Several clips of B-roll released for Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast take us behind the scenes and into the recording studio for the tale as old as time.
The B-roll offers a look at returning composer Alan Menken coaching Luke Evans and Josh Gad as they record the new version of the iconic track “Gaston” in the first video. We also get a look at Ewan McGregor and Sir Ian McKellan recording dialogue for Lumiere and Cogsworth.
The second video takes us inside the recording studio as John Legend and Ariana Grande lay down the vocals for the new version of the film’s title track.
The last video puts us right on the sound stage with the orchestra as Menken and director Bill Condon go over the timing of swelling cues from the tracking room. A snippet from “The Mob Song” can also be heard towards the end.
The film stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Sir Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette. 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.Beauty and the Beast hits theaters March 17, 2017.
Beauty and the Beast hits theaters March 17, 2017.