- Cast: Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury, Bradley Pierce, Rex Everhart, Jesse Corti, Hal Smith, JoAnne Worley, Mary Kay Bergman, Brian Cummings, Alvin Epstein, Tony Jay, Alec Murphy, Kimmy Robertson, Kath Soucie, Frank Welker
- Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
- Writer: Linda Woolverton
- Producer: Don Hahn
- Associate Producer: Sarah McArthur
- Executive Producers: Howard Ashman, John Lasseter
- Art Direction: Brian McEntee
- Casting: Albert Tavares
- Editor: John Carnochan
- Music: Alan Menken
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ magical classic “Beauty and the Beast” returns to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™, introducing a whole new generation to the Disney classic with stunning new 3D imagery.
The film captures the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright and beautiful young woman who’s taken prisoner by a hideous beast in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castle’s enchanted staff—a teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, among others—and ultimately learns to see beneath the Beast’s exterior to discover the heart and soul of a prince.
Featuring unforgettable music by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, and an enormously talented vocal ensemble, “Beauty and the Beast” was the first animated feature to receive a Best Picture nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
- Production Budget: $25 million
- Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV, Walt Disney Feature Animation
- Production Schedule: 1 July 1990 - November 1991
2012 Guide Analysis: "Despite the Blu-ray coming out three weeks later, Disney's limited-run 3D theatrical re-release of "The Lion King" this year was an astonishing success. As a result the studio quickly announced 3D re-releases of several titles with the next on the list being this 1991 classic.
It will be an interesting test in that the Blu-ray release for it took place in late 2010 (and the 3D Blu-ray shortly after) along with the fact the film has already seen several re-releases over the past twenty years. If it works, other non-Pixar films from their back catalogue already on Blu could find themselves popping up every few months."