Let’s talk about anything bookish!
I am super excited for the upcoming Beauty and the Beast live-action feature so I decided to write a post inspired by Beauty and the Beast. Like most of us who grew up in the 90s, Disney’s 1992 animated feature Beauty and the Beast holds a very special place in our hearts. In fact, I would say that it has made an impression. Well in my life, that is true.
Belle was (AND IS) my favorite Disney princess. To my 8-year-old mind, Belle made an impression. She was the one who made me think of adventure and of course, reading! Would you believe that I tried to walk while reading? Sure, I bumped into a few walls but I believe I mastered walking around with my nose stuck in a book.
Now, I want to share some of the books inspired by Beauty and the Beast that I read. We know that fairy tale retellings have become popular in the last few years but there has been quite a number of B&B inspired romances! The following are amazing romances with Beauty and the Beast themes.
Five Historical Romances with Beauty and the Beast Themes
Five Beauty and the Beast Adaptations on Film & TV
There have been a few adaptations of Beauty and the Beast aside from the Disney version, but there are quite a few versions worth watching! Let me know if you have seen any of these!
I actually saw this movie and it was pretty good! I was not expecting to like it as much. This one has more fantasy elements that the Disney version and this isn’t a musical. This movie is in French but is also available on Amazon with the English dub (affiliate link).
Another French Beauty and the Beast adaptation. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen this movie yet. Hopefully, I will soon!
I haven’t read the book Beastly was based on but unfortunately, I didn’t like the movie adaptation. Sure it was modern and I liked the concept BUT I can’t stand Vanessa Hudgens’ acting here. Sigh*
I remember seeing this years ago but I never really paid much attention to it. It is a modern adaptation of Beauty and the Beast and it was remade in 2012 (see below).
I’m pretty sure you are familiar with this series but it is actually a remake of 1987’s Beauty and the Beast, with the same characters. I believe the story was tweaked a little bit to make it a little different from the original. I saw the pilot episode for this one but I wasn’t hooked.
So, are you excited for the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast? How could you not? Have you seen any of the movie adaptations? Read the themed romances? Do you have problems with the Beauty and the Beast themes?