Beauty and the Beast (1991)

6.64
/ 10
77 User Ratings
1h 24m
Running Time

October 22, 1991
Release Date

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

6.64
/ 10
77 User Ratings
1h 24m
Running Time

October 22, 1991
Release Date

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Walt Disney PicturesWalt Disney Feature Animation
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Plot.

Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all -- that true beauty comes from within.

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Cast & Crew.

Albert de Ruiter

Albert de Ruiter

Additional Voices (voice)

George Dvorsky

George Dvorsky

Additional Voices (voice)

Bill Farmer

Bill Farmer

Additional Voices (voice)

Bruce Fifer

Bruce Fifer

Additional Voices (voice)

Johnson Flucker

Johnson Flucker

Additional Voices (voice)

Larry Hansen

Larry Hansen

Additional Voices (voice)

Randy Hansen

Randy Hansen

Additional Voices (voice)

Mary Ann Hart

Mary Ann Hart

Additional Voices (voice)

Diana Wakeman

Diana Wakeman

Background Designer

Don Henry

Don Henry

Projection

Dave Burgess

Dave Burgess

Animation

Philip Phillipson

Philip Phillipson

Background Designer

Henry Schuman

Henry Schuman

Musician

Dorothy McKim

Dorothy McKim

Production Supervisor

Bruce Grant Williams

Bruce Grant Williams

Assistant Production Manager

Ruben Procopio

Ruben Procopio

Sculptor

Details.

Release Date
October 22, 1991

Status
Released

Running Time
1h 24m

Content Rating
G

Budget
$25,000,000

Box Office
$424,967,620

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Wiki.

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on the 1756 fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (who was only credited in the French dub), while also containing ideas from the 1946 French film also of the same name directed by Jean Cocteau. The film was directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise (in their feature directorial debuts) and produced by Don Hahn, from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton.

Beauty and the Beast focuses on the relationship between the Beast, a prince who is magically transformed into a monster and his servants into household objects as punishment for his arrogance and cruelty, and Belle, a young woman whom he imprisons in his castle in exchange for her father's freedom. To break the curse, the Beast must learn to love Belle and earn her love in return before the last petal from an enchanted rose falls, or else he will remain a monster forever. The film stars Paige O'Hara and Robby Benson as the voices of Belle and the Beast, respectively, as well as the ensemble voices of Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart, and Angela Lansbury.Walt Disney first attempted to adapt Beauty and the Beast into an animated film during the 1930s and 1950s, but was unsuccessful. Following the success of The Little Mermaid (1989), Walt Disney Pictures decided to adapt the fairy tale, which Richard Purdum originally conceived as a non-musical period drama. After seeing a test reel, Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg scrapped Purdum's idea and ordered that the film be a musical similar to The Little Mermaid instead. Composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman, both of whom previously worked on The Little Mermaid, returned to write this film's songs. Ashman, who additionally served as the film's executive producer, died of AIDS-related complications six months before the film's release, and the film is thus dedicated to his memory.

Beauty and the Beast premiered as an unfinished film at the New York Film Festival on September 29, 1991, followed by its theatrical release as a completed film at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on November 13. The film grossed $331 million at the box office worldwide on a $25 million budget and received widespread acclaim for its romantic narrative, animation (particularly the ballroom scene), characters, and musical numbers. Beauty and the Beast won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, the first animated film to ever win that category. It also became the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 64th Academy Awards (ultimately losing to The Silence of the Lambs), where it won the Academy Award for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for its title song and received additional nominations for Best Original Song and Best Sound. In April 1994, Beauty and the Beast became Disney's first animated film to be adapted into a Broadway musical, which ran until 2007.

An IMAX version of the film was released in 2002 and included the new song "Human Again", originally an eight-minute storyboarded musical sequence ultimately replaced with "Something There", but later revised in the 1994 musical as a five-minute piece. That same year, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". After the success of the 3D re-release of The Lion King, the film was reissued in 3D in 2012. In 2014, Time magazine ranked Beauty and the Beast as the greatest film of the Disney Renaissance and one of the greatest animated films of all time.

Other derived works and material inspired by the film, include a 2017 live-action remake of the film directed by Bill Condon, which was released on March 17, 2017, and a 2022 musical presentation of the film on ABC as part of The Wonderful World of Disney.

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