The Reporter notes that a well-loved animated feature is being repurposed.
... ABC is developing an hour-long drama based on Beauty and the Beast. ... ABC's Beauty and the Beast update comes as the network prepares for the Oct. 23 launch of Once Upon a Time, the dual universe drama revolving around Snow White ... and her long-lost daughter ...
Imagination and originality are sky high in Hollywood, as per usual.
I, myself, have long envisioned the Seven Dwarfs as a short version of The A-Team, leaving the mine and fighting criminals, righting wrongs throughout the forest. I can see Doc now with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, charging through the underbrush: "Cover me boys! I'm going in!"
Television at its finest.