Beauty and the Beast (1991 movie)

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Beauty and the Beast
Directed by
Produced byDon Hahn
Screenplay byLinda Woolverton
Story by
Music byAlan Menken
Edited byJohn Carnochan
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures[1]
Release date
  • March 22, 1991 (1991-03-22)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$25 million[2]
Box office$425 million[2]

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[4] 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 March 22, 1991. It become very popular. A direct-to-video sequel called Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas was released in 1997. It was followed in 1998 by another sequel, 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.[5] A live-action remake was also released on March 17, 2017.

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
United States March 22, 1991
Canada March 22, 1991
 Chile December 27, 1991
Japan September 22, 1992
France October 21, 1992
 Egypt October 30, 1992
Germany November 26, 1992
 Togo May 16, 1993
 Bhutan June 7, 2012

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Beauty and the Beast". American Film Institute. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Beauty and the Beast". Box Office Mojo.
  3. "Beauty and the Beast (1991)". The Numbers. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  4. LePrince de Beaumont, Jeanne-Marie (1783). "Containing Dialogues between a Governess and Several Young Ladies of Quality Her Scholars". The Young Misses Magazine (4 ed.). London. 1: 45–67.
  5. Smith, Grady (October 4, 2011). "'Beauty and the Beast', 'The Little Mermaid', 'Finding Nemo', 'Monsters, Inc.' get 3-D re-releases". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 27, 2011.

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