WATCH: The Very First “Beauty and the Beast” Teaser is Here!
This tale may be as old as time, but this live-action “Beauty and the Beast” teaser trailer is as fresh as a newly blossomed red rose! Get a peek into the castle and a first look at Emma Watson as Belle by watching the teaser here.
“Beauty and the Beast” is the next on Disney’s list of live-action re-tellings of their classic animated films. We’ve got high hopes, not just because “Cinderella” and “The Jungle Book” were so great, but because the casting seems pretty on point (Emma Watson pretty much IS Belle!), and just hearing the music again gave us chills.
The teaser doesn’t show us much, but it’s a nice first look into the gorgeous set. This new live-action “Beauty and the Beast” movie will combine the old and the new, giving a slightly more contemporary spin on the story, while keeping as much of the classic fairytale in tact as possible. Belle is still a super smart, extremely independent girl who is taken prisoner by the grumpy, misunderstood Beast. The Beast is still tormented by his hideous exterior and the fact that he thinks he’ll never be loved. The castle will still be filled with and enchanted staff – including Lumiere, Plumette, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and everyone else you’ve got your heart on seeing in the flick. Unfortunately, Gaston is still there too. As long as Belle and Gaston don’t end up together, we guess we can tolerate his existence.
Did you catch the piano in the teaser? We’re pretty sure that’s not just a piano – it’s actually a brand new character, Maestro Cadenza!
The flick will feature many of the classic songs from Disney’s animated version, as well as a few new songs to keep the story updated and fresh. This new version “Beauty and the Beast” won’t be released until March 17th, 2017, so there’s still a ways to go. In the meantime, why not bury your nose in a book or have an adventure in the great wide somewhere?