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Wonderful Disney musical combines superb animation, splendid characters, and lively songs about a beautiful girl, Belle, and the fearsome and disagreeable Beast. Supporting cast includes the castle servants (a delightful bunch of household objects). Notable as the first animated feature to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Destined to become a classic. The deluxe video version features a work-in-progress rough film cut, a compact disc of the soundtrack, a lithograph depicting a scene from the film, and an illustrated book.

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Available on Running time 84 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Animated Musicals, Disney Animated Movies, Adapted from a Fairy Tale, 4 Bones
Linda Woolverton
Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale
Alan Menken, Howard Ashman
Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Rex Everhart, Richard White, Jesse Corti, Angela Lansbury, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Bradley Michael Pierce, Jo Anne Worley, Kimmy Robertson
Walt Disney Studios


Oscars 1991: Song ("Beauty and the Beast"), Orig. Score; Golden Globes 1992: Film--Mus./Comedy, Natl. Film Reg. 2002.

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Beauty and the Beast
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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast came out in 1991 and has a total running time of 84 minutes. There are many versions of Beauty and the Beast. This one is my favorite version. Paige O’Hara (voice of Belle) and Robby Benson (voice of Beast) star in this family animated film. Prince Adam was placed under a spell because he could not love. He was turned into a monster looking creature and the spell would only be broken if he could love. On one cold night, Belle’s father was on his way home and gets lost in the woods. He seeks shelter in the Beast’s castle. The Beast then imprisons him for trespassing. Belle comes to his rescue and trades places with her father. Now, Belle has to live in the castle with the Beast. She soon finds that he’s not as bad or mean as he acts. He’s really sweet and caring. In the end, the two fall in love and he turns back into a man and they live happily ever after. My sister and I use to love this movie. We watched it all the time when we were younger.

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Belle is a beautiful young woman who lives with her father Maurice and all the village people think they are both kinda strange. Belle loves to read books and her father is an inventor. Belle has a guy who likes her named Gaston, but Belle doesn't like him. One day, her father picks a rose from a garden at a broken down castle and a beast appears and locks him up in the castle. Then Belle goes out to look for her father, wanders into the castle and is fascinated when she is greeted by talking objects. Lumiere is a candelabra, Mrs.Potts is a teapot, Chip is a tea cup and Cogsworth is a clock. Belle finds her father locked up and asks the Beast to let him go. He agrees, but only if she stays in his place. The Beast doesn't keep her locked up though, he gives her a huge room with lots of nice clothes and she gets to eat dinner with him. The Beast and Belle eventually fall in love and when she thinks that he has died, her tears break a spell that was on him and the talking objects and he turns in a young handsome prince, the objects back into people and they all live "happily ever after". This is a great movie and fun for the whole family to watch.