Basically, the film is going to be amazing and we cannot wait.
Beauty and the Beast fans have had a LOT to get excited about recently with Disney releasing several tasty snippets to whet our appetites for the new live action Beauty and the Beast remake.
The latest update came yesterday when Disney released the film's opening scene: the clip of Emma Watson singing the 'Belle' song.
We now officially can't wait.
This news comes just weeks after the release of the most famous song from the film's soundtrack: Beauty and the Beast. The duet, originally made famous by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, will be performed in this adaptation by Ariana Grande and John Legend.
Earlier this month the final version of the film trailer was released. We officially can't wait.
This latest release follows a series of recent Beauty and the Beast news updates with the interactive posters revealed last week and yes, they're amazing.
It was also announced that Josh Groban would be performing an original song, 'Evermore', f0r the film, joining the other familiar faces who have already been confirmed to feature on the soundtrack.
Despite Ariana Grande and John Legend singing the Beauty and the Beast duet, Celine Dion will still be featuring, with the star announcing on Twitter that she will be singing a new song for the film's score: 'How Does A Moment Last Forever'.
Anticipation has been building ever since Disney released the brand new trailer for the Beauty and the Beast remake and it is just everything we could have hoped for. Prepare for some serious Chip love...
Emma Watson and Dan Stevens also gave us an insight as to what to expect when they play the characters of Belle and The Beast at an open round table reading of the upcoming script.
As well as the two main characters, the video also shows Ewan McGregor and Ian McKellan reading their roles of Lumière and Cogsworth, the loveable magical candelabra and clock.
Disney have released an illustration of the all-new Belle looking, well, a lot trendier than she did in the original. The main difference you’ll notice is that those little brown ballet pump slippers are gone and have been replaced with a pair of far studier (and far more hipster) ankle boots.
Also gone is the pristine white apron, which has been replaced with a grubbier blue check apron, and the basket has been dropped too. Now Belle sports a few tea towels casually tucked into her apron – much more practical.
You also can’t fail to notice that Belle’s hairstyle has also changed. Gone is the pretty, blue-ribboned ponytail in preference for a looser, messier style that makes her look a lot more realistic – and more modern. Well, the original was 25 years ago after all…
Still think the thought of remaking the original Disney is sacrilege? This clip of the recording sessions for the animated film shows you all the original characters, including Gaston, Belle, Lumière, Chip and, of course, Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts.
Get ready for the perfect bit of nostalgia to help get you through the day…
Some behind-the-scenes pictures have also been released over the past few months, finally giving us a first look at Luke Evans as Gaston and Dan Stevens' epic transformation into The Beast. The pics also reveal Josh Gad as Le Fou and Emma Watson as Belle, in that iconic yellow dress. The most recent Beauty and the Beast sneak peak however is a photo of Emma Watson in Belle's celebration dress.
On 27th May we wrote...
The trailer for the new live-action Beauty and the Beast has arrived. Genuinely, tell everyone: 'Cos it's amazing. Even if your idea of a happy ending is your credit card company forgetting you exist, you're about to get a whole helping of fairytale thanks to Emma Watson and co who have given us the first real proper glimpse of Belle in the new live-action Disney remake.
Following in the footsteps of Maleficent and Cinderella, get ready to Be Our Guest...
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