Animated musical film “Beauty and the Beast” by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise

Theatrical premiere: November 13, 1991
Starring: Paige O’Hara and Robby Benson

Beauty and the Beast

Directors: Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise
Screenwriter: Linda Woolverton
Budget: $25 million
Box office $425 million


The story tells of a young prince in a castle, who is spoiled, selfish, and unkind. One night, an enchantress, disguised as an old beggar, offers a single rose to the prince, in exchange for shelter in his castle from the winter cold, but the prince arrogantly refuses. In response, the enchantress transforms him into a beast and places a spell on the castle. She gives him a magic mirror that enables him to view faraway events, along with the enchanted rose that she had offered. To break the spell, the prince must learn to love another and earn her love in return before the rose’s last petal falls set on his 21st year. If he fails, he will remain a beast forever.

Ten years later, a young bookworm named Belle is bored of her mundane village existence and seeks excitement. Due to her nonconformist ideals, she is ridiculed by everyone but her father Maurice and an arrogant, vain, and muscular hunter named Gaston. Despite other women flirting with him and many men admiring him, Gaston is determined to marry Belle. She repeatedly rejects his advances.

Maurice and his horse Phillipe get lost in the forest while traveling to a fair to present his wood-chopping machine. After being chased by a pack of wolves, he comes across the Beast’s castle. Inside, he meets Lumière the candlestick, Cogsworth the clock, Mrs. Potts the teapot, and her son Chip the teacup. However, the Beast quickly discovers and detains Maurice. After Phillipe leads Belle to the Beast’s castle, she offers to take her father’s place. Despite her father’s objections, the Beast accepts Belle’s offer. While Gaston sulks over Belle’s rejection, Maurice returns to town and is unable to convince the others to save Belle from the Beast. Plot by WikipediA

“Beauty and the Beast” Voice Cast

Paige O’Hara
Robby Benson
Richard White
Jerry Orbach
David Ogden Stiers
Angela Lansbury
Bradley Pierce
Rex Everhart
Jesse Corti

Film frames from “Beauty and the Beast”

Film frame from Beauty and the Beast, 1991

Film frame from Beauty and the Beast, 1991

Film frame from Beauty and the Beast, 1991

Film frame from Beauty and the Beast, 1991

Film frame from Beauty and the Beast, 1991

List of “Beauty and the Beast” awards

Academy Award (1992) – Best Music, Original Score \ Alan Menken
Academy Award (1992) – Best Music, Original Song \ Alan Menken & Howard Ashman
For the song “Beauty and the Beast”
Golden Globe Awards (1992) – Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy \ Don Hahn
Golden Globe Awards (1992) – Best Original Score – Motion Picture \ Alan Menken
Golden Globe Awards (1992) – Best Original Song – Motion Picture \ Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
For the song “Beauty and the Beast”

Walt Disney Pictures
Buena Vista Pictures

Live-action film “Beauty and the Beast”

In June 2014, Disney announced that a live-action film adaptation of the original film was in the works with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Condon directing and Evan Spiliotopoulos writing the script. Filming began on May 18, 2015 in London.

On March 16, 2015, Disney announced the film “Beauty and the Beast” would be released in 3D on March 17, 2017.