Trailer Time: Beauty and the Beast Trailer #1 (2017) *Be Our Guest*

Well, no sooner than I said earlier today that we should be getting a full trailer for Beauty and the Beast soon, and it appears!  This is just stunning.  So true to the animated film (my second favorite of Disney’s), and every touch seems right.  Unlike The Jungle Book, this should be a musical, and in Alan Menken’s hands, with this cast, and Oscar-winning director Bill Condon…I think it may just give Mowgli and crew a run for their money.

Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
 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; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

The Beast (Dan Stevens) 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) 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.

Directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, Beauty and the Beast is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice.
*Italicized text from Coming Soon

Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson, Belle, Beast


6 thoughts on “Trailer Time: Beauty and the Beast Trailer #1 (2017) *Be Our Guest*”

  1. Oh, I’m excited for this movie. Love the original Disney animated movie. Personally, Disney’s live action remakes have gotten better (Cinderella, Jungle Book, Pete’s Dragon), so of course really eager to see how Beauty and the Beast fares.

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  2. I don’t know if this is just the nostalgia talking, but that was one of the best trailers I have ever seen, ever. It made me feel like a kid again. Normally I would say that trying to be this faithful to a celebrated classic was a recipe for failure and possibly disaster. Better to stake out your own territory. But Condon accepted the challenge, and this looks like it has an actual shot at improving on a masterpiece.

    It’s the living objects that seal the deal for me. They’re whimsical and WEIRD and instantly put you in another, more magical, place. Usually the stills look better than the reality when it comes to CGI creations, yet I agree with you that the revere is true in this case, with the Beast. Bodes well. I think this movie is going to cut across a wide swath of demographics to easily become one of the biggest hits of all time.

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      1. Soooo much to look forward to.

        I think it’s clear that Beauty and the Beast is going to be huge.

        But honestly the big test of the Great Disney Live Action Remake Kick is going to be Tim Burton, and Dumbo. On the one hand Burton’s recent track record as a director-for-hire is spotty, and he seems to be willing to take the money and run if it helps to keep his career afloat. On the other hand the story of Dumbo is so perfect for him, it’s almost too perfect. Also at some point he needs to make at least one film set in a circus, and that film must NOT be an adaptation of the novel Geek Love (which he holds the screen rights to for some reason, and if you haven’t read it, please keep your distance, because it is repellent).

        If Disney could get its live action division to be as consistent as its animated one, forget Hollywood. Disney could rule the world.


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