Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Ever since the first announcement of the film being made, I have been desperate to see the live action of Beauty and the Beast. Two long years later, the day arrived and I made sure my mother and I were to see it on the day of release. Having fallen so in love with the original Disney animation released in 1991, I had high expectations for the remake.

The film is suitable for all the family; from the tiny tots to the big kids at heart, Beauty and the Beast has the capability of winning the hearts of people of all age groups. The first thing I noticed with this film in comparison to the animation is that it’s far more detailed, which is probably why it’s of a greater length than I expected. It was refreshing to be able to learn more about each character in this one, with a bit more backstory to who they are.

Another difference is that the violence in this version is a bit more graphic but nothing that’s too disturbing. Sword fights are more visual and theres a few punches from the likes of Gaston, but nothing that’s in need of PG and very minimal gore.

It’s a step in the right direction to see a racially diverse cast in the film, especially compared to the 1991 version. Representation is hugely important and to see even some of the supporting cast of different races was a big step towards better equality.

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Disney Store releases exclusive limited edition Beauty and the Beast characters

Friday 17th March is not only the release date of the live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, but Disney Store will also be releasing some exclusive limited edition Beauty and the Beast characters.

In celebration of the film’s release, Disney will be putting some very limited edition Disney characters on sale on that day on their website.

This Belle live action doll is a global edition of 5,500 with only 1,400 available within Europe. The doll wears Belle’s signature yellow golden ballgown from the ballroom scene and really resembles actress Emma Watson. It will retail at £100. Continue reading “Disney Store releases exclusive limited edition Beauty and the Beast characters”

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Be the Belle of the Ball! 5 yellow dresses that channel Beauty and the Beast

Everyone finds Belle’s dress from the ballroom scene so beautiful and dashing and it’s definitely one of my favourite Disney princess dresses. So, I’ve decided to channel the art of Disneybounding and found some gorgeous yellow dresses inspired by Belle that are fit for any princess to pull off this upcoming Summer season.

Yellow Cornelli Dress

This gorgeous cornelli dress is perfect to frolic in the summer sun. I love the pattern which sort of resembles damask and reminds me of the decor inside the Beast’s castle. This is a perfect seasonal pick for the sunshine and great to throw in a suitcase if you’re heading off to a sunny destination.

Available from River Island for £25.00

Yellow Frill Skater Dress

For my Curvy Queens out there, this is a gorgeous summery dress with some beautiful butterfly prints. You can dress this in so many different ways. Up or down, smart or casual, the choice is yours!

Available from Simply Be for £11.00

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Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

Disney Nerd: 10 facts about the live adaption of Beauty and the Beast

We are just days away until the release of Beauty and the Beast in cinemas, so to get you in the mood for an enchanted tale coming to a screen near you soon, here are 10 facts about Beauty and the Beast’s live action remake.

#1

Ryan Gosling was originally offered the role of the Beast, but turned it down for a role in La La Land, instead. Emma Watson, on the other hand, was offered a role in La La Land, but decided to take on the role of Belle. Nice bit of film swapsies, there.

#2

Disney originally weren’t too sure about making the live adaption of the film as a musical. That’s when director, Bill Condon, stepped in and said “With all due respect, I think you’re crazy. The songs are too good. You’re going to spend all this time making a huge, gorgeous live-action “Beauty and the Beast” and not do ‘Be Our Guest’?” And what a relief, how could you skip some of Disney’s most iconic songs in the remake?!

#3

Despite the film not being released until this week, filming was completed over 18 months prior on the 27th August 2015.

#4

Though he now plays the role in the live action, Sir Ian McKellen originally turned down the voice of Cogsworth in the original animation of Beauty and the Beast back in 1991.

#5

In preparation of the role of Belle, Emma Watson re-watched the original Disney release of Beauty and the Beast and began to take singing classes. Some real dedication right there.

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Disney Nerd: Here’s what films you can expect to release in 2017

If there’s one thing any true Disnerd has to get excited over at the beginning of a new year, it’s all the upcoming Disney films on the horizon There’s been a lot in the works and here’s what you can expect throughout 2017…

Beauty and The Beast

The live action remake of one of the Disney classics has been highly anticipated since the debut announcement, even more so when ‘Harry Potter’ star, Emma Watson, was announced to take on the role of bookwork beauty Belle. The film is set to release 17th March 2017, so not too long to go.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The fifth in the PotC series will see the return of Captain Jack Sparrow as he comes face to face with deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, Captain Salazar, as they escape from the Devil’s Triangle. The film is set to be released in the US on the 26th May with international releases soon to follow.

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Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.