Angela Lansbury joined composer Alan Menken at New York City's Lincoln Center Sunday night for a 25th-anniversary tribute to the 1991 Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast. The celebration, which Entertainment Weekly reports included other members of the original voice cast, had Lansbury singing the eponymous ballad originally performed by Céline Dion and Peabo Bryson, and later re-popularized by Jordin Sparks.
Lansbury's unexpectedly poignant vocals lent a nostalgic depth to the song not present in earlier versions.
"When I think of the history of this film, and the young children who fell in love with it as little toddlers, and grew up and still continue to watch it and tell me about it — it's so interesting, they will tell me about scenes in the film as if I hadn't been anywhere near it," she said during a Q&A session.
Lansbury voiced the character of Mrs. Potts.
A live-action remake of the film starring Emma Watson as Belle is due to be released on March 17, 2017.
(H/T Entertainment Weekly)
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