The Music of Beauty and the Beast with Scoring Mixer Frank Wolf
This week we talk with Scoring Mixer Frank Wolf who worked on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast directed by Bill Condon. Frank has a long working history collaborating with Composer Alan Menken and we discuss what it was like to record and mix many of the beloved songs from this 1991 Disney Classic. We also discuss the process of recording several of the new songs featured an all star cast including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewan Mcgregor, Ian McKelland and Emma Thomson.
Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) directed this live-action retelling of the Disney animated classic from 1991. As before, this fairy tale centers on a young woman named Belle (Emma Watson), who is forced to live in an enchanted castle with a prince who is cursed to look like a hideous Beast (Dan Stevens). In time, the pair fall in love as Belle learns to see the good man hiding behind the Beast's monstrous exterior. The film co-stars Luke Evans as Gaston, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellen as Cosgworth, Kevin Kline as Belle's father, and Josh Gad as Gaston's sidekick LeFou.