30 years ago Disney released the animated film Beauty and the Beast.
In a new television special to commemorate the 30th anniversary, country star Shania Twain fills the role of Mrs. Potts.
Mrs. Potts was originally voiced by the late Angela Lansbury who passed away in October at the age of 96. Shania Twain stepped into Lansbury’s shoes for the televised reimagining of the beloved film that mixed animation with live actors.
In a video released prior to Thursday night’s airing of the special, Twain sings the film’s title track.
Photos of Shania during rehearsals were also released, showing the “Any Man of Mine” singer dressed as the teapot. She is seen wearing a large purple hat, a blue and gold victorian dress with a “teapot” skirt. In the post, Twain called being a part of the Beauty and the Beast anniversary celebration a “magical experience.”
“I can now tick ‘dress as a teapot for three weeks’ off of my bucket list 😂 The whole cast are wonderful and it was an honour to work alongside them,” Twain wrote.
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Joining Shania Twain as stars of Beauty and the Beast was a legendary lineup of talent.
The cast included comedian Martin Short as Lumiere, H.E.R. as Belle, Josh Groban as Beast, Joshua Henry as Gaston, David Alan Greer as Cogsworth and Rita Moreno will narrate the production.