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We at Thn love our Disney movies. And with Frozen, the 53rd animated feature film, looming ever closer, Thn takes a look back at its forebears, from 1937′s Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, through the wilderness years of the 1970s to the Disney Renaissance of the ’90s.

This week, Beauty And The Beast.

Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise

Based upon “Beauty and the Beast”, by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont

1991/84 Minutes

In the beginning, there was Snow White, which proved to be a turning point in the history of the company, and of animated motion pictures as a whole. Whilst casting the net for more traditional tales to retell, Disney considered Beauty and the Beast but despite returning to the project in the 1950s, the project was deemed to challenging and dropped again- although some, notably Peter M. Nichols of The New York Times, speculate that Disney »

- Rob Burch

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