We’ve seen Angelina Jolie create a pitch perfectly evil Maleficent and we’ve seen animals come to life in The Jungle Book. This is different. This is like Disney’s animated movie just literally came to life. Everything about this looks exactly how you hoped it would look if you’re a fan. The two-minute trailer is honestly not long enough. We get brief glimpses of all the major players, be they human or CGI utensil, and we get to spend a little bit more time with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, who looks perfect as the Beast. The real star of this trailer, however, may be the music. It sits in the background almost teasing us with the familiar beats we know, without ever really giving us a full musical moment.
In a time when so many movie trailers give away everything that their film has to offer, it appears Disney is going to keep something in hiding for a bit, the music. Everybody knows the story of Beauty and the Beast, even if you haven’t seen the Disney animated classic a million times. There’s really nothing they can keep hidden from people in that regard. However, we know that this live-action remake will be Disney’s first to follow in the footsteps of the animated version and be a full musical. However, with the exception of a few brief shots of people dancing, we see almost nothing of this side of the film.