Beauty and the Beast Goes 'Live' on ABC: 10 Moments That Made Us Laugh, Cry and Question Our Sanity

Beauty And The Beast Live Review

Thirty years ago, a gorgeous peasant fell in love with her hairy, abusive captor — and the rest is history.

ABC reopened a tale as old as time on Thursday with Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration, fusing the original 1991 Disney animated film with live-action (but not actually live) performances.

Inspired turns from H.E.R., Josh Groban, Shania Twain and more helped breathe new life into the family-friendly fairytale, all while paying homage to the people responsible for creating this masterpiece three decades ago.

And while Thursday’s production may not have been live, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun picking it apart. Choices were still made, and whether you’re a die-hard fan of the movie or a relative newcomer, we know you have thoughts. And we want to hear ’em.

Grade ABC’s Beauty and the Beast special in our poll below, then read on to see our must-discuss moments, from the most pleasant surprise of the night to a wig that shall not be named. (Just kidding, we name it.) When you’re done, drop a comment with your own review of the night. Did it do the movie justice?

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