – Lovebugs and Postcards

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opens in theaters everywhere on March 17th. Check out the trailer below.

About Beauty and the Beast:

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” a live-action adaption on of the studio’s animated classic featuring an extraordinary ensemble cast, including: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Hattie Morahan and Nathan Mack with Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.

Directed by Bill Condon and based on the 1991 animated film “Beauty and the Beast,” the screenplay is written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. The film is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, p.g.a. and Todd Lieberman, p.g.a with Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and Don Hahn serving as executive producers.

El Capitan Theatre to Offer Sensory Friendly Showings of Beauty and the Beast

El Capitan Theatre to Offer Sensory Friendly Showings of Beauty and the Beast

The world is waiting for the live action release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast next month. I’ve been excited about this film since I’ve seen the teaser poster. I’ll be attending a special blogger event next month for the film, be sure to check back for more on that trip. As a special needs mother I always want to share and highlight companies that accommodate our families. Although I won’t be in town when the El Capitan Theatre is running Beauty and the Beast, I had to share.

Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST March 17 –  April 30, 2017, in Dolby Vision™ Laser Projection and Dolby Atmos® Sound Technology.  Plus, an additional show on Thursday, March 16 at 9:30pm!

The El Capitan Theatre will also host a very special Tiny Tot Tuesday on these specific dates only:  Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18 during the run of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.  During these special screenings, parents and small children may enjoy the movie in a tot-friendly way—with lights dimmed rather than out and reduced sound levels.

The mantel clock Cogsworth, the teapot Mrs. Potts, Lumiere the candelabra and the feather duster Plumette live in an enchanted castle in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon.

In addition to the special showings for families with little kids, especially those with sensory sensitivity, The El Capitan Theatre will come alive under the magical spell of an immersive light and projection show before the movie featuring a dazzling SWAROVSKI crystal curtain, bringing the tale as old as time to life in a new and spectacular way.

This pre-show will be accompanied by a brand-new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST overture, arranged by Alan Menken’s long-time music director Michael Kosarin, in the style and tradition of the great classic roadshow film overtures.  It was recorded by a 100-piece symphonic studio orchestra, and takes the audience through the best loved songs from the 1991 animated film, as well as some of the gorgeous new songs written for this new live-action one.  Before and after the movie,  guests will have the opportunity to see costumes, props, and set dressing from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in a display in the lower lounge.

Gaston (Luke Evans) a handsome but arrogant brute, holds court in the village tavern in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, directed by Bill Condon, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic and a celebration of one of the most beloved stories ever told.

During its special engagement of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, The El Capitan Theatre is offering a Movie & Meal package at Hard Rock Café – a movie ticket and meal for $30.00 per person — park once and enjoy both!  Guests see the movie first and then have a meal at the Hard Rock Café after. Guests select their entrée upon arrival at the restaurant.  Reservations are required 24 hours (Business Days) in advance by calling 1-818-845-3110.  Please note: theatre concessions are not included; menu items cannot be substituted; tax & gratuity are included; additional items, including alcohol, are not included and if ordered, are paid for by the guest at the time of service.

El Capitan Theatre Guests may also enjoy the GHIRARDELLI SIP & SEE PACKAGE for $27.00 per person. Each ticket package includes: VIP Preferred Seat for the movie, VIP Popcorn, 20 oz. drink of choice. Either before or after the movie Guests will be able to take their ticket to Ghirardelli and enjoy a cup of Twinings exclusive BEAUTY & THE BEAST Tea paired with a crunchy biscotti freshly dipped in Ghirardelli chocolate. Reservations are required in advance (tickets must be booked no later than 24 hrs business days).

Daily showtimes are 10:45 a.m.3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at www.elcapitantickets.com or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes and dates are subject to change.

New Beauty and the Beast Poster and TV Spot

New Beauty and the Beast Poster and TV Spot

The more I see about this film the more anxious I get about the upcoming release.  I can’t wait to March to arrive so I can see my favorite Disney movie of all time come to life.  Check out the awesome poster below.

It’s stunning and it gets you even more excited about seeing the film.  Emma Watson looks amazing as Belle.  During the Golden Globes last night a new television spot aired showing clips from the movie with Watson singing.

About Beauty and the Beast

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “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 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; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast,” the screenplay is written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, p.g.a. and Todd Lieberman, p.g.a. with Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and Don Hahn serving as executive producers. Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the animated film, provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.

New Beauty and the Beast Trailer #BeOurGuest

New Beauty and the Beast Trailer

I woke up this morning to another beautiful look inside the upcoming live action release from Disney.  The official Beauty and the Beast trailer was release this morning and it’s amazing.  It’s everything I hoped it would be and more.  I’m obsessed with this movie, I can’t wait to see how they bring to life my favorite Disney movie of all time.

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Check out the official trailer for the movie below.  After you wanted it a few times let me know just how much you loved it.

The film, which brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life in a stunning, cinematic event, is directed by Bill Condon and features an extraordinary ensemble cast which also includes Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be released in theaters nationwide on March 17, 2017.

Belle (Emma Watson) comes to realize that underneath the hideous exterior of the Beast (Dan Stevens) there is the kind heart of a Prince in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic directed by Bill Condon.
Belle (Emma Watson) comes to realize that underneath the hideous exterior of the Beast (Dan Stevens) there is the kind heart of a Prince in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon.

Exciting Look at Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Exciting Look at Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The first set of photos from Disney’s new live action film Beauty and the Beast are beautiful.  I knew they would be look amazing, but they were breathtaking.  I’m in awe looking at all my favorite characters in a whole new way.  I have to say that Emma Watson looks magical as Belle.

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Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios

Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast from Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic and one of the most beloved tales ever told, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

The film, which brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life in a stunning, cinematic event, is directed by Bill Condon and features an extraordinary ensemble cast which also includes Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be released in theaters nationwide on March 17, 2017.

In Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic, Emma Watson stars as Belle and Kevin Kline is Maurice, Belle's father.  The story and characters audiences know and love are brought to life in this stunning cinematic event...a celebration of one of the most beloved tales ever told.
In Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, Emma Watson stars as Belle and Kevin Kline is Maurice, Belle’s father.
Gaston (Luke Evans) a handsome but arrogant brute, holds court in the village tavern in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, directed by Bill Condon, a live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic and a celebration of one of the most beloved stories ever told.
Gaston (Luke Evans) a handsome but arrogant brute, holds court in the village tavern in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, directed by Bill Condon, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic and a celebration of one of the most beloved stories ever told.

This reminds me of the scene when he sings about himself… No one does anything like Gaston.  I’m hoping this movie has songs from the original animated feature.

The Beast (Dan Stevens) and Belle (Emma Watson) in the castle library in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic which is a celebration of one of the most beloved stories ever told.
The Beast (Dan Stevens) and Belle (Emma Watson) in the castle library in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic which is a celebration of one of the most beloved stories ever told.
Director/co-screenwriter Bill Condon on set with Belle (Emma Watson) in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic. The story and characters audiences know and love are brought to life in this stunning cinematic event...a celebration of one of the most beloved stories ever told.
Director/co-screenwriter Bill Condon on set with Belle (Emma Watson) in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic. The story and characters audiences know and love are brought to life in this stunning cinematic event…a celebration of one of the most beloved stories ever told.

This library is a book lovers dream.  I think this is one of the ways Beast was able to get Belle to see past his exterior looks.

Luke Evans stars as  Gaston and Josh Gad as Le Fou in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic directed by Bill Condon which brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life.
Luke Evans stars as Gaston and Josh Gad as Le Fou in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon which brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life.
Emma Watson as Belle in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio's classic animated film.
Emma Watson as Belle in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s classic animated film.

I would love to see this dress up close and personal.  The wardrobe for the movie is amazing.  This is simply elegant.

The mantel clock Cogsworth, the teapot Mrs. Potts, Lumiere the candelabra and the feather duster Plumette live in an enchanted castle in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST the live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic directed by Bill Condon.
The mantel clock Cogsworth, the teapot Mrs. Potts, Lumiere the candelabra and the feather duster Plumette live in an enchanted castle in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon.

Beauty and the Beast wouldn’t be what it was without these guys.  I have to say teapot is fancier than I expected her to be, but she looks very pretty.

I can’t wait to see more about this movie.  Beauty and the Beast will be released on March 17th, 2017.