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14 November 2016updated 30 Jul 2021 6:15am

The Beauty and the Beast trailer is here, and it looks like a scene-for-scene remake of the cartoon

It seems that when Disney says remake, it really means remake: with new films featuring the same songs, plot, dialogue and even cinematography.

By Anna Leszkiewicz

You might think that Disney’s tactic of producing live-action remakes of its animated classics would see the film studio attempt to do something different. Think again. From The Jungle Book to Cinderella, it seems that when Disney says remake it really means remake: with new films featuring the same songs, plot, dialogue and even cinematography.

It looks like the same goes for Beauty and the Beast. A new trailer, released today, gives us a taste of what we can expect from the big-budget movie – and it looks like more of the same, from the nostalgic opening music, to familiar lines (“Show me the girl”, “Come into the light…”) and instantly recognisable visuals. Compare for yourself:  

It’s a tale as old as time, and one you’ve certainly heard before.

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