A new Hasbro doll has likely revealed Emma Watson singing “Something There” as Belle in Disney’s 2017 live-action musical Beauty and the Beast. Instagram user the_west_wing_ posted a short audio clip of a voice coming out of a recently released Belle doll, which he claims belongs to Watson; beautyandthebeastmovienews subsequently reposted the snippet. “Something There” is from the original 1991 animated film, on which this adaptation is based, and written by Howard Ashman and composed by Alan Menken. Take a listen to the beautifully sung number below…
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LISTEN: @emmawatson singing "Something There" from @beautyandthebeast. This short recording was taken from the singing @hasbro Belle doll that was spotted in stores a few days ago. Thank you to @bellabestiason for sharing with me this morning! …. Repost from @the_west_wing_: Get ready for this one guys… FIRST PEEK AT EMMA SINGING SOMETHING THERE!!!! I am officially floored, if she wasn't perfect enough this has absolutely nailed her as #Belle! I cannot wait for this movie!!! 😍🌹 Recording taken from the singing Belle Hasbro doll! Not sure who to credit though, sorry! #beautyandthebeast #batb #disney #emmawatson #danstevens #lukeevans #joshgad #ewanmcgregor #ianmckellan #emmathompson #gugumbatharaw #kevinkline #stanleytucci #audramcdonald #taleasoldastime #beourguest #billcondon #beautyandthebeast2017
One would assume that the second Beauty and the Beast trailer will be released in the coming weeks and feature some cast members belting out at least one song from the film, unlike the first official trailer, which was surprisingly void of musical numbers or pretty much any hint at all that the film will be a musical.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “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 and soul of the true Prince within.
Beauty and the Beast is directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) and sees Emma Watson as Belle alongside Dan Stevens as the Beast, while the cast also includes Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Luke Evans as Gaston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as Le Fou and Audra McDonald as Garderobe. The film is set for release on March 17th, 2017.