Beauty And The Beast is widely considered the best animated Disney feature of the studio's 1980s/1990s renewal of the form. Based on the classic French fairy tale, it tells the story of Belle (voiced by Paige O'Hara), an intelligent young woman scorned by her townspeople for being a bookworm, weary of fighting off the advances of the arrogant Gaston (Richard White), and dreaming of escape. When her father gets lost in the woods and captured by the forbidding Beast (Robby Benson), a once-handsome prince turned into a monster by a witch, Belle goes off to rescue him. Taken with her, the Beast agrees to release Belle's father if she agrees to stay with him forever. Initially repulsed, Belle soon finds much to appreciate in the Beast's hidden, tender nature. The Beast's servants -- a clock (David Ogden Stiers), a teapot (Angela Lansbury), and a candlestick (Jerry Orbach) -- see Belle as their salvation: if the Beast and a woman fall in love before his 21st birthday, he will be free from the curse. The songs are first-class, the tale is told with sincerity but not sentimentality, and the characters of Belle and the Beast, complex individuals who defy stereotyping and change over the course of the story, are more three-dimensional than in most live-action movies. The eye-popping animation is beautifully rendered, and Beauty And The Beast certainly deserves its place amongst Disney's animated classics. In 2002, a special 89-minute edition of the film was released in IMAX theaters with the addition of a newly animated song, ""Human Again.""~Don Kaye
Angela LansburyMrs. Potts
David Ogden StiersCogsworth/Narrator
Jesse CortiLe Fou
Jo Ann WorleyWardrobe
Mary Kay BergmanBimbette
Tony JayMonsieur D'Arque
Brenda ChapmanScreen Story
Brian PimentalScreen Story
Chris SandersScreen Story
Joe RanftScreen Story
Kelly AsburyScreen Story
Robert LenceScreen Story
Alan MenkenComposer (Music Score)
Brian McEnteeArt Director
Sarah McArthurAssociate Producer
Howard AshmanExecutive Producer
Childrens and Family,Fantasy
Animated Musical,Children's Fantasy,Fairy Tales & Legends,Musical Fantasy
Beauty and the Beast
Year of Release
Signature Collection, Includes Digital Copy, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray
Beauty and the Beast [Signature Collection] [Includes Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] 
Absolutely stunning artwork, and the textures of the 2D animation pop beautifully in 4K. Couldn’t be happier with this purchase. Beauty and the Beast is one of the best films of all time period and this 4K restoration does it justice. I felt like I was watching something closer to the original 1991 release with the keeping in of Beast’s stuttered “You wanna you wanna stay in the tower?” and the improved colorations HDR lends.
I have been contemplating whether or not to buy this steel book since I already have a lot of versions of this classic film. But I still bought it primarily because of the steel book itself. One caveat though, the disc that contain the film skips. The picture quality and the sound, it's not an upgrade. This one also suffers the the dreaded Disney atmouse.
Continuing with Disney's recent restorations/treatment of their animated classics, Beauty and the Beast features a terrific 4K version in an understated, classy steelbook presentation. This isn't a flashy case, but has an adult feel that fits a collector sensibility (buy this more for yourself than your kids). Given that the animated classics have been re-released many times, if you're looking to upgrade to 4K, the steelbook is the obvious choice both as a nice shelf piece and as a more collectable version for the future. This version also fixes some of the color grading issues that were present in earlier Blu-Ray releases (such as Belle's hair looking more red than it should be); in terms of comparison with past home-video releases, it is the closest to the old LaserDisc release in terms of visual fidelity to the original theatrical version, but with all the cleanup and visual improvement than HDR allows. Other than the 3D Blu-Ray release (which is a good alternative if watched in 3D; less so if watched in 2D where color grading is also an issue), this new 4K is the best version that's been available on physical media in the past 20 years.
This is my favorite Disney princess movie. I already owed this but when i seen the steelbook case for it at bestbuy...i just had to buy it lol. It's a really cute case and i needed to upgrade to have a 4K version anyway. I still haven't got around to watching it in 4K yet but i know it will probably look great! I have been satisfied so far with my bestbuy experience and they will definitely be the first place i go to for now on when i wanna buy movies, smart devices and electronics because they have a great selection of all that stuff.