Like everyone else on the planet, I saw the live-action Beauty and the Beast remake this weekend. I happened to work for Disney when the first one came out and it’s still my favorite movie of all time. I love all things Disney but Beauty and the Beast (1991) holds a special place in my heart. I’m pleased to say they did a fantastic job on this live-action movie. I loved it so much I’m going to see it again this coming weekend with my BFF. I also have the soundtrack on repeat constantly (I especially adore the new song for the Beast, “Evermore”). LOVED IT. If you haven’t seen the remake yet, go see it right away.
In the meantime, you can watch this hilarious crosswalk version of it with James Cordon. LOL.
When I was talking about the movie this weekend, my son mentioned that he’d never seen the original cartoon version. I immediately rectified this oversight (spoiler: he didn’t love it 🙁 and then, we got to chatting about how many Disney movies there are. Depending on how you count, there’s 54 (the original Disney Studios films) plus 17 Pixar films. And then a whole slew of sequels and “direct to video” films that brings the total to somewhere about 100. No matter how you count, it’s a lot.
And I’ve seen a fair few–probably about 70%–as my Disney training included seeing quite a bit, as well as learning trivia to chat with guests. If I haven’t seen the full movie, I’ve usually seen clips or the musical numbers since they played them on a loop on a big screen in the store (very cutting edge at the time!) But my son and my husband haven’t seen most of them. So, we started talking about a family project to watch them together in order of release.
And I thought it’d be fun to document our project here on the blog as well as what I’m learning as a writer and storyteller from this project. Plus, some of them will be good research for my future fairy tale series.
I’d like to invite you to take the challenge too. Watch along with us!
So, first up, we have Snow White…coming soon!