Stars Emma Watson and Luke Evans (Gaston) wrapped filming in late August 2015 with principal photography coming to a close that same month. Beauty and the Beast is now in post-production, with composer Alan Meken hard at work on the film's score and the studio already test screening the film, with audience reception being "nothing short of extraordinary.”
Below is a timeline for the film's production, from May - August 2015. You can also look back on the film's pre-production timeline here.
May 18, 2015- Production begins in London
@Beauty_BeastFR Bill Condon is ready, and this is what matters most.— Jack Morrissey (@Jack_Morrissey) May 17, 2015
May 28, 2015- Josh Gad tweets from the set
Yesterday, I walked onto a ballroom out of my childhood & saw Belle waltz w/a Beast. Get ready for magic people #BatB pic.twitter.com/cGsdh9nvux— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 28, 2015
June 2, 2015- Beauty and the Beast costume designer revealed
June 2-3, 2015- New Snapchat photos from the set
June 4, 2015- Alan Menken reveals three new songs written for Beauty and the Beast
According to Menken, he and Tim Rice wrote three new songs for the film, including "Forever More" and "Days in the Sun." The first is sung by the Beast and Menken described the second as a lullaby sung by the enchanted objects. While many fans speculated songs from the Broadway production, specifically "Home" and "If I Can't Love Her," would be featured, Menken confirmed no songs from the stage show will be part of the live-action film.June 11, 2015- New Snapchat photo from the set
June 12-18, 2015- New Snapchat photo from the set at Shepperton Studios
June 19, 2015- New photo of Josh Gad and Audra McDonald
June 21, 2015- Ewan McGregor discusses Beauty and the Beast at the Edinburgh International Film Festival
June 23, 2015- Josh Gad tweets from the set
Danced like a lunatic for 2 days straight. @TheRealLukevans thank u 4 being an amazing partner & Epsom salts, thank u 4 being my best friend— Josh Gad (@joshgad) June 23, 2015
June 24-25, 2015- New Snapchat photo from the set
June 24-26, 2015- Ewan McGregor sings "Be Our Guest' at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and on The Graham Norton Show
June 30 - July 2, 2015- New Snapchat photos from the set
July 1, 2015- Behind the scenes photo from Luke Evans
July 3, 2015- Behind the scenes photo from Josh Gad
July 7-16, 2015- New Snapchat photos from the set
July 15 - 20, 2015- New behind the scenes photos from Luke Evans
July 27, 2015- Josh Gad wraps filming on Beauty and the Beast
That a wrap for me on #BeautyAndTheBeast!!! Can't wait to share the magic we have cooked up for you. pic.twitter.com/2PuyAI2RUs— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 27, 2015
July 29, 2015- New Snapchat video from the set with Luke Evans and Josh Gad
August 6, 2015- New photo from Luke Evans
August 5-13, 2015- New Snapchat photos
August 12, 2015- New photo from Luke Evans
August 14-15, 2015- First look at Beauty and the Beast debuts at the D23 Expo/ D23 Expo Round-Up
Sean Bailey promises a big, magical, and musical (yes, musical!) live-action #BeautyAndTheBeast. #D23EXPO— Disney (@Disney) August 15, 2015
Set footage from Beauty and the Beast shows Emma Watson in Bell's blue dress, Gaston in full costume and long wig, dancing on massive set.— TooFab (@TooFab) August 15, 2015
Luke Evans and Josh Gad also appear in the video message, and sing the Gaston song. #BeautyAndTheBeast #D23Expo— Inside the Magic (@InsideTheMagic) August 15, 2015
August 21-22, 2015- Emma Watson and Luke Evans wrap filming
The 21st of August must be an auspicious day for me 15 yrs ago I began my journey as Hermione15 yrs later I wrap on my 1st musical as Belle.— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) August 21, 2015
Last day on BATB today 😔— Luke Evans (@TheRealLukevans) August 22, 2015
August 26- Production wraps on Beauty and the Beast
Interviews (May-August 2015)
Ian McKellen: "It's terribly exciting!"
Luke Evans, Ian McKellen & Bill Condon talk 'Beauty and the Beast'
Bill Condon: "It’s an important movie to a lot of people."
Ewan McGregor talks 'Beauty and the Beast' at the Edinburgh International Film Festival
Ewan McGregor: "It was great fun."
Ian McKellen: "It just tickled my fancy."
Ian McKellen discusses 'Beauty and the Beast' ending
Josh Gad: "Emma Watson has an incredible singing voice."
Bill Condon: "You will believe a beast can waltz."
Audra McDonald: "Bill Condon is creating something quite beautiful."
Josh Gad: "Luke is going to blow people away."