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`Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration` (ABC Media Relations key art)
"Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration" (ABC Media Relations key art)

Official first-look photo of H.E.R as Belle & Josh Groban as Beast for ABC's upcoming magical special


Sat, Nov 12th 2022 12:00 pm

‘Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration’ airs Thursday, Dec. 15, on ABC

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the beloved Disney animated classic and its Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, The Wonderful World of Disney and ABC present “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration.” This two-hour animated and live-action blended special will pay tribute to the original Disney Animation’s “Beauty and the Beast” and its legacy by showcasing the fan-favorite movie, along with new never-before-seen musical performances, brand-new sets and breathtaking costumes inspired by the classic story.

“Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration” airs Thursday, Dec. 15 (8-10 p.m. EST), on ABC. It will be available the next day on Disney+.

H.E.R. and Josh Groban lead an all-star cast full of award-winning and popular actors and musicians, including Rita Moreno as the narrator, Joshua Henry as Gaston, Martin Short as Lumière, David Alan Grier as Cogsworth, Rizwan Manji as LeFou, Jon Jon Briones as Maurice, Leo Abelo Perry as Chip and Shania Twain as Mrs. Potts.

Jon M. Chu will executive produce the special, with Hamish Hamilton set to direct, taking viewers on a memorable, magical journey through the classic enchanted tale.

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