Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm are responsible for some of the world's biggest movie hits, including recent blockbusters such as Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and The Jungle Book; Walt Disney Animation Studios' Zootopia and Moana, Pixar Animation Studios' Inside Out, Finding Dory, and Cars 3; Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, and Captain America: Civil War; and Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The actress sat down with Jimmy Kimmel on Monday, where she opened up about getting starstruck at the red carpet premiere of her new film, Beauty and the Beast.
Watson said that she was in constant awe while meeting the stars of Disney's original animated classic, like Paige O'Hara, who voiced Belle, screenwriter Linda Woolverton and composer Alan Menken, who wrote all the original songs.
Watch: Secrets Behind the Music of 'Beauty and the Beast'!
"Then Celine Dion arrives and I’m like, holding my publicist like, ‘This is almost too much for me!’" Watson recounted. "You have to understand, my parents do not really understand like celebrities or Hollywood or whatever else, but my mom and I used to play Celine Dion in the car like non-stop."
"Being able to tell her that I met her I was
Neat? Or is Disney straight up plagiarizing itself? MoviePilot is the one who put the two trailers side-by-side. And the result is astonishing. It's almost like watching someone turned in their sister's old homework traced to look like their own. At the same time, it's pretty cool for nostalgia hounds. But is this new movie going to be an exact replica of what came before it? We do know that the movie has some new music.
Disney's live action Beauty And The Beast remake will be getting a home release shortly. Here are the details...
Starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, Disney's live action version of their animated classic Beauty And The Beast made a whole chunk of change at the box office, and now it's winging its way into our homes for us to enjoy again and again.
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America will be blessed with the home release first on the 6th of June, but here in the UK we'll have to wait until the 17th of July to get our hands on it.
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Evan Spiliotopoulos (Ouija, Hercules) is writing the screenplay, although no specific story details were given at this time. The original Beauty and the Beast was one of the few animated movies to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, grossing over $375 million worldwide and spawning a hit Broadway play and other adaptations such as The CW series Beauty & the Beast and a French Beauty & the Beast adaptation starring Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux. The characters will also be featured in the upcoming Disney Channel TV movie Descendants.
While it isn't known if there will be any musical elements, Bill Condon wrote the screenplay for the hit musicals Chicago and wrote and directed Dreamgirls.
Mandeville Films is
Three British children are transported to Neverland, where a young boy named Peter and his band of Lost Boys do battle with the nefarious pirate Captain Hook. Based on the classic children's novel by Sir James Barrie.
Sir James M. Barrie's classic children's novel about the boy who never grew up has seen a number of incarnations, from the original story to a number of silent film and stage adaptations. Walt Disney's animated version, released in 1953, keeps some of the elements of the original story, with a good amount of Disneyfication (for lack of a better term) thrown in.
The fact that Disney softened some of the darker elements, added musical numbers, and changed a few things is hardly a drawback. In fact, it gives this version just the right personality and distinction.
Don Hahn, producer
Beauty and the Beast was one of the last great fairytales Disney hadn't done, so we spent about nine months developing it. It was the late 1980s and we were working with fantastic animators. I thought it was going Ok. We flew to Florida to show it to Jeffrey Katzenberg and the other executives. When the lights came up, Jeffrey said: "Ay-ay-ay, this is not going in the right direction."
This was my first film as a producer and it was horrifying. We brought in new directors, and songwriters Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Howard came up with the idea of having enchanted objects singing and talking, and suggested making the film a fully realised musical. This made it more of a fantasy, so more appropriate for animation. After that, it really took off.
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