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’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.
The newly rebranded MTV Movie & TV Awards were handed out Sunday night. Beauty and the Beast won best movie, while star Emma Watson also took home the (newly non-gendered) award for best actor in a movie. Meanwhile, Stranger Things won the inaugural award for show of the year, while star Millie Bobby Brown was named best actor in a show.
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.
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.
The studio has pushed back the film's release date in the country to March 30 in case its censor board reverses course and decides to keep the scene in
Theater chain Golden Screen Cinemas said on its website the film “has been postponed by Disney until further notice”; Disney reps in Asia had no comment
Disney's live-action remake of the classic animated film has become Fandango's No. 1 family film of all time in terms of presales, topping 'Finding Dory'
Emma Watson has become an outspoken feminist and activist. Watson seems determined to pick roles that align with her ideals, which would indicate why the Beauty and the Beast star turned down Cinderella but agreed to play Belle. Emma Watson’s love for books make her quite similar to Belle.
Josh Gad and Daisy Ridley are both starring in Murder on the Orient Express, and during their downtime while making the film, Gad has made a series of Instagram videos starring Ridley in which he asks her to reveal secrets about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Gad told Yahoo Movies at the junket for Beauty and the Beast that Ridley hasn’t told him any Jedi secrets.
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.
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.)
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.
Céline Dion and Peabo Bryson, meet Ariana Grande and John Legend. After teasing the duet in a final trailer for “Beauty and the Beast on Monday, Disney released Grande and Legend’s full track for the 2017 live-action remake’s title song a few days later. The tune, composed by Alan Menken with lyrics from Howard Ashman, was performed by Angela Landsbury in the original 1991 film.
With the release of its second and final full trailer, Disney’s live-action reboot of Beauty and the Beast has delivered its rebooted theme song. The 2-minute, 24-second clip premiered Monday night during ABC’s The Bachelor, a synergistic bit of programming that saw the film’s resident baddies, Luke Evans (Gaston) and Josh Gad (LeFou), hosting the telecast and introducing the trailer, our most in-depth look yet at the Bill Condon-helmed remake. The trailer, which is now up on Facebook, follows the basics of the 1991 Disney cartoon classic — book-loving Belle feels stifled by her small-minded town (embodied by the narcissistic Gaston), but her inventor father, Maurice (Kevin Kline), believes she will be safer there than out in the dangerous world.
Variety reported that Emma Watson was considering playing Cinderella. In an interview with Total Film, she explains why she didn’t join Kenneth Branagh’s movie.
Certain as a ponytail rises in the east, actual enchanted object Ariana Grande is joining the Disney family. The singer will join vocal cords with Grammy winner John Legend to record the title tune for Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as the exceptionally well-read princess Belle and Dan Stevens as the exceptionally well-groomed beast, Beast. The song, produced by veteran producer Ron Fair, will be featured in the film itself and will headline the soundtrack, which includes new recordings of the original movie score (by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman) as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice.
Disney’s next live-action reboot will be Beauty and the Beast, and based on the images we’ve seen from the Bill Condon-helmed production, the adaptation will be incredibly faithful to its source material, the 1991 Oscar-winning “tale as old as time.” Related: Behind the Scenes of Disney’s New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Starring Dan Stevens as the haughty Prince transformed into a hirsute horned hermit and Emma Watson as the wayward young woman who tries to redeem him, the film (coming March 17) will include the characters and songs known to generations of animation fans. We’ve collected all the photos here, so be our guest and click though.