Walt Disney Studios Hear BEAUTY AND THE BEAST For The First Time In New Live-Action Sneak Peek written by Sean Gerber September 1, 2016 Walt Disney Studios has released a sneak peek of one of 2017’s most anticipated films, Beauty and the Beast. It is a live-action reimagining of Disney’s own animated telling of the tale as old as time. The animated classic turns 25-years-old this year, which is being commemorated with the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on September 6 and Blu-ray on September 18. Today’s sneak peek comes from the bonus features of the 25th Anniversary Edition. We may not see them in costume, but for the first time, we can hear Belle (Emma Watson) and the Beast (Dan Stevens) at a table read. We also get a look at the beloved Lumiere (Ewan McGregor) and Cogsworth (Ian McKellen). We will see and hear even more once we get our hands on that 25th Anniversary Edition and, hopefully, a trailer isn’t too far off. Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast is due in theaters March 17, 2017. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “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. Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, the screenplay is by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Bill Condon and Stephen Chbosky and is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017. Hear BEAUTY AND THE BEAST For The First Time In New Live-Action Sneak Peek was last modified: September 1st, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Beauty and the Beast 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Marvel And ABC Studios Want To Make A NEW WARRIORS Series With Squirrel Girl next post New DOCTOR STRANGE Image Released You may also like Disney Releases First One-Sheet From BEAUTY AND... July 7, 2016 Disney Releases BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Teaser May 23, 2016 New Clips And Featurette From Disney’s THE... March 28, 2016 Four New Character Posters From Disney’s TOMORROWLAND April 20, 2015 Disney’s CINDERELLA Crosses $500 Million Worldwide May 6, 2015 Disney Releases Character Posters From CINDERELLA December 3, 2014 THE FINEST HOURS Review January 29, 2016 MILLION DOLLAR ARM Review May 15, 2014 Mowgli Meets Baloo In New Clip From... March 29, 2016 Trailerpalooza 2015: TOMORROWLAND Joins the Fray With... April 21, 2015 Matthew Malecki I’m actually really looking forward to this. I loved the original animated movie when I was a kid. Anthony_T_Caruso In a year in which we’ll be getting Wonder Woman, Justice League, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnorak, Beauty and the Beast tops my list of the films I’m most excited about. I think it’s a testament to how magical the animated version is. It still is, and always has been since I was a child, not only one of my favorite Disney movies but one of my favorite films ever. I hope that magic translates into live action. I have high hopes! I think Emma Watson was born for the role of Belle, and the rest of the cast is equally as spectacular. I just want a full-length trailer soon.