The original Beauty & The Beast is pretty much one of the best animated movies of all time, and that's not just my personal opinion. I mean, sure, I think very highly of my film selections, but that's besides the point. Ask literally anyone who grew up in the '90s and they're sure to back me up on this.
The friggin' Oscar Academy thought so highly of the film that it was the first animated movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar way back in 1991, no small feat when you're in the ranks of Goodfellas, The Godfather Part III, Ghost, Awakenings (Robert DeNiro and Robin Williams, baby) and Dances With Wolves.
So the fact that a musical animated film that was marketed towards children stood up with the big dogs made a huge statement and showed that yes, the art form could be taken seriously. So you can only imagine '90s kids excitement when the live action Beauty & the Beast was announced starring Emma Watson.
But we can't be greedy. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to carefully watch this clip side-by-side with the original movie's to see what they changed and what they kept the same.
Here it is, in case you're as weird as I am.