Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th Disney animated feature film and the third released during the Disney Renaissance period, it is based on the 1756 French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (who was only credited in the French dub), and ideas from the 1946 French film of the same name directed by Jean Cocteau. Beauty and the Beast focuses on the relationship between the Beast (voice of Robby Benson), a prince who is magically transformed into a monster and his servants into household objects as punishment for his arrogance, and Belle (voice of Paige O'Hara), a young woman whom he imprisons in his castle. To break the curse, Beast must learn to love Belle and earn her love in return before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose or else the Beast will remain a monster forever. The film also features the voices of Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, and Angela Lansbury.
An enchantress disguised as an old beggar woman offers a rose to a cruel and selfish prince in exchange for shelter from a storm. When he refuses, she reveals her identity. As punishment for the prince's lack of compassion, the enchantress transforms him into a beast and his servants into household objects. She casts a spell on the rose and warns the prince that the spell will only be broken if he learns to love another, and be loved in return, before the last petal falls, or he will remain a beast forever.
|award||Academy Award for Best Original Score Annie Award for Best Animated Feature National Film Registry|
|director||Gary Trousdale Kirk Wise|
|genre||animation comedy-drama fantasy romance|
|keywords||ambush dungeon flee hear human form injured insane asylum lock up locked in lose magic mirror the king trespass|
|musicBy||Alan Menken Howard Ashman|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|theme||3d animated musical romantic fantasy romantic musical shapeshifting|