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Beauty and the Beast
Directed by
  • Gary Trousdale
  • Kirk Wise
Produced by Don Hahn
Screenplay by Linda Woolverton
Story by
Music by Alan Menken
Editing by John Carnochan
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s) September 29, 1991 (1991-09-29) (New York Film Festival)
November 22, 1991 (1991-11-22) (United States)
Running time 84 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million
Money made $425 million

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 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. A live-action remake was also released on March 17, 2017.

Release Dates

Country Premiere
 Chile December 27, 1991

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