Disney has announced that the “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration” is coming to Disney+ in Canada on Friday, 6th January 2023.

The special presentation includes live never-before-seen musical performances and features brand-new sets and breathtaking costumes inspired by the classic story. Each performance is created to pay homage while also adding to the iconic story for viewers at home. Songs from the original animated classic will be performed in front of a live audience at Disney Studios.

This year, 2022, marks the 30th anniversary of when Disney Animation’s “Beauty and the Beast” became the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. The film went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, while the theme song “Beauty and the Beast” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1992.

Five-time GRAMMY and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter H.E.R. plays the role of Belle; Tony, Emmy and GRAMMY-nominated artist Josh Groban plays The Beast; Tony and GRAMMY-nominated star Joshua Henry plays Gaston; and EGOT winner and legend Rita Moreno serves as the night’s narrator.

Celebrated comedian and Emmy Award-winning actor Martin Short plays Lumière; Tony Award winner David Alan Grier plays Cogsworth; Rizwan Manji plays Gaston’s loyal sidekick, LeFou; and Jon Jon Briones plays Belle’s loving father, Maurice. Shania Twain and Leo Abelo Perry, play everyone’s favorite mother-son duo, Mrs. Potts and Chip.

The special originally aired on ABC in the US on Thursday, 15th December 2022 and was released the following day on Disney+ in the states, but unfortunately, there is a little delay in it reaching north of the border.

Are you looking forward to watching this “Beauty and the Beast” special?

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