‘Beauty and the Beast’ News Round-Up #39

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September 4th – October 8th

Beauty and the Beast Movie News Posts:
WATCH: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 25th anniversary Q&A with Paige O’Hara

D23 celebrates ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Fanniversary
(UPDATED)

Alan Menken: “The cast is just a dream cast, it’s ridiculous.”

‘Beauty and the Beast’ returns to the Lincoln Center for 25th anniversary

New interviews with Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Luke Evans

‘Beauty and the Beast’ 25th Anniversary Round-Up (Part One)

‘Beauty and the Beast’ 25th Anniversary Round-Up (Part Two)

WATCH: Alan Menken performs new song from ‘Beauty and the Beast’

‘Beauty and the Beast’ receives PG rating

Luke Evans: “At certain points, the loyalty to the original 25-year-old animation is staggering”

Photos & Tweets:




Three years ago, from@the “Disney Legend” Andreas Deja🙏🏻@labelleetlabete @StageFrance #BeautyAndTheBeast #mogador pic.twitter.com/s4gdafG9Qx

— Alexis Loizon (@AlexisLoizon) September 6, 2016



Look who I ran into during the rehearsals of #RomeoetJuliette @labelleetlabete @DisneyFR @Beauty_BeastFR #TeamGaston pic.twitter.com/dIQAYvns4r

— Alexis Loizon (@AlexisLoizon) September 11, 2016






Extras:


Which Beauty and the Beast character do these animators relate to most? #D23Fanniversary pic.twitter.com/cSlTwiPZ9S

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 6, 2016



How can you read this? There’s no pictures! #ReadABookDay #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/v4HtboIQap

— Disney Music (@DisneyMusic) September 6, 2016



Who could ever learn to love a Beast? Commission from last year https://t.co/wTtdG7k0fj

— Amy Mebberson (@amymebberson) September 7, 2016



Tea and doodles! Add username Disney on Snapchat to learn how to draw Chip from #BeautyAndTheBeast. pic.twitter.com/TpGpxPxczZ

— Disney (@Disney) September 7, 2016



9 Fun Facts From The Making of Animated #BeautyAndTheBeast: https://t.co/TUwVOw3Ur1 pic.twitter.com/1U4xGlnZsD

— Disney (@Disney) September 7, 2016



See the demo tape for “Human Again” from #BeautyAndTheBeast by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman: https://t.co/vLthxwAXfl pic.twitter.com/rSFNwNVHBn

— DisneyMoviesAnywhere (@DisneyAnywhere) September 7, 2016



🎶 Sing-along to “Something There” and fill out the missing lyric in the video. 🎶 #BeautyandtheBeast pic.twitter.com/zqZA6jZyg4

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) September 8, 2016



Disney Enchanted Tales Out Now https://t.co/45peL9tgee pic.twitter.com/TANgWYakYf

— DisKingdom.com (@DISKingdom) September 9, 2016



Build your own magical story in #DisneyEnchantedTales.
iOS: https://t.co/qHBZTMfdiz
Android: https://t.co/QE2N6A8fSL pic.twitter.com/61Re261nxh

— Disney (@Disney) September 9, 2016



A couple of images I created for #BeautyAndTheBeast intro movie on #disneyenchantedtales #disney #conceptart pic.twitter.com/p1jNnEZq5V

— Jason Pastrana (@_JasonPastrana_) September 9, 2016



Painting I created for #BeautyAndTheBeast intro movie on #disneyenchantedtales #disney #conceptart #illustration pic.twitter.com/S5HYwsNgpi

— Jason Pastrana (@_JasonPastrana_) September 16, 2016



Another painting for #BeautyAndTheBeast intro movie on #disneyenchantedtales I created #Disney #illustration pic.twitter.com/kdXOLChwfk

— Jason Pastrana (@_JasonPastrana_) September 21, 2016



A few more paintings I created for the #BeautyAndTheBeast intro movie on #disneyenchantedtales #disney @Disney pic.twitter.com/lPXODn9l9S

— Jason Pastrana (@_JasonPastrana_) September 22, 2016



These Beauty and the Beast-inspired @DisneyWeddings are stunning 😍 https://t.co/OmnTxuYTFT #D23Fanniversary pic.twitter.com/GtHil2AoEy

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 9, 2016



.@Lin_Manuel Miranda explains the #BeautyAndTheBeast reference hidden in #Hamilton! https://t.co/LOiwzsCYk1 👌🏼 pic.twitter.com/BhIzuljdHp

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) September 9, 2016



Paige O’Hara, the voice of Belle, popped in to our Seattle screening of Beauty and the Beast! #D23Fanniversary pic.twitter.com/mzxtNXkrzE

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 10, 2016



Find out which Beauty and the Beast character you are by taking this quiz: https://t.co/AolBVpDNLt pic.twitter.com/PW7f0l0qEX

— Oh My Disney (@OhMyDisney) September 11, 2016



No one draws like Andreas Deja––see how he brought Disney’s most handsome villain to life: https://t.co/pt5SezjlaO pic.twitter.com/ZghFnaE33w

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 11, 2016



Dance like no one is watching! #SYTYCD #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/C17bJHQsn0

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) September 12, 2016



.@DisneyStyle’s new take on Belle’s lovely locks is anything but provincial. pic.twitter.com/qCEt3SR2On

— Disney (@Disney) September 12, 2016



Captivating concept art from Beauty and the Beast: https://t.co/s1pf1ARUjA #D23Fanniversary pic.twitter.com/Jyu42yyuzm

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 13, 2016



Seattle and Dallas D23 Members were delighted to be our guests this weekend:https://t.co/m8c8klf1tL #D23Fanniversary pic.twitter.com/V5GBO3w4nv

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 13, 2016



Here’s how to get all of the adorable Disney sticker packs for #iOS10: https://t.co/MINV91NlPh pic.twitter.com/nMtf2PnY2x

— Oh My Disney (@OhMyDisney) September 13, 2016



The Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party bags feature @DisneyMoana and #BeautyandtheBeast25 pic.twitter.com/N0hDgfkYUS

— LaughingPlace.com (@laughing_place) September 13, 2016



Go around the world with Lumiere, as he invites you to “Be Our Guest” in 15 languages: https://t.co/2ZC2eE4xOE pic.twitter.com/mxrw26gNWG

— DisneyMoviesAnywhere (@DisneyAnywhere) September 13, 2016



Don’t let your nerves get the best of you. #AGT #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/lkT8HtTpTn

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) September 14, 2016



Here’s the enchanting advice the original Belle shared with @EmWatson: https://t.co/XFB6AkWM6R pic.twitter.com/4AIkAznHKF

— Oh My Disney (@OhMyDisney) September 14, 2016



This concept art of Emma Watson’s costume for Beauty and the Beast is perfection: https://t.co/9FMJ55TVZk pic.twitter.com/kmO5YJ6cPs

— Disney Style (@DisneyStyle) September 10, 2016



Watch the original cast of #BeautyAndTheBeast‘s enchanting recording sessions from 1991: https://t.co/CQ5dKhkRg3 pic.twitter.com/2zO9wt8lix

— Oh My Disney (@OhMyDisney) September 15, 2016



See more spellbinding secrets on #BeautyAndTheBeast 25th anniversary edition, now available: https://t.co/ljmQGKQHFg pic.twitter.com/4Ca8o1ClTr

— Disney (@Disney) September 16, 2016



.@Lin_Manuel, @AIMenken & the #Frozen writers all LOVE this #BeautyAndTheBeast song: https://t.co/OKsBuEun5k 🎶 pic.twitter.com/2XI9cWPD3l

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) September 16, 2016



An enchanting new update to #DisneyEmojiBlitz! 🌹

iOS: https://t.co/1aVZetya8M
Android: https://t.co/Cuhexy0bw3 pic.twitter.com/AjzgFtefAi

— Disney (@Disney) September 16, 2016



Celebrate 25 years of Beauty and the Beast with memories from the cast: https://t.co/omefiRaBD6 #D23Fanniversary pic.twitter.com/EWN9wzLJVj

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 17, 2016



Richard White, Angela Lansbury, Paige O’Hara, and Robby Benson before our @beourguest 25th anniversary screening! pic.twitter.com/gBJQ8ClgfV

— The Film Society (@FilmLinc) September 18, 2016



Angela Lansbury surprised the audience of the 25th anniversary screening with “Beauty and the Beast” 😭 pic.twitter.com/zm3i59WEBk

— Playbill (@playbill) September 18, 2016



Discover #BeautyAndTheBeast producer Don Hahn’s favorite @beourguest song & the story of how it came to life! 🌹 https://t.co/q2J9yhuCKo pic.twitter.com/dQv6lexsBz

— DisneyMusicEmporium (@DisneyMusicEmp) September 19, 2016



Behind every great story, there are great stories: https://t.co/qW1qc14SBa #D23Fanniversary pic.twitter.com/hkKTjX9rTv

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 19, 2016



Celebrate #BeautyAndTheBeast & join the voice of Belle, Beast & Gaston in a @reddit AMA 9/21 @ 1PMET. Join here: https://t.co/ZPJYrabDVd pic.twitter.com/K1rfvVWazx

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) September 19, 2016



The original #BeautyandtheBeast cast-members bring back their favorite lines for YOU: https://t.co/51HvN4AGYo pic.twitter.com/WLQ76e5mEF

— USA TODAY Life (@usatodaylife) September 20, 2016



The 25th anniversary edition of #BeautyAndTheBeast is now available: https://t.co/X3Rk0Ncz1L (🎨: @BabbleEditors) pic.twitter.com/AZSsDWQ1HI

— Disney (@Disney) September 20, 2016



Celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Beauty and the Beast” & see how @DisneyCruise Line brings the fairytale to life: https://t.co/n64ttTLNmq

— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) September 20, 2016



.@Disney_Family proudly presents: the grey stuff! In honor of #BeautyAndTheBeast 25th: https://t.co/X3Rk0Nu9Tj pic.twitter.com/wzp2ZYeDWk

— Disney (@Disney) September 20, 2016



Belle and Gaston makes a rare appearance together at the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party pic.twitter.com/ZhY47TUjFK

— Inside the Magic (@InsideTheMagic) September 20, 2016



Join us NOW for a #BeautyAndTheBeast @reddit AMA with the voice of Belle & Gaston: https://t.co/HnjcOx05dj pic.twitter.com/c4Lk60An74

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) September 21, 2016



Bring #BeautyAndTheBeast​ home today and see how the film developed from concept to final frame: https://t.co/c4rdTf2f89 pic.twitter.com/wLrYodiB4H

— Oh My Disney (@OhMyDisney) September 22, 2016



#BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/d3UfsbpP0k

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) September 22, 2016



🎵Tale as old as time. Tune as old as song. 🎵 Sing along! #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/oa9WvuMimV

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) September 22, 2016



Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of #BeautyAndTheBeast this weekend over and over again. pic.twitter.com/viPJjyGi8Y

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) September 23, 2016



Put your pencil to your paper to create a princess! How to draw Belle: https://t.co/OqHgYRmB3b #D23Fanniversary pic.twitter.com/g9GUEBLirV

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 24, 2016



7 marvelous maquettes from the making of Beauty and the Beast: https://t.co/j8qRve2FuR #D23Fanniversary pic.twitter.com/A8oHJgkpu9

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 26, 2016



How Disney Legend Paige O’Hara became a princess 👑 #D23Fanniversary pic.twitter.com/Mx7L1HPajg

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 26, 2016



5 things you might not know about Beauty and the Beast, straight from the film’s animators: https://t.co/riz36L4xXJ #D23Fanniversary pic.twitter.com/D6togNTTBa

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 27, 2016



“She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.” 🎨 #BeautyAndTheBeast via @Disney IG pic.twitter.com/ojCCFRFbfv

— Disney Careers (@DisneyCareers) September 27, 2016



Just as timeless in any language. 🎶 See more on the 25th anniversary edition of #BeautyAndTheBeast, now available: https://t.co/MGpQkzY0u9 pic.twitter.com/3qhOY1p5lY

— Disney (@Disney) September 29, 2016



The beauty behind a beast––learn how to draw Beast from @GlenKeanePrd: https://t.co/HvCt8Hnvak #D23Fanniversary pic.twitter.com/zVwMAagFKI

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 30, 2016



Designer Series 2 By Jeff Granito Vinylmation Coming Soon https://t.co/ZELgMBHzEI #disney pic.twitter.com/o5Ot0p8Biz

— DisKingdom.com (@DISKingdom) September 30, 2016



15 Beauty and the Beast looks to inspire your Halloween costume: https://t.co/xtCy0lOFxV #D23Fanniversary pic.twitter.com/uE7Oi8n6eQ

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 30, 2016



How animators, musicians, & actors came together to create #BeautyandtheBeast‘s most iconic moment: https://t.co/4Rdhr8ajyC #D23Fanniversary pic.twitter.com/dCn8FYDCLw

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 30, 2016



The magic behind the making of #BeautyandtheBeast‘s iconic ballroom scene: https://t.co/hBWaAIWVgw #D23Fanniversary pic.twitter.com/V6sjc6HVgr

— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 30, 2016




Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. pic.twitter.com/zPnxpAzPNJ

— DisneyMoviesAnywhere (@DisneyAnywhere) October 2, 2016



Can you guess which #BeautyAndTheBeast song is @AIMenken‘s favorite? pic.twitter.com/gp48ZTiMPo

— Disney Music (@DisneyMusic) October 2, 2016



See the New Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Collection: https://t.co/pa2EEUFCyxpic.twitter.com/SBjprlKBNa

— Disney (@Disney) October 6, 2016



Life is always the bubbles on #BathtubDay. pic.twitter.com/L914hWqJGn

— DisneyMoviesAnywhere (@DisneyAnywhere) October 7, 2016



Say cheese! #BeautyAndTheBeast #WorldSmileDay pic.twitter.com/7YTWs6dlUN

— Disney Music (@DisneyMusic) October 7, 2016












Luke Evans: "At certain points, the loyalty to the original 25-year-old animation is staggering"

CBS News: Luke Evans wants more musicals, fewer superhero movies

You also have “Beauty and the Beast” next year, in which you play Gaston. How intimidating was it, going out for that part?

Amazing. Quite a responsibility, I have to say. But loads of prep. I rehearsed for quite a few weeks because it’s quite choreographed and took plenty of time to get into the character. I mean, my hair is longer than Emma Watson’s in it, I think. And also because I’m a singer, I finally got to do it. I finally got to sing on screen in such a brilliant role, so it’s gonna be great.

Do you often have people saying, “Oh, I didn’t know you could sing”?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Less and less because I seem to sing in every interview I do. But you know, people do ask.

Aside from “Beauty and the Beast,” are there other musical roles you’d want to do?

I hadn’t thought about it. I would definitely do another one, it was so much fun. Really, really fun. But they don’t come up all the time, and it needs to be the right one. Gaston was obviously a no-brainer for me, so it worked out. But yeah I’d love to do another one, I wouldn’t say no.

Cinemablend: Will Gaston Be Grounded And Real In Beauty And The Beast? Here’s What Luke Evans Says

There’s definitely a theatricality that I can bring to this role that I don’t usually get to do. There’s a slight heightened reality to the film. It’s Disney and we’re re-creating a much loved Disney story. He’s larger than life in every respect. No, it’s definitely really fun to play, and I did get to do more theatricality.

It was really fun to play this character, because it’s such a great arc, such a great like arc. He starts as a kind of lovable rogue – says all these self-absorbed egocentric phrases and has his crazy sidekick. And then once he starts to realize he’s not going to get his own way, the facade starts to crack, and there’s a monster appears, and he ends up being quite the villain.

Collider: Luke Evans on ‘The Girl on the Train’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, and Dracula’s Future

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E! Live from the Red Carpet: Luke Evans Gushes Over Live-Action “Beauty and the Beast”


Harry: Luke Evans- Music Man

Interview: Luke Evans
BROWN: How did you get cast as Gaston in Beauty in the Beast? What was the process like?

EVANS: I had to audition. They wanted to hear everybody. I can tell you huge names that were in the room before me and after me. I was like, “Fuck.” Everybody was being seen for these roles, and for Gaston especially. It’s a great role, and he has this big song—well, there are a few big songs. I went in and met Bill Condon and it was quite nice. Sometimes when you audition it’s quite a nerve wracking thing, you’re quite exposed and maybe have only had the script for a few days before. I remember going in and I knew the song and I knew that I could sing it really well—that’s what I’ve done my whole career up until this point. It was one of those moments where I could relax and thoroughly enjoy every minute of it, knowing that vocally I could do it. It was quite nice to see Mr. Condon’s face at the end of it smiling away. I was like, “Okay, well I think I’ve done something right in this room.” But I went back twice to try different things and it was great. It’s quite nice to audition sometimes. I’m in a fortunate position that sometimes you just get offered roles—they’re not necessarily the roles you take, but to get offered a film is amazing. I think the work you’ve done before that is why you get it. But when you audition for something you do feel a little bit more legit. It’s a validation that you are the right person for the job because they’ve chosen and they’ve seen you do something connected to that role. I loved every second of [the film]. It was thrilling. You just felt like you were on a big MGM set of a musical. It’s huge and it’s breathtaking, some of the stuff that we shot. I can’t wait to see the final cut.

BROWN: Do most people in the film world know that you come from a musical background?

EVANS: No. That’s the best bit. Obviously more and more people will find out, [but] I don’t think a lot of people know that I can sing. It’s not common knowledge.

BROWN: I wonder how many people go in who really can’t sing.

EVANS: I’m sure there’s plenty. [laughs] I’m sure it happens a lot. Not everybody’s a great singer, but people can get better at singing. There’s great singing teachers out there. It’s a muscle, you just have to train it.

Mr. Porter: Mr. Luke Evans

He can sing, too. This will be less of a secret come next March, when Disney releases its live-action Beauty And The Beast, in which Mr Evans plays the hulking, preening villain Gaston. It’s the sort of meaty musical role he’d been waiting for, and he backed out of an upcoming film by his friend (and High-Rise collaborator) Mr Ben Wheatley in order to do it. Ask Mr Evans whether seven years off the stage has weakened his vocal chords and he laughs indulgently. “They’re made of well-used leather,” he says. “They’ve never been out of use for long, in fact. It’s just that, as Gaston, I got to sing more often, and in front of people, instead of on my own in my living room.”

TFCBalitangAmerica: Luke Evans on playing Gaston


Yahoo! Movies: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Live-Action Star Luke Evans Says the Loyalty to the Animated Version Is ‘Staggering’

When Yahoo sat down with Luke Evans to talk about The Girl on the Train, we couldn’t resist asking him about the spring 2017 release of Disney’s new live-action version of the 1991 animated feature Beauty and the Beast.

“It was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my career so far, working with Bill Condon, who is an incredible director. He was thoroughly enjoying the experience as much as we were,” Evans said.

Evans plays the self-centered Gaston competing for Belle’s love, and his sidekick LeFou is played by Josh Gad, who also played Olaf in Frozen.

“I got to have banter with Josh Gad, who’s a very funny man. We worked very well as a duo, and it was really, really exciting. I loved every second of it.”

It’s been two and a half decades since the release of the original animated film, which was also nominated for best picture. So, when fans head to the theaters next year, how will the new film compare?

“They won’t just recognize it. They’ll feel like they’re watching the animation. At certain points, the loyalty to the original 25-year-old animation is staggering,” Evans said.

Just how loyal will the new film be? When we asked Evans if he’ll be ripping off his shirt like Gaston did in the original, this is what he had to say:

“You’ll just have to watch the movie, won’t you. I’m not going to give anything away.”

Source: CBS NewsColliderCinemablendE! Live from the Red Carpet, TFCBalitangAmerica, Harry, Interview, Yahoo! Movies, Mr. Porter

‘Beauty and the Beast’ receives PG rating

The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) released its latest list of ratings and surprisingly Beauty and the Beast was among this week’s batch. The upcoming live-action film received a PG rating for “some action violence, peril and frightening …

WATCH: Alan Menken performs new song from ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Alan Menken debuted a one-man show called A Whole New World of Alan Menken last night at the Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and those in attendance were among the first to hear new music from the upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

According to a member of the audience, the song was approximately two minutes and the video below is of the final minute of the song. Menken revealed last June that the live-action film would feature new music (no songs from the Broadway show made it into the film), including “Forever More,” which is sung by the Beast and “Days in the Sun” with the enchanted objects.









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‘Beauty and the Beast’ 25th Anniversary Round-Up (Part Two)

Beauty and the Beast made its debut at the New York Film Festival on September 29, 1991 with a work-in-progress version of the film, which was met with a ten minute standing ovation as the film reached its happy ending. Beauty and the Beast made it theatrical debut a few months later on November 22, 1991 and over the last twenty-five years, Disney’s animated classic broke box-office records, received a historic “Best Picture” Academy Award nomination, inspired a Broadway musical, nestled into a corner of the Magic Kingdom, and will soon make its way back to the big screen as a live-action film.

Disney has celebrated Beauty and the Beast‘s 25th anniversary over the past several months with screenings around the country, a D23 Fanniversary, complete with new interviews, and a new Blu-ray release with all new content. There was a lot to take in and now you have two convenient stops to find all the latest anniversary information.

The blog’s 25th Anniversary Round-Up is divided into two posts. Part Two includes: behind the scenes videos, music videos, graphics, and more.

Part One, which you can see here, includes Beauty and the Beast Movie News Posts, video interviews, and other interviews with the original voice cast. Be sure to check back for updates.

Behind the Scenes Videos:













Music Videos:


Just as timeless in any language. 🎶 See more on the 25th anniversary edition of #BeautyAndTheBeast, now available: https://t.co/MGpQkzY0u9 pic.twitter.com/3qhOY1p5lY

— Disney (@Disney) September 29, 2016






Celebrate #TBT with this musical blast from the past! #BeautyAndTheBeasthttps://t.co/dX6xgsT3LX

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) July 28, 2016


Graphics & More:

“When she comes in, give her a dashing, debonair smile.” #Lumiere #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/f2eGuw4FUF

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) July 19, 2016



“And, as I always say, if it’s not Baroque, don’t fix it.” #Cogsworth #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/wrOy7NNyS2

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) July 25, 2016



“Cheer up, child. It’ll turn out alright in the end.” #MrsPotts #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/zjAkvlN8Dq

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) August 1, 2016



“Wanna see me do a trick?” #Chip #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/71Ic1XmKOl

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) August 8, 2016



“This is the day your dreams come true.” #Gaston #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/zSQZiGcfuU

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) August 15, 2016



— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) August 22, 2016



“I’m just fooling myself. She’ll never see me as anything but a monster.” #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/NkkqxAwwQ9

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) August 29, 2016





— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) August 31, 2016



“We tell jokes, I do tricks.” #Lumiere #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/9wrqQs2miR

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) August 24, 2016



From line art to full color, Belle is splendid. #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/MiOLgsVJby

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) August 22, 2016



Even after 25 years, this number is still impressive. Do you know how many? #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/TOd0TlrmYG

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) July 13, 2016

Other Videos:


How excited were you when you first saw this? #TBT #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/lN8PGDhIIt

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) July 21, 2016



Thank you for sharing your favorite scenes from #BeautyAndTheBeast. Did yours make the top 5? pic.twitter.com/sehWZ28Vn9

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) August 11, 2016







In which other Disney movie did Mrs. Potts make a guest appearance? #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/eI4v9CtTTx

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) August 23, 2016



What is Cogsworth’s name in the French version of #BeautyAndTheBeast? pic.twitter.com/JvZr0wObE6

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) August 10, 2016



In which other Disney movie did Mrs. Potts make a guest appearance? #BeautyAndTheBeast pic.twitter.com/eI4v9CtTTx

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) August 23, 2016



— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) August 25, 2016



TV Spots & Previews:




Check out Part One here

‘Beauty and the Beast’ 25th Anniversary Round-Up (Part One)


Beauty and the Beast made its debut at the New York Film Festival on September 29, 1991 with a work-in-progress version of the film, which was met with a ten minute standing ovation as the film reached its happy ending. Beauty and the Beast made it theatrical debut a few months later on November 22, 1991 and over the last twenty-five years, Disney’s animated classic broke box-office records, received a historic “Best Picture” Academy Award nomination, inspired a Broadway musical, nestled into a corner of the Magic Kingdom, and will soon make its way back to the big screen as a live-action film.

Disney has celebrated Beauty and the Beast‘s 25th anniversary over the past several months with screenings around the country, a D23 Fanniversary, complete with new interviews, and a new Blu-ray release with all new content. There was a lot to take in and now you have two convenient stops to find all the latest anniversary information.

The blog’s 25th Anniversary Round-Up is divided into two posts. Part One includes: Beauty and the Beast Movie News Posts, video interviews, and other interviews with the original voice cast.

Part Two, which you can see here, includes behind the scenes videos, graphics, and more. Be sure to check back for updates.

Beauty and the Beast Movie News Posts:
‘Beauty and the Beast’ 25th Anniversary Screening Round-Up

Producer Don Hahn: “Angela Lansbury was the person. She had to do it.”

Paige O’Hara to Emma Watson: “I just said to have a great time.”

WATCH: Cast & crew discuss ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at 25th anniversary screening

Paige O’Hara reveals what she is most excited to see in the live-action film

‘Beauty and the Beast’ 25th anniversary Blu-Ray coming this September

‘Beauty and the Beast’ returns to the El Capitan Theatre in September

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Comic-Con 2016 Round-Up

Alan Menken: “The cast is just a dream cast, it’s ridiculous.”

WATCH: Five new special features clips from the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 25th anniversary release

D23 celebrates ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Fanniversary


Interviews (Video):










Interviews:
Beauty and the Beast‘s Paige O’Hara Shares Memories of Playing Belle (Parade)
You made a special feature for the 25th Anniversry release. Can you talk about that and the memories it brought back?

Paige O’Hara: When they came to my house, they made me remember a lot of things because we spent three days going back in detail. I even went back to my script. I have a different perspective now at 60 years old as opposed to in my early 30s. I never really appreciated then – I was too young –that Belle sacrificed her life for her father. As I get older and I’ve lost my parents, that scene really gets to my heart when I see it now. You see things different as you get older.

I certainly understand why it’s a classic. It’s as relevant now as ever in terms of beauty is found within, especially dealing with the prejudice and everything else going on now.

And yet they’re doing a live version of it. Is there any chance that you might do a cameo in that?

Paige O’Hara: That is so funny. They should have done that. I’ve had more people say, “You should have a cameo in this movie.” I don’t, but I’m excited for it. I think it’s going to be great. I feel like I’m sort of passing the baton on to the new one, but I think Emma Watson is perfect casting.

Do you think you had more freedom doing it animation than they will in the live action version?

Mark Henn: That’s a good question, because they’re two different mediums completely. The boundaries of what you can do only in animation and what you couldn’t do in live action are pretty much obliterated. So it becomes an aesthetic choice, an artistic choice. I’ll be curious to see what they do with it, the few little clips that I’ve seen it looks pretty much right out of our film. They’re taking cues from our film, which will be kind of neat.

I think in certain cases there’s a warmth and an accessibility to certain characters in animation that in a live action world may not be quite the same. It’s hard to explain but it’s just art versus live action. Again, like I said, it’s an aesthetic. I can draw a face on a teapot, or create a character like Belle that artistically people have a reaction to, an emotion. That’s just the artistic side of things as opposed to having a portrait, a photograph taken of a live action person, which would be just as equally gorgeous but you have different reactions to it.

Read the full interview here.

7 Secrets from the Cast of Beauty and the Beast (Vanity Fair)

MRS. POTTS WAS ORIGINALLY CALLED MRS. CHAMOMILE, AND LUMIERE WAS NAMED CHANDAL

Producer Don Hahn, along with the late Howard Ashman—the film’s lyricist and executive producer—worked on Beauty from a Residence Inn hotel in Fishkill, New York, where many of the movie’s hit songs were composed—including the title ballad. They also came up with key characters there: “For Mrs. Potts, we originally tried to find the most soothing possible association and we came up with Mrs. Chamomile,” revealed Hahn. “Chamomile is a very, soothing herbal tea, but nobody could pronounce it. So Howard said, ‘Let’s call her Mrs. Potts.’ Calling her Mrs. Potts was simple, and it was easy to rhyme with, and kids could say it. It was the same for Lumiere. He was Chandal for a while, like chandelier, but became Lumiere because Lumiere is easier to say. He was also named after the Lumiere brothers, who were early film and photograph guys.”

BELLE’S ICONIC YELLOW BALL GOWN WAS CREATED DURING A LATE-NIGHT PIZZA SPREE

In the beginning of the film, Belle is drawn to look similar to Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. She is the only person we see wearing the color blue, while the rest of the townsfolk don gold, orange, and red clothes. “By the time you see her in the ballroom, she’s warmed up, and her colors represent that. She becomes no longer this blue character, both physically and emotionally,” explained Hahn. As for Belle’s iconic yellow ball gown: “We came up with it one night over a box of pizza. Brian McEntee, the art director, said, ‘Let’s make a blue and gold ball, the colors that represent Belle, and have her be in all gold to show her love and her warmth.’ It’s so weird at Halloween every year that little girls wear that ball gown. I go, ‘I know where that came from, and I know the night we figured it out over pizza!”

Read the full article here.

Beauty and the Beast Reddit AMA with Paige O’Hara and Richard White

A question for either or both of you, is there any part of your voice work for this classic that, looking back, you wished you would have voiced a little differently?

Richard: Over two and half years, we had so many opportunities to edit and reconsider that we’re all very satisfied with the final version, I think.

Paige: I agree totally with Richard.

What is your favorite line/song that was not used by your character?

Paige: “Flowers, chocolates, promises you don’t intend to keep”. Ha, David Ogden Stiers is the funniest!

Richard: “Gaston, you’re positively primeval”

How long does it take to voice an entire movie? On average, how many takes did you need for one scene?

Paige: We can record the movie entirely in one day. However, it was constantly changing and the animators would draw from us for a few months and then we’d return. Sometimes there were new lines. The whole film took four years to make and the voice actors worked on it for two and half years.

Read the full Reddit AMA here or check out Oh My Disney’s recap.

How Belle from Beauty and the Beast Became Once of Disney’s Most Iconic Princesses (Moviefone)

Moviefone: This film was a big game changer for Disney. Mark, you’ve been with the company for a while, and you’d seen what “The Little Mermaid” had set the table to do, and then this movie took it a step further. Tell me what was going on inside with the animation team as this project was bubbling to the surface.

Mark Henn: I think we had gotten over the hump. In the early ’80s, there was definitely a period of finding ourselves. Actually late ’70s, towards the end of “Fox and the Hound,” through “Black Cauldron” days, there was just a lot of turmoil just in terms of leadership and power struggle — however you want to label it. But I think we had clearly gotten over that.

So we had a big success, which most people kind of forget, with “Oliver & Company,” which was at the time was the biggest box office for an animated film of its day. But what you started see was kind of the stepping stones — so we came out with “Great Mouse Detective,” which was kind of the beginning of that upward turn. We were definitely on an upward tick.

We couldn’t quite see that. You can see it now as you look back, of course. A lot of those power struggles, kind of the older generation, the new generation, those things kind of started settling out. Our leadership was, again, settling out. So things were clearing the way for us to just focus on making good movies.

So, starting with “Great Mouse Detective” and “Oliver,” then “Mermaid,” incrementally each one performed better and better, was a better movie, we got better with our craft. So things were on an uptick for us. We were certainly on the rise. We kind of had fallen in love with this whole idea of doing musicals and [lyricist] Howard [Ashman] and [composer] Alan [Menken] were setting a new bar for us to maintain a standard. Then “Beauty” came along — and, typical of our films, had its kind of a false start in its early development. After they recognized that happens a lot with our films, they regrouped.

How did you find that particular look? She has the qualities of the archetypal Disney heroine, and we also see Paige in there: bits and pieces of her personality come through pretty strongly. How did you assemble that and end up with “Ultimate Belle”?

Henn: “Ultimate Belle.” Sounds like a reality show! It’s very collaborative, and we spend a lot of times in rooms not too dissimilar to this, and there’s just walls plastered with drawings and images. It’s just kind of wide open. What could Belle look like? It’s just this free-for-all, so it slowly gets whittled down from there.

Once the voice talent, Paige, was brought on board, and we’re starting to hear her, automatically pictures start coming to mind in terms of who this character is. You start looking at the designs that we have, and you start trying to match those two and marry those two.

We do a lot of tests. It’s a lot of, do a test, show it to the directors, and they’re like, no, I don’t like that. This works, but I don’t like that, and we go back. You just keep constantly refining the process until eventually somebody says, the picture’s due out next year, we need to settle, come up with something. But it usually comes together pretty quickly, and everybody feels good about what they’re seeing.

Read the full article here.

Jesse Corti (Le Fou) – Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Interview (CineSnob)

What do you remember the most about how you got the role to play LeFou 25 years ago? 

I remember I was doing “Les Misérables” on Broadway. We had just opened. [Disney] was looking to audition people [for “Beauty and the Beast”] who could sing and act. What I remember most is doing the show and going to the auditions at that time. “Beauty and the Beast” was the first voice over work I did for Disney. I was also able to do the voice work for the Spanish version of the film. That was a neat thing for me to do.

What did you think the first time you saw an image of what LeFou was going to look like back in the early 90s? 

At the time when I was doing “Les Misérables” on Broadway my hair was very long. I did have a ponytail like LeFou has. I’m short. Well, I’m not as big as Gaston, who is like 6’5. I’m barely 5’7. Originally, the character, at least the way they drew him, was sort of a big doofus kind of guy. I kept that illustration. He was a big doofy guy. I did his voice for them and then asked if I could do something else. They were like, “Yes, whatever you wan to do!” You try to come close to a voice that matches the character they’ve illustrated.

Next year, we’re going to get a live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast.” We’ve seen this before, of course, with “Cinderella” and “Maleficent.” How do you feel about these classic films getting re-imagined in this way? 

I think it’s great. I love those movies you just mentioned. I have really enjoyed them. I think it’s a neat way for a younger audience to see it. I think LeFou looks the least human of all the humans in “Beauty and the Beast.” But I like that they’re going to do a live version. Why not? If they do it well, hooray! The trailer looks awesome. I think it’s going to be very, very successful. It only helps “Beauty and the Beast,” the animated film. 

Josh Gad is going to be playing LeFou in the live-action version. What do you hope to see from the new LeFou? 

Josh is such a wonderful performer and a funny guy. I’ve never seen him do anything bad. I remember when I first saw him on stage in [The 25th Annual Putnam County] Spelling Bee. He was wonderful. I think he’s going to be great as LeFou. I can’t wait to see it. Everyone brings their own style. I brought my own thing to LeFou and he’ll bring his own to the live-action. So, I can’t want to see it. And if he’s not good, I’m going to let him know about it!

Read the entire article here.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ returns to the Lincoln Center for 25th anniversary

On September 29, 1991, just a few months before Beauty and the Beast‘s November theatrical release, a work-in-progress version of the film was screened at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall during the New York Film Festival. The film, which featured storyboard art and pencil tests, as well as completed animation, received a ten minute standing ovation during the event. Alice Tully Hall once again celebrated Disney’s animated classic with a special 25th anniversary screening complete with an appearance from the original cast. Those in attendance were also treated to a performance of “Beauty and the Beast” from Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts) and composer Alan Menken. Check out interviews, photos & more from the screening below.

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Discover #BeautyAndTheBeast producer Don Hahn’s favorite @beourguest song & the story of how it came to life! 🌹 https://t.co/q2J9yhuCKo pic.twitter.com/dQv6lexsBz

— DisneyMusicEmporium (@DisneyMusicEmp) September 19, 2016

Inside the Screening



Angela Lansbury surprised the audience of the 25th anniversary screening with “Beauty and the Beast” 😭 pic.twitter.com/zm3i59WEBk

— Playbill (@playbill) September 18, 2016



Photos
See even more photos from the event here


Richard White, Angela Lansbury, Paige O’Hara, and Robby Benson before our @beourguest 25th anniversary screening! pic.twitter.com/gBJQ8ClgfV

— The Film Society (@FilmLinc) September 18, 2016



Our executive director Lesli Klainberg posing with the stars of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at our 25th anniv. screening! pic.twitter.com/re8F6a9psI

— The Film Society (@FilmLinc) September 18, 2016



Standing O for Dame Angela Lansbury as the voice cast takes the stage before the screening of #BeautyAndTheBeast! pic.twitter.com/cvGDxyKkfo

— elisa g schneider (@corellianjedi2) September 18, 2016



Alan Menken & Angela Lansbury give surprise performance at 25th anniversary of #BeautyAndTheBeast @FilmLinc pic.twitter.com/tsSh53y4OX

— Andrea M. Meek (@andreammeek) September 19, 2016



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