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The highly anticipated trailer for Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast finally dropped on May 23 and already broke all sorts of records, surpassing the number of views on YouTube for the teaser trailer of The Force Awakens.

As with all adaptations of a beloved classic, it's a fine line between simply imitating the original and straying too far from it. But a side-by-side of the teaser trailer with the animated movie shows that next year's Beauty and the Beast is as faithful to the original as it is exciting and new.

Brandon Swofford, a Movie Pilot Creator, compiled an awesome video that shows just how many details the live-action version has retained from the animation movie, and how timeless the story truly is.

In fact, Brandon's side-by-side comparison was so impressive, it even caught the eye of Beauty and the Beast co-producer Jack Morrissey, who took to our Movie Pilot Facebook page to thank Brandon for his work.

However, Morrissey wasn't content the keep the video to himself, tagging fellow co-producer Greg Yolen and promising to show it to the film's director Bill Condon.

See The Old And The New, Side By Side!

'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney
'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney

The castle looks gorgeous, obviously.

'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney
'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney

We get the same ominous zoom-in on the towers.

'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney
'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney

Then, of course, come the chandeliers. But where's Lumiere?

'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney
'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney

The live-action version only shows a quick shot of the balcony, but the castle is clearly recognizable.

'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney
'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney

The art, while different, indicates in both versions that there's a story hidden in the paintings.

'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney
'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney

Speaking of paintings, we get a good look at the Beast's younger self in human form — just before he rips through the canvas with his claws.

'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney
'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney

Belle's arrival is also reminiscent of the animation, with a giant door slowly creaking open.

'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney
'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney

The new rose is even more enticing.

'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney
'Beauty and the Beast' / Disney

And finally, Belle is as charming as always.

If you're craving more Beauty and the Beast, you can read about the cast here and find a breakdown of the trailer here. For more entertainment news and Disney mashups, don't forget to check out Brandon Swofford's Facebook page and Creators profile!

Beauty and the Beast hits cinemas March 17, 2017.

Do you think the new Beauty and the Beast will live up to the original animated movie?

[Source: Brandon Swofford]

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