Release Date
November 22, 1991
Director
Gary Trousdale
Kirk Wise
Screenplay
Linda Woolverton
Based On A Fairy Tale By
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
Produced By
Walt Disney Pictures
Budget
$25 million
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Rated G
84 minutes

Beauty and the Beast
09fourhalf-stars

Having grown up with the film, not only does it hold up, but the remastering of this animated feature film is absolutely jaw dropping, bringing a sleekness and polished look to this 90’s Disney film that makes it feel like it was released ten years later than it was. Belle is one of my favorite princesses, as she sets a wonderful example for little girls who admire her. The Beast and his reactions are often humorous and his staff of furniture and utensils steal the show.

With two of the best Disney musical numbers to-date, specifically “Beauty and the Beast” and “Be Out Guest”, the film itself ranks as one of my all-time favorite animated Disney films. Although certain aspects of the film are tarnished as I grow up with this film, including the muddled plot points like the Beast’s age before the spell and the span of time throughout the film, however, small gripes aside, “Beauty and the Beast” is a near perfect film in general and will hopefully continue to entertain for generations to come.

 

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