Live action meets animation in this two-hour special celebrating the classic film that was, at one time, Disney’s biggest animated success. Starring Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson aka Belle, Josh Groban as The Beast, Joshua Henry as Gaston and Shania Twain as Mrs. Potts (much like?), read on as we explain how to watch Beauty and the Beast: 30th Celebration online from Nowhere.
Watch Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration online
Release date: 8pm EST/PT on Thursday, December 15th (US and Canada)
Throw: She, Josh Groban, Joshua Henry, Rita Moreno, Martin Short, Shania Twain
Stream: ABC via a free trial of FuboTV (Opens in a new tab) or Disney Plus the day after broadcast (US) | CBC gem (Opens in a new tab) (California)
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Beauty and the Beast was actually released 31 years ago, but in 1992 it became the first animated film in history to win the Golden Globe for Best Picture, and to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture. Like Gaston’s robotic lumberjack, it’s been a game-changer.
Beauty and the Beast: 30th Anniversary promises to pay homage to the original film and Broadway adaptation, while applying a host of modern touches (hopefully more successful than the 2017 live-action remake). The original songs will, of course, continue to be central to the production, and will be performed in front of a live audience at Disney Studios.
Oh, and did we mention Martin Short stars as Lumiere? You’ll also want to keep your eyes peeled for some special guest appearances from some of the original cast members. Follow our guide for the full details on how to watch Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration online from anywhere.
How to watch Beauty and the Beast: The 30th Celebration online in the US without cable
How to watch Beauty and the Beast: 30th Celebration online from outside your country
If you’re overseas when Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration premieres, you won’t be able to tune in due to annoying regional restrictions.
Fortunately, there is an easy fix. Downloading a VPN service will allow you to stream Beauty and the Beast: 30th Celebration online from anywhere. It’s a simple piece of software that changes your IP address, which means you can access on-demand content or live TV as if you were at home.
Use a VPN to watch Beauty and the Beast: 30th Celebration from abroad
How to watch Beauty and the Beast: The 30th Celebration online in Canada
Can I watch Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration in the UK?
There’s no word yet on when Beauty and the Beast: 30th Anniversary is coming to the UK, though we hope to find out soon. It’s possible that when it does land, it will be a Disney Plus exclusive, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Can I watch Beauty and the Beast: The 30th Celebration online in Australia?
It’s the same situation as Down Under, where at the time of writing, there’s no official word on a release date or TV channel for Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration in Australia.