The original animated Beauty and the Beast is one of my personal favorites from the 1990's and is only second to Aladdin. The film doesn't necessarily lend itself to a live adaptation, but not many of the animation films do. Cinderella might lend itself to live action, but Jungle Book doesn't and it turned out fantastically.
I'm still not sold on Beauty and the Beast and it might be because this trailer went extremely heavy on original content. The trailer hit the viewer over the head with imagery and music from the original animated film. There are scenes lifted directly from the original and it just didn't seem to mesh for me.
I've watched the trailer a few more times and I've liked a little more each time, but it didn't get me excited to go out and see the film like I hoped it would. The CG might have also been an issue for me. What was displayed didn't seem a natural fit for the world, but hopefully this will change when seeing the film.
I'm still hopeful for Beauty and Beast. The story is great and the talent involved for the movie is fantastic. The second trailer hopefully will highlight some differences and highlight how the CG fits more with the world.
What did you think of the trailer.