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10 Disney Princess Actresses Just Met Up Irl, and People Are Flipping Out

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Image Source: Getty / Jesse Grant We thought our favorite part of Disney's D23 Expo was the insanely creative array of cosplay costumes, but this year's convention brought us a picture-perfect moment like no other. During a sneak peek at the Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, there was a glorious onstage reunion of 10 actresses who have voiced Disney princesses through the years. And yes, it was just as epic as it sounds. Image Source: Getty / Alberto E. Rodriguez Paige O'Hara (Belle in Beauty and the Beast), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in Tangled), Auli'i Cravalho (Moana), Sarah Silverman (Vanellope von Schweetz in Wreck-It Ralph and Ralph Breaks the Internet), Kristen Bell (Anna in Frozen), Kelly Macdonald (Merida in Brave), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in The Princess and the Frog), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in Aladdin), and Jodi Benson (Ariel in The Little Mermaid) will all star in the Wreck-It Ralph sequel,
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Star Wars 8, Black Panther, Mary Poppins 2 and More Are Coming to D23

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The Walt Disney Studios presents an exclusive look at its unparalleled film slate at D23 Expo 2017 in Anaheim, California, taking place July 14-16. At two marquee Hall D23 presentations, the Studio will give fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse at its upcoming releases, with animated films from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios showcased on Friday, July 14, and live-action projects from Disney, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm taking the stage on Saturday, July 15.

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
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Emma Watson's Passionate Speech Was the Most Important Part of the MTV Awards

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Emma Watson's Passionate Speech Was the Most Important Part of the MTV Awards
Emma Watson won the award for best actor in a movie at the MTV Movie and TV Awards in La on Sunday night, and her acceptance speech was truly wonderful. After nonbinary actor Asia Kate Dillon presented Emma with the award for her role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, the English star took the stage to talk to the audience and her fans around the world about inclusion, love, and gender issues. Read her speech below. RelatedDrop What You're Doing and Watch MTV's Hilarious Beauty and the Beast Spoof "The first acting award in history that doesn't separate nominees based on their sex says something about how we perceive the human experience. MTV's move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone. But to me, it indicates that acting is about the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes. And that doesn't
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Who Voiced the Original Belle in Beauty and the Beast?

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Disney's Beauty and the Beast is a tale as old as time, and it's reaching a whole new generation of audiences with its live-action adaptation. While we couldn't wait to see Dan Stevens in beast form, we were most looking forward to seeing Emma Watson take on the iconic role of Belle. Even though she does the character justice, she certainly had some big shoes to fill. The original character was a huge inspiration for young girls - and continues to be more than 25 years later. So, who was the original Belle? That would be Paige O'Hara (pictured below). The self-proclaimed Disney enthusiast auditioned for the role when she was 30-years-old. After only the second audition, she just knew it was her part. Not only did she lend her voice for the character, but she also played a part in Belle's physical appearance as the animators mimicked her real-life expressions.
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31 Things Only Diehard Beauty and the Beast Fans Know

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Image Source: Everett Collection Beauty and the Beast is one of Disney's most timeless classics, but there's a lot about the animated film that you might not have realized. For instance, do you know exactly what kind of animal the Beast was based on? Or his real name? The reboot is absolutely gorgeous and has a few interesting updates, but for now, let's revisit all of the interesting tidbits that make the 1991 film so great. Jackie Chan dubbed the voice of the Beast for Chinese-speaking countries. He provided vocals for both the Beast's speaking and singing parts! Chip originally had only one line. The producers liked 9-year-old actor Bradley Pierce's voice so much that they asked to expand the role. He also wasn't supposed to be a teacup. Early drawings of the character saw him as a music box who could only communicate by his chiming musical notes. Belle's
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How the Original Belle Inspired One of Emma Watson's Best Lines in Beauty and the Beast

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In 1991, Disney cast Broadway star Paige O'Hara as Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Between her soaring vocals and the way she brings the spirited, 2D Belle to life, it could not have been a better choice. Emma Watson steps into O'Hara's shoes in 2017's live-action reboot of the classic fairy tale, and although there's a lot about the film that differs from the original, they found the perfect way for Watson to honor O'Hara in the movie's final few minutes. As the Beast, who has once again regained his human form, whirls Belle around a crowded ballroom of villagers, Belle can't get over how different he looks without his fur. She makes a joke about wanting him to get a beard, they share a kiss, and live hairily happily ever after. It turns out Belle's joke, seemingly a throwaway line, was actually one O'Hara ad-libbed while making the film
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You Won't Be Able to Stop Watching the Snow Ball Fight Scene in Beauty and the Beast

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Emma Watson stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday, and aside from reminiscing about Harry Potter, she talked about what it was like filming "Something There" for Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast. While it is regarded as the moment Belle and the Beast fall in love, we can't help but laugh as Watson gets smashed in the face with a huge snow ball. Aside from talking about the movie, she also gushed about the recent La premiere where she met some iconic celebrities, including the original voice of Belle, Paige O'Hara, and Celine Dion.
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Emma Watson Reveals Which Celeb Had Her Starstruck at the 'Beauty and the Beast' Premiere

Emma Watson Reveals Which Celeb Had Her Starstruck at the 'Beauty and the Beast' Premiere
Even superstars like Emma Watson sometimes find themselves freaking out over meeting their celebrity idols.

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."

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"Being able to tell her that I met her I was
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Disney's Beauty and the Beast Trailer Is an Exact Remake of Animated Original

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Disney's Beauty and the Beast Trailer Is an Exact Remake of Animated Original
Earlier in the year, Disney released a short teaser trailer for their latest live-action fairy tale based on an animated classic. And that Beauty and the Beast sneak peek was a perfect replica of the teaser that arrived way back in 1990. Yesterday, Disney finally revealed the full-length trailer for Beauty and the Beast, which contains the first actual footage from the movie. And guess what? It's another shot-for-shot remake of the full-length trailer for the classic film.

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.
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Beauty and the Beast Turns 25: Angela Lansbury, Paige O'Hara, Alan Menken and More Look Back on the Modern Disney Classic

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Beauty and the Beast Turns 25: Angela Lansbury, Paige O'Hara, Alan Menken and More Look Back on the Modern Disney Classic
Beauty and the Beast is a tale as old as time. But the story of how the film was made? That legend is best told by the people who worked behind the scenes on the modern Disney classic. In honor of its release on Blu-ray, digital and DVD (and in celebration of its 25th anniversary), E! News spoke exclusively with producer Don Hahn, composer Alan Menken and a trio of voice cast members: Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts), Paige O'Hara (Belle) and Richard White (Gaston). The 1991 movie musical had been stuck in development for decades, as the late Walt Disney and his team of animators couldn't find a way to make the story to work. "Walt tried to develop it but couldn't figure out the second act. It was really about an...
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Beauty and the Beast's Animated Belle, Paige O'Hara Says Emma Watson's Casting Is 'Genius'

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Beauty and the Beast's Animated Belle, Paige O'Hara Says Emma Watson's Casting Is 'Genius'
For 25 years, actress and singer Paige O'Hara has been the definitive Belle of Beauty and the Beast, but she's more than happy to make room for Emma Watson to take up the role for the upcoming live-action film. "I thought it was genius casting!" says O'Hara, who's celebrating the 25th anniversary of the original 1991 animated classic, newly released on Blu-Ray Sept. 20. "I don't think you could pick anyone more right for Belle that's out there that's the right age. She's beautiful, she's got the intelligence, she's extremely smart. I think she's going to be wonderful. I really do!" O'Hara, who
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Beauty and the Beast's Animated Belle, Paige O'Hara Says Emma Watson's Casting Is 'Genius'

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Beauty and the Beast's Animated Belle, Paige O'Hara Says Emma Watson's Casting Is 'Genius'
For 25 years, actress and singer Paige O'Hara has been the definitive Belle of Beauty and the Beast, but she's more than happy to make room for Emma Watson to take up the role for the upcoming live-action film. "I thought it was genius casting!" says O'Hara, who's celebrating the 25th anniversary of the original 1991 animated classic, newly released on Blu-Ray Sept. 20. "I don't think you could pick anyone more right for Belle that's out there that's the right age. She's beautiful, she's got the intelligence, she's extremely smart. I think she's going to be wonderful. I really do!" O'Hara, who
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Angela Lansbury Sings "Beauty and the Beast" Live at Film's 25th Anniversary Screening

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Angela Lansbury Sings
Angela Lansbury gave fans the treat of a lifetime Sunday. The 90-year-old actress appeared at the Beauty and the Beast 25th anniversary screening at New York City's Alice Tully Hall, where she and the rest of the voice cast, including Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson and Richard White, answered questions and opened up about working on the iconic Disney film. But it was after the screening that Lansbury surprised the audience by singing the movie's titular song live. Legendary composer Alan Menken joined Lansbury, who voiced the teapot Mrs. Potts, on the piano. As soon as she began to sing there wasn't a dry eye in the audience, proving it remains a tale as hold as time. "Beauty and the Beast" won...
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Watch: Angela Lansbury Sings 'Beauty and the Beast' Live at Film's 25th Anniversary Screening

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Watch: Angela Lansbury Sings 'Beauty and the Beast' Live at Film's 25th Anniversary Screening
It's a tale as old as time. And at the 25th anniversary screening of Disney's Beauty and the Beast in New York on Sunday, Angela Lansbury surprised audiences with a tune as old as song. The 90-year-old actress - who voiced the role of Mrs. Potts in the 1991 animated film - appeared on stage at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and sang the title song live for the first time in almost two decades. Accompanied by the movie's composer Alan Menken, Lansbury was pitch perfect in the song - even ending with a rendition of Potts' signature sendoff to her animated son,
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Beauty and the Beast: Emma Watson Has the Original Belle's Seal of Approval!

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Image Source: Everett Collection This year marks the 25th anniversary of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and we're feeling especially nostalgic. Not only is the film iconic for being the first animated feature to be nominated for best picture at the Oscars, but its story has also touched so many lives over the years. We had the opportunity to sit down with the original voice of Belle, Paige O'Hara, and she told us all about her magical journey with the cast, what it's been like to embody such an enduring character, and her thoughts about the upcoming live-action adaptation. Spoiler: she thinks Emma Watson will be perfect! Get her best quotes below, and then relive all the magic when the movie is released on DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 20. Popsugar: Beauty and the Beast was such a groundbreaking Disney film when it was first released. What was it like to be a part of that?
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Beauty And The Beast Blu-ray/DVD release date and features

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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.

See related Sam Mendes interview: Skyfall, stunts & cinematography

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.

Here's a look at the cover:

And if it's the extra Beauty And The Beast bits and bobs you're looking forward to, we're got those features for you - however, do
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53 Fascinating Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Disney Films

53 Fascinating Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Disney Films
Feel free to use this list to impress people at your next gathering. You're welcome. 1. Anna (Frozen) is the first Disney princess to have a duet with a villain. 2. Yen Sid, the sorcerer in Fantasia, is just "Disney" spelled backwards. 3. Jodi Benson (Ariel), Paige O'Hara (Belle) and Judy Kuhn (singing voice for Mulan), all have cameos in Enchanted. 4. In The Lion King, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" was originally supposed to be performed by Timon and Pumba. 5. The Beatles almost had roles in a Disney movie. They were meant to be the voices of the vultures in The Jungle Book. 6. Boo from Monsters, Inc.'s real name? Mary Gibbs. 7. The...
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Disney's Live Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Lands Director Bill Condon

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Disney's Live Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Lands Director Bill Condon
Following this weekend's box office success of Disney's Maleficent, the studio is moving forward with a live-action adaptation of the 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast, which has Bill Condon attached to direct.

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 L&#233a 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
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Blu Review: Peter Pan: Diamond Edition

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Cinelinx has a wonderful thought after watching the Peter Pan: Diamond Edition Blu-ray!

The Set-up

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.

The Delivery

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.
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How we made: Don Hahn and Paige O'Hara on Beauty and the Beast

'When it got Oscar nominated, I went running around the garden in my underwear'

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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