Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
March 17, 2017 12:35 PM EDT

Warning: This post contains spoilers for both the 1991 and 2017 versions of Beauty and the Beast.

Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which hits theaters March 17, is largely faithful to the beloved 1991 animated film: A snobby prince (Dan Stevens) is cursed by an enchantress and turned into a hideous beast until he can learn to love and be loved in return. But a few key changes—from delving into Belle’s (Emma Watson) background and motivations to presenting Disney’s first openly gay character—help bring the new film into the 21st century.

Write to Mahita Gajanan at mahita.gajanan@time.com.

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