The release date remains March 17, 2017 so we still have a little way to go before the hype really begins but don't let that spoil your enjoyment if you've been on the edge of your seat waiting, for after all, "..there's something there that wasn't there before." ;)
Yesterday, however, it became official, so there's a whole lot more to see, as of yesterday afternoon and, of course, I will share it here.
So first, the trailer, which is beautifully done although we're not shown a whole lot. It is, however, much more satisfying than that shoe for Cinderella was, and the music is a very pretty and haunting version of the classic theme too, which is lovely. I have to admit, I'm always curious to see what they do with the Disney castle at the beginning. It appears the Beast's castle replaces Sleeping Beauty's this time around, which works nicely. Enjoy:
“When something is so perfect, why get near it? The answer is technology has caught up to the ideas that were introduced in that movie.”But onto the eye candy (note: it's over 16 mins so it won't be a quick view, but it will be worth it for fans):
With books being such a strong, and beloved, theme through the animated film, I would very much like to see what Disney publishing are busy cooking up, and if there will be any real hark back to classic tales, which is what Belle is shown to adore when we're first introduced to her.
I would also not mind at all if Handypeople magazines got into the theme of building your own enchanted library, or hidden entrances to places by way of moving bookshelves... #hint
A little note about the enchanted objects... the response to the Mrs. Potts, in particular seems, universally, to be one of horror. You would have to admit that being turned into an enchanted object would really be quite horrifying, so it would track with the story, but that's definitely not the demographic Disney would be aiming for with this movie. We can only hope that the final CG models are adapted somewhat because I don't think I could ever look quite the same way at a teapot ever again after seeing that, and I'm a big fan of enchanted objects (and objects gaining sentience after many generations in a family). That said, having objects that are more realistic being brought to life, rather than animated objects living in the real world is a choice I applaud. I'm just curious now to see if they've struck the correct balance...
One update to go: the sneak peek behind the scenes from a featurette, which includes a brief excerpt from a table read between Belle and the Beast. Enjoy:
I'm sure there will be more, even prettier things, to see very soon.
Previous significant news posts on this film, oldest to newest):
- Emma Watson Is Disney's New (Feminist) Belle
- Casting news: Emma Thompson in Talks for Mrs Potts
- Casting: Disney's Live Action "Beauty and the Beast" Closes In On Finalizing Mains
- Disney's Animated-to-Live-Action-Reboots-In-Progress Update
- Casting Update for Disney's Live Action "Beauty and the Beast": Ewan McGregor in Talks to Play Lumiere
- Disney's Live Action "Beauty and the Beast" Casting Update: Ian McKellen = Cogsworth
- Disney's Live Action "Beauty and the Beast" Casting Update: Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joins as Plumette
- Enchanting Behind-the-Scenes Report by Ian McKellen of 1st "Beauty and the Beast" Table Read
- Surprise Casting Addition to Disney's Live Action "Beauty and the Beast": Stanley Tucci as "Cadenza"
- D23 News: Live Action "Beauty and the Beast" Update