Beauty and the Beast

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Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead and discovers her captor to be an enchanted prince.

Release Year: 1991

Rating: 8.0/10 (115,246 voted)

Gary Trousdale

Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White

Belle is a girl who is dissatisfied with life in a small provincial French town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced "affections" of conceited Gaston. The Beast is a prince who was placed under a spell because he could not love. A wrong turn taken by Maurice, Belle's father, causes the two to meet.

Writers: Linda Woolverton, Roger Allers


Paige O'Hara



Robby Benson



Richard White



Jerry Orbach



David Ogden Stiers



Angela Lansbury

Mrs. Potts


Bradley Pierce


(as Bradley Michael Pierce)

Rex Everhart



Jesse Corti



Hal Smith



Jo Anne Worley



Mary Kay Bergman



Brian Cummings



Alvin Epstein



Tony Jay

Monsieur D'Arque


The most beautiful love story ever told.


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Release Date: 22 November 1991

Filming Locations: Walt Disney Feature Animation – 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000


Opening Weekend: AUD 455,456
(13 June 1992)

Gross: $347,900,000

Technical Specs



(special edition)

Did You Know?


Jesse Corti also voiced Lefou in the Latin American Spanish version of the movie.


In the shot of Belle riding up to the Beast's castle for the first time, her hood is down. In the close-up shot immediately following it, her hood is up.


[first lines]

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…

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Rating: 10/10

Beauty and the Beast is without a doubt one of Disney's finest
classics. The first animated film to ever be nominated for best picture
and after you see it, you could understand and agree with it's
nomination. Beauty and the Beast is going to be one of those films that
will always be remembered, I know that it's a movie that I will show my
children one day. It has unbelievably terrific animation, a beautiful
story, lovable characters, and is just over all a perfect movie. I
really love this film so much, I don't think anyone couldn't fall in
love with it.

Bell is just a simple girl in her town in France, she reads books
constantly and her father is an inventor. They are sort of the outcasts
of their town due to their "oddness". But Bell is being pursued by the
town hunk, Gueston, simply because she's the one girl he cannot have.
One day when her father's inventions are about to be displayed at the
fair, he gets lost in the woods and stumbles across a castle and is
held prisoner. Bell goes after him and comes to the castle; it turns
out that her father is being held by a beast who is cursed with this
hideousness unless he finds a true love before a rose he has welts.
Bell trades places with her father; the house also has living objects,
a candle holder, a clock, a tea pot, all who are also cursed until the
curse is broken. They look at Bell as the perfect opportunity for the
beast to find a true love, but he must learn to be a gentleman, but
Bell brings out the best in him and it turns out that this might be a
happy ending after all.

This was actually the first movie that I ever cried in, the ending was
just so beautiful and heart felt, you'll have to see what I mean. The
songs are just so lovely and perfect for the scenes that they are
performed for. Beauty and the Beast, the song, was just one of the most
touching songs ever. This films is a major recommendation for me, it's
one of my favorite Disney films of all time, it's a timeless classic
that is just perfect and reached a new level of great animation.