Emma Watson and Dan Stevens on the task of remaking Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is poised to roar into thousands of movie theaters next month and many of us purists are wondering why this live-action remake was necessary, especially considering Disney's own near-perfect animated telling of the 18th-century French fairy tale from 1991.

To address these questions and reservations, director Bill Condon and the lavish film's cast -- including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor, Josh Gad, Ian McKellan, Luke Evans and more -- have assembled for a new behind-the-scenes featurette.

Watch below and give into the live-action magic. Beauty and the Beast opens on March 17.

(via CBM)

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