Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment proudly announces the Blu-ray high definition debut of Disney's animated masterpiece, Beauty and the Beast, released on Disney Double Play on 1st November 2010.
One of Disney's best loved Princess movies, Beauty and the Beast arrives for the first time in dazzling high definition to enrapture a brand new generation. Enchanting grownups and children alike, the magic of the story that taught us never to judge a book by its cover can now be seen in its full glory in the latest installment from the Diamond Collection.
The sweepingly romantic tale of dreamy Belle (Paige O'Hara), who longs for adventures outside of her 'provincial life', and the tormented Beast (Robbie Benson) she falls in love with, is a classic fairytale, brought to life in spectacular form.
The array of delightful and entertaining ensemble characters includes Mrs Potts, voiced by the incomparable Angela Lansbury, the boorish rival love interest Gaston (Richard White), hilarious Lumiere (Jerry Orbach), endearing Cogsworth (David Ogden Stiers) and the adorable Chip (Bradley Michael Pierce).
The first Disney film to employ CGI techniques, the movie's breathtaking and groundbreaking ballroom scene has gone down as one of the most memorable in Disney Princess history, and this time round Belle and the Beast will take to the floor in spectacular high definition.
The first of only two animated films ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture (the second is 2009's Up), Beauty and the Beast earned six Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars in 1992 for Best Original Song (Beauty and the Beast) and Best Original Score. The unrivaled musical score also won out at the Golden Globes and Grammy Awards as well as inspiring the hit stage musical, which became one of Broadway's longest running shows.
With state-of-the-art picture restoration, pristine 7.1 Digital Surround Sound and hours of additional viewing experiences that include an exclusive re-recording of Beauty and the Beast by American Idol star Jordin Sparks behind the scenes features, deleted scenes, and immersive games, Beauty and the Beast is a must have for all those who want to remember the magic.
Unavailable in any form since 2003, Beauty and the Beast will be released from the Disney vault for a limited time only on Double Play. Relive Disney's most enchanting and enduring love stories when Beauty and the Beast returns on 1st November 2010.
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Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.