TRAILER: Beauty & The Beast

Via Entertainment Weekly:

How much do the folks at Disney want you to be their guest — or, at least, an extremely welcome paying audience member — when Beauty and the Beast is released on March 17, 2017? This morning, a teaser trailer was unveiled on Good Morning America for the live-action remake of the beloved animated film almost 10 months ahead of the film’s release.

The teaser gives the first look at Emma Watson as Belle, showing her arrival at the Beast’s castle. The castle’s famous residents can also be heard (“Look, it’s a girl!…What if she’s the one?”), as well as a piano version of the movie’s iconic theme.

  • Larry Gist

    Considering how big a flop The Jungle Book was you would think they would stop this madness…what’s next a live version of The Aristocats?

    • HoratioCaine

      I saw that movie when it came out. just like every other disney movie of my childhood not starring kurt russell and joe flynn, I hated it.

    • Octavio

      The famous joke or the cartoon? I’d pay good money to see the dirty joke as a live action film.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        That’s The Aristocrats. Now, the Aristocats meets the Aristocrats, that I’d see.

    • John P.

      I heard it did quite well… it’s still playing.

    • JK3

      The Jungle Book is by no means a flop. Critical acclaim and over 800 million at the box office so far.

      • Larry Gist

        It was awful and painful to sit through, I left before it was even over.

        • JK3

          I wouldn’t say your experience is indicative of others though. “Flop” would entail it actually failing to score good reviews from critics and/or taking in next to nothing at the B.O. It is doing rather well on both of those fronts.

          • Disney Exec 1, giddy with capitalism: “Have you seen these returns, Gerry? HAVE YOU SEEN THESE RETURNS? My kids will never have to walk again. I’m going to hire someone to carry them everywhere. CARRY ME EVERYWHERE.”

            Disney Exec 2: “We lost Larry.”

            DE1: “Wha?”

            DE2: “Larry. Larry Gist. We lost him. He was the only demographic we’ve ever made movies for. He is all that matters. It’s Larry Gist who decides if a movie is a flop or a hit. And we lost him.”

            DE1: “But–”

            DE2, unsheathing sword, handing it to DE1: “Make it quick. And then do yourself.”

  • AtticusP

    Beauty and the Beast.

    Just think: that could be the headline of the New York Daily News on the day after Donald Trump is elected president.

    Here’s hoping the weather forecast in hell is a frosty one that day!

    • Rex

      I’m training a pig to fly, you know, just in case.

      • AtticusP

        Thanks for the heads-up.

        I’ll get my umbrella order in early!

  • Octavio

    Poor Rose Red. Why can’t people just leave her alone?!!! (sob)

    • Adam King

      Poor Cupid and Psyche!

  • ColdCountry

    And when will there be a movie where the beast is female who is redeemed by the love of a beautiful boy?

    • Octavio

      It never happens. Read Joseph Campbell’s The Face of a Thousand Heroes, to begin with. In the world mythos women always seduce men, toy with their beauty and then destroy them. Don’t blame me. Blame the shared human subconscious. 😐

      • Tigernan Quinn

        The Hero With A Thousand Faces. Come on, you’re ON the Internet.

        • Octavio

          The Thousand Heroes with One Face. Take you pick. 🙂

      • TKW

        Interestingly I was just listening to The Face of a Thousand Heroes while on the stairmaster. Glad to see us gayz are culturally literate!

        • Octavio

          Ph.D in folklore here. It’s rather hard to obtain a doctorate in folklore without having to consume all of Joseph Campbell’s stuff. Can’t vouch for gayz in general.

          • TKW

            As I move more and more into my writing career I find him incredibly inspiring. He also used to live close to me here in Waikiki. His wife is still alive and I have been sluething around trying to find out how I can meet her.

          • Octavio

            His wife, Jean, is still alive?! She must be 150 years old by now (maybe just 100). That’s amazing. She was an original member of Martha Graham’s original dance company. In the early 30’s she was THE famous modern dancer in New Yorks cafe society. I bet she’s got some stories to tell. 🙂

      • GanymedeRenard

        Campbell, one of my favorites. Him and Vladimir Propp. Have I told you “I love you” lately?

        • Octavio

          No, but I have detected an amusing tickle from the universal dynamo hum lately. Was that you? 🙂

          • GanymedeRenard

            Probably. 🙂

    • m_lp_ql_m

      And when will there be a movie where the beast is a male who is redeemed by the love of a beautiful boy?

      Oh, wait, that’s right. The gay community is so shallow and image conscious. That’d never happen.

      • JK3

        The beast will turn into a shirtless hunk at the end and everything will be fine.

      • Tigernan Quinn

        Speak for yourself.

      • ColdCountry

        I’m on for the first part, but the optimist in me will disagree with the second part.

      • Miji

        Don’t forget, the beast has a title, a castle, and is incredibly wealthy. I’ve seen a lot of that, gay and straight.

        Though the true love part is probably the rare spark in either situation.

      • Rex

        If it helps, many of my fantasies end that way.

    • Todd Allis

      I have read a book where the “beast” is just a lesbian with a bad reputation.

      • ColdCountry

        Oooooh, that looks good, thanks!

  • Scott

    That might make a little money. 🙂

  • octobercountry

    “Beauty and the Beast” was always one of my very favourites of the Disney “renaissance” pictures (another being “Aladdin”). So, I’m willing to give this new version a shot. Question is, can Emma Watson sing?

  • Secure

    Nice teaser trailer.

  • Edmund Allin

    My dear American LGBTQIs,

    Over the past decades I have joyfully watched as your nation has celebrated its many freedoms and their expansion through throwing off its long-outdated policies against racial “miscegenation” and sodomy, while more recently extending the right to marry. Silly “traditions” have rightly expired.

    Now I urge you all, on behalf of the majority of the human race, which believes that a day is properly followed by a month and followed by a year or, more logically (and appropriately in the digital age, as well as being the ISO standard) a year is properly followed by a month followed by a day, and rise up to throw off the shackles of a system that gives you such oddities as 3.17.17.

    How long before this shameful picture changes?

    (Blue is DMY, Yellow is TMD, the US is MDY, everyone else is even more confused.)


    A (concerned) citizen of the world

    • Edmund Allin

      Degrees Fahrenheit, too, pleeeeaaase. 🙂

      • Adam King

        When certain others stop putting the steering wheel on the passenger’s side, making the driver sit there and do nothing while the passenger drives on the wrong side of the street.

        • Edmund Allin

          I don’t understand your animus against the Indians or the Japanese. Or are you against the new automated cars? :p (Seriously, though, there are 55 countries that drive on the left, not one.)

      • McSwagg

        I thought Brits were all about tradition. We use the traditional systems of measurement that you bequeathed us. You’re the ones that went with the French version of things.

    • marshlc

      And Canada uses May 23, 2016, I assume, as we have no colour on the chart?

      • Edmund Allin

        Apparently, you vary, depending on your target audience, using both MDY (making things easy for the Americans) and DMY (for most other people).

        • marshlc

          Canadians happily stand by their right to be as American, British, or Canadian as they choose, depending on what works in any circumstance.

    • GeoffreyPS

      I have a strong preference for YMD. When you sort the list, the dates are in chronological order. It makes so much sense. I do a lot of data extracts at work and use the YMD in the title (e.g. dataout_20160523.xlsx).

  • meh.

    • Rex

      I see that “meh” and raise you an “ugh.”

  • SLK in SF

    I think I’ll stick with the Cocteau.

    • Elsewhere1010

      But never again in a theater. Saw Cocteau’s film at the Castro Theater a while back and, in the scene where Belle cups her hands and dips them into the water to give the beast a drink, several cretinous theatergoers laughed. They found kindness and compassion humorous, or at least humourous in the sense that they themselves were made uncomfortable by one of the most touching acts of humanity on film “funny”.

      I watch it at home now.

      • SLK in SF

        Watching movies at the Castro can be a blast — or a nightmare. And in both cases for the same reason.

    • TKW

      One of my all time favorite movies!

    • I saw the Cocteau version for the first time last year. On the DVD there was a second version where the sound track had been replaced by a Philip Glass opera. I thought the Philip Glass version was even more magical. I am a Philip Glass fan though, so I’m sure that was part of my reaction.

      • McSwagg

        You should check out the Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, Naqoyqatsi trilogy. All three have a Philip Glass musical score. They are hard to describe, but mesmerizing in both a visual and an audio sense.

  • band

    No shots of Luke Evans? Mhrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    OMG. I squeed. :0)

  • Mr Jordan

    How, I wonder, will a teapot/ clock / candlestick sing in this non-animated version?

    • EqualityForAll

      Have you seen Jungle Book? They’ll sing the same way that a tiger, panther, and snake all talk.

    • Adam King

      Without Angela, there’s no point to any of this.

    • TacoBoutIt

      I don’t know that they’ll sing, but Ewan McGregregor was cast as Lumiere and Ian McKlellan as Cogsworth …so furniture and household items WILL ensue.

  • Once more, Hollywood shows it can only keep feeding off the creativity of generations past and seems almost completely incapable of coming up with new ideas.

    • Chris Baker

      They are just pandering to the shallowness of the public. They have made original story lines in the recent past and they flopped.

      • Kevin Perez

        Like Frozen!

      • TacoBoutIt

        True. Put something original out and watch it get shredded by reviewers and viewers. They’d rather put out yet another regurgitation of everything we’ve already seen. Am I bitter? Absolutely. 🙂

  • BeaverTales

    Without question, my fav Disney princess flick…Frozen was a very close second, and would have made a great live action flick as well….especially with Elsa as a lesbian princess.

    EDIT: Sounds like they’re already working on it…

  • Dot Beech

    The music heard at the beginning could not possibly sound more like an excerpt from FROZEN. Why’d they do that? Huh?

    There’s an absolute change in the character of the music when the Menken begins. I wonder what he thinks about this. But what would he care? Disney has made him millionaire many times over. Just smile and accept the checks. I do not blame him, if that’s how it goes down.

    • Steve Teeter

      The reason is probably that they haven’t yet written the music they’re finally going to use for those establishing shots. So they whipped up something on the synthesizer that sounded right and let it go. For scenes like that, Frozen is what they were familiar with, so Frozen it sounds like. Happens with trailers all the time.

  • GanymedeRenard

    WHAT? Disney is now promoting zoophilia?? So, what’s next? Beasts wanting to get married and equal rights and stuff? / s

  • Kevin Perez

    Unless Jerry Orbach sings the part of Lumiere, I’m not interested. If Russell Crowe is in it, I’m going to write strongly worded letters!

  • WIGuy

    I do love Emma Watson…

  • 3-Star

    I’m waiting for the Christian boycott since this promotes beastiality. Sinful I tells ‘ya. Just sinful!

  • joeyj1220

    I really liked the live action Cinderella so I’m excited for this.. Plus former Downton Abbey’s Matthew plays the Beast…grrrowl