Tale as Old as Time is a book featuring the concept artwork, character illustrations, interviews with the crew, and the production process that went into making the 2017 live-action adaptation of the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast.
The Beauty and the Beast legend has a universal appeal; the tale exists in numerous versions throughout the world. After all of its ups and downs, Disney's Beauty and the Beast was released in 1991 to rave reviews and record-breaking business. The film was widely hailed as a technical and aesthetic breakthrough. It was the first of only three animated features ever to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture. Its success has since spun into a smash Broadway musical adaptation, intricately detailed environments at Walt Disney World, and soon a live-action movie musical directed by Bill Condon. This authoritative book features interviews with artists, producers, directors, writers, actors, and more from the various beloved installments, making it a treasure trove of delights for fans of the tale as old as time. Illustrations abound throughout, including sketches, caricatures, sequences of animation drawings, and preliminary artwork from discarded scenes. This updated edition, now capturing the making of the 2017 live-action film starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, is a must-have for any fan of the “Tale as Old as Time.”