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7 reasons you will love Disney's Beauty and the Beast

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Today is the day! Disney's Beauty and the Beast is in theaters now and I am so excited to finally be able to take my kids. I love when Disney remakes their movies with live action and I was so excited for Beauty and the Beast. This movie is absolutely stunning and perfectly made. Everything from the actors, music, costume to the story is powerful and filled with so many life lessons. Here are 7 reasons you will love Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

7 reasons you will love Disney's Beauty and the Beast

A person standing in front of a building, with Luke Evans

1. Family

One of the relationships and stories that really touched me the most in the new live action Beauty and the Beast movie is the relationship between Belle and her Father. I absolutely love how they portrayed him in this movie and their relationship, story and family was so important to both of them. The importance of family is so strong between Belle and her Father. This bond and relationship strengthened their characters in their times of need. The sacrifice they they make as family and the love that they share for each other is beautiful. I love that family is at the core of the movie.

A building lit up at night

2. Magic

Who doesn't love a little magic! It is so much fun to watch the magic of this movie. The Be Our Guest scene is always one of my favorites in Beauty and the Beast and they do such a fantastic job and making it fun to watch and magical! Each of the characters in the castle bring out an added magical element of fun to the story. They did such a great job in designing these different characters.

Disney and Costume3. Costumes

The Costumes in Disney's Beauty and the Beast are stunning. It is amazing to see the attention and detail that went in to the making of each individual costume. In our interview with Audra McDonald she talked about how her costume patterned the look of the wardrobe. Even their makeup matched the design of their object. I loved that they stayed true to the costumes in the animated Beauty and the Beast while taken the freedom to add the details and look to make it just right.

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4. Music

Alan Menken is one of the musical greats in this world and the way he can bring music to life is amazing. The music of Beauty and the Beast transports you into their world. It is beautiful, fun and tells a beautiful story. I loved being able to hear all of my favorite classics from the original movie but also enjoy the addition of new songs to the movie. There is a song that her dad sings in the movie that is perfection. Music is such an important part of a movie and the music of Beauty and the Beast is some of my favorite.

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5. Adventure

Everyone loves a little adventure! Disney's Beauty and the Beast is filled with all kinds of adventure. It keeps you excited, on your toes and ready to see what happens next. Its funny, because having seen the animated movie, we already know what happens next but they do such an amazing job that you are still so entranced in every aspect of the story. The role of Gaston is perfectly played in this movie and Luke Evans makes the perfect Gaston. He does a great job at bring a fun level of adventure to this movie.

text6. Fearless

I found Fearless as being a big theme in this movie. The character of Belle embodies this theme perfectly. The word fearless is defined as brave, courageous, valiant, lionhearted and heroic. What a strong and perfect word for Belle. Fearless.

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7. Love

There are different beautiful love stories in the live version of Beauty and the Beast that really make the story exceptional. Director Bill Condon talks about how in making this movie, his vision was to reveal more and not re-invent. I loved how he revealed more to the individual love stories in Beauty and the Beast. You will love the message of love in this movie and how we get a deeper look into the relationships of different characters in the story.

Beauty and the Beast is such an amazing movie and perfect for boys and girls, young and old! It truly is the perfect film for the whole family. Enjoy these "Something There" clip from the movie:

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Disney's Beauty and the Beast is in theaters now!

Here are some really fun must have Beauty and the Beast Gift Ideas:

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Kohl’s Beauty and the Beast Collection- There are so many fun items in the Kohl's Beauty and the Beast Collection! Their collection includes, toys, accessories and clothes for kids and adults. Some of our favorites are the Disney's Beauty and the Beast Toddler Girl Lace Sleeves Graphic Tee by Jumping Beans® and the Disney Princess Belle Girls 4-8 Fantasy Nightgown.

Disney and Belle

Twinings Tea: Flavors: Camomile, Honey & Vanilla / Lemon & Ginger / Pure Peppermint / Orange & Cinnamon Spice
Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer
Journal:  “Belle’s passion for books is fully dramatized in this hardbound Journal with golden bindings, latches, and edging, a tassled cord bookmark, and illustrated, lined pages on which travels in both real and imaginary worlds can be authored.”
Glass Compact Mirror:  “See the beauty within reflected from this elegant glass compact mirror in golden filigree brushed metal case adorned by faceted gems. Inspired by Disney’s live action film Beauty and the Beast.”
Enchanted Rose Jewelry Box:  “The Enchanted Rose Jewelry Box gives little ones an extra-special place to store their treasures. Experience the beauty and enchantment over and over again as the Enchanted Rose opens, closes and lights up as the iconic song, “Beauty and the Beast” is played. A collectible gold “feather” ring is also included for you.”
Enchanting Melodies Belle Doll:“Enjoy the enchanting moments with the Disney Beauty and the Beast Enchanting Melodies Belle Doll. Dressed in her movie inspired iconic gold ball gown, the Belle doll sings the “Something There” song from Disney’s live-action movie Beauty and the Beast. With one press of Belle’s stomach, she will sing of her budding love for the Beast in this classic song. Kids will love playing out moments from the movie or imagining their own fairytales with this doll.”
Reusable Tote Bag: “Be our guest and relive the beloved fairytale with this reusable tote. Made from 80% recycled materials, it features images from Disney's live action retelling of Beauty and the Beast.”
“Belle’s Library” book: “Contains quotes from Belle’s favorite books, as well as her thoughts and musings. Shows you exactly what’s on Belle’s reading list! Includes drawings and a forward by Disney screenwriter.”
“Beauty and the Beast” storybook: “The classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast, as retold by Cynthia Rylant.”
Funko POP Celebration Belle
Funko POP The Beast
Funko POP Mrs. Potts & Chip

Disney's Beauty and the Beast is in theaters now!

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