First Full Trailer for Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Debuts

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Hot on the heels of the movie’s new poster, Disney has released the first full trailer for their live-action Beauty and the Beast movie, starring Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and Luke Evans as Gaston.

Directed by Bill Condon, the new film will reportedly feature unused lyrics from the 1991 animated film that were penned by the late Howard Ashman. According to the new footage, this appears to be a very faithful adaptation of the original, though the Beast’s appearance isn’t all that scary.

Beauty and the Beast opens in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017. See Belle encounter the Beast for the first time below.

Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation

I think the Beast looks like a goat, but even with that the movie looks pretty solid to me. I just hope they don’t follow the animated version beat for beat.

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; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.