Beauty and the Beast (1991 movie)

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Beauty and the Beast
Directed by Gary Trousdale
Kirk Wise
Produced by Don Hahn
Screenplay by Linda Woolverton
Story by Roger Allers
Brenda Chapman
Chris Sanders
Burny Mattinson
Kevin Harkey
Brian Pimental
Bruce Woodside
Joe Ranft
Tom Ellery
Kelly Ashbury
Robert Lence
Narrated by David Ogden Stiers
Starring Paige O'Hara
Robby Benson
Richard White
Jerry Orbach
David Ogden Stiers
Angela Lansbury
Bradley Pierce
Rex Everhart
Jesse Corti
Music by Alan Menken
Howard Ashman
Editing by John Carnochan
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Feature Animation
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s) July 17, 1991 (1991-07-17) (United States)
Running time 84 minutes
(Original version)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million[1]
Money made $424,967,620[1]

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical fantasy movie produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 30th movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series and the third movie of the Disney Renaissance period. The movie is based on the fairy tale La Belle et la Bête by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont[2] It is about a prince who is turned into a beast and a young woman named Belle whom he imprisons in his castle. To become a prince again, the Beast must love Belle and win her love in return, or he will remain a Beast forever.

The movie was first released into movie theaters on July 17, 1991. It become very popular. A direct-to-video midquel called Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas was released in 1997. It was followed in 1998 by another midquel, Belle's Magical World. An IMAX special edition version of the original movie was released in 2002, with a new five-minute musical sequence included. After the success of the 3D re-release of The Lion King, the movie returned to theaters in 3D on January 13, 2012.[3]

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