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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:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beauty and the Beast 2 See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During the flashback of the prince turning into a beast, the enchantress only offers the rose in exchange for shelter once before the prince slams the door in her face and she turns him into the beast, but in the first movie, it was said that the enchantress offered the rose twice before turning him into a beast. See more »

Quotes

Fife: Maestro! Stop! Just what do you think you're doing?
Forte: Don't you see, Fife? They can't fall in love if they're DEAD!
Fife: [furiously] I'll tell you what I see: a big old windbag!
[Fife laughs nervously]
Forte: [plays loud music] You could've joined me, Fife! But I see my triumph is a solo act!
[Forte laughs evilly as Fife notices a single blank music sheet]
Fife: My solo - it's blank!
Forte: So naive. You're second fiddle, Fife, and that's all you'll ever be!
Forte: [plays loud music again] We can remain as we are, forever and ever!
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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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Connections

References A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

The Enchanted Christmas Finale
Written by Rachel Portman
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Excellent to see the original transformation!
5 June 1999 | by Ariel-28See all my reviews

When I first heard that a sequel to BATB was to come, I was surprised: how is it possible that the Prince is the Beast again? But when I saw the film, I found it quite good - it was nice to see something new happening in the castle. And I liked the "nature of a beast" which the enchanted Prince seemed to have more than in the original story. I must confess that Forte was really frightening! And the best in the whole movie was the coming of the Enchantress and the transformation of the Prince into the Beast. Yes, I really liked the film very much.


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