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Voice of animated Belle, Paige O'Hara, says she envied one thing about Emma Watson in live-action 'Beauty and the Beast': 'I wanted to be the inventor too'
Disney broke the Internet Friday at the D23 Expo when it showed footage for the upcoming film Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 that revealed the sequel would unite many of its most famous animated princesses. Backstage, Yahoo Movies talked to a handful of the women behind the famous voices — Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in Tangled), Paige O’Hara (Belle in Beauty and the Beast), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in The Princess and the Frog), Kelly Macdonald (Merida in Brave), Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Jodi Benson (Ariel in The Little Mermaid), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), and Linda Larkin (Jasmine in Aladdin) — about the unexpected revelation and how it all came together.
Creating the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (available now on Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital HD) required some of Disney’s most labor-intensive digital magic — and Steve Gaub was the man overseeing it all. As Gaub told Yahoo Movies, the “Be Our Guest” number alone took months, the designs for deceptively simple characters like Mrs. Potts went through countless changes, and the Beast’s solo number was almost left on the cutting-room floor for fear that a motion-capture character couldn’t pull off a romantic ballad.
Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, a two-hour-plus spectacle stuffed with a dozen songs, hundreds of characters, and new scenes that fleshed out some plot holes from the animated original, left several bits on the cutting-room floor. Now, Yahoo Movies has your exclusive first look at one of those deleted scenes featuring Emma Watson‘s heroine (watch it above). Director Bill Condon had conceived this scene to come early in the film, as Belle makes her way around her “provincial town” and interacts with its denizens.
'Beauty and the Beast,' Disney's live-action update of classic 1991 animated film, is expected to reach box office milestone at some point by Thursday
Two-minute film, approved by DIsney in a program to encourage creativity in students, is professionally produced, with new verse of Gaston’s signature song
French actor, who has one of the buzziest moments in Disney blockbuster, has played the major role on stage in his home country — and it shows
Beauty and the Beast is about an enchanted world where spells transform ordinary objects, characters burst into song, and hope blooms even in the darkest shadows. This was the vision of Howard Ashman, the lyricist and executive producer of Disney’s 1991 animated film: a man who, in the words of his sister Sarah Ashman Gillespie, “saw the world as a musical.” Tragically, Ashman died of AIDS after completing work on Beauty and the Beast and never saw the finished film. “He really was the heart and soul of that original film, he brought it its wit and also its depth of emotion,” Condon said of Ashman, speaking to Yahoo Movies at the 2017 film’s press junket.
Is it love or is it Stockholm syndrome? Or is her love for the Beast a symptom of Stockholm syndrome, the phrase put into use by psychiatrist Frank Ochberg to describe the phenomenon of hostages developing feelings of love for their captors? In promoting the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, Disney has painted Belle as a feminist role model, while star Emma Watson has specifically refuted the charge of Stockholm syndrome.
This weekend, Beauty and the Beast is set to become one of the biggest releases of the year. The stars of the lavish, live-action remake of Disney’s beloved 1991 animated hit have been making the promotional rounds in advance of the movie’s debut — and one interview with Emma Watson turned out to be a particularly cute one, thanks to the participation of some furry friends. In the above clip, Watson gets distracted during her interview with Buzzfeed because she’s being smothered with tiny, adorable kittens.
Disney’s animated Beauty and the Beast is a film that audiences grow up watching over and over again — which means they eventually notice all the little inconsistencies that somehow got past the filmmakers. Thanks to the Internet, plenty of fans have pointed out those plot holes, and Disney has taken pains to avoid them (or at least, lovingly poke fun at them) in the live-action remake. Here are 10 plot holes and unanswered questions from the 1991 film that have been fixed for the 2017 version, which opens in theaters on Friday.
In the span of a few short years, Disney‘s live-action division has become a box-office force with such films as 2010’s Alice in Wonderland, 2014’s Maleficent, 2015’s Cinderella, and last year’s The Jungle Book. Sources say Emma Watson is pulling in $3 million upfront to play Beauty‘s book-smart protagonist Belle. The Bill Condon-directed Beauty is expected to open to north of $120 million this weekend in North America, with some pinning its final weekend total at more than $140 million.
Mrs. Potts sings that Beauty and the the Beast is a “tale as old as time.” But it’s not quite as old as fans might imagine. While similar folktales have been kicking around for thousands of years, the story that most readers know comes directly from a novel by French author Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, first published in 1740. La Belle et la Bête inspired both the 1991 Disney film and the 2017 remake, which pays homage to the original writer by naming Belle’s village “Villeneuve.” As always, Disney has taken some major liberties with the source material — which is for the best, as Villeneuve’s story goes in some pretty twisted directions.
Modern Family actor Eric Stonestreet and Beauty and the Beast actress Audra McDonald stopped by The View, which is broadcasting all week from the Walt Disney World Resort, and got their game on.
Beauty and the Beast (opening March 17) is looking likely to be one of Disney’s biggest films ever, with pre-ticket sales exceeding those of Finding Dory and Captain America: Civil War. Unlike the previous Disney animated films that inspired live-action remakes (including Cinderella and The Jungle Book), 1991’s Beauty and the Beast is a relatively recent creation that many fans still know by heart. Early in production, Disney set out to make the film its own beast, so to speak, by eliminating the songs.
For the past few days, the Internet has been exploding over the news that Beauty and the Beast (in theaters March 17) has what director Bill Condon called Disney’s first “exclusively gay moment.” In the remake of the 1991 animated film, the character of LeFou (Josh Gad), aide-de-camp to the villain Gaston (Luke Evans), appears to be in love with his captain.
A Rococo confection featuring fiendishly intricate production values, a bravura, coloratura-rich musical score, and whizz-pop state-of-the-art effects, Disney’s latest iteration of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast is more than just eye candy. It’s a Michelin-triple-starred master class in patisserie skills that transforms the cinematic equivalent of a sugar rush into a kind of crystal meth-like narcotic high that lasts about two hours. Paradoxically, despite all the palpable budget spend on fancy computer effects, it’s the cheaper, old-school, real-world bits — like the big ensemble dance sequences or the moments when the actors interact directly with each other rather than with green-screen illusions — that pack the biggest wallops.
Disney’s live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast is set to lead the March box-office charge, with some analysts estimating that the lavish adaptation could earn upwards of $120 million during its opening weekend alone. In a new Attitude feature, Condon reveals that Josh Gad’s portrayal of LeFou — the goofy sidekick to Luke Evans’s macho egomaniac Gaston — will actually be a character struggling with his sexuality. “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston.
LONDON (Reuters) — Emma Thompson has said she is not taking part in a short Love Actually sequel for Britain’s Comic Relief charity appeal because it is “too soon” to reprise her role in the romantic comedy after the death last year of co-star Alan Rickman.
Remember that Golden Globes TV spot with Emma Watson singing “Belle”? Well, you ain’t heard nothing yet. Disney on Monday released a longer version of the opening number from the live- action Beauty and the Beast, featuring even more crooning from Watson’s book-loving heroine as she endures the scorn of her fellow villagers. (Watch above.)
The love story at the heart of Disney‘s animated classic Beauty and the Beast may be a tale as old as time, but there certain elements do feel dated in a contemporary context. On the surface, it seems like a textbook case of Stockholm syndrome, aided and abetted by the Beast’s amiable gallery of singing and dancing housewares. The vaguely uneasy underpinnings of the Beast/Belle romance weighed on the mind of Emma Watson, who plays Belle opposite Dan Stevens‘ Beast in Bill Condon‘s upcoming live action adaptation of the 1991 cartoon.
Next month, Disney will invite moviegoers to be their guest for their sweeping live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. From the looks of its initial trailers (the latest of which was set to Ariana Grande and John Legend’s rendition of the classic title track), Bill Condon’s re-do will be faithful to its source material — which was the first animated film to ever receive a nomination for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. And in a new interview, its star, Emma Watson, is now revealing what it was like to work for — and at — her role as yellow-dressed princess Belle.