Disney has released some new photos from the upcoming special, “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration”, which is a new two-hour animated and live-action blended special that will pay tribute to the original Disney Animation’s “Beauty and the Beast” and its legacy by showcasing the fan-favourite movie, along with new memorable musical performances, taking viewers on a magical adventure through the eyes of Belle.
Five-time GRAMMY and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter H.E.R. will play the role of Belle; Tony, Emmy and GRAMMY-nominated artist Josh Groban will play The Beast; Tony and GRAMMY-nominated star Joshua Henry will play Gaston; EGOT winner and legend Rita Moreno will serve as the night’s narrator; celebrated comedian and Emmy Award-winning actor Martin Short will play Lumière; Tony Award winner David Alan Grier will play Cogsworth; Rizwan Manji will play Gaston’s loyal sidekick, LeFou; and Jon Jon Briones will play Belle’s loving father, Maurice.
Viewers are also in for a major treat as five-time GRAMMY Award winner and top-selling female country pop artist Shania Twain is joined by rising star Leo Abelo Perry, playing everyone’s favorite mother-son duo, Mrs. Potts and Chip. Jon M. Chu will executive produce the special and Hamish Hamilton is set to direct, taking viewers on a memorable journey through the classic enchanted tale.
Here is a first look at the cast of this special:
“Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration” airs on Thursday, 15th December 2022 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC, and it will be available the next day on Disney+.
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