The live-action Beauty and the Beast could stop selling itself and not have a worry in the world, but there’s a demographic out there that really wants to see the movie, but figures they’ll wait until they can get it at home, and if you’re in that demo, Disney is after you.
The final trailer is an impressive 2:30, and it shows off a lot of what you’re going to see in the film, whether that means the range of characters, the gorgeous backdrops, or the more “action-y” bits, and while it all looks pretty fantastic, it looks rather familiar as well.
There isn’t much question that this is going to be one of the biggest draws of the year, and you have to accept that clearly Disney is sparing no expense to put together something that looks like its going to be pretty awesome. But, I’ve spent a fair amount of time at Disney World over the last few years, and the franchise has muscled in on a bit more territory in that time. That makes sense, as our plans obviously take upcoming releases into account. After all, you might wonder about sectioning off part of your park for an aging animated feature, no matter how popular (not counting kids who frequent Broadway productions).
But, there’s another step here, because much of the trailer shows things that look exactly like parts of the park. It isn’t that it was filmed there, of course, but the town might as well be part of the park. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve got a lot of the sets in storage somewhere. The tavern Gaston and the general style design is eerie if you’ve been to Enchanted Tales with Belle, or the Be Our Guest Restaurant. There’s nothing odd, or wrong, about any of that, but it’s actually a little distracting.
At any rate, the film looks like it’s going to be rather amazing, and those of the right age are going to be out of their mind screaming for a trip to Disney World… I mean, are going to love it.