With awards season in full bloom, Disney is making sure critics don’t forget Beauty and the Beast. The feature, headlined by Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, will have a one week exclusive engagement in Los Angeles (AMC Century City) and New York (AMC Empire 25) starting Friday, December 1.
The feature, directed by Bill Condon and based on the 1991 animated classic, was this year’s top grossing movie with a domestic gross of over $504 million (it’s made over $1 billion worldwide).The score was composed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (with additional songs by Menken and Tim Rice).
Click on the media bar below to hear Emma Watson talk about what makes Belle a special individual:
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Disney’s live-action re-telling of Beauty and the Beast is one of next year’s most anticipated films, as fans are eagerly awaiting to see if Emma Watson and Dan Stevens can pull off the iconic roles of Belle and the Beast. The teaser one-sheet for the film, which co-stars Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, and Ewan McGregor, has just been released, and please comment below and tell us what you think of the poster.
Released in 1991, Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film to receive a Best Picture nomination. Alan Menken and Howard Ashman received Oscars for Original Song (“Beauty and the Beast”) with Menken receiving another Academy Award for Best Score. To continue that legacy, the live-action version will feature new recordings of the classic songs that were created by Menken and Ashman. Several new songs, penned by Menken and Tim Rice, are included in this version. Beauty and the Beast opens nationwide March 17, 2017!
On this day in 1992, WALT DISNEY PICTURES released ALADDIN. Directed by RON CLEMENTS and JOHN MUSKER (whose new film, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG opens today, exactly seventeen years later). The musical romance of street urchin ALADDIN and PRINCESS JASMINE featured tunes by ALAN MENKIN and the late HOWARD ASHMAN (not to mention an amazing ROBIN WILLIAMS performane as The Genie) and played more like a Broadway show than
On this day in 1989, WALT DISNEY PICTURES released THE LITTLE MERMAID. Directed by RON CLEMENTS & JOHN MUSKER from their own script, this classic fairy-tale about a beautiful mermaid longing to be human featured absolutely brilliant songs by ALAN MENKEN and HOWARD ASHMAN. The outstanding voice talent included JODI BENSON, C.D. BARNES, PAT CARROLL, TIM CURRY, BUDDY HACKET, EDIE McCLURG and KENNETH MARS. Another timeless DISNEY classic.