1. The Beauty
Then: In Disney’s 1991 Beauty and the Beast, Belle, a young girl who lives in a picturesque French village.
Now: The Beauty is Catherine Chandler is a tough NYPD cop.
2. The Beast
Then: In the 1987-1990 Beauty and The Beast TV Series, Ron Perlamn’s “Vincent” was covered in fur and very feline. Eek!
Now: The Beast is Vincent, a handsome young man with a dark past who is battling his inner demons.
3. The Soundtrack
Then: Dreamy, mood-filled music composed by legendary French film scorer Georges Auric.
Now: Snow Patrol’s beautiful song “New York” set the tone in CW’s early Beauty and The Beast promos.
4. The Beauty’s Entourage
Then: In Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Belle’s friends in the Beast’s castle are a group of animated household items who work to make her feel welcomed.
Now: Heather, Evan, Joe, and Tess are all part of Catherine’s life in CW’s new Beauty and The Beast.
6. The Stars, Off-Screen
Then: Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman, the stars of the 1987 series Beauty and The Beast appear together in a photo shoot.
Now: Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan, stars of CW’s new Beauty and The Beast appear together in a photo shoot.
8. The Setting
Then: The 1987 film Beauty and The Beast is set in a lavish castle in medieval times.
Now: Present day New York City and its seedy underbelly.
9. The Nemeses
Then: In Cocteau’s Beauty and The Beast, several member of Belle’s family and entourage band together to try to murder the Beast. The most conniving of which is Avenant, Belle’s ex.
Now: Catherine Chandler was nearly killed when she was a teenager, and saw her mother die before her eyes. The assaillants are still at large and she’s determined to find them and prosecute them.
Now: “How Brave Is Your Love?”