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Beauty and the Beast is releasing to theaters in Digital 3D for two weeks only, beginning January 13, 2012. This Disney animation tells the story of Belle (voice of Paige O'Hara), an avid bookworm who dreams of a romantic hero. And she is about to find an unusual candidate in the form of a bad mannered, hairy monster (voiced by Robby Benson).
Why Is Beauty and The Beast Rated G?
Beauty and The Beast is rated G
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The fairytale comes alive when bookish, but beautiful, Belle trades her own life to free her father from the castle of a horrible monster. During the course of her imprisonment, the beast begins to warm to the young woman’s gentleness, increasing the hopes that the spell that turned a once handsome prince into an ugly creature may be broken. But matters are complicated when the conceited Gaston decides to marry Belle, and no man or beast can stop him.
A character put under magical spell. Mild violence, verbal threats and rough handling are seen throughout the film, especially in the depictions of a boasting bully that repeatedly hits, slaps, pushes and tosses his sidekick. Wolves stalk and attempt to attack characters traveling through a scary forest. Wolves stalk characters and nearly chase them over cliff. A frightening looking beast is depicted. A mob engages in battle while attempting to kill a character (property damage, weapon use and implied death by falling are shown).
Sexual Content: A-
Several female characters wear off-shoulder gowns. Man makes advances toward woman on at least three occasions. Naked beast towels off after bath. A womanizing character is heard kissing heard behind curtain. Man shown dressed in bra and slip. Couple kisses. Man pursues female character.
Some name-calling used.
Alcohol / Drug Use: B
Characters are shown with beer mugs in tavern on several occasions. Character offers man another beer because he is upset. Alcoholic beverages may be present in wedding reception scene.
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Alan Menken, who wrote Beauty and the Beastt Academy Award winning Best Music, Original Score has written the music for many other films including Enchanted, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pocahontas, Aladdin, Newsiesand The Little Mermaid.
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Home Video Notes: Beauty and the Beast: 3D
Release Date: 4 October 2011
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast releases in 3D. The package includes:
- Disc 1: Blu-ray 3D Feature Film
- Disc 2: Blu-ray Feature Film + Bonus
- Disc 3: Blu-ray Bonus
- Disc 4: DVD Feature Film + Bonus
- Disc 5: Digital Copy of the Feature Film
- Never-Before-Seen Alternate Opening
- Beyond Beauty: The Untold Stories Behind the Making of the Film
- Music Video “Beauty And The Beast” Performed By Jordin Sparks
- Enchanted Musical - Challenge: Go on a Quest to break the Spell Before the Last Petal Falls!
- Broadway Beginnings: Hear From Celebrities Who Have Appeared in the Hit Broadway Production
- Composing A Classic: A Musical Conversation with the Songwriters and Producer
- Disney Sing Along Mode
- Classic DVD Bonus
Home Video Notes: Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition
Release Date: 5 October 2010
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition releases in a Combo Pack on October 5, 2010.
The 2-disc set offers the following bonus extras:
- New digital restoration with enhanced high definition picture and sound.
- Three versions of the film: Original Theatrical Release, Special Extended Edition, Original Storyboard Version.
- Deleted Scenes.
- Alternate Opening
-Music Video: Beauty and the Beast (preformed by Jordin Sparks)
- Disney’s Sing Along mode.
- BD-Live Games: Bonjour, Who Is This? and Enchanted Musical Challenge
-New Featurettes: Beyond Beauty (making of the film), Broadway Beginnings (interviews with celebrities from the stage production), Composing a Classic (discussions with songwriters and the producer)
- Classic DVD bonus features: The Story Behind the Story, Deleted Song: Human Again, Music Video: Beauty and the Beast performed By Celine Dion.