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

Disney Nerd: Top tips for your Disneyland Paris trip

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Hello!

This is a brand new blog series I’m starting called Disney Nerd where I discuss all things Disney, of course. Having been to Disneyland Paris 10 times since I was 3 as well as Walt Disney World twice and just being Disney obsessed since my escape from the womb, I thought it would be cool to share stuff- from tips to reviews and everything in between.

This first post is going to be some of my top tips for your trip to Disneyland Paris. I have a heck of a lot that I’ve picked up over the past 16 years, but I’m going to share some that come to the top of my mind right now. You may have picked some up from other websites as they’re fairly common, but there may be some not so obvious ones that I have, too.

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