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Beauty and the Beast [1991 animated film] by…

Beauty and the Beast [1991 animated film]

by Gary Trousdale (Director), Brian Pimental (Screenwriter), Kirk Wise (Director), Linda Woolverton (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Howard Ashman (Lyrics), Robby Benson (Voice), Don Hahn (Producer), Angela Lansbury (Voice), Alan Menken (Composer)4 more, Paige O'Hara (Voice), Jerry Orbach (Voice), David Ogden Stiers (Voice), Richard White (Voice)

Series: Disney Animated Canon (1991 - 30)

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Stockholm syndrome in an enchanted castle.

Over-rated, but painless.

Concept: C
Story: C
Characters: C
Dialog: C
Pacing: C
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: B
Acting: C
Music: C

Enjoyment: C plus

GPA: 2.2/4 ( )
  comfypants | Dec 12, 2015 |
Bibliographic Information: Jan Brett, “Beauty and the Beast”, Illustrated by Jan Brett, Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, ©1989, 32 pages
Genre: Folktales, myth, fables and legends
Summary: Beauty is a merchant’s daughter. The merchant loses everything and they are forced to move to a cottage. The two older daughters did not like to work but Beauty didn’t mind it. The merchant hears of one of his ships returning to shore so he asks his daughters what he missed most from their old life the old daughters said dressed and a carriage and team. Beauty only wanted a rose. The merchant makes it to the ship only to find that the food was spoiled. He didn’t have the money to pay for somewhere to stay. He wonders the path but gets lost until he comes upon a palace. He eats and curls up in chair. He finds a fresh horse for him in the morning but before taking off he picks a rose from a bush. The beast is angered with him and tells him that he is going to kill him for that. The merchant tries to explain that it was for Beauty so the Beast says it’s either you or one of your daughters. The merchant returns to the cottage to tell his daughter good bye but Beauty feels bad and goes instead. She learns that she is no danger and grows to like the Beast with each passing night. Beauty asked to go visit her family one last time before come to stay permanently but well away she dreamed that the Beast had died and was saddened by this and returns right away. She finds him near death and tells him that she has fallen in love with him and can’t live without him. He turns into this handsome prince and they are married the next day.
Tags: Romance, Secrets, Love
My Response: I really liked this version of Beauty and the Beast. It shows the love she had for him and the love he has for her. It also shows how vain her sisters were. I would definitely read this to my future children.
  EmilyBascio | May 5, 2014 |
One of my favourite Disney-movies. Though as my little cousin said: "And in the end the cute Beast was turned into a boring prince!" ( )
  isiswardrobe | Jun 3, 2006 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Trousdale, GaryDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pimental, BrianScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Wise, KirkDirectormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Woolverton, LindaScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ashman, HowardLyricssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benson, RobbyVoicesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hahn, DonProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lansbury, AngelaVoicesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Menken, AlanComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Hara, PaigeVoicesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Orbach, JerryVoicesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stiers, David OgdenVoicesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
White, RichardVoicesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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To our friend, Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul,
we will be forever grateful. Howard Ashman (1950-1991)
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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...
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This is the 1991 animated movie version of "Beauty and the Beast" from Walt Disney Studios; directed by Gary Trousdale. Please do not combine with any books.
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The spell of an enchantress opens this classic fairy tale, turning a cruel prince into a hideous beast. Belle, the heroine, is a book-loving young lady trapped by the beast when she comes looking for her father. To break the spell, the beast must win Belle's love before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose.… (more)

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