Beauty and the Beast (1991)


Animation, Fantasy, Musical, Romance


Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise



Voice Cast

Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Odgen Stiers, Angela Lansbury, Bradley Pierce, Rex Everhart, Jesse Corti, Hal Smith, Jo Anne Worley, Mary Kay Bergman, Brian Cummings, Alvin Epstein, Tony Jay, Alec Murphy, Kimmy Robertson, Frank Welker


An arrogant young prince (Robby Benson) fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress who turned him into a beast until he learns to love and be loved. His only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle (Paige O'Hara).


The new Disney live-action film left me with a bitter taste in my mouth and to fix that I rewatched this classic version. And, while I'm still not a big fan of it, this Beauty and the Beast is way better than Condon's dull movie.

The story, although simple, predictable and really nothing more than a love story, is charming, it has a nice pace and it's well executed. Also, it is engaging and it'll probably move you, even if you are a heartless bitch like me.

What truly stands out in this film, just like in any other Disney movie, are the characters. The two main characters, Belle and the beast, are nicely developed, but the most charming are easily the minor supporting characters such as Mrs. Pots, Chip and Lumiere. The villain though is a bit weak and not charming at all (the only thing the live-action did better in my opinion).

And the animation is great too. Actually, it's quite astonishing and along with the wonderful songs, it gives the film a magical feel.


  1. This is actually a great animated film and one I truly enjoyed watching. It was one of the first to use this new computer style animation for a large film like this. Now my favourite version of this tale is La Belle Et La Bette by Jean Cocteau. I hope you get to see this versionone time

  2. Che aggiungere... Davvero un cult del Rinascimento Disney. Nonostante non sia il film Disney che preferisco, non posso negare la sua bellezza.

    1. Non è neanche il mio preferito, però bello è bello, non c'è niente da dire.

  3. Nice review! Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie. I love the characters, music, and animation. The remake introduced some new elements that I liked (the production design/sets/costumes/etc), but doesn't come close to this one.