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Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Beast (voice)
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Lefou (voice)
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Maurice (voice)
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Mrs. Potts (voice)
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Belle (voice)
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Lumiere (voice)
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Chip (voice) (as Bradley Michael Pierce)
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Cogsworth / Narrator (voice)
Richard White ...
Gaston (voice)
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Wardrobe (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ...
Bimbette (voice)
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Stove (voice)
Alvin Epstein ...
Bookseller (voice)
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Alec Murphy ...
Baker (voice)
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Storyline

Having lived a life in selfishness, a young prince is cursed by a mysterious enchantress to having the appearance of a monstrous beast. His only hope is to learn to love a young woman and earn her love in return in order to redeem himself. Years later, his chance shows itself when a young maiden named Belle offers to take her ill father's place as his prisoner. With help from the castle's enchanted staff, Belle learns to appreciate her captor and immediately falls in love with him. Back in the village however, an unscrupulous hunter has his own plans for Belle. Written by Blazer346

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The most beautiful love story ever told. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 November 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beauty and the Beast 3-D  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,073,437, 11 January 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$218,967,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$424,967,620
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

(Surround Sound) (L-R)| (5.1 Surround Sound) (70 mm prints)| (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)| (special edition)| (special edition)| (special edition)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

According to producer Don Hahn, the audition song for the character of Lefou was "Take Me Out to the Ballgame", which was similar in composition to "Gaston". See more »

Goofs

During "The Mob Song", when the Beast's servants go marching into battle, we don't see Lumierre or the feather duster within the group, but they appear with the group when they arrive at the front door. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found ...
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Crazy Credits

"To our friend, Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul, we will be forever grateful. Howard Ashman (1950-1991)" See more »


Soundtracks

Beauty and the Beast (End Title Duet)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Performed by Céline Dion (as Celine Dion) and Peabo Bryson
Produced by Walter Afanasieff
Arranged by Walter Afanasieff and Robbie Buchanan
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User Reviews

 
Tale as old as time...
14 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This animated masterpiece is and will always stay one of the best romantic movies ever created.

This is one of those rare movies in which everything comes perfectly together. The characters, the music, the humor, the pace, the story everything in this movie is just perfect. It's a highly memorable movie that everyone should watch at least once in their lifetime.

The movie is beautifully animated and it features some of the best Disney characters. Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, Lumiere and of course Belle and the Beast are highly memorable and very well constructed characters. Also the villain role Gaston which is always one of the most important elements of a Disney movie is a good one. However the villain isn't as prominent to the story as in most other Disney animated movies is the case. This movie truly is about love and the beauty inside. The movie its love story is nicely supported by the very good songs composed by Alan Menken and with lyrics by Howard Ashman. Unfortunately this was Howard Ashman's last project and he died before he could receive his well deserved Oscar for this movie. Unique fact is that this movie was also even nominated for the 'Best Picture' Oscar. Something that was really well deserved by the way. The story is quite 'mature' but also there is still plenty to enjoy for the little one's here. The movie is filled with lots of humor and imaginative characters. The movie is told in very good quick pace and features some of the best editing I have ever seen in an animated movie.

The voice cast consists out of some good actors; Angela Lansbury and Jerry Orbach are especially perfect for their roles.

The movie features some unforgettable classic moments and is a milestone in animated movie making. An highly recommendable animated romantic movie that shall always remain one of the best romantic movies ever made. This movie is recommendable to everyone, even those who normally don't like romantic stories and movies, thrust me, you'll love this movie.

10/10

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