Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Paige O'Hara
Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise Cast: Paige O'Hara
Paige O'Hara
, Robby Benson
Robby Benson
Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise,

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Overview

Beauty and the Beast is widely considered the best animated Disney feature of the studio's 1980s/1990s renewal of the form. Based on the classic French fairy tale, it tells the story of Belle (voiced by Paige O'Hara), an intelligent young woman scorned by her townspeople for being a bookworm, weary of fighting off the advances of the arrogant Gaston (Richard White), and dreaming of escape. When her father gets lost in the woods and captured by the forbidding Beast (Robby Benson), a once-handsome prince turned into a monster by a witch, Belle goes off to rescue him. Taken with her, the Beast agrees to release Belle's father if she agrees to stay with him forever. Initially repulsed, Belle soon finds much to appreciate in the Beast's hidden, tender nature. The Beast's servants -- a clock (David Ogden Stiers), a teapot (Angela Lansbury), and a candlestick (Jerry Orbach) -- see Belle as their salvation: if the Beast and a woman fall in love before his 21st birthday, he will be free from the curse. The songs are first-class, the tale is told with sincerity but not sentimentality, and the characters of Belle and the Beast, complex individuals who defy stereotyping and change over the course of the story, are more three-dimensional than in most live-action movies. The eye-popping animation is beautifully rendered, and Beauty and the Beast certainly deserves its place amongst Disney's animated classics. In 2002, a special 89-minute edition of the film was released in IMAX theaters with the addition of a newly animated song, "Human Again.""

Product Details

Release Date: 03/10/2020
UPC: 0786936867206
Original Release: 1991
Rating: G
Source: Walt Disney Video
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Format: Blu-ray
Sales rank: 25,414

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paige O'Hara Belle
Robby Benson Beast
Jerry Orbach Lumiere
Angela Lansbury Mrs. Potts
Richard White Gaston
David Ogden Stiers Cogsworth/Narrator
Jesse Corti Le Fou
Rex Everhart Maurice
Bradley Michael Pierce Chip
Jo Ann Worley Wardrobe
Kimmy Robertson Featherduster
Albert Tavares Voice Only
Mary Kay Bergman Bimbette
Brian Cummings Stove
Alvin Epstein Bookseller
Tony Jay Monsieur D'Arque
Alec Murphy Baker
Frank Welker Footstool
Kath Soucie Bimbette
Hal Smith Philippe
Vanna Bonta Voice Only

Technical Credits
Gary Trousdale Director
Kirk Wise Director
Roger Allers Animator
Kelly Asbury Original Story
Howard Ashman Executive Producer
John Carnochan Editor
Brenda Chapman Original Story
Tom Ellery Original Story
Randy Fullmer Animator
Ed Ghertner Animator,Art Director
Don Hahn Producer
Kevin Harkey Original Story
Jim "Jimbo" Hillin Animator
Glen Keane Animator
Lisa Keene Animator
Ellen Keneshea Editor
Vera Lanpher Animator
Robert Lence Original Story
Burny Matinson Original Story
Sarah McArthur Associate Producer
Brian McEntee Art Director
Alan Menken Score Composer
Brian Pimental Original Story
David Pruiksma Animator
Joe Ranft Original Story
Pres Romanillos Animator
Chris Sanders Original Story
Ariel Velasco Shaw Sound/Sound Designer
Bruce Woodside Original Story
Linda Woolverton Screenwriter

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