May 26, 2016
'Beauty And The Beast' Trailer Breaks 'Star Wars' Record For Most Watched In 24 Hours

The Beauty And The Beast trailer has broken the record for the most watched trailer, taking the crown away from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. According to the Guardian, the new teaser trailer released by Disney earlier this week was viewed 91.8 million times in the first 24 hours. Previously, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer held the record at 88 million views in its first 24 hours.

As the site point out, Star Wars: The Force Awakens still holds the record for views of a full-length trailer with 112 million in the first 24 hours after its release. Of course, the full Beauty And The Beast trailer will be giving Star Wars a run for its money when it hits the internet. With the live-action Disney film slated for a March, 2017, release, the full-length trailer is expected around the holidays.

The Beauty And The Beast trailer is relatively short, and while it doesn't seem to offer too many teasers as far as characters in costume or any important scenes go, it does just enough to give you goosebumps. Perhaps it's the simplicity of it all -- or maybe it's the music; the classic soundtrack that everyone knows so well. There are voices, there's a rose, and then there is Belle.

British actress Emma Watson portrays the Disney princess. When Watson signed on to play the part, she was simply overjoyed. She posted the following message on her Facebook page.
"I'm finally able to tell you... that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I'll get to dance to 'Be Our Guest' and sing 'Something There'. My six year old self is on the ceiling -- heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can't wait for you to see it. Emma xx"
According to Elle, the similarities between the animated film (released in 1991) and the live-action version are striking off the bat. The decor inside the beast's castle was brought to life magnificently. The familiar voices Cogsworth (Ian McKellen) and Lumiere (Ewan McGregor) are comforting in many ways -- and still manage to be curious. While you may know what happens in the Disney fairytale, the live-action trailer doesn't disappoint.

Check out this video that shows a Beauty And The Beast trailer comparison between the animated film and the live-action film.

The Beauty And The Beast trailer is just a small glimpse into Disney's latest world of imagination. Moviemakers have big dreams for this film, and it will more than likely do exceptionally well, given the success of the original -- and the all-star cast and crew. The film is being directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) and has other major names attached to it by way of actors. They include Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts. Josh Gad, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Kevin Kline, and Audra McDonald are also in the film, according to the Independent.

Its musical score will also be top notch.

"First released in 1991, Beauty and the Beast grossed more than $375 million at the global box office and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken will be re-recording songs from the original film along with fresh material from himself and Tim Rice."
Are you excited for Disney's live-action version of Beauty And The Beast?

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