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Beauty and the Beast

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By Jade Barron.

The magic of Disney is back, I couldn’t be happier.

It’s been 26 years since we all fell in love with Disney’s classic re-telling tale of the beauty falling in love with a beast, and we’ve fallen in love all over again.

26 years?! Wow, now I feel old.

If you don’t know of this love story, where the hell have you been? I demand you stop reading and run to the nearest computer and watch it before you carry on.

Don’t worry I’ll wait…

Ready? ok….

Back in 2015, I first read about it becoming a live action movie on metro.co.uk and I became a squealing mess, didn’t help the fact I was in public at the time, (that was awkward!) one of my all time favourite animations were coming to life, and I could not wait.

Fast forward two years and getting through lots of trailers and teasers, I finally watched it.

Wow!  just wow! definitely worth the wait.

I don’t know about anyone else, but when you wait for something so long and then when you finally watch it, it’s no where near the hype you made it out to be. ( see the suicide squad for example) This was so not like that.

This beautiful story coming to life before your eyes gave a sense of re-living your childhood all over again but with a more realistic, well as real as a Disney happily ever after story can be, side to it all.

It had all it’s famous songs that most of us were sing along to (well I for sure did anyway) like be our guest, little town, (which if you’re a real fan you’ll know all the songs by heart…just saying) all with a twist of it’s own to make a classic more original.

Comparing the film to the animation, the new beauty and the beast is more darker in places and goes into depth a lot more, which explains more why the characters are the way they are, which had always bugged me growing up, like why is the beast alone, where is belle’s mum, what is the real deal with Gaston and Le fou.

And it’s funny. Finally we have a Disney re-make that has a British sense of humour!

Even in the way the characters of Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs Potts and Chip were so cleverly created and their enchantment so much more than the animation that it didn’t even compare to the good old 1991 characters made famous by the likes of good old Angela Lansbury. they all had a world of their own.

The overall film was so different than the animation, it was like watching a Broadway show, or in our case in the UK, a west end show rather than a film. It was such a magical experience that I loved every second of.

Everyone who loves the animation must go and see this film, as it’s a great tribute to such a great love story of finding love beneath the surface and loving someone for who they are and not for what they look like.

Right, now who’s looking forward to the Lion King?

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