Todrick Hall brings us a tale as old as time, with a fresh twist on Britney Spears’ hits.
The YouTube sensation’s latest release sees Beauty and the Beast reimagined as a mash-up of the former Mouseketeer’s greatest singles. The video renames the classic “Britney and the Beast,” and truly is “Stronger” than ever with a costumed cast including Brittanie Brant as Belle, and Hall as the Beast.
The clip kicks off with a rendition of “Overprotected” combined with “Lucky.” Soon Belle realizes it’s her prerogative to escape Gaston’s advances, and before we know it she’s in a castle singing with partially-dressed men to last year’s “Pretty Girls,” while Hall, as the Beast, laments that Belle is “looking at me like I’m some kind of freak,” — the opening lyric to 2004’s “Do Somethin’.”
As the seven-minute video progresses highlights include Lumière singing “Gimme More” with the lyric “cameras are flashin’” altered to “the napkins are dancing,” Beauty and the Beast taking to the dance floor to waltz to “Everytime” and the ultimate showdown between Gaston and the Beast accompanied by the singer’s first single “Baby One More Time.” Then, in an epic final scene, ballroom meets Britney’s Vegas show, as the stars break it down to “Till The World Ends.”
This isn’t Hall’s first foray in Disney/pop star mash-ups; last week he released a Taylor Swift take on Alice in Wonderland starring Dance Moms’ Maddie Ziegler, and last year he transformed Nicki Minaj into Mickey Minaj with a run-through of her hits dressed as some of Disney’s most famous princesses.
Disney’s live-action remake is on its way, but in the meantime watch the video above.