Animated, musical version of the classic fairytale, famously adapted for the screen by Jean Cocteau in 1946, about a French beauty who takes the place of her father as the captive of a castle run by a mysterious beast.
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This movie contains all the ingredients to make an instant classic: delightful characters, engaging story, tasty cinematography and bubblegum songs. It's not a surprise this has been nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.
The crowning achievement of Disney's Renaissance era, "Beauty and the Beast" is a timeless charmer, filled with exquisite animation, unforgettable characters, and stupendous musical numbers. Simply irresistible and quite magical to be able to revisit it on the big screen.
Celebrated as the magnum opus of the Disney Renaissance, Beauty and the Beast is probably the company's most compelling and magical movie. It's certainly the most romantic without being corny. Wonderful animation and visuals, great songs, engaging characters, a villain you love to hate, and engrossing story. A beautiful movie inside and out.
Look, there she goes / The girl is strange, no question /
dazed and distracted, can't you tell? / never part of any crowd / cause her head's up on some cloud / no denying she's a funny girl, that Belle / Look, there she goes, that girl is so peculiar / I wonder if she's feeling well / with a dreamy, far-off look / and her nose stuck in a book.
A continuation of Disney's approach to The Little Mermaid, this bright fantasy has great songs, supporting characters, and story that not only borrows from Cocteau's classic but makes itself into pretty great family entertainment.
Colorful, romantic musical version of one of the best French fairytales that has ever been told. Great animation and surprisingly good songs make this worth the time for everyone and the humor is good. The ending is still wrong though. What is wrong to have a Beast for the rest of your life, girl instead of that boring Prince?
A good litmus test for the fact that I'm falling in love is that I watched this [for the first time] with my beloved [her favourite childhood film] and made less than 10 cynical comments and actually got wet-eyed during the ballroom song scene.
Don't worry friends, she also loves 'Martyrs'!