Disney is continuing their trend of reviving successful, old animated films into Hollywood Blockbuster action films with Beauty and the Beast, and to the joy of many fans the first movie trailer was just released!

The new Beauty and the Beast is directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon, and stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as The Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston. The music will be just as enchanting and memorable as the animated film, with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken as producer. Menken won Academy Awards® for Best Original Socre and Best Song for the 1991 animated Disney film. The films score will include new recordings of the original songs which have been written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice.

The star-studded cast and crew of actors, musicians, and directors will be sure not to disappoint when they bring the various objects found in the castle to life using CGI. It will be quite interesting to see how the live-action and CGI blend together to re-create the timeless classic Disney fairy tale for a modern movie audience with high expectations. As the film trailer reveals, Beauty and the Beast will be magical on the level that only Disney can pull off.

What is the plot of Beauty and the Beast?

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
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For those who had bad childhoods or are just unfamiliar with the plot, it’s about a young woman who falls in love with a beast while captured inside his castle. 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.

Beauty and the Beast Film Stars

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.

Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon from a screenplay by TBD based on the 1991 animated film, the film 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.

When Will Beauty and the Beast Will Be Released In Theaters

Beauty and the Beast will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.

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