It’s a story as old as time, but it’s getting a new twist! “Beauty and the Beast” is being adapted into a new format to mark more than three decades since the release of the Disney animated film. Entitled “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 historic Best Picture Academy Award nomination, the first time that an animated movie is played in that category.
Directed by Jon M. Chu, who helmed “Crazy Rich Asians,” the upcoming reimagining of Disney’s beloved story will see HER (real name: Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson) putting her spin on the title character of Belle.
If you’re eagerly awaiting the new take on the fan-favorite story (through a modern lens), read on for all the details we have on the highly-anticipated special so far, including the cast, release date, and more. the changes in the plot.