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Beauty And The Beast Releases New Trailer For Awards Season Campaign

The tale as old as time has come back into the limelight. 

Shortly after it was announced that director Bill Condon's live-action version of Beauty and the Beast would be returning to the silver screen for a one-week engagement in Los Angeles and New York, an exclusive new trailer for the film was released to mark the beginning of its award season campaign. 

Intended to entice Academy Award and Golden Globe voters, the trailer is comprised of standout scenes from the movie not previously shown in promotional footage. Such moments include Belle (Emma Watson) telling her father (Kevin Kline) that she isn't afraid of life, the Beast (Dan Stevens) performing a heart-wrenching song about Belle, Gaston (Luke Evans) sneering at the Beast when he believes Belle doesn't actually love him, gorgeous shots of the Beast's castle from both the interior and exterior, and, of course, plenty of sequences featuring the Beast's adorable household staff dancing about the ballroom. 

Disney also provided an alluring synopsis for the film: "The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in Disney's live-action adaptation Beauty and the Beast, a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within."

Watch the new trailer in the video above.

Released back in March, Beauty and the Beast is up for consideration in all categories at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes. Disney is likely gunning for nominations in the Best Actress (for Emma Watson), Best Supporting Actor (for Dan Stevens), Best Costume Design, and Best Picture categories, as well as potential nods for the film's screenplay, special effects, set design, and music.

Joining Watson, Stevens, Kline, and Evans for the movie are Josh Gad as Gaston's lackey LeFou, Ewan McGregor as the candelabra Lumière, Stanley Tucci as the harpsichord Maestro Cadenza, Audra McDonald as the wardrobe Madame de Garderobe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the feather duster Plumette, Nathan Mack as the teacup Chip, Emma Thomspon as the teapot Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellen as the mantel clock Cogsworth, and Hattie Morahan as the enchantress who curses the Beast at the start.

Nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards and Golden Globes haven't been announced just yet, but we'll update you with a full list as soon as we know more. Fans can catch Beauty and the Beast in its limited-time run in select theaters in L.A. and New York between now and December 8.