Disney has released the first teaser trailer for their live-action adaptation of their classic animated feature Beauty and the Beast. The film is directed by Bill Condon and stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as Beast, and an incredible supporting cast led by Luke Evans, Josh Gad, and Ian McKellan. While the film won’t be hitting theaters until next March, Disney has given us a very, very slight tease into their latest fairy-tale live-action adaptation.
If you’re looking to get your first look at the Beast, Gaston, Le Fou, and the rest of the popular characters, this isn’t the teaser trailer for you. Unlike many of the so-called “teaser” trailers of today, the following trailer is a true teaser, only displaying shots of the films visual effects and production design. And going off that alone, it’s a beautiful teaser. We do get our first glimpse of Emma Watson as Belle, but the shots of the castle and its inner walls are extremely beautiful. I do also enjoy the little voiceover from Ian McKellan and a second voice I can’t make out. Again, it’s not a whole lot, but it gets me excited for the first full-length trailer. And after Cinderella, I’m quite excited to see what Disney can do with these live-action adaptations.
Watch the teaser below and let us know hat you think of it in the comments below. Were you hoping for a bit more? Is it just enough? How excited are you for the film? Beauty and the Beast is released on March 17th, 2017 and stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ian McKellan, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Emma Thompson.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. 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.