Emma Watson and Dan Stevens on the task of remaking Disney's Beauty and the Beast

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Feb 17, 2017, 12:00 PM EST

Beauty and the Beast is poised to roar into thousands of movie theaters next month and many of us purists are wondering why this live-action remake was necessary, especially considering Disney's own near-perfect animated telling of the 18th-century French fairy tale from 1991.

To address these questions and reservations, director Bill Condon and the lavish film's cast -- including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor, Josh Gad, Ian McKellan, Luke Evans and more -- have assembled for a new behind-the-scenes featurette.

Watch below and give into the live-action magic. Beauty and the Beast opens on March 17.

(via CBM)