“Beauty and the Beast” Is Getting Adapted Again For a Live TV Special – With H.E.R. as Belle!


It’s a tale as old as time, but it’s getting a new twist! “Beauty and the Beast” is being adapted in a new format to mark over three decades since the release of Disney’s animated film. Titled “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration,” the upcoming ABC and Wonderful World of Disney special will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the timeless fantasy’s historical Academy Award nomination for best picture, the first time an animated movie had been tapped in that category.

Directed by Jon M. Chu, who helmed “Crazy Rich Asians”, the forthcoming reimagination of Disney’s beloved story will see H.E.R. (real name: Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson) putting her spin on the lead character of Belle.

If you are eagerly awaiting the new take on the fan-favourite story (through a modern lens), keep reading for all the details we have about the highly anticipated special so far, including the release date and any plot changes.

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