Watch Angela Lansbury Sing Beauty and the Beast at 25th Anniversary Screening
Disney's animated classic Beauty and the Beast celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year, and last night, the studio brought this timeless classic to Alice Tully Hall in New York City for an anniversary screening. Fans were in for quite the surprise when Angela Lansbury, who voiced Mrs. Potts in the movie, took to the stage, alongside Alan Menken to sing the iconic theme song. As you can see in the video below, Angela Lansbury can still belt out a tune at 90 years old.
The video, which comes courtesy of ABC News, shows the iconic actress even delivering a line from the film towards the end of her song, which was met with laughter and applause from the New York crowd. For fans who weren't able to attend this screening, Disney will release the 25th Anniversary edition of Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray September 20.
One of the most acclaimed and treasured animated films of all time is about to sweep you off your feet. Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all, that true beauty comes from within. An all-new digital restoration makes the feature more magical than ever. Be our guest and let the music you'll never forget and the characters who will fill your heart cast a shimmering spell like never before.
The Blu-Ray edition will include special features titled such as "Alan Menken & Friends: A Tribute," "Always Belle...", "#1047: Walt, Fairy Tales, and Beauty and the Beast," "The Recording Sessions," and "25 Fun Facts About Beauty and the Beast." It will also come with the original theatrical release and the "Human Again Branched Version," which is a sing-along version. Digital HD special features include a Work-In-Progress PiP version, a sneak peak at the live-action Beauty and the Beast, and hours of classic bonus material.
Disney will also release a new live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast on March 17, 2017, which stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as Belle and the Beast. Mrs. Potts will be played this time around by Emma Thompson, with a supporting cast that includes Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Stanley Tucci and Kevin Kline. Take a look at this video of 90-year-old Angela Lansbury singing the Beauty and the Beast theme song.