Published on : Tuesday, November 14, 2017
On Thursday Disney has officially unveiled a live version of the hit musical film on the 2,500-passenger Disney Dream.
It would be played in 1,340-passenger Walt Disney Theatre. And the hour-long production is half the length of the movie but then it manages to squeeze in all of its iconic songs including Belle, Gaston and Be Our Guest, the latter would be transformed with special visual effects.
The cruise ship version of Beauty and the Beast also incorporates some high-definition projections splashed across a music box-like space to give way to elaborate, panoramic scenes designed to be visible in even the remotest corners of the theatre.
The music box setting is a reference to a certain opening scene in which music box maker Maurice designs a special music box to convey the story of Belle and the beast.
It was released in theatres in March and starred Emma Watson.
In fact the movie was the highest-grossing live-action musical film of all time. It had been able to earn worldwide revenues of over $1.2 billion. The movie was based on Disney’s 1991 animated film of the same name that had in turn inspired a Broadway musical that ran between 1994 and 2007.