How Disney Saved Musicals for a New Generation

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During this past weekend, Disney dived once more into their nostalgia wheelhouse with another live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, as well as into a broader rejuvenated genre: the musical. Whether it be in La La Land almost winning Best Picture this past year at the Oscars (and still taking some impressive statues home like Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Cinematography) or the fact that Hugh Jackman is following up his gritty Logan swan song with a toetapping, big budgeted original musical in The Greatest Showman on Earth, it's easy to say that a once dead form of cinematic storytelling has been quickened to life again.

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