I teach musical theatre so I created this comparison chart for students to work and research in groups.
I gave a short lesson on the dates and history of the productions. In this worksheet I split up assignments to a group of four students. This way all students are accountable for their portion of the project. It also allows students the opportunity to discuss, collaborate and critique the films, musical and story.
1946 French Film can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Beast-Criterion-Collection-Marais/dp/B00007L4I6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488549525&sr=8-1&keywords=beauty+and+the+beast+black+and+white
YouTube Version of Musical: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc8bSX1kCCo
Live Action Film in Theatres now (trailer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvW_L8sTu5E
The thumbnail is off a bit, the rose is off to the middle right not in the middle there.
I wrote this lesson could be 90 minutes long. It depends if you show all the videos or if you show clips.