Disney’s full length trailer for their live action recreation of Beauty and the Beast has been met with open arms from fans, its even reached over 4 million views.
A tale as old as time has had a breath of new life…
Finally, the long awaited full length trailer of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (live action of course) is here. After being posted on the official Disney Facebook page, the trailer managed to rack up an amazing 4.8 million views in as little as six hours. It’s clear the previous teaser trailer kept audiences on the edge of their seats.
The fast cut, beautiful trailer shows Belle played by Emma Watson, alongside Downton Abbey hunk Dan Stevens. However viewers only got to see his beastly side in their first glimpse of the Beast. The two-minute video gives away just enough to leave anticipating audiences waiting for more, with the narrative appearing to not have been altered much compared to the 1991 classic. It still included Belle’s love of books, Maurice fetching a rose, the attack of the wolves, and of course, the iconic ball room scene.
It appears that (In true Disney fashion) The story will stay true to the classic tale. The trailer also revealed a new CGI enhanced take on the much-loved original characters. We see Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, and Trainspotting’s Ewan McGregor as Lumiere.
Most fans were ecstatic about the casting of McGregor as the suave Maitre’d, with his singing ability having been confirmed in the 2001 Moulin Rouge, and acting talent unquestionable with over 50 films under his belt. In spite of this, fans haven’t held back from expressing their opinions on his French accent on Twitter…
Today I learned two things: 1. Disney is making a live action Beauty & The Beast. 2. Ewan McGregor has the worst French accent of all time.
— Sarah Shay (@TheSarahShay) May 23, 2016
*watches Beauty and the Beast trailer*
Oh, this looks good, I like th–
*hears Ewan Mcgregor's French accent* pic.twitter.com/XYWNVW17UG
— Elizabeth M.??❄️ (@_ElizabethMay) May 23, 2016
However, French accents aside, what new twists can we expect from this re-boot? Well, alongside re-recorded versions of the songs from the original animation, done by award winning composer Alan Menken, you can also expect three completely new musical numbers with the help of lyricist Tim Rice. And as well as this, there appears to be an intriguing new pro- feminist twist to do with Belle’s backstory. In the classic animation, we see Belle’s father, Maurice, as the inventor whilst Belle has her nose in a book. However, in the new version it’s actually Belle who’s the inventor and her father crafts music boxes. A decision which I’m sure pleased female audiences everywhere.
So, what has this new trailer taught us? That Emma Watson makes a very convincing Belle, the CGI version of Chip may be one of the cutest things ever, and finally that Beauty and the Beast has the potential to be one of the most anticipated movies in 2017.
If you haven’t seen the trailer, check out the link below: