Beauty and the Beast Poster

Release Date: 1991

G|1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
An arrogant young prince (Robby Benson) and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle (Paige O'Hara) enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father Maurice (Rex Everhart). With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury), Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.

Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury, Bradley Pierce, Rex Everhart

Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Genres: Animated, Fantasy, Family

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry, Endearing, France, Small town, Love, Father, Suspenseful, Playful

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Beauty and the Beast reaches back to an older and healthier Hollywood tradition in which the best writers, musicians and filmmakers are gathered for a project on the assumption that a family audience deserves great entertainment, too. show more

  • The beautiful title song, performed poignantly by the richly textured voice of Angela Lansbury, makes the case for all lovers to look past their partners' faults and into their hearts. show more

  • Disney's 30th animated feature, Beauty and the Beast stands at the pinnacle of animated accomplishment, even when weighted against the excellencies of its lineage. show more

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Awards

Nominated Achievement in Special Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Nominated Original Film Score
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Sound
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical