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Check out Emma Watson the first full trailer for the live-action Beauty and the Beast

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The nostalgia train never stops for Hollywood, as yet another beloved bit of Millennials’ collective childhood is once again up to bat for ownership of the “best reboot” of 2017 – Beauty and the Beast. Largely considered one of the greatest animated Disney films of the 90s (and all time), Beauty and the Beast is the latest in a growing line of “classic” animated Disney films leveraged into live-action blockbusters.

Much like its predecessors Cinderella and The Jungle Book, the hype is strong with Beauty and the Beast, as Disney has been on a seemingly can’t-miss hot streak when it comes to live-action film properties (does nobody remember Maleficent?) and as they continue to dip into their vault of properties, the films being adapted to live-action will only become more and more beloved. Case in point being Beauty and the Beast, which stars the universally adored Emma Watson as Belle and Downton Abbey and The Guest star Dan Stevens as The Beast, alongside an impressive cast that features Ewan McGregor, Sir Ian McKellan, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, and Stanely Tucci.

There’s obviously not much mystery as to what the film will be about, as it’s all but guaranteed (and substantiated by the trailer) that the film will play out exactly as the original animated film did. That being said, there are some slight differences between the two versions; as a more modern, feminist take on the story, the live action version touts Belle as the inventor in her family as opposed to her father, as well as the iconic evening gown that Belle wears in the famous ballroom scene will not feature a corset (the historically and physically restraining piece of women’s evening wear).

So the differing takes are basically blink-and-you’ll-miss-it level small, but that’s beside the point of seeing the film. For many – including cast member Josh Gad, who plays Le Fou – Beauty and the Beast was their Frozen growing up, so don’t be surprised if when you do end up seeing the movie, there are some musical die-hards that won’t be able to help themselves when “Be Our Guest” pops up to partake in an impromptu sing along.

Regardless of whether you’re a fan of nostalgia or musicals, it’s pretty apparent that the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast will be yet another gangbusters success for Disney, as they continue their reign of superiority in the money making-realm of Hollywood. All aboard the hype train.

This article originally appears on Men’s Trait as “Emma Watson stuns as Belle in first full Beauty and the Beast trailer.”

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