Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

DVD - 2002
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Belle, whose father Maurice is imprisoned by the Beast (really an enchanted Prince), offers herself instead and finds the prince inside the Beast.
Publisher: [United States] : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002]
Edition: Platinum ed. special ed.
Branch Call Number: E DVD DISNEY Beauty
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (90 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

As a self-professed Disney fan, I wanted to keep the animated classics to exactly one spot on the list and that spot has to go to a tale that is simply as old as time (but still timeless!) Bookish Belle manages to charm an entire household and bring out the human in everyone.

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JCLCaitlinT Mar 09, 2018

* Cinematography
* Production Design

JCLJedD Jul 12, 2017

This 2017 remake is enjoyable, even if inferior to the animated classic. If Emma Watson's voice is too auto tuned for some people, I didn't notice or care. It deserves a viewing just for the Beast's new song "Evermore".

JCLHeatherM Jun 11, 2016

This movie musical is coming to Starlight Theatre in KCMO summer of 2016! This story remains one of my favorite Disney classics, with a little something for all ages to enjoy together.

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Sep 04, 2020

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is truly enchanting. I loved how smart, strong, and brave Belle is. I think that she is very empowering, and I appreciate her sense of family. This is one of my favourite Disney movies, and my favourite Disney princess of all time. Belle doesn’t fit in with the other people in her town, and aspires for more. I think that that can be very applicable to many viewers, which makes this film feel much more personal and inspiring. I highly recommend that you add this movie to your shelf! The characters are complex, the music is wonderful, and the storyline is very creative. It is a must-see! @PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 21, 2020

This was and still is a great movie because how much certainty that she would be able to save he father it just a great show (mainly because Emma Watson is Bella ) it's great!;)😊

Apr 13, 2020

This movie is well done. Cast is good and the songs are great But I grew up with the original animated Disney movie, and I still feel that version is better.

Apr 03, 2020

This is a beautifully crafted and well done movie. I loved how Disney delved further into Belle's backstory and fixed the mistakes they had with Beast in the original. All your favorite songs from the original are there (they went above and beyond with Be Our Guest--its fantastic) and they've even added a few more that only amplified the story and characters. I also love how they made the curse to Beast and the castle staff much more dramatic. When I watched the original, I was under the impression of "yes, they'll be stuck as candlesticks and clocks, but they'll still be alive." In this new version they emphasize that the castle staff will turn into inanimate objects and it gives the story more feeling and tension. I strongly recommend this movie to all ages.

ArapahoeSarah Jan 14, 2020

One of the better live-action remakes of a Disney film. The costumes and visual details are beautiful. I especially like the new original song "Evermore" sung by the Beast.

Sep 20, 2019

great acting, nice cinematography and music. but the story is old.

Jul 20, 2019

This was a Walt Disney production of a musical version of Beauty and the Beast. I did find it entertaining but believe it would have been better watched on a large screen like at the movie theater. To me I was not disappointed in watching it and it would be for all ages.

Jul 06, 2019

Great movie! Emma Watson did an awesome job starring as Belle.

May 24, 2019

Quite possibly the most romantic animated film ever! I found myself shedding a few tears in this one, at the heartbreaking circumstances that the Beast and Belle face. This is at the top of my all-time favorite Disney movies, and there's a good reason why. Wonderful voice cast and even more incredible animation make up this hilarious and heartwarming movie

May 20, 2019

I was going to argue that Disney has really run out of ideas since they started making live action versions of their classic cartoons, but I found this on On Demand and thought I would give it a try. I was surprised at how dark it was compared to the animated version and by dark I mean just that. There was very little color and it gave the movie a gloomy feel. I don't know if that was intended but I know that the animated version was a lot brighter, even in the beginning when the storyline was... well, darker! It was kind of cool to see the movie come to life with the special effects and so forth. Some of them were just amazing but I did find myself wanting to see the original again while watching this version. In comparison, the acting was really good and I liked Kevin Kline as Maurice and Emma Watson as Belle, but the animated version will always be the best. I did like this version enough to want to see it again. I loved Emma Thompson in the role of Ms. Potts, although Angela Landsbury is the true "Ms. Potts". So, well done, Disney, for bringing my favorite animated feature film to life! Oh and in case you're wondering, the 'pivotal' scene between Belle and the Beast (the one that always makes me cry) was almost as effective here.

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Apr 13, 2020

Clothilde: Henri? Henri!

Cogsworth: [sees his wife] Oh, dear.

[They hug]

Clothilde: I've been so lonely!

Cogsworth: [to himself] Turn back into a clock... Turn back into a clock.

Jan 25, 2018

Beast: I want to do something for her. But what?

Cogsworth: Well, there's the usual things. Flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep.

Lumiere: No, no! It's got to be more something more special than that!

Jun 14, 2015

Belle: I love You
* Beast's spell is broken and turned human*

Jul 22, 2014

Gaston: "...And every last inch of me is covered in hair."


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Apr 13, 2020

Violence: Gun violence


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