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: 94% 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.

Cath Clarke
Time Out
Yasmin Shehab

It's a drama, musical, comedy and romance all wrapped into one and done better than most live action films to boot.

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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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Rob Vaux

Songwriter Howard Ashman - a gay man dying from AIDS-related complications in Reagan's America - knew the real face of the mob all too well.

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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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Matt Neal
ABC Radio (Australia)

Beauty & The Beast broke new ground while recapturing the spirit of Disney traditionalism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
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The overwhelming flood of songs makes a good part of it seem like filler, to be honest - as much as most of these songs are great and the animation is always… 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
Daniel Mumby
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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