Beauty and the Beast (1991 movie)

Beauty and the Beast
Directed byGary Trousdale
Kirk Wise
Produced byDon Hahn
Screenplay byLinda Woolverton
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Narrated byDavid Ogden Stiers
Music byAlan Menken
John Powell
Edited byJohn Carnochan
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release date
  • November 13, 1991 (1991-11-13) (world premiere)
  • November 22, 1991 (1991-11-22) (United States)
Running time
85 minutes 90 minutes (special edition)
CountryUnited States
Budget$25 million[1]
Box office$425 million[1]

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


Walt Disney Classics war released on September 24, 1992.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Beauty and the Beast". Box Office Mojo.
  2. Stewart, Jocelyn (February 10, 2008). "Artist created many famous film posters". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on February 12, 2008. Retrieved February 10, 2008.
  3. LePrince de Beaumont, Jeanne-Marie (1783). "Containing Dialogues between a Governess and Several Young Ladies of Quality Her Scholars". The Young Misses Magazine (London) 1: 45–67. 
  4. 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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