Beauty and The Beast parents guide

Beauty and The Beast

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Overall A-

In this Disney animation of the classic fairytale, a young girl named Belle (voice of Paige O'Hara), who is an avid bookworm, dreams of a romantic hero. Instead she finds a bad mannered, hairy monster (voiced by Robby Benson). But there is more to the Beast than meets the eye.

Release date November 21, 1991

Violence B
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A
Substance Use B

Why is Beauty and The Beast rated G? The MPAA rated Beauty and The Beast G

Run Time: 84 minutes

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Beauty and The Beast
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Beauty and The Beast rated G? Beauty and The Beast is rated G by the MPAA

Overall: A-

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.

Violence: B

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.

Language: A

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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Beauty and The Beast
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G Frightening Scenes.
Ontario Not Rated F - for Family
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video G

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News About "Beauty and The Beast"

Cast and Crew

Beauty and The Beast is directed by Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise and stars Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Angela Lansbury.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Beauty and The Beast movie is September 20, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Beauty and the Beast: 25 Anniversary Edition
Release Date: 20 September 2016
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD) in a 25 Anniversary Edition. Supplements include:
- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017) Sneak Peek
- Menken & Friends: 25 Years Of Musical Inspiration
- Always Belle…
- #1047: Walt, Fairy Tales, And BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
- The Recording Sessions
- 25 Fun Facts About BEAUTY AND THE BEAST—Hosted By Gus Kamp & Kayla Maisonet
- Classic Bonus Preview
- Audio Commentary By Directors Kirk Wise And Gary Trousdale, Producer Don Hahn and Composer Alan Menken

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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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