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rated it: posted: Dec 30, 2008
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After seeing Disney's other greatest animated masterpiece, "The Lion King", I have to ask one question: Is it okay to skip another Disney masterpiece and watch another great Disney masterpiece? No, because like "The Lion King", this one is also memorable. Based on the France story "La Belle et la Bete", this is Beauty and the Beast.

The story tells about a bookworm female named Belle, whose father, Maurice, is an inventor that created a wood-cutting machine and it became a success. He leaves the house, but gets lost in the woods and after being chased by some wolves, he finds a castle and goes in where the talking objects appear and gave them a warm welcome. Suddenly, the Beast arrives and imprisons Maurice. Belle finds out about this after dealing with a pretty boy named Gaston and goes off to the castle to find him. There she makes an offer with the beast to take her father's place. Then, she realizes that the Beast is the prince, who has been cast by a spell by an enchantress for a few years with a Rose and if the Beast learns to love and the last petal falls, he and his servants will be human again.

After its success at the box office with $377 million dollars, Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson won an academy award for best original song and music composer Alan Menken won an academy award for best music in a animated feature.

The acting was brilliant, The animation and characters were memorable, The cinematography was great and The songs were so good and catchy you might end up humming "Beauty and the Beast" for at least ten minutes after watching this for eighty four minutes.

Beauty and the Beast is a fantastic animated Disney feature from the early classic 90s and its in no doubt memorable. Thumbs up from me.


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