Why Beauty and the Beast will define a whole new generation


With exactly one month to go until the release of Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast, the cast explain how a tale as old as time was brought to life in a new featurette.

The clip sees some new footage from the upcoming remake, to get you suitably excited for its release in cinemas on 17 March.

“I have loved Beauty and the Beast since I was about four years old,” says Emma Watson in the clip, as she talks about her experience of becoming Belle.

The featurette also weaves in clips from the animated original, seeing how the team managed to bring the magical world to life.

“I just thought it was the most beautiful and perfect movie,” said director Bill Condon. “The question then becomes: why remake something that is perfect?

“Part of it was the opportunity to tell it in a live action fully photoreal version, and distinguish Belle again 25 years later as a 21st century heroine.”

Fans can now book tickets for the film, which will be in cinemas on 17 March.


The upcoming film will feature brand new recordings of the original songs written by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice.

Disney released some incredible motion posters last month to bring the iconic characters to life, which are a must-see.

Moreover, Celiné Dion confirmed that she has recorded a brand new song for the movie called How Does A Moment Last Forever.

Of course, Celiné recorded the original Beauty and the Beast song, which went on to win three Grammy Awards.



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