When the live action Beauty and the Beast was originally announced, fans weren't sure if Disney was going for a reinterpretation as they did with Maleficent or the retelling route like with Cinderella. Once the newest trailer hit, that debate was firmly settled, and a new side by side comparison shows just how much the studio is taking the retelling aspect of it to heart.
The newest trailer featured many callbacks to the beloved animated original, but when they're put side by side (courtesy of MoviePilot), you can see just how closely the film is following its predecessor. That can either be a positive or a negative, depending on what you were expecting, but for fans who just wanted to see the magic of the original in live action form, the film seems to be full of that amazing Disney magic.
You can view the whole comparison video above.
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.
Beauty and the Beast will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.
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