Since the release of the first full trailer for the live action remake of Beauty of the Beast earlier this month, many fans have begun counting down the days until it's March 2017 release so that they can relive the magic of the original. 

However there are some (this writer in particular) who were left a bit cold by the trailer that has so many callbacks to the original film. We're beginning to fear that it will be nothing more than a shot for shot remake. What would be the point of that? 

Angela Lansbury, who voiced Mrs. Potts in the Disney classic has added her voice to people that don't understand the need for a remake. 

“I was a bit taken aback, naturally. I thought, ‘Why? Why are we doing this over again?" she told Entertainment Weekly.

"I don’t quite know why they’re doing it. I can’t understand what they’re going to do with it that will be better than what we’ve already done." she said. 

However she did concede that she is a fan of the actress that would be taking on the role of Mrs. Potts in the remake.

"I know very well the actress who’s playing Mrs. Potts and she’s a very good friend of mine. It’s Emma Thompson.”

Although Lansbury doesn't understand the need for a remake, she did admit that she thinks it's possible they could do something "entertaining and wonderful" with it. 

“It won’t be like the cartoon that we did, but it’s a good story — it’s one of the famous fairy stories that is known worldwide by children. Therefore, why not?"