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Disney Releases First Magical Trailer for ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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The first trailer for Disney’s live-action version of their classic animated film Beauty and the Beast has finally arrived- and as fans hoped, the film appears to capture the nostalgia from the original, but also teases that there will be a few departures from the “tale as old as time”.

The beautiful first look at the film not only gives us longer looks at Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as Beast- but also introduces the beloved castle staff, including Lumiere, Cogsworth and Chip. We see shots of Gaston inciting a riot, Belle entering the Beast’s library- and of course there’s a slightly extended look at the film’s most famous scene- the ballroom scene.

If you were on the fence about there being a live-action version of this film, the trailer will surely put your mind at ease. It’s visually stunning, got an amazing cast and appears to stay moderately close to the animated version, save for a few changes to Belle’s personality thanks to star Emma Watson.

“In the animated movie, it’s her father who is the inventor, and we actually co-opted that for Belle,” Watson told Entertainment Weekly during an interview. “I was like, ‘Well, there was never very much information or detail at the beginning of the story as to why Belle didn’t fit in, other than she liked books. Also what is she doing with her time?’ So, we created a backstory for her, which was that she had invented a kind of washing machine, so that, instead of doing laundry, she could sit and use that time to read instead. So, yeah, we made Belle an inventor.”

Disney also released the film’s official poster, which features Belle and Beast during their iconic ballroom dance:

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Watch the magical trailer for yourself below!

The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast heads to theaters March 17, 2017.

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