While some cynics may scoff at Disney's recent slate of reboots and remakes of classic animated flicks, there's no denying the Mouse House is dedicated to putting lots of resources -- and talent -- into the films, recruiting big names for roles both in front of and behind the camera. And that's especially true of its next release, "Beauty and the Beast," which is getting a familiar voice to lend her vocals to the flick.
Celine Dion will be joining the chorus for the film's official soundtrack, singing a brand new song written specifically for the remake. The singer revealed the exciting news on Twitter, sharing with fans that she was "thrilled" to be performing the tune, titled "How Does A Moment Last Forever."
I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be performing a new song,"How Does A Moment Last Forever" for Disney's Beauty and the Beast. - Céline 🌹 pic.twitter.com/5H7vnGPs5W— Celine Dion (@celinedion) January 19, 2017
This is a welcome return to the Disney family -- and "Beauty and the Beast" specifically -- for Dion, following her collaboration with the studio on the original flick back in 1991, for which she sang the pop single version of the title track alongside Peabo Bryson. The tune became a radio hit and scored several Grammy nominations (and took home the trophy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals), and helped launch Dion's career in the U.S.
According to Entertainment Weekly, "How Does a Moment Last Forever" is described as "an emotional ballad about holding onto life's precious moments," which sounds like the perfect fit for the Canadian chanteuse. It's a sweet gesture to invite Dion to be a part of the new version of "Beauty," and we can't wait to hear her voice in a Disney flick again.
The "Beauty and the Beast" soundtrack hits shelves on March 10. The film is due in theaters on March 17.
[via: Celine Dion]