The 90-year-old actress gave a pitch-perfect rendition of the beloved movie’s title song, which picked up the Oscar for Best Song, and the film was also rewarded for its score.
The Murder, She Wrote star took to the stage at the Alice Tully Hall in New York in the midst of the screening to do her thing, and fans in the audience were blown away by the song that she made famous in her role as teapot Mrs Potts back in 1991.
A live-action version of the film is set to hit cinemas next year, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the leading roles.
Emma Thompson – who introduced Dame Angela to the stage at the Academy Awards in 2013, when she won her Academy Honorary Award – will take over the part of Mrs Potts in the remake.
Of course with such an iconic film the soundtrack is essential, what we do know is that they are keeping some of the songs from the original animation along with some new tracks…and we can’t wait to see what they sound like. Menken (who worked on the original soundtrack) said,
“We wrote a song called ‘Forever More,’ like ‘I now know what love is.’ There’s another song called ‘Days in the Sun’ which is a lullaby as all the objects and characters living in the castle are going to sleep they’re all singing and remembering before the spell.”
While there were no details given about the final song, Menken confirmed three new songs were composed with writing partner Tim Rice. The two worked together previously composing the award-winning soundtrack for Aladdin.
If this magical rendition by Lansbury is anything to go by, we are in for allllll the feels with this film.