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Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)

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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paige O'Hara ... Belle (voice)
Robby Benson ... Beast (voice)
Jerry Orbach ... Lumiere (voice)
David Ogden Stiers ... Cogsworth (voice)
Bernadette Peters ... Angelique (voice)
Tim Curry ... Forte (voice)
Haley Joel Osment ... Chip (voice)
Frank Welker ... Phillippe / Sultan (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Axe / Poke (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Various (voice)
Kath Soucie ... Enchantress (voice)
Paul Reubens ... Fife (voice)
Angela Lansbury ... Mrs. Potts (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judith Blazer 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beauty and the Beast 2 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Angela Lansbury and Bernadette Peters would later go on to work on Don Bluth's Anastasia (1997). They recorded their dialogue for the two films during the same time period as this film although for different studios (Disney and 20th Century Fox, respectively). See more »

Goofs

When Belle is knocked of the ice by Fife, her skates have suddenly turned into shoes when she is on the snow. See more »

Quotes

Chip: You know what, Belle? I don't need a tree to celebrate Christmas.
Lumiere: And I can do without mistletoe.
[kisses Cogsworth]
Cogsworth: Well, I don't need tinsel.
Lumiere: Ohh, I don't need holly.
Cogsworth: And I don't need a wreath.
Lumiere: I don't need ornaments!
Cogsworth: And *I* don't need turkey!
Lumiere: I don't need stuffing!
Cogsworth: *I* don't need pudding!
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Alternate Versions

When the film was re-released on Blu-Ray and DVD in 2011, the following edits for the remastered version brought some small changes from previous releases of the film:
  • The film is matted to match widescreen formats, while the original release was held in a 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
  • The colors obviously, are slightly pale.
  • When Belle sings "It'll stay up until July..." in the original release, the camera is at a Dutch angle, where as in the later release, it is straight.
  • When Forte introduces himself to Belle ("I am Miestro Forte, court composer...") the sound appears to be slightly out of synchronization and there is a slight pause focusing on the steps before the camera pans up to Forte.
  • When Forte shouts "I THINK NOT!" there is a keyhole cutaway when the camera zooms out, in the earlier releases, there is none.
  • The Christmas angel on the tree at the end of the flashback is replaced by one resembling Angelique.
  • The end credits are golden yellow like the end credits of the first movie instead of chalk white like in the earlier releases.
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Follows Beauty and the Beast (1991) See more »

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It just didn't seem to fit
29 August 2001 | by Thornfield2See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong this was not a bad movie, I just didn't think that it fit somehow. It didn't seem like a sequel or the "missing middle chunk" of the beloved cartoon. The first film, to me, seemed to have been set in the middle to late fall, I can stretch my imagination and see it possibly being November but not December. I think they could have made Forte' much more interesting and menacing and Fife was cute, but I think the real kudos goes to Haley Joel Osment's Chip. Paige O'Hara's Belle sings a lovely song about story books and this little sequence was charming, but still it seemed to lack the essence that made the original so magical. I rarely watch these Disney sequels anyhow due to the animation not being what it's like in the originals. I took a gamble and watched this and it was good, but nothing like the first and finest.


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