• Danny Trejo, Disney princess?! Watch him recite lyrics from signature ballads
    Movies
    Kevin Polowy

    Danny Trejo, Disney princess?! Watch him recite lyrics from signature ballads

    Movie badass Danny Trejo shows tender side, recites lyrics of Disney Princess ballads from 'Pocahontas,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Moana,' and 'Frozen'

  • The Disney Princesses Assemble: See the Actresses Reveal How They All Came Together for Upcoming 'Wreck-It Ralph' Sequel
    Movies
    Yahoo Movies

    The Disney Princesses Assemble: See the Actresses Reveal How They All Came Together for Upcoming 'Wreck-It Ralph' Sequel

    Disney broke the Internet Friday at the D23 Expo when it showed footage for the upcoming film Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 that revealed the sequel would unite many of its most famous animated princesses. Backstage, Yahoo Movies talked to a handful of the women behind the famous voices — Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in Tangled), Paige O’Hara (Belle in Beauty and the Beast), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in The Princess and the Frog), Kelly Macdonald (Merida in Brave), Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Jodi Benson (Ariel in The Little Mermaid), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), and Linda Larkin (Jasmine in Aladdin) — about the unexpected revelation and how it all came together.

  • 'Beauty and the Beast': Watch Emma Watson's Deleted Scene (Exclusive)
    Movies
    Marcus Errico

    'Beauty and the Beast': Watch Emma Watson's Deleted Scene (Exclusive)

    Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, a two-hour-plus spectacle stuffed with a dozen songs, hundreds of characters, and new scenes that fleshed out some plot holes from the animated original, left several bits on the cutting-room floor. Now, Yahoo Movies has your exclusive first look at one of those deleted scenes featuring Emma Watson‘s heroine (watch it above). Director Bill Condon had conceived this scene to come early in the film, as Belle makes her way around her “provincial town” and interacts with its denizens.

  • 'Beauty and the Beast' Has an Unintentional 'Dumb and Dumber' Homage
    Movies
    Kevin Polowy

    'Beauty and the Beast' Has an Unintentional 'Dumb and Dumber' Homage

    'Beauty and the Beast' director Bill Condon says it was coincidental, but he enjoys it nonetheless.

  • 'Beauty and the Beast' Box Office: 5 Biggest Records Broken
    Celebrity
    The Hollywood Reporter

    'Beauty and the Beast' Box Office: 5 Biggest Records Broken

    The live-action musical adaptation of the classic animated film stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast.

  • 'Beauty and the Beast' Star Emma Watson Reveals How She Was Tricked Into Singing Live on Set
    Movies
    Kevin Polowy

    'Beauty and the Beast' Star Emma Watson Reveals How She Was Tricked Into Singing Live on Set

    “Bill semi-tricked me on the day” she sang “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” Watson told Yahoo Movies (watch above). Then “Bill was like, ‘No.’ I was like, ‘No! I was tricked,'” Watson laughed. Watson and costar Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), who plays the Beast, took no exception with Condon’s method.

  • 'Beauty and the Beast' Stars Luke Evans and Josh Gad Plot Their Gaston-LeFou Spin-Off
    Movies
    Kevin Polowy

    'Beauty and the Beast' Stars Luke Evans and Josh Gad Plot Their Gaston-LeFou Spin-Off

    Luke Evans are Josh Gad have received major props for their acting and singing chops as Gaston and LeFou, respectively, in Disney’s new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. Naturally, we wondered if the two stage-and-screen stars were looking to expand the adventures of Gaston and LeFou in a spin-off extending beyond the realm of the Beast’s kingdom.

  • Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' to Waltz to More Than $200 Million Globally
    Movies
    Variety

    Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' to Waltz to More Than $200 Million Globally

    “Beauty and the Beast” will waltz its way into audiences’ hearts this weekend — to the tune of $200 million plus globally

  • Watch 'Beauty and the Beast' Composer Alan Menken Preview 3 New Songs for the Live-Action Movie
    Movies
    Kevin Polowy

    Watch 'Beauty and the Beast' Composer Alan Menken Preview 3 New Songs for the Live-Action Movie

    Not every press junket features an eight-time Oscar winner doing interviews alongside his piano. But there was Alan Menken, the legendary composer behind Disney hits like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Pocahontas tickling the ivories at a Beverly Hills hotel while promoting the new live-action reboot of Beauty and the Beast. (The 1991 animated original is, of course, another classic he scored.)

  • 'Beauty and the Beast': Watch Emma Watson Perform Film's Opening Number
    Movies
    Marcus Errico

    'Beauty and the Beast': Watch Emma Watson Perform Film's Opening Number

    Remember that Golden Globes TV spot with Emma Watson singing “Belle”? Well, you ain’t heard nothing yet. Disney on Monday released a longer version of the opening number from the live- action Beauty and the Beast, featuring even more crooning from Watson’s book-loving heroine as she endures the scorn of her fellow villagers. (Watch above.)

  • Emma Watson on Proving She Could Sing, Her Favorite Disney Princess, and Other Secrets of 'Beauty and the Beast' (Exclusive)
    Movies
    Nick Schager

    Emma Watson on Proving She Could Sing, Her Favorite Disney Princess, and Other Secrets of 'Beauty and the Beast' (Exclusive)

    Next month, Disney will invite moviegoers to be their guest for their sweeping live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. From the looks of its initial trailers (the latest of which was set to Ariana Grande and John Legend’s rendition of the classic title track), Bill Condon’s re-do will be faithful to its source material — which was the first animated film to ever receive a nomination for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. And in a new interview, its star, Emma Watson, is now revealing what it was like to work for — and at — her role as yellow-dressed princess Belle.

  • Sneak Peek Inside New 'Beauty and the Beast' Mystery Box (Exclusive)
    Movies
    Marcus Errico

    Sneak Peek Inside New 'Beauty and the Beast' Mystery Box (Exclusive)

    Beauty and the Beast will be the first offering in an upcoming Disney Princess mystery box subscription series that combines toys, clothes, and other movie-related gear in a bimonthly delivery. Yahoo Movies has the exclusive first look inside the Beauty and the Beast box. The collection is curated by subscription toy company Pley.com in conjunction with Disney and will include character figurines, book, tiara, and T-shirt based on the 1991 animated classic — which is about to be updated in a live-action remake due out March 17.

  • Final 'Beauty and the Beast' Trailer Runs Through Classic Scenes to New Ariana Grande-John Legend Duet
    Movies
    Marcus Errico

    Final 'Beauty and the Beast' Trailer Runs Through Classic Scenes to New Ariana Grande-John Legend Duet

    With the release of its second and final full trailer, Disney’s live-action reboot of Beauty and the Beast has delivered its rebooted theme song. The 2-minute, 24-second clip premiered Monday night during ABC’s The Bachelor, a synergistic bit of programming that saw the film’s resident baddies, Luke Evans (Gaston) and Josh Gad (LeFou), hosting the telecast and introducing the trailer, our most in-depth look yet at the Bill Condon-helmed remake. The trailer, which is now up on Facebook, follows the basics of the 1991 Disney cartoon classic — book-loving Belle feels stifled by her small-minded town (embodied by the narcissistic Gaston), but her inventor father, Maurice (Kevin Kline), believes she will be safer there than out in the dangerous world.

  • New 'Beauty and the Beast' Characters Featured in Triptych Poster (Exclusive)
    Movies
    Gwynne Watkins

    New 'Beauty and the Beast' Characters Featured in Triptych Poster (Exclusive)

    Want to take a look at the new Beauty and the Beast poster? Be our guest! Yahoo Movies is exclusively premiering the new poster for the live-action Disney musical (in theaters March 17 in 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D). A triptych image packed with characters (some never before seen), the poster is practically begging fans to search for hidden details.

  • Ariana Grande, John Legend to Duet for Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Title Track
    Movies
    Entertainment Weekly

    Ariana Grande, John Legend to Duet for Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Title Track

    Certain as a ponytail rises in the east, actual enchanted object Ariana Grande is joining the Disney family. The singer will join vocal cords with Grammy winner John Legend to record the title tune for Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as the exceptionally well-read princess Belle and Dan Stevens as the exceptionally well-groomed beast, Beast. The song, produced by veteran producer Ron Fair, will be featured in the film itself and will headline the soundtrack, which includes new recordings of the original movie score (by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman) as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice.

  • Hear Emma Watson Singing in Latest 'Beauty and the Beast' Spot
    Movies
    Marcus Errico

    Hear Emma Watson Singing in Latest 'Beauty and the Beast' Spot

    The new TV spot for Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast proves one thing: Emma Watson can sing.

  • Be Our Guest and Take a Look at All These Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Photos (Updated)
    Movies
    Marcus Errico

    Be Our Guest and Take a Look at All These Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Photos (Updated)

    Disney’s next live-action reboot will be Beauty and the Beast, and based on the images we’ve seen from the Bill Condon-helmed production, the adaptation will be incredibly faithful to its source material, the 1991 Oscar-winning “tale as old as time.” Related: Behind the Scenes of Disney’s New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Starring Dan Stevens as the haughty Prince transformed into a hirsute horned hermit and Emma Watson as the wayward young woman who tries to redeem him, the film (coming March 17) will include the characters and songs known to generations of animation fans. We’ve collected all the photos here, so be our guest and click though.

  • Disney's Original Belle, Paige O'Hara, Says Emma Watson Is 'Perfect' for New 'Beauty and the Beast'
    Movies
    Kevin Polowy

    Disney's Original Belle, Paige O'Hara, Says Emma Watson Is 'Perfect' for New 'Beauty and the Beast'

    It’s a tale as old time, but Beauty and the Beast became forever etched into the pop-culture consciousness in 1991 thanks to Disney’s mega-hit, the first animated film ever to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary (and its sparkly new Blu-ray edition), the film’s lead voice star Paige O’Hara — a Broadway actress best known at the time for the 1983 revival of Showboat — stopped by Yahoo Movies for a Facebook Live interview (which you can watch above). —The filmmakers hired O’Hara to play the free-spirited bookworm Belle for her voice and her voice alone, which she found out after five minutes of first doing a more cartoonish, Ethel Merman-esque riff on the character.

  • New 'Beauty and the Beast' Images Offer Live-Action Looks at Lumière, Cogsworth, Gaston, and the Prince
    Movies
    Marcus Errico

    New 'Beauty and the Beast' Images Offer Live-Action Looks at Lumière, Cogsworth, Gaston, and the Prince

    In new images posted to his Facebook page, Beauty and the Beast co-producer Jack Morrissey has revealed some early images from the live-action update to Disney’s cartoon classic. While we didn’t get a glimpse of Emma Watson as Belle or Dan Stevens in Beast mode, the new images, which include concept art, B-roll footage, and a screen grab from the upcoming 25th anniversary home release of the 1991 animated feature, reveal our first look at several key characters and show how closely the production is hewing to its source material. “Here’s a fine piece of concept art of Ewan McGregor as Lumière and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth,” writes Morrissey.

  • Groundbreaking Disney Screenwriter Linda Woolverton Talks 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Lion King,' 'Alice' and More
    Movies
    Kevin Polowy

    Groundbreaking Disney Screenwriter Linda Woolverton Talks 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Lion King,' 'Alice' and More

    Linda Woolverton’s long and impressive tenure as one of Disney’s top screenwriters started with a thought we’ve all had after watching a bad flick: I could do better than that. Disney was impressed. Nearly three decades later, Woolverton, 63, remains one of Disney’s top creative minds.

  • Watch Hugh Jackman and Luke Evans Try to Out-Gaston Each Other
    Movies
    Kerrie Mitchell

    Watch Hugh Jackman and Luke Evans Try to Out-Gaston Each Other

    Brit talk show host Jonathan Ross challenged guests Luke Evans and Hugh Jackman to sing the “Beauty and the Beast” favorite for the crowd and prove once and for all who was the manliest among us....

  • 'The Little Mermaid' Isn't as Empowering for Girls as it Seems, Linguists Discover
    Movies
    Meriah Doty

    'The Little Mermaid' Isn't as Empowering for Girls as it Seems, Linguists Discover

    Are Disney princesses the best role models for little girls? Carmen Fought, a professor at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., and Karen Eisenhauer, a graduate teaching assistant at North Carolina State University, have gathered up all the dialogue from Disney’s decades of princess movies and discovered something interesting: The oldest of the films, dating back to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, give more speaking time to female characters than male ones (as also reported in The Washington Post). This is in deep contrast with Disney’s newer classics, including The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, wherein women characters speak markedly less than men.