It’s a tale as old as time! When kids and adults need a special toy to cuddle, they reach for their nearest teddy bear. And, thanks to the folks at Build-A-Bear, Disney lovers can now get their fill of characters like Belle and the Beast. To celebrate the impending release of Beauty and the Beast, the retailer has just announced a new line of toys, and they will bring the iconic couple to a store near you.
The company will be rolling out bears based on the Beast and Belle before Disney releases their live-action musical adaptation in March. Two dolls based on the couple will be released, and bear lovers will even be able to dress up their dolls! One outfit will be available for each, and they were sourced straight from the animated classic’s beloved ballroom scene.
You can check out pictures of the dolls in the following slides below!
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. 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.
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Beauty and the Beast will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.