10 Enchanting Retellings of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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It’s been 30 years since Disney’s animated film Beauty and the Beast was released. Although the fairy tale was a classic long before, the film sparked the imagination — and Halloween costume choices — of an entire generation. The eponymous theme song from the film is one of Disney’s best-known, and “Be Our Guest” — sung by Lumière, the most famous candlestick in the world — is a lively and easily recognizable earworm. The original story, La Belle et la Bête, published in 1740, has resonated with hearts worldwide and inspired countless retellings. Check out our list of some well-known and more recent reinterpretations of the beloved fairy tale.