To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved Disney animated classic and its Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, The Wonderful World of Disney and ABC presents “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration.” This two-hour animated and live-action blended special will pay tribute to the original Disney Animation’s “Beauty and the Beast” and its legacy by showcasing the fan-favorite 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.

How To Watch “Beauty And The Beast: A 30th Celebration”

The brand-new “Beauty And The Beast: A 30th Celebration” is being created by ABC Signature Studios, and it will be released on Thursday, 15th December 2022 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC in the United States and it will be available the next day on Disney+ on Friday 16th December 2022 in the United States.

When Will “Beauty And The Beast: A 30th Celebration” Be Released On Disney+?

“Beauty And The Beast: A 30th Celebration” will be released on Friday, 16th December 2022, in the United States.   An international release on Disney+ hasn’t yet been confirmed.


What Time Will “Beauty And The Beast: A 30th Celebration” Be Released On Disney+

Disney+ updates on Fridays at the following times:

  • Pacific Time: 00:00 AM / Midnight
  • Eastern Time: 03:00 AM
  • UK: 08:00 AM
  • Sydney, Australia – 19:00 PM

Sometimes content can arrive a few minutes later as the servers update. The Disney+ front page usually updates about an hour later.

Can You Stream “Beauty And The Beast: A 30th Celebration” For Free?

With this special being released on ABC in the United States, you will be able to watch it on ABC for free. You can watch ABC for free in the United States through, on your Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, or Android TV, Samsung Tizen, or the ABC mobile apps for iOS and Android. However, you may need to log in to your TV provider in order to access select content.

If you want to watch it on Disney+ or are located outside of the US, unfortunately, a free trial isn’t offered.

Where Can I Watch The Original “Beauty And The Beast” Films

The original animated film, along with its sequels and live-action remake, are available to stream now on Disney+.


Is “Beauty And The Beast: A 30th Celebration” on Netflix?

This “Beauty And The Beast: A 30th Celebration” is made by Disney exclusively for its streaming platforms and linear networks, so it will not be available on Netflix, HBO Max, or Amazon.

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