Sorry, Beauty and the Beast: ABC’s 1997 televised remake of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the best live-action remake of a Disney film.
Yeah, I said it.
In the face of the highly anticipated Beauty and the Beast film coming out this weekend this may be a bold statement to make, but the layers within the ’90s TV version make it easy to argue that the Emmy-winning production deserves just as much praise now as it did then.
In a haze of glorious costumes and musical numbers from the industry’s brightest stars lies serious magic within a remarkably diverse casting that no Disney remake since has quite lived up to. Read more…