A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.

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Linda Woolverton (animation screenplay by), Brenda Chapman (story by) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robby Benson ... Beast (voice)
Jesse Corti ... Lefou (voice)
Rex Everhart ... Maurice (voice)
Angela Lansbury ... Mrs. Potts (voice)
Paige O'Hara ... Belle (voice)
Jerry Orbach ... Lumiere (voice)
Bradley Pierce ... Chip (voice) (as Bradley Michael Pierce)
David Ogden Stiers ... Cogsworth / Narrator (voice)
Richard White ... Gaston (voice)
Jo Anne Worley ... Wardrobe (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ... Bimbette (voice)
Brian Cummings ... Stove (voice)
Alvin Epstein Alvin Epstein ... Bookseller (voice)
Tony Jay ... Monsieur D'Arque (voice)
Alec Murphy Alec Murphy ... Baker (voice)
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Storyline

Having lived a life in selfishness, young Prince Adam is cursed by a mysterious enchantress to having the appearance of a monstrous beast. His only hope is to learn to love a young woman and earn her love in return in order to redeem himself. Ten years later, his chance shows itself when a young maiden named Belle (Paige O'Hara) offers to take her ill father Maurice's (Rex Everhart's) place as his prisoner. With help from the castle's enchanted staff, Belle learns to appreciate her captor and immediately falls in love with him. Back in the village however, unscrupulous hunter Gaston (Richard White) has his own plans for Belle. Written by Blazer346

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The most beautiful love story ever told as it has never been seen before. [IMAX version] See more »


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Trivia

Chef Bouche is French for "mouth, facial feature above the chin and below the nose; bottled, blocked, corked; dense, dim-witted, stupid; obstruct, cork; plug, block; stuff, bung; stop, choke, stop up", several of which refer to various element of culinary techniques. In addition, "Boucher" is also French for "butcher", which is a type of cooking profession for chopping up various meats and preparing them for sale. See more »

Goofs

When Belle tricks Gaston into falling out of the door after his proposal, the door opens outwards; however, in the next scene, she slams the door seemingly from the inside suggesting the door opens inwards. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found ...
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Crazy Credits

The end credits conclude with the dedication message that reads "To our friend, Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul, we will be forever grateful. Howard Ashman (1950-1991)" See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original 1992 VHS, when the enchanted rose is shown during the prologue, its pink glow effect begins slowly from the center of the rose before covering the screen with a brief flash as a way of transitioning to the next angle that zooms out from the Beast's castle. In all subsequent versions of the film, the rose's glow animation has changed, in that it engulfs the bell jar in a pink light almost immediately, hiding the rose for a moment before flashing across the screen. In addition, the 1992 VHS depicts that the sparkles emitting from the rose's blossom had already started before the flash effect had receded. In all subsequent versions, the sparkle shower does not begin until the flash is gone. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Mob Song
(uncredited)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Performed by Richard White and Chorus
Produced by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
Arranged by Alan Menken and Danny Troob
Orchestrated by Danny Troob
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Magical
17 February 2000 | by Monika-5See all my reviews

Who can resist this beautiful story? I love the fact that even though Belle hated Beast at first, she saw underneath that he was a kind and gentle soul, and didn't care what he looked like on the outside! And what girl hasn't known a Gaston in their lives? I thought it was so great how he was put in his place! All the voiceovers are amazing, especially Robby Benson as Beast. Another Disney masterpiece.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beauty and the Beast 3-D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$162,146, 17 November 1991

Gross USA:

$218,967,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$424,967,620
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Dolby Stereo (original release)| Dolby Digital (special edition)| DTS (special edition)| SDDS (special edition)| Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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