Beauty and the Beast (1991): A Great Films mini-review

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Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise


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Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead and discovers her captor to be an enchanted prince.

My mini-review:

A Disney masterpiece for the ages. A fantastic achievement and one of the few animated films that feels more life-like than not. Featuring the ‘ingredients’ of a Disney classic: memorable music, lovable characters, a great story, and brilliant animation, it is no wonder that it was the first animated feature ever to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Simply put, a film that will be admired and loved for a long long time.

Favorite Scenes: (Spoiler Alert!)

  • “Be Our Guest” musical scene
  • “Human Again” musical scene
  • Beast forces Belle to join him for dinner
  • “Something There” scene
  • The villagers attack the castle
  • “Beauty and the Beast” musical scene

Outstanding voice acting:

  • Paige O’Hara (as the voice of Belle)
  • Robby Benson (as the voice of Beast)


1 hour and 24 minutes




Animation / Fantasy / Romance