You haven’t seen BEAUTY AND THE BEAST yet, it’s ok, here’s what you need to know about the soundtrack
Mar21

You haven’t seen BEAUTY AND THE BEAST yet, it’s ok, here’s what you need to know about the soundtrack

You haven’t seen BEAUTY AND THE BEAST yet but that’s ok, you’re going to do the right thing and eventually get yourself to the theater as soon as you can. But for now, you might be wondering–just what exactly did Disney do to the music of the beloved animated classic? In a word, they did it good! Surely, they couldn’t have gone too far off track as they brought on the original composer Alan Menken and...

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Building a masterpiece that’s a ‘Tale As Old As Time’
Mar15

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Building a masterpiece that’s a ‘Tale As Old As Time’

As Disney fans, we have all heard the sweet melodies of those iconic songs, those lyrics that move us every time we hear them combined with the visuals that stunningly match what’s being sung perfectly. I’m of course talking about the title track to the animated masterpiece that is Disney’s original BEAUTY AND THE BEAST released all the way back in 1991. It’s a story that relates to all of us in some way or another whether it be the...

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REVIEW: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST delivers suprisingly powerful emotional punch
Mar08

REVIEW: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST delivers suprisingly powerful emotional punch

Disney is bound and determined to turn their vast library of animated classics into big budget live action spectaculars, and while not every one has been a home run, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST cannot afford to be anything but a grand slam. The 1991 animated film is beloved on a level that prompts regular people to become defensive fanzillas. Everyone loves Belle, everyone loves the songs, everyone loves it. Even non-Disney fans can wax...

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Don’t call me Adam… name struggles to continue with new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Mar07

Don’t call me Adam… name struggles to continue with new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Adam is not a Disney Prince. At least not yet and not in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Many a passionate Disney geek can attest to the fact that despite the popular fan assumption, the name “Adam” is NOT the name for the titular creature in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. In the original 1992 animated classic, he is always referred to as either “the Beast” (by everyone including Belle) or as “Master” by all the...

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WATCH: Emma Watson on being Belle in upcoming BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Mar06

WATCH: Emma Watson on being Belle in upcoming BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

The newest featurette that Disney has released from a behind-the-scenes look at the live action remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has Emma Watson and cast explain how Belle is the first modern day women who doesn’t necessarily want to become a princess. Emma explains what it was like to play Belle and how much it meant to her as well. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the...

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Josh Gad and Luke Evans performed “Gaston” and it was kind of amazing!
Mar05

Josh Gad and Luke Evans performed “Gaston” and it was kind of amazing!

.@joshgad and Luke Evans joined @AIMenken for an amazing performance of Gaston! pic.twitter.com/AJewxIZ6Gw — MouseInfo (@MouseInfo) March 5, 2017 Actors Luke Evans (Gaston) and Josh Gad (Lefou) performed live their number “Gaston” from the upcoming BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at a press conference today in Beverly Hills. Gad took the opportunity to throw in a fun off-script jab during finale when spelling out Gaston’s...

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PICTORIAL: Red Rose Taverne, Star Wars Land, and the rain, rain, rain came down, down, down
Feb26

PICTORIAL: Red Rose Taverne, Star Wars Land, and the rain, rain, rain came down, down, down

It was another decided soggy weekend at the Disneyland Resort as California slowly gets itself out of the devastating drought that has been drying up the landscape for years. While the rain is certainly welcome it does put a bit of a damper on progress and construction all around the Resort on various projects. Big news this week is the exceedingly popular Red Rose Tavern which has taken over the Village Haus with a new menu and decor...

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PICTORIAL: Inside Disneyland’s new ‘Beauty and the Beast’ themed limited-time restaurant offering
Feb24

PICTORIAL: Inside Disneyland’s new ‘Beauty and the Beast’ themed limited-time restaurant offering

Now for a limited time, Disneyland is welcoming guests to enjoy the Red Rose Taverne restaurant in Fantasyland to get a taste of the upcoming BEAUTY AND THE BEAST film. The restaurant is a temporary takeover of the Village Haus which has gone though a thorough “scrubbing” to temporarily remove–or in most cases hide–existing thematic elements. They have essentially turned a German cottage into something more of...

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Sail away with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST aboard the Disney Dream this November
Feb24

Sail away with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST aboard the Disney Dream this November

This November, guests aboard the Disney DREAM will be entertained with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST a brand-new musical production inspired by Disney’s live-action adaptation of the animated classic. “Beauty and the Beast” will bring the timeless fable to life like never before, featuring a style of theater that interlaces classic storytelling elements with cutting-edge technology, to create a unique, theatrical experience in the 1,340-seat...

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New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST themed restaurant at Disneyland offers new menu, Grey Stuff
Feb21

New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST themed restaurant at Disneyland offers new menu, Grey Stuff

Disney confirmed last week that a BEAUTY AND THE BEAST takeover was coming to Fantasyland and that as part of the takeover, the Village Haus would become the Red Rose Taverne and boast a completely new menu. Today, Disney confirmed that the transformation will actually be ready starting February 24! RELATED POST BEAUTY AND THE BEAST takeover of Disneyland’s Fantasyland, Village Haus to change name/menu As part of the transformation,...

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