A special thank you goes out to Walt Disney Studios for providing this information, a Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray, as well as books to help get my family started on a Summer Reading Adventure. Opinions expressed are that of my own.
Not only is it time to get excited because Beauty and the Beast is now out on Blu-ray as well as DVD + Digital HD, but your children can start winning Prizes this summer through a partnership with DOGObooks!
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IS NOW OUT on Blu Ray with never before seen bonus features footage as well as an interview with Celine Dion. Read on for more details.
Now it is really easy to get kids started on this 2017 Summer Reading Adventure! Simply visit dogobooks.com and click on Summer Reading to sign them up, and they will not only be eligible to participate but will also be a member of the largest website dedicated to kids’ reading and book reviews by-and-for children.
My son got started by linking his Gmail, filling out his details, and selecting a custom avatar. After the account is setup and a consent form is mailed in, and participants will be ready to start reviewing from a Reading List of 45 books and write reviews of 30 words or more.
From now through September 15, 2017, each review completed will help kids earn points towards eligibility to WIN Prizes from Beauty and the Beast.
My 11 year old was excited to see books he already read on the list and will be starting on his new book Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book By Jennifer Donnelly.
Visit dogobooks.com/programs/summer-reading-2017 for a list of the books included in this promotion. The prizes up for grabs include Lip Moisturizer, Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Library: A collection of literary quotes and inspirational musings, and the Animated Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Combo Pack, these items are available in limited quantities.
ABOUT DISNEY Beauty And The Beast [Blu-ray]:
The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.
The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast,” the screenplay is written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, p.g.a. and Todd Lieberman, p.g.a. with Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and Don Hahn serving as executive producers.
Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the animated film, provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. Celine Dion will also perform the Original Song called “How Does a Moment Last Forever”.
Bonus features included in the BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:*
- Enchanted Table Read – Join the cast for the movie’s elaborately staged table read, complete with singing and dancing to live music, set pieces and more.
- A Beauty of a Tale – Explore the process of transforming a beloved animated film into a new live-action classic.
- The Women Behind “Beauty and the Beast” – Emma Watson introduces several of the talented women in all aspects of production who helped bring this enchanted tale to life.
- Making a Moment with Celine Dion – Celine Dion shares what it’s like to sing “How Does a Moment Last Forever” – and be a part of the legacy of “Beauty and the Beast.”
- From Song to Screen: Making the Musical Sequences – See what goes into making some of the best-known moments from “Beauty and the Beast.”
- “Belle” — Filmmakers and cast reveal how it felt to shoot this memorable scene.
- “Be Our Guest” — Discover all that went into creating this epic, primarily virtual performance.
- “Gaston” — Join the cast for rehearsals and filming of this rousing, high-energy number.
- “Beauty and the Beast” — You’re invited on set for the filming of this beloved, classic scene.
- Deleted Scenes
- Introduction by Director Bill Condon — Director Bill Condon presents a collection of scenes that, for one reason or another, ended up on the cutting-room floor.
- Gaston Courts Belle — Pleased with himself after settling a disturbance with the townspeople, a triumphant Gaston attempts to woo Belle.
- Bread and Jam for Agathe — On her morning market rounds, Belle stops by to see Agathe, the village beggar woman.
- Storming the Ice Gates — The angry mob of villagers, led by Gaston, overwhelms the castle’s defenses.
- Lumière Torches LeFou — As the fight rages around them, LeFou scuffles with Plumette … until he experiences a sudden, extremely heated interruption.
- Monsieur Toilette — LeFou escapes from the brawl into a small room, where he’s startled by a castle resident.
- Cogsworth Rescues Lumière — When Clothilde the fishmonger threatens Lumière, Cogsworth leaps into the fray.
- Treacle the Lasses — Three village lasses chase Chip and Froufrou – Madame Garderobe’s dog-turned-footstool – into the kitchen, where a surprise awaits.
- LeFou and Monsieur Toilette Reunite — After the spell is broken and the castle residents are returned to human form, LeFou and his new acquaintance meet again.
- Extended Song: “Days in the Sun” – Learn more about Beast’s childhood in an alternate version of this beautiful song, introduced by director Bill Condon.
- “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video – Award-winning artists Ariana Grande and John Legend perform a moving version of this iconic song.
- Making the Music Video – Go on set to capture the magic as it happens in Ariana Grande and John Legend’s “Beauty and the Beast” music video.
- Disney Song Selection – Jump directly to all your favorite songs and sing along with the movie.
- “How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Music Box)
- “Belle” (Reprise)
- “Be Our Guest”
- “Days in the Sun”
- “Something There”
- “How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Montmartre)
- “Beauty and the Beast”
- “The Mob Sing”
- “Beauty and the Beast” (Finale)
- “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video
*Bonus features may vary by retailer
To learn more about the film, check out 5 Reasons To See Beauty and The Beast With Your Family!
Plus visit them at facebook.com/DisneyBeautyAndTheBeast and Follow on Twitter at twitter.com/beourguest as well as on Instagram at instagram.com/beautyandthebeast. For updates, visit the official website at movies.disney.com/beauty-and-the-beast-2017. Look for a copy at your favorite retailer or online at Amazon Beauty And The Beast [Blu-ray]!
Carlee @ FLL
Now I want to get your family excited about this 2017 Summer Reading Adventure by hosting a Giveaway for a Belle’s Library Book.
Have you seen Disney Beauty and the Beast? Who in your family would you gift Belle’s Library to?
To enter the giveaway, simply follow the directions via the Rafflecopter form below!
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