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Beauty and the Beast

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You might have heard that the trailer for the new live-action Beauty and the Beast trailer dropped today. Disney fans will already know that the film stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. Luke Evans will play Gaston, Ewan McGregor will play be Lumière, and Ian McKellen will play Cogsworth, to name a few. While it won't be out until next year, the trailer looks insane. The clip already has over 3 million views. Safe to say this is one of the most exciting releases of the new year.

To celebrate the trailer and the film, we did a roundup of all the nostalgic things you might have loved when the original Beauty and the Beast came out. You know, the one you watched 900 times on VHS? Good times. While you wait for the new release, sit back and transport yourself to the year 1991. 

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1. Toys. - Super Nintendo was released this year, and, of course, won the hearts of gamers everywhere. On another note, a very creepy Michelle (yes, from Full House) doll was a thing back then, according to ThePeopleHistory.com. As much as we love that show, we'll just stick to our video games, thank you very much. 

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2. Sports. - Back in 1991, the Minnesota Twins won World Series; the Chicago Bulls were the NBA champions and the New York Giants won the Super Bowl. Go team, go. 

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3. TV Shows. Clarissa explained it all, and Maury shocked unsuspecting baby daddy's with his paternity tests. They both debuted this year. Popular shows included Full House, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Roseanne. The golden age, amiright?

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4. Music. The Billboard Top 100 reminds us that some of the most popular songs from that time were "Justify My Love" by Madonna, "Someday" by Mariah Carey, "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark (aka Mark Wahlberg) and "Black or White" by Michael Jackson. What a year. 

 

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5. Movies. Gems like Hook with the gone but not forgotten Robin Williams and The Addams Family made their debut this year. Silence of the Lambs was busy freaking everyone out, and My Girl was making us cry at every childhood sleepover from here on out. 

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6. Sexiest Man Alive. The dashing late Patrick Swayze made us swoon with his gorgeous '90s mullet, chiseled bod and, of course, his on-screen talent. 

 

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7. Fashion. 1991 was the release of Nirvana's album Nevermind, which ushered in the grunge era of fashion. Think baggy jeans and messy hair and IDGAF plaid shirts. Babydoll dresses a la Courtney Love were a huge hit too. Who would have thought all of these things would make a comeback now? FYI Mullets were also a thing (see above). 

 

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8. Celeb Couples. 1991 was a heck of a year for couples you totally forgot existed. Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford tied the knot, while Julia Roberts called off her wedding to Kiefer Sutherland

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9. Oscar Winners. Jeremy Irons took home the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Reversal of Fortune. Kathy Bates took home the Oscar for Best Female Actor in a Leading Role for Misery. Best Picture winner? Dances With Wolves. Quite the year for fabulous films. 

 

What a time to be alive.