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Disney's Beauty and the Beast Title

Premiere Date:
November 22, 1991

Running Time:
84 Minutes

Rated: G

STORY LINE

Belle feels that there is more to her life than being beautiful, being pursued by Gaston, and caring for her father, Maurice. While heading to the fair with his new invention, Maurice stumbles across a foreboding castle with enchanted objects within its walls, but once caught by the castle's master, the Beast, Maurice is thrown into the dungeon. Belle comes to his rescue and agrees to take her father's place. For the spell over the entire castle to be lifted, the Beast most learn to love another and to be loved in return. Belle seems like the right girl to help lift the spell, but to gain the love of this beauty, the Beast must learn to control his temper. Belle and the Beast begin to learn about each other, but Belle still truly misses her father, so the Beast sets her free to return to town. Gaston realizes that this Beast has become a rival, so Gaston leads a mod of townsfolk to the Beast's castle to rid of his presents. Belle rushes back to the aid of the Beast to profess her love of the Beast, which breaks the spell over the entire castle.

CAST

CHARACTER

VOICE TALENT

Belle

Paige O'Hara

Beast

Robby Benson

Gaston

Richard White

Maurice

Rex Everhart

Lumiere

Jerry Orbach

Cogsworth, Narrator

David Odgen Stiers

Mrs. Potts

Angela Lansbury

Chip

Michael Pierce

Wardrobe

Jo Ann Worley

Le Fou

Jesse Corti

 Philippe

Hal Smith

Wardrobe

Jo Anne Worley

Bimbettes

Mary Kay Bergman
Kath Soucie

Stove

Brian Cummings

Bookseller

Alvin Epstein

Monsieur D'Arque

Tony Jay

Baker

Alec Murphy

Featherduster

Kimmy Robertson

Footstool,
Special Vocal Effects

Frank Welker

Townspeople

 Bruce Adler
Jack Angel
Scott Barnes
Vanna Bonta
Maureen Brennan
Liz Callaway
Philip L. Clarke
Margery Daley
Jennifer Darling
George Dvorksy

Additional Voices

 Bill Farmer
Bruce Fifer
Johnson Flucker
Larry Hansen
Randy Hansen
Mary Ann Hart
Alx Korey
Phyllis Kubey
Herndon Lackey
Sherry Lynn
Mickie McGowan
Larry Moss
Stephani Ryan
Panchali Null
Wilbur Pauley
Jennifer Perito
Caroline Peyton
Patrick Pinney
Philip Proctor
Cynthia Richards-Hewes
Gordon Stanley
Stephen Sturk
Albert de Ruiter

CREW

DIRECTORS

Gary Trousdale
Kirk Wise

PRODUCERS

Howard Ashman
Don Hahn
Sarah McArthur

STORY

 Roger Allers
Linda Woolverton

MUSIC

Alan Menken

LYRICS

Howard Ashman

 ORCHESTRATOR

Michael Starobin
Danny Troob

FILM EDITOR

John Carnochan

 ASSISTANT EDITOR

Eric C. Daroca

ART DIRECTOR

Brian McEntee

 FOLEY ARTIST

Vanessa Theme Ament
John Roesch
Catherine Rowe

ADR EDITOR

Julia Evershade

 SUPERVISING SOUND EDITORS

Mark A. Mangini
David E. Stone

SOUND RE-RECORDING MIXER

Terry Porter

KEY LAYOUT ARTIST

Dan St. Pierre

BACKGROUND SUPERVISOR

Lisa Keene

BACKGROUND SUPERVISOR - Florida

Richard John Sluiter

 BACKGROUND PAINTER

Cristy Maltese

LIVE ACTION MODELS

Peter Hastings
Sherri Stoner

 COLOR MODEL MARK-UP

Rhonda L. Hicks

CGI ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Jim Hillin

DIGITAL FILM PRINT SUPERVISOR

Ariel Velasco-Shaw

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR,
Belle

James Baxter

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR,
Florida Unit - Belle

Mark Henn

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR,
Beast

Glen Keane

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR,
Gaston

Andreas Deja

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR,
Maurice

Ruben A. Aquino

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR,
Cogsworth

Will Finn

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR,
Lumiere

Nik Ranieri

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR,
Philippe

Russ Edmonds

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR,
Mrs. Potts and Chip

David Pruiksma

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR,
Lefou

Chris Wahl

ANIMATOR, Wardrobe

Tony Anselmo

ANIMATOR, Wolves

Larry White

ANIMATORS

Ken Duncan
Tom Sito
Barry Temple

EFFECTS ANIMATOR

Ted Kierscey

KEY ASSISTANT

Ken Cope

TITLE DESIGNER

Nina Saxon

CAMERA OPERATOR

Robert Edward Crawford

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Bruce Hatakeyama

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Cotsworth, Mrs. Potts,
Chip, Maurice, Gaston, Le Fou, Philippe, Wardrobe, Bimbette, Stove, Bookseller, Monsieur D'Arque, Baker, Featherduster, Footstool, Townspeople

SONGS

"Belle", "Gaston", "Be Our Guest",
"Something There", "Beauty and the Beast"

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Home Video

Disney's Beauty and the Beast DVD

Disney's Beauty and the Beast LD

Disney's Beauty and the Beast "Work in Progress" LD

Disney's Beast and the Beast Soundtrack

Home Video

DVD

LaserDisc

Soundtrack

(Order)

Platinum Collection Edition Details:
* Theatrical trailer(s)
* Disc 1:
* High-Definition Transfer Using Digital Technology
* 3 Versions Of The Film
* -Special Edition
* -Original Theatrical Edition
* -Work In Progress Edition
* Audio Commentary
* Sing-Along Track
* Maurice's Invention Workshop Game
* Disc 2:
* The Story Behind The Story
* Character Profile Game
* Disney's Enchanted Environments
* The Broadway Musical
* Disney's Animation Magic
* Chip's Musical Challenge Game
* "Beauty And The Beast" Music Video By Jump 5
* "Break The Spell" Adventure Game
* The Story--Bringing The Story To The Screen, Early Presentation Reel
* The Music--Alternate Score: The Transformation, Alternate Version: "Be Our Guest," Deleted Song: "Human Again," Beauty And The Beast Music Video, Original Demo Recordings With Introduction By Alan Menken
* The Art--Designing Beauty And The Beast, Art & Design Gallery
* The Characters--Character Galleries, Animating Beauty And The Beast
* Pencil Version: The Transformation
* Animation Tests
* Setting The Stage
* Layouts & Background Gallery
* Tricks Of The Trade
* Camera Move Test
* Release & Reaction, Poster & Ad Design, Trailers & TV Spots, Large Format Trailer
* Widescreen anamorphic format

"A team of Disney animators is meticulously remastering every frame of "Beauty and the Beast" to prepare it for a March 8, 2002 release in IMAX theaters. Viewers of this massive screen version of the 1991 film will see a new musical sequence in which characters rejoice in the prospect of becoming human again." This film has now been moved to a January 1, 2002 release. Click Here, for a complete list of IMAX theaters to show this film.

FAN SITE LINKS

N/A

SPIN-OFFS

"Beauty and the Beast": Show at the Disney/MGM Studios,
started November 22, 1991, and at Videopolis in Disneyland,
started April 11, 1992.

"Disney's Beauty and the Beast":
the stage version of the film on Broadway. Started April 18, 1994.

"Beauty and the Beast":
an educational production released on laserdisc in March 1995.

"Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas":
Direct To Home Video Sequel, November 11, 1997.

"Disney's Sing Me A Story: with Belle":
syndicated television series, beginning on September 9, 1995. Belle invites a group of small children into her enchanting Book and Music Shop for a half-hour of stories and songs.

TRIVIA

This film was nominated in seven categories, including, for the first time for an animated feature in the category, Best Picture.

Academy Award winner for Best Original Score and
Best Song ("Beauty and the Beast"), 1991.

Academy Award nomination for Best Song ("Belle"), 1991.

"Be Our Guest" was originally animated with Maurice (not Belle) as the guest, but the crew decided not to use a wonderful song on a secondary character.

The last phrase of Cogworth's line "Flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep..." was ad-libbed by David Ogden Stiers.

The film dedicated to Howard Ashman:
"To our friend, Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice
and a beast his soul, we will be forever grateful."