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Watch Beauty and the Beast Come to Life in the First Live-Action Teaser Trailer

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There’s precious little in the first actual footage from Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, but there’s a glimpse of Emma Watson as Belle and some mightily familiar sets and music.

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We also hear voices that sound like Cogsworth (Ian McKellan) and Lumiere (Ewan McGregor). Along with the reminder that this movie takes place in France, but only the candelabra has a French accent. And nothing hits you right in the nostalgia than a shot of that ballroom paired with the iconic music. And the claws going through the family portrait promise a very faithful-to-the-cartoon adaptation.

Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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Dr Emilio Lizardo

It’s the Disney version, so it is basically an adaptation of a stage play which was an adaptation of an animated feature which was an adaptation of the source material - a book.

I look forward to the Alan Dean Foster novelization, so the circle can be complete.