Beauty and the Beast Mania
It's a tale as old as time: Disney remaking one of its classic princess films and inciting widespread nostalgia. Surrounding the March 2017 release of a live-action Beauty and the Beast, princess Belle truly was the belle of the ball. The film gave older millennials who grew up with the cartoon a chance to share their passion with a new, younger generation of fans, and there was a flood of successful Disney merchandise to prove it. From movie-themed cosmetic releases and bridal lines to BATB-inspired housewares and rose-embroidered fitness apparel, 2017 reinvigorated fans' love for Beauty and the Beast.