Legendary composer Alan Menken has accidentally revealed the title of the upcoming Gaston centered Beauty and the Beast prequel series for Disney Plus.
2017’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast wasn’t without its critics but did make Disney a boatload of money. The film would eventually earn well over $1.2B worldwide on a $160M budget. Not long after the Disney Plus streaming platform was launched, it was announced that Luke Evans was going to get his own prequel series based around his character, Gaston.
It had been previously revealed by Luke Evans that the Gaston centered Beauty and the Beast series was in full development and that Disney composer Alan Menken was on board to do the music for the film. While speaking to Variety, Alan Menken accidentally revealed what the upcoming Beauty and the Beast spinoff show would be called while discussing his upcoming projects:
“I’m excited about the projects I’m doing. I’m working on “Disenchanted” and a new “Beauty and the Beast” prequel, “The Little Town.” I’ve also been working on the new animated picture “Spellbound” with John Lasseter. And I’m doing a bunch of Broadway shows.”
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Directed by Bill Condon, Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Stanley Tucci, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Here’s the official synopsis:
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
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