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Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)

G  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Family, Fantasy  |  11 November 1997 (USA)
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Astonished to find the Beast has a deep-seeded hatred for the Christmas season, Belle endeavors to change his mind on the matter.

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Complete credited cast:
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Belle (voice)
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Beast (voice)
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Lumiere (voice)
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Cogsworth (voice)
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Angelique (voice)
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Forte (voice)
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Chip (voice)
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Phillippe / Sultan (voice)
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Axe / Poke (voice)
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Various (voice)
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Enchantress (voice)
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Fife (voice)
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Mrs. Potts (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judith Blazer ...
Chorus (singing voice)
Jeff Blumenkrantz ...
Chorus (singing voice)
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Storyline

Belle prepares the castle for Christmas against Beast's wishes, trying to bring him happiness for the season. Forte, a pipe organ, fears that Belle's plans may eventually bring about an end to the curse... the curse that brought him more importance in the Master's life. Forte uses Fife, a flute who desperately wants a solo, to destroy Belle's plans and get rid of her. Written by R. John Berggren <jberg@nina.pagesz.net>

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The only two actors who did not reprise their roles from Beauty and the Beast (1991) were Hal Smith (Phillipe) and Bradley Pierce (Chip). Smith, who passed away in 1994, was replaced by Frank Welker while Pierce's role was taken over by Haley Joel Osment because Pierce's voice had changed due to growing older. See more »

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In every shot of Forte's keyboards, the keys do not match the notes, let alone the rhythm of the music. In one shot, every key is pressed at the same time, but the music shows little sign of dissonance. See more »

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Chip: Belle... what's - Christmas?
Belle: Oh, Chip, you must know about Christmas. Stockings in front of the fire. Tree? Tinsle? Presents?
Chip: Presents! Will I get one?
Belle: Of course, everyone gets a present on Christmas.
Chip: Aw, even the master?
Belle: Yes, even the master.
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A Good Christmas Visit
31 December 2003 | by (Saint Anthony, Idaho, USA) – See all my reviews

For a direct-to-video special, this movie isn't really all that bad. The animation was crisp and clean enough that I wondered if the theatrical animation department worked on this. The CG animation of the villain, Forte, was pretty impressive, even though it kind of stood out like a sore thumb compared to the traditional animated surroundings.

All the voicework is back from the original movie, most notably Jerry Orbach as Lumiere and David Ogden Stiers as Cogsworth. New characters were well voiced by Tim Curry, Paul Reubens, and Bernadette Peters. One thing that is definitely lacking in this movie is the quality of the songs. Most of them are kind of corny, sappy, and disposable. Compare that with the original where all the songs were magnificent and memorable, and you'll realize that Howard Ashman was definitely missed.

As for the storyline, this movie provided a nice Christmas story. Recalling back when they were cursed, the characters detailed their struggle to bring Christmas back to the castle. I thought Forte was a very conniving and formidable villain. He added the conflict that made the story more interesting. It's not groundbreaking material, but it's sweet and nice enough around the holidays.

So, overall, this isn't Academy Award material like its predecessor, nor was it ever intended to be. It's a good Christmas story with your favorite B&B characters.

My IMDb Rating: 8/10. My Yahoo! Grade: B+ (Memorable)


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