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Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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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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Won 2 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the scene where the Beast is overlooking Belle from the balcony, you see in the far shot that her dress is blue. However, in the close up shot, her dress is obviously green. See more »

Quotes

[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

"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 both the 2010 and 2016 Blu-ray releases and most broadcast and streaming versions of the "theatrical version," the shot at the end of "Something There" is actually from the Special Edition (with the hallway background instead of Belle and the Beast in front of the fireplace). This creates a continuity error that was never there before in either the original version or the Special Edition, as Mrs. Potts and Cogsworth suddenly switch places on either side of Chip between shots. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Monkey in the Morning: Creepy Uncle Joe Biden (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Beauty and the Beast (End Title Duet)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Performed by Céline Dion and Peabo Bryson
Produced by Walter Afanasieff
Arranged by Walter Afanasieff and Robbie Buchanan
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11 October 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

... and be entertained with 90 minutes of mesmerising fairy tale telling at its very best. Feel as enchanted as the castle and its occupants as your spirits and emotions rise and fall then rise again. Rejoice in the spectacular finale, while relishing the craft of these incredible animators, musicians, writers, their genius and imagination but, above all, let the meaning and the message distil within you - avoid the shallowness of appearance, don't judge a book by its cover, we're all so much more than what we present.


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Official Sites:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (original release)| Dolby Digital (special edition)| DTS (special edition)| SDDS (special edition)| Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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