The Beauty and the Beast 30th anniversary special at ABC has found its Belle! Grammy winner H.E.R. will play the character in the special, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the 1991 animated film’s historic Oscar nomination for best picture — the first animated feature to earn such recognition. The movie won two Academy Awards for its original score and title song. As reported earlier this month, the BATB special will feature a mix of live action and animation and new musical performances, sets and costumes inspired by the film. It will pay homage to the movie while also adding to its story. The special will be taped in front of a live audience and air on December 15th.