How Do the Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Characters Stack Up to Their Animated Counterparts?
Emma Watson is pretty much the animated character come to life, from her white-and-blue frock to that iconic yellow dress. Oh yeah, and she's got the whole "beauty" thing down pat.
The biggest external change of the story's second title character (played by Dan Stevens) is an exaggerated pair of horns on the top of his head. He sounds pretty much the same, though!
Luke Evans's muscles are impressive for sure, but no match for the imagination of Disney animators. However, he rocks a red coat better than any cartoon could.
Crazy old Maurice (Kevin Kline) looks just as "crazy" in the live-action adaptation, complete with the out-there gray hair.
A perk to the live-action version? The details! Lumiere (Ewan McGregor) goes from standard gold candlestick in the animated to engraved work of art in 2017.
Like his more carefree BFF, Lumiere, Cogsworth (Sir Ian McKellen) gets an upgrade with plenty of embellishments in the new film.
Worth noting is that Mrs. Potts (Emma Thompson) is remarkably life-like, and doesn't look quite as warm and friendly as her animated counterpart.
Josh Gad makes Le Fou look like a lot less of, well, a goober, but we have no doubt he'll be able to convey his true idiocy through acting.
We didn't know it was possible, but Chip (newcomer Nathan Mack) is perhaps even more adorable as a non-animated teacup.
The feather duster's live action interpretation is almost as elegant as the woman who plays her — Gugu Mbatha-Raw.