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VIDEO: Emma Watson Sends Message to D23 Expo Fans from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Set

This weekend, Disney presented updates on a slew of their upcoming live-action films at D23, including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Though star Emma Watson could not be there in person to greet fans as she wanted to be, she did deliver a video message telling the D23 audience how excited she was for the film. "Bringing Belle to life for me has been a complete dream come true," said the actress. Check it out below!

The video also confirmed what we have all been surmising for a while: Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will, indeed, be a musical.

The high points of yesterday's announcements at D23 include a STAR WARS-based theme park, a Han Solo-centric STAR WARS film, a remake of PETE'S DRAGON, the poster and cast revealed for THE JUNGLE BOOK, a new PIRATES film- PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES, plus new Alan Menken songs in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and much more.

For a full, Disney-nerd-worthy recap of the event, click here!

Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates this morning at the D23 EXPO 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. The presentations, which revealed exclusive news and details about the upcoming live action films, were aided by live and video appearances from talent and filmmakers. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosted the highly anticipated biennial event.

"It's quite something to be able to have Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm all on the same stage, and it's tremendously gratifying to unveil our upcoming projects to our most dedicated fans first," said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. "We always have an incredible time at the D23 EXPO."

After welcoming the crowd to D23 EXPO 2015, Horn introduced Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, and Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, to present overviews of the Marvel Studios and Disney live action slates. Later Horn returned to the stage to present the Lucasfilm film slate to the enthusiastic audience.



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