Disney Soon to Release Beauty and the Beast Movie

Tanner Livingston

Billy Elliott, Clubs Segment Editor

The Future of Disney’s Live-action Movie Remakes


Disney has begun to turn many of their original animated movies into live-action versions. They have currently released Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Maleficent, The Jungle Book, and Pete’s Dragon. Beauty and the Beast is their next film, set to release on March 17, 2017. It is unsure which one will come after that, but there are quite a few more remakes in the works. Some that will be coming soon are Aladdin, Mulan, Peter Pan, The Lion King, a Cruella De Vil spin off, and many more. In these movies the producers often change certain parts of the story.

“With Cinderella they changed the story, and the costumes and everything,” junior, Mary White said.

It is possible that with the remake of Beauty and the Beast, they could change the story. It makes some people wonder how accurate it will be.

“I think it will actually follow the story of Beauty and the Beast, the animated version, closer than other ones have in the past with Disney’s remakes of movies,” Junior, Abby Chase said.  

Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson hits theaters on March 17th, 2017. For more information, visit the movie’s website.