Beauty and the Beast
When the kids were young, Disney was run by Michael Eisner. He looked at the assets that Disney owned and engaged a whole new generation of Disney devotees. It was brilliant. Snow White, Pinocchio, and others were now available on DVD. They also created a few new movies such as Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. Not only could you buy the videos that had special release dates, there were stuffed animals, pajamas, and other items so that if you wanted to you could have an entire bedroom done in the Lion King motif.
Fast forward, Disney is now taking all those assets and creating new movies that are in 3D mixed with actors and animation. We will get to watch them all again and Disney is adding a new group of fans to their base.
When the kids were young, I am pretty sure I saw Beauty and the Beast at least 50 times….and I loved it. I went to see the new and improved version of Beauty and the Beast this weekend starring Emma Watson. Of course, I went with my girls. I bumped into someone I knew there who was with her Grandchildren. Her Grandaughter, who was maybe 5, told me she had seen the video and was beyond excited to see the film. Absolutely adorable.
I loved the film. Classic Disney feel good flick. Certainly, a more updated version that is politically correct and that is good for the next generation of kids watching these movies. Hats off to Disney. If I had the DVD, I might just be inclined to watch it again and again and again…