Angela Lansbury


Angela Lansbury gave fans the treat of a lifetime Sunday.

The 90-year-old actress appeared at the Beauty and the Beast 25th anniversary screening at New York City's Alice Tully Hall, where she and the rest of the voice cast, including Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson and Richard White, answered questions and opened up about working on the iconic Disney film. But it was after the screening that Lansbury surprised the audience by singing the movie's titular song live.

Legendary composer Alan Menken joined Lansbury, who voiced the teapot Mrs. Potts, on the piano. As soon as she began to sing there wasn't a dry eye in the audience, proving it remains a tale as hold as time. "Beauty and the Beast" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and Grammy Award for Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television and Other Visual Media. 

Menken also performed a medley of his Disney hits, including songs from Hercules, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Little Mermaid, Enchanted and, obviously, Beauty and the Beast.

Just last week Disney Movies Anywhere released a nostalgic video montage of the original voice cast recording "Be Our Guest," giving fans a wonderful trip down memory lane. The title of the clip is Beauty and the Beast: The Recording Sessions and feature snippets of the voice actors next to their characters as they both say their lines together. Everyone from Chip and Mrs. Potts to Cogsworth made an appearance. The scene started with Belle gasping over the Beast's library and leads into the "Be Our Guest" scene and song. It ends with a little montage of all the voice actors. 

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