Someone put the new Beauty and the Beast trailer side-by-side with shots from the original

Just how similar is the live-action remake to the beloved 90s animation?

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Disney is staying faithful to the classic 1991 Beauty and the Beast with their live-action remake. Want proof? Just check out this side-by-side, shot-for-shot “trailer”.

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An old vs new comparison, featuring footage from the original animation alongside impressively similar clips from the trailer for 2017’s Beauty and the Beast, has been skilfully compiled and it makes for interesting viewing.

With Emma Watson as Belle, the new movie will be far from identical to the beloved Disney classic – the heroine’s back story has been changed, for example. But the visual parallels indicate that there will be plenty to please the nostalgic viewer. 

Earlier this week, the trailer for the live-action remake broke the record for the most-viewed trailer in a 24-hour period. 

The video – starring Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast – clocked up a total of 127.6 million views across all digital platforms when it was released on Monday.

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Beauty and the Beast will hit cinemas on 17th March 2017