Fans React to the Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Finally Premiering on Disney+

It’s been months since Disney+ debuted, featuring animated movies like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty. Although there were live-action films available for binge-watching

For the first time ever, the live-action Beauty and the Beast joined the library. Of course, fans of the movie took to social media, sharing their love for the adaptation and its cast. 

The live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ joins the Disney+ streaming library

It’s a tale as old as time and, for the first time, it’s joining Disney+. The 2017 version of Beauty and the Beast is available to subscribers of the streaming platform. This adaptation features cast members like Emma Watson (Belle) and Josh Gad (LeFou) in the main roles. 

It featured one of Disney’s first openly gay characters and even included a song excluded from the original animated movie, “Evermore.” The movie earned a number of awards for the Walt Disney Company. 

That includes the MTV Award for Best Movie and Kids’ Choice Award Colombia for Favorite Movie. Beauty and the Beast eventually became one of the highest-grossing films for the studio, along with movies like Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Actress Emma Watson attends the 'Beauty And The Beast' New York screening
Actress Emma Watson attends the ‘Beauty And The Beast’ New York screening | Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Fans shared their love for the original and rebooted version of this Disney story

With news of this movie joining Disney+, some subscribers took to social media. There, they shared their love for the original animated movie, as well as the live-action adaptation of Belle’s story. 

“Just watched The Little Mermaid and now I’m watching Beauty and the Beast, as my boys really don’t enjoy the princess Disney films can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to watch them with me. I love my little men but there’s only so much Star Wars and Marvel I can take,” one Twitter user said of the animated classic.

“Disney Plus is finally gonna add the live action of Beauty and the Beast and I’m so hyped! Honey, that’s one of the best movies ever like animated and live… also like Emma Watson,” another Twitter user wrote. 

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There’s plenty of other ‘Beauty and the Beast’ content from Disney

Although it took a few months for the live-action Beauty and the Beast to join the platform, Disney already held a number of originals featuring Belle and the Beast. That includes the special titled Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas.

There’s a documentary regarding the musician behind “Be Our Guest” and “Belle” available exclusively on Disney+, titled Howard. There’s also, reportedly, a spinoff series regarding Gaston’s adventures coming to the streaming service. 

Production has since paused on a number of Disney+ originals, though, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Both versions of Beauty and the Beast are currently available on Disney’s subscription service. To learn more about Disney+, visit their website

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