Walt Disney Pictures is currently the most profitable film studio in Hollywood, with a legacy that stretches back almost a century. Recently Disney has been generating even more profit from some of its greatest animated hits by remaking them in live-action, with films like Cinderella, Maleficent and The Jungle Book all landing big at the box office. Given the success of this strategy, it’s little wonder that Beauty and the Beast is next on the agenda.

The classic fairy tale romance was originally adapted by Disney in 1991, during the “Disney Renaissance,” when some of the studio’s most iconic animated films were made. Featuring beautiful animation and some of Disney’s most recognizable songs, Beauty and the Beast became not only the best-known version of the story, but also one of the films that came to define Disney’s aesthetic. The live-action remake, directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the lead roles, is set for release next year, and Disney recently debuted the first full-length trailer.

As a side-by-side comparison shows, Sanders is sticking very close to Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise’s original film with this live-action remake, lifting dialogue and scenes wholesale from the 1991 version. Still, perhaps this “tale as old as time” will bring something new to the table this time around.

Beauty and the Beast also features Luke Evans as Belle’s would-be suitor Gaston, Josh Gad as Gaston’s sidekick LeFou, and Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice. Check out the stills gallery below.

Beauty and the Beast Petal Fall Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and The Beast Ballroom Dance Trailer Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Garden Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Wolf pack Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer White dress Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Walking Belle Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer The Dungeon Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer The confrontation Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer The Beast Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer The Beast revealed Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Smiling Belle Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Rose Room Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Painting Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Mrs Potts Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Mob Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Maurice in the dungeon Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Lumiere Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Lumiere and Cogsworth Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Luke Evans as Gaston and Josh Gad as LeFou Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Kitchen Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Kevin Kline as Maurice Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer In the library Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Horse Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Hand mirror Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Gaston Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Gaston with portrait Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Gaston musical number Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Frightened Belle Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Fighting wolves Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Emma Watson as Belle Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Dan Stevens as The Beast Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Crying Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Cogsworth Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Chip Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Child Prince in painting Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Castle lobby Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Belles Father Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Belle reading Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Belle looking out of window Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Belle in the woods Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Belle in the library Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Belle enters the castle Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Belle enters Rose Room Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Belle and the Beast with horse Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Beast Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

Beauty and the Beast Trailer Ballroom dance Beauty and the Beast Trailer Stills: A Tale as Old As Time

 

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