“Alien: Covenant,” “Dunkirk,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" also make cut; final noms to be revealed Jan. 23
Actor Dan Stevens explains how Dickens's novella helped jump-start Yuletide celebrations; he also fills us in on the upcoming season of "Legion."
Interview with 'Dreamgirls' director Bill Condon on Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, and changes for the director's cut Blu-Ray
Movie badass Danny Trejo shows tender side, recites lyrics of Disney Princess ballads from 'Pocahontas,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Moana,' and 'Frozen'
Big winners in movie categories include ‘Wonder Woman’ (Choice Action Movie) and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ (Choice Sci-Fi Movie)
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.
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.
'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.
Beauty also passed up the $166 million domestic debut of last year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice to land the top March opening of all time. The $160 million tentpole is another major win for Disney, where studio chairman Alan Horn — who worked with Beauty star Emma Watson on the Harry Potter franchise when running Warner Bros. — and production chief Sean Bailey have been intent on mining Disney’s classic animated vault and building a stable of live-action movies. Audiences gave Beauty and the Best an A CinemaScore.
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.
Luke Evans are Josh Gad have received major props for their acting and singing chops as Gaston and LeFou, respectively, in Disney’s new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. Naturally, we wondered if the two stage-and-screen stars were looking to expand the adventures of Gaston and LeFou in a spin-off extending beyond the realm of the Beast’s kingdom.
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.
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.