Emma Watson is Belle of the ball in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Emma Watson is Belle of the ball in 'Beauty and the Beast' Walt Disney has shelved the release of its new movie Beauty and the Beast in mainly Muslim Malaysia, even though film censors said it had been approved with a minor cut involving a “gay moment”. The studio said that the film has not and will not be

New Zealand Herald

Things to do with the kids this weekend in Greater Manchester

The weekend is almost here which means you might well be on the hunt for some family fun with your little ones. With Friday’s much-anticipated release of Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast , there’s plenty of Belle related fun on the cards. Here’s

Manchester Evening News

The Storied, International Folk History of Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and the Beast. The moral lessons of the story of “Beauty and the Beast” are the same as those found in many other folktales: virtue and hard work are rewarded; prodigal pride is punished; and marriage lasts happily ever after. (Disney Wiki


Disney Says It Won’t Edit ‘Beauty and the Beast’ for Malaysian Censors

A “Beauty and the Beast” poster in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week. Malaysian censors recently ruled that a scene in the movie involving two male characters dancing promoted homosexuality. Credit Reuters. BANGKOK — Walt Disney Studios …

New York Times

Disney withdraws ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Malaysia

Walt Disney has pulled Beauty and the Beast from cinemas in Malaysia in a stand-off with authorities that underlines how multinationals are increasingly coming into conflict with conservative hostility to homosexuality in Asia. Sample the FT’s top

Financial Times

Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ director on making magic not controversy

This image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast.” (Disney via AP). By Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News. Posted: 03/14/17, 3:17 PM PDT | Updated: 8 hrs ago.

LA Daily News

Alan Menken on cuts, adds and intimidating Emma Watson

In this March 5, 2017 photo, composer Alan Menken appears at the press junket for “Beauty and the Beast,” at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Ron Eshel/Invision/AP, File). BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Composer Alan Menken really …


Review: A ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with a new dimension

The Disney “live-action” remakes, of which the new “Beauty and the Beast” is but one in an assembly line, are starting to resemble an iPhone software update. Click a button and that old cartoon interface changes Belle into Emma Watson, the Beast into

Charlotte Observer

Live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is nostalgia fest

Uncurling from a position of absolute fatigue on the subject of live-action remakes of animated classics, I approached the new Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as the Beast, with perhaps more …

Cleveland Scene Weekly

‘Beauty and The Beast’ Film Review

Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty And The Beast doesn’t need to be dazzlingly original. As we’re told in the most famous song it borrows from the 1991 animated film, this is a “tale as old as time”. Instead, what Dreamgirls director Bill Condon


‘Beauty and the Beast’ review: A classic, classily redone

Theatrical cartoons, then straight-to-video sequels, then Broadway musicals, then cartoon re-releases, then start the cycle all over again with live-action remakes (with merchandizing at every step of the way): Disney knows how wring every last bit of