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
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, SteelBook, Digital Copy, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray
Beauty and the Beast [Signature Collection] [SteelBook] [Digital Copy][4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] 
I'm sure everyone knows how great of a movie this original version of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is. I'd just like to give proper fanfare to the 4K conversion of the film. The HDR punches up the vibrance and contrast of the film like never before. As for the resolution, the backgrounds look like real paintings now where you can make out the brushstrokes. I've watched this movie close to a hundred times and have never noticed brushstrokes. It actually makes me appreciate it more as a work of art even more now. Also, if your TV setup support Dolby Vision, the 4K Digital Copy provides a Dolby Vision option not available on the disc.
As for the Steelbook, although it may seem plain in images, it is absolutely beautiful in hand. The striking imagery on both front and back are enhanced by nice debossing and metallic effects. And the inner inlay image is classic. It has a real "adult" sensibility to its design. You will enjoy this set inside and out.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The BEST Beauty and the Beast edition to date....
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
...and I know it's the newest and just because it's the newest, it doesn't always mean that it was done right. Well, in this case, Disney and the design team did an amazing job.
Steelbook - We sometimes get the same artwork used on a previous releases and they just slap it on a Steelbook. But here we have all new artwork and the embossed front looks awesome.
4K/Blu-ray/Digital - The movie comes in all the most important formats. Just when I thought Blu-ray was fading out, my daughter wanted to watch the movie in her room (Blu-ray player only). Watching it in 4k was a whole new experience. It's crazy how much different it looks when comparing to Blu-ray.
I'm so happy we picked this up and recommend this to any Disney fan and collector.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent story and movie
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
Beauty and the Beast has an excellent story behind it was a great meaning behind it. meaning behind this movie is never judge a person until you get to know them. the Beast was put under a vicious curse due to his own means of not being gracious and not being courteous to other people. he would he was offered a rose for one night's stay but refused which in turn involved a beautiful enchantress who put a curse on him and everybody in his castle.the only way the curse would be broken as if somebody fell in love with him and he in turn fell in love with them.two well-known stars in this movie are David Ogden stiers who played Charles Emerson Winchester in mash, played cogsworth in this movie and did an excellent job with the voiceover. You also had Angela Lansbury who played Mrs. Potts and of course Angela Lansbury has an excellent voice for song. This is a classic Disney 2D experience for the whole family.I would highly recommend anybody who loves Disney to have this in their collection because it is very well worth it.
It is a classic. What else do you need to say. Every kid should see this. On a side note my wife hit me because I said of course Belle would fall in love with what essentially is a giant dog and asked if she thought his paws smelled like corn chips too.
Buy physical discs. Netflix and other streaming services compress and don’t look as good or sound as good. Plus then you truly own your movies instead of leasing them like Apple and Vudu.