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Beauty and the Beast is out today on Digital HD, Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD, and On-Demand! What’s really unique about the release is that it gives fans three ways to watch the movie – the original theatrical cut, the premiere cut with overture, and a musical experience with a sing-along version.
Oh wait, that’s my little Gaston not Luke Evans 😉
“The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in Disney’s live-action adaptation “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “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 of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.”
This is such a fun version if you haven’t seen it yet! It’s not a re-telling of the story but it does offer some further insight into some characters (like Gaston’s backstory and Belle’s mom) that I thought only added to the story. The cast is beautifully diverse and incredibly talented. All your favorite songs are there with some brand new ones thrown in. The characters are pretty similar to the animated characters but I love how Emma portrays Belle just a little bit more modern.
You can check out all the bonus features here.
So what should you do while watching Beauty and the Beast? (click on the images or links below for the full download)
How about some coloring pages,
make some bookmarks (it’s what Belle would do),
make a door hanger in case you need a little extra “me” time in the morning,
do a maze,
or play a game of memory!
You could also make up some Lefou’s Brew of your own at home!