Beauty and the Beast, in live action form, will be the next movie to offer a special short-term preview at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and California Adventure. California Adventure guests will get a 3D preview as well. Here’s the details.
Beginning February 10, guests visiting Hollywood Studios will catch an 8 minute preview of the new Beauty and the Beast at Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream and guests visiting California Adventure will see the preview at the Sunset Showcase Theater (former home to Muppet Vision 3D). Each location will also offer a special collection of props and costumes from the film.
Disney – The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “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 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; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. 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.
Here’s a look at the official trailer for “Beauty and the Beast,” which upon release last November broke records with 127.6 million views in its first 24 hours.
Beauty and the Beast will be released to U.S. theaters in 3D on March 17.