Disney brings Beauty and the Beast experience to VR

Lumiere's Dress Rehearsal out now on Oculus Rift

Disney announced today that a virtual reality (VR) tie-in to the recently released Beauty and the Beast live-action movie is being launched on the Oculus Rift with support for Oculus Touch.

The interactive VR experience is out now for the Oculus via the Disney Movies VR app. The experience, titled Beauty and the Beast: Lumiere’s Dress Rehearsal, allows the user to see the inside of Beast’s castle dining room as Lumiere and the other castle furniture prepares a special feast in Belle’s honour, complete with spinning plates and dancing cutlery.

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Lumiere is being voiced by noted actor Ewan McGregor. Long-time Disney fans will be pleased to find out that McGregor does a performance of classic Disney song ‘Be Our Guest’ as part of the experience.

While Beauty and the Beast: Lumiere’s Dress Rehearsal currently only supports Oculus Rift, Gear VR users can watch a 360-degree trailer through the same app. Disney say that the full VR experience should be coming out for the Gear VR next month. If you don’t have either of those, head to Facebook to check it out.

 

The live-action version of the animated Disney classic Beauty and the Beast is out now in cinemas across the UK and the USA.

The Disney Movie VR app launched on Gear VR earlier this month, and today for Oculus Rift. With it, Disney fans will be able to immerse themselves in worlds themed on the company and its many franchises, including Marvel and Lucasfilm. Fans will also be able to dive into scenes from Disney movies and interact with some of their favourite characters.

VRFocus will keep you updated on Disney VR experience as they come in.

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