‘Beauty and the Beast’ New Videos: Empowered Belle and Dinner Invitation Clips

Beauty and the Beast Dan Stevens and Emma Watson
Dan Stevens and Emma Watson in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ ( (Photo (c) 2016 Disney Enterprises inc.)

Disney’s released two new videos from Beauty and the Beast, the live-action romantic musical based on the classic tale. The first clip is of Emma Watson discussing Belle’s strengths, and the second clip features Beast (Dan Stevens) knocking on Belle’s door and inviting her to dinner. Directed by Bill Condon, the cast also includes Luke Evans (Gaston), Ewan McGregor (Lumière), Josh Gad (LeFou), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Sir Ian McKellen (Cogsworth), Kevin Kline (Maurice), Audra McDonald (Madame de Garderobe), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette), Nathan Mack (Chip), and Stanley Tucci (Maestro Cadenza). Disney will be releasing Beauty and the Beast in theaters on March 17, 2017.

The Plot: The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast, a 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.