Beauty and the Beast
G | 84 min | Friday, November 22, 1991
One of Disney's most highly anticipated animated films, 1991's Beauty and the Beast didn't disappoint, with both viewers and critics practically falling over themselves to shower kudos on the production.
The timeless fairy tale about a young prince transformed into an ugly beast after turning away an elderly beggar woman who in reality is an enchantress, is told beautifully, and as to be expected, the animation, music and special effects are nearly flawless.
Spot-on casting of voices for the unforgettable characters includes Paige O'Hara as Belle, Robby Benson as Prince Adam/The Beast, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers and Angela Lansbury.
Beauty and the Beast received six Academy Award nominations and won two, for Best Original Score (Alan Menken) and Best Original Song (Menken and Howard Ashman).
The popularity and success of Beauty and the Beast led to a Broadway stage production in 1994, which subsequently enjoyed a run of 13 years and over 5,000 performances.
Disney Movie Rating:
89.44 out of 100. Total of 4985 votes.
Beauty and the Beast Trailer
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