In March of 2017, four Young Storytellers alumni – all currently in middle school – were given the exciting opportunity to spend the day on the Disney Studios lot. They watched an advanced screening of the live-action Beauty and the Beast, and worked with their mentors to write short stories based on supporting characters from the movie. Then, these stories were given to professional content creators at Tongal to produce digital shorts.
The screening of these collaborative shorts was held at the El Capitan in Hollywood, and after our Young Storytellers watched their stories brought to life on the big screen, they were surprised by a video from Luke Evans (Gaston) and Josh Gad (LeFou) inviting them to the Beauty and the Beast premiere! They were pretty excited.
If you weren’t able to make it to the screening, you can still watch the films online or check out a behind-the-scenes peek into how the films were made!