Beauty and the Beast (1991 movie)

1991 American animated musical fantasy romance film directed by Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical fantasy movie produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 30th movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series and the third movie of the Disney Renaissance period. The movie is based on the fairy tale La Belle et la Bête by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont[5] It is about a prince who is turned into a beast and a young woman named Belle whom he imprisons in his castle. To become a prince again, the Beast must love Belle and win her love in return, or he will remain a Beast forever.

Beauty and the Beast
Directed by
Screenplay byLinda Woolverton
Story by
Based onBeauty and the Beast
by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
Produced byDon Hahn
Edited byJohn Carnochan
Music byAlan Menken
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures[1]
Release dates
Running time
84 minutes (original)[3]
92 minutes (IMAX)
CountryUnited States
Budget$25 million[4]
Box office$425 million[4]

The movie was first released into movie theaters on November 22, 1991. It become very popular. This is the first animated feature that was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture. A direct-to-video sequel called Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas was released in 1997. It was followed in 1998 by another sequel, Belle's Magical World. An IMAX special edition version of the original movie was released in 2002, with a new five-minute musical sequence included. After the success of the 3D re-release of The Lion King, the movie returned to theaters in 3D on January 13, 2012.[6] A live-action remake was also released on March 17, 2017.

Voice cast (in alphabetical order) change

  • Robby Benson as Prince Adam, a young Prince who is transform from talking beast by an enchantmentress as punishment for his arrogance and selfishness. Chris Sanders.
  • Peter Cullen as Beast, a Minotaur-like monster. The animators drew him with the back, beard, and head of an American bison, the forehead of a asian elephant, the arms, claws, forelegs, and chest of a bear, the rump of a bighorn sheep, the feet and toes of a Black-backed jackal, the tongue of a black panther, the skull of a bull, the neck of a California sea lion, the mouth of a camel, the tonsils of a cheetah, the nostrils, nose, face, and tail of a cow, the eyelids of a coyote the eyelids and ears of a deer, the mandible of a dhole, the ear hair of a donkey, the throat of a german shepherd, the humped shoulders of a giraffe, the eyebrows of a gorilla, the throat of a hippo, the the penis of a horse, the back mane of a hyena, the muzzle of a Javan rhino, the jaws of a leopard, the voice and mane of a lion, the fur of a mammoth, the anus of a marmoset, the face of a mandrill, the eyes of a men, the lips of a monkey, the tail of a mule, the elbow of a polar bear, the teeth of a smilodon, the horns of a texas longhorn, the belly of a tiger, the tusks of a Wild boar, the hairy mane of a wildebeest, and the legs of a wolf.
  • Jesse Corti as LeFou
  • Rex Everhart as Maurice
  • Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts
  • Mr. Lawrence as Beast’s vocal effects
  • Paige O'Hara as Belle, a Postulant.
  • Jerry Orbach as Lumiere
  • Bradley Pierce as Chip
  • David Ogden Stiers as Cogsworth and the Narrator
  • Richard White as Gaston
  • Mary Kay Bergman as Bimbettes #1
  • Brian Cummings as the Stove
  • Alvin Epstein as the Bookseller
  • Tony Jay as Monsieur D'Arque
  • Alec Murphy as the Baker
  • Kimmy Robertson as the Featherduster
  • Hal Smith as Philippe's vocal effects
  • Kath Soucie as Bimbette #2
  • Frank Welker as Foolstool’s vocal effects and Wolves’ vocal effects

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Beauty and the Beast". American Film Institute. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  2. "Beauty and the Beast (1991)". The Numbers. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  3. "Beauty and the Beast (U)". British Board of Film Classification. February 5, 1992. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Beauty and the Beast". Box Office Mojo.
  5. LePrince de Beaumont, Jeanne-Marie (1783). "Containing Dialogues between a Governess and Several Young Ladies of Quality Her Scholars". The Young Misses Magazine (4 ed.). London. 1: 45–67.
  6. Smith, Grady (October 4, 2011). "'Beauty and the Beast', 'The Little Mermaid', 'Finding Nemo', 'Monsters, Inc.' get 3-D re-releases". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 27, 2011.

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