Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite Disney movies.  So, it goes without saying that I was really excited to hear that Disney was making it into a live action film. Given that I first heard about it when I was at the D23 Expo back in 2015, it’s been almost 2 years now that I have anxiously been awaiting its theatrical release. I’ve gotta say, it was worth the wait.

As I sat in the theater and watched Beauty And The Beast for the first time, while I was in LA, I was taken back by just how beautiful it all was. It did not disappoint! The love story, the costumes, the music…there was so much to love about the movie.

The cast (Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Luke Evans & More) and the film makers did such an amazing job bringing a tale as old as time to life. So much so that I have now watched the movie twice and I would gladly watch it again…and again…and again. My husband and my kiddos agree. They got the chance to see the movie earlier this week and all of them loved it. Even my son, who admitted that he wasn’t excited about seeing the movie at first but was definitely glad that he did.

Beauty And The Beast Screening

Thankfully, they stayed true to the original story while still finding ways to make it their own, allowing us to explore more of that world while not shaking up the one we already know and love. The same can be said for the music. I love the songs from the animated film so I was happy to see that they had kept my favorites. They even gave us a couple more songs to love (I am sure you will love the one performed by the beast).

Today is the day you can rediscover a tale as old as time! Go and see Beauty And The Beast!


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.

Note: I was provided with an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles, California to attend the #BeOurGuestEvent. No additional compensation was received.