Tag: Beauty and the Beast

ABC’s Beauty and the Beast Live Completes Casting

A.B.C.’s live presentation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has added Shania Twain, Martin Short, and David Alan Grier to its cast. Short will play Lumiere the candelabra, with Grier as Cogsworth, and Shania Twain will take over Angela Lansbury’s famous role as Mrs. Potts. H.E.R. and Josh Gr...

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Angela Lansbury Passes Away at 96

Today it was reported that beloved actress and singer Angela Lansbury passed away just under a week away before her 97th birthday. Lansbury was known for roles on the stage and screen, including Murder, She Wrote, The Manchurian Candidate, and the 1991 classic Beauty and the Beast. Read a statemen...

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H.E.R. Will Play Belle in ABC Live/Animation Hybrid Show

We’ve officially gotten the first casting announcement for ABC’s Beauty and the Beast special, Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration. Singer-songwriter H.E.R. will portray Belle in this unique presentation of the classic film, combining her live performance with that of Paige O’Hara as the ...

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ABC Live-Animation Hybrid Beauty and the Beast Show Planned

In honor of Beauty and the Beast‘s 30th anniversary, ABC is putting on a 2-hour live-action/animation hybrid performance. Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration will air Thursday, December 15th, and will be available on Disney+ the following day. The show will be produced by Jon M. Chu (I...

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Emma Watson Subtly Jabs at J.K. Rowling

Emma Watson is on her way to completely alienating Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Emma had previously played Harry Potter’s best friend and witch, Hermione Granger, for ten years. Rowling approved of Emma as Hermione from day one and gave Emma a career. Without Rowling, Emma Watson woul...

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Disney Removes Same-Sex Affection From Pixar Films?

On Friday, March the 11th, Variety shared a letter penned by Pixar employees in response to Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s stance on Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, as well as a meme sent by him on Monday. In the staff memo, Chapek reportedly said the “biggest impactR...

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