Beauty and the Beast
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Walt Disney Animation Studios' magical classic Beauty and the Beast returns to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D(TM), introducing a whole new generation to the Disney classic with stunning new 3D imagery. The film captures the fantastic journey of Belle (voice of Paige O'Hara), a bright and beautiful young woman who's taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castle's enchanted staff-a teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, among others-and ultimately learns to see beneath the Beast's… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's got storytelling vigor and clarity, bright, eclectic animation, and a frisky musical wit."
‑ Michael Sragow, New Yorker
"Magic."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"At once enchanting and emboldening..."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Just like The Little Mermaid a couple of years ago, it blends child-pleasing characters and plot twists with jokes and musical styles that clearly have older spectators in mind."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Remains as wondrous and beautiful as ever."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"It's exceptionally difficult to make an audience care for animated characters unless they're mermaids or anthropomorphized animals or insects, yet the Disney animators, with a big assist from the vocal talents of a superb cast, have pulled it off."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"A lovely film that ranks with the best of Disney's animated classics."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Once again, love will redeem the beast, and Beauty's dancing clocks and singing teacups will blend marvelously with the tintinnabulation of bells this holiday season."
‑ Ralph Novak, People Magazine
"It's cartoon Cocteau, but just look at the children's faces as they watch it."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"The 3D revival sees this witty, dramatically inventive version of a familiar story wearing well."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Beauty and the Beast is certainly adequate holiday entertainment for children and their more indulgent parents... But the film has little of the technical facility, vivid characterization and emotional impact of Disney past."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"What you gain in an extra, faked dimension you lose in lively, genuine beauty."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"It is the most dynamic animated film ever made, and the prance of its camera, the sense of penetration into its action, the brilliantly paced editing pyrotechnics give it a crackle of life far more abundant than any feature that's come before."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
"It is a wondrous love story unsparing in its sentiment."
‑ Candice Russell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Pure fairytale escapism that doesn't boast any digital trickery, celebrity voiceovers or unnecessary action."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
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