Disney has had some amazing success thus far remaking some of the animated films, but until now, they've stayed away from their most popular movies. What would it look like when they tried to tackle one of their most beloved stories? Turns out, it looks spectacular. The first trailer for Disney's new "Beauty and the Beast" just landed, and it's gorgeous.
Everything about the film looks exactly how fans could hope it would be. The two-minute trailer gives brief glimpses of all the major players, be they human or CGI utensil, centering around with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens -- the Beauty and the Beast themselves. The real star of this trailer, however, may be the music. It sits in the background almost teasing with the familiar beats fans know, without ever really giving a full musical moment.
In a time when so many movie trailers give away everything that their film has to offer, it appears Disney is going to keep something in hiding for a bit: the music. Everybody knows the story of Beauty and the Beast; there's really nothing they can keep hidden from people in that regard. However, this live-action remake will be Disney's first to follow in the footsteps of the animated version and be a full musical. However, with the exception of a few brief shots of people dancing, almost nothing of this side of the film is visible in the trailer.
The CGI creations of the household object, like Ewan McGregor's Lumiere and Sir Ian McKellen's Cogsworth look quite remarkable -- imbued with personality, not simply voices. Two of the best looks are at Chip and Mrs. Potts, voiced by Emma Thompson.
Disney also released some spectacular new images from the film, alongside the trailer.