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Trailer Time: Beauty and the Beast Trailer #2 (2017) *Final Invitation*

This is just stunning.  The teaser and the two trailers for this film have been clinics on how to sell a film to an audience.  The only criticism I can lay is I can’t imagine that any other rendition of the original Beauty and the Beast anthem that’s played over this trailer can equal the original, but so much looks so good that I’m going into this expecting something very special.  Beauty and the Beast opens March 17, 2017. Continue reading Trailer Time: Beauty and the Beast Trailer #2 (2017) *Final Invitation*

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

Beauty & The Beast Official Poster and More Stills Released

Emma Watson, Belle, Beauty & the Beast

Before this year’s Jungle Book, I was of the opinion that the Disney live action remakes of their animated catalog was a money grab.  The live action film division of Disney is the last bastion of the hucksterism that drove that company for the longest time.  Bombs like the Pirate sequels, The Lone Ranger, and Tomorrowland have continued to come forth from its depths while the rest of the company has become synonymous with quality.  Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, and the resurrected animation department have made the studio the best in Hollywood, and now, after being utterly dumbfounded by how good The Jungle Book was, I look upon next year’s Beauty & the Beast as one of the first films of 2017 that is absolutely must-see.  Disney has released more stills showing the Beast, Gaston, more of Emma Watson as Belle, and while I think the Beast looks a little dodgy….I’m so in.  You’ve probably already seen the teaser a million times, but I don’t know if you’ve realized that it is shot-for-shot a remake of the teaser for the 1991 animated film.  Seeing them side-by-side and hearing Alan Menken’s haunting piano theme begin to play, you sense that this is going to be as special as our visit to the jungle was this year.  Check out the new pictures and this comparison trailer.  Beauty & the Beast will release March 17, 2017. Continue reading Beauty & The Beast Official Poster and More Stills Released

Trailer Time: Disney’s Beauty & The Beast (2017) *This Is How You Do a Teaser*

After wowing us with their live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book in 2016, next year Disney will turn its sights on Beauty & The Beast (still the only animated feature to ever be nominated for Best Picture).  The Jungle Book so blew me away that I was in on this (though 2018 and The Little Mermaid is going to seriously need to win me over).  However, this teaser trailer just bewitched me.  Elegant, haunting, showing just enough while taking you back to the Beast’s castle, showing only a glimpse of Emma Watson as Belle.  I was incredibly impressed with this teaser.  I was not the only one.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty & the Beast broke the 24-hour viewing record for a trailer debut set by Star Wars Episode VII, being viewed online 91.8 million times since Disney uploaded it.  In another two or three years, Disney will have enough money to secede from America and become its own country (storing it all, of course, in a theatrically huge Scrooge McDuck money bin).

The cast is as stellar as The Jungle Book’s and is directed by Chicago director Bill Condon.  Joining Emma Watson as Belle are Emma Thompson, Ian McKellan, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Kline, and Dan Stevens as the Beast.  Original composer Alan Menken will return to do the music.  This looks like it could be something special.  But I think this is this the only Episode VII record the film will be breaking.  Disney’s Beauty & the Beast is scheduled for a March 17, 2017, release.
Dan Stevens, Emma Watson, Disney's Beauty and the Beast