We’ve had a teaser and some pictures, but now the first official full length trailer for Beauty and The Beast is finally here!
I just love that they use the castle from the original animation and the iconic Disney fairy dust to open it.
The trailer opens with Maurice, Belle’s father, who is played by Kevin Kline, being cornered and captured by the Beast.
We then see Belle, Emma Watson, entering the run down and broken castle to find her father. It is here we see The Beast, Dan Stevens, as well. We also get a peek at Lumiere and Cogsworth, played by Ewan McGregor and Ian McKellen.
As the story is so well known, and by multiple generations, Disney are not giving anything away in showing us all our favourite characters. This also includes Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts and Nathan Mack as Chip.
We also see Gaston, played by Luke Evans, and the moment they decide to raid the castle and kill the Beast. The trailer then charts the classic love story that this tale is.
We see the iconic scene of Belle and her Beast dancing in the ballroom.
EW recently report that the story had been changed slightly to make Belle the inventor rather than her father. It has also been reported that Watson worked closely with costume designer Jacqueline Durran to create the new version of the iconic yellow dress, worn during the scene the pair dance in the ballroom.
Watson said of her dress: “I really embraced working on the dress, making sure that it was utterly whimsical, and magical. The scene that I wear that dress in, and I have that dance in, it really tells the story of Beast and Belle falling in love”
Of her design Durran says “For Emma, it was important that the dress was light and that it had a lot of movement. In Emma’s reinterpretation, Belle is an active princess. She did not want a dress that was corseted or that would impede her in any way.”
Directed by Bill Condon, the film also has three new ballads and uses unused lyrics from the original 1991 version.
Beauty and the Beast’s opens in cinema’s on March 17, 2017.
That’s only four more months to wait folks!
Apart from writing for 4YE, Jacie has her own blog https://thejaciea.wordpress.com/ and is also on twitter @mrsjanderson.
When not fangirling over Marvel, DrWho, Shakespeare,Tom Hiddleston, Richard Armitage, Game of Thrones and a large list of pop culture,Jacie listens to a lot of wide and varied music (preferably on vinyl) and is also currently writing a fiction novel a well as dabbling in FanFiction.
In between all that she finds time to be a mother and the occasional acting gig.