Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 22, 1991
DVD Release Date: October 8, 2002
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Enchanting, sweepingly romantic, and featuring plenty of wonderful musical numbers, Beauty and the Beast is one of Disney's most elegant animated offerings.

Michael Sragow
New Yorker

It's got storytelling vigor and clarity, bright, eclectic animation, and a frisky musical wit.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out
Josh Larsen

At once enchanting and emboldening...

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

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.

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Variety Staff

A lovely film that ranks with the best of Disney's animated classics.

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine

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.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

What you gain in an extra, faked dimension you lose in lively, genuine beauty.

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Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
The Disney Renaissance was underpinned by two major shifts in Disney thinking. One was a move back to the fairy tale and fantasy territory that had underpinned… More
Alice Shen
Upon recent viewing a few years ago, I thought the supporting characters more annoying than I did when I was younger, but the film is nevertheless a classic.… More
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KJ Proulx
"Beauty and the Beast" is one of the films to put Disney on the map. With a tale as old as time, this fairytale is more believable than most of the… More
Christian C
Magical and wonderful. Bright and vivid animation. Brilliant music with some of the best lyric writing you'll see in musical entertainment. Highly… More
Michael Edwards
This is one of those movies that I don't really need to explain why it is so good because lets face it, we've all seen it and we all know the reasons… More