Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Disneyâ€™s Beloved Animated Classic
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Relive the magic and the music with four versions of the film plus all-new bonus features!
With the Release of the Walt Disney Signature Collection Edition
on Digital HD Sept. 6 and Blu-rayâ„˘ Sept. 20, 2016
BURBANK, Calif., June 24, 2016 â€” Twenty-five years ago, Disneyâ€™s â€śBeauty and the Beastâ€ť broke ground as the first animated feature film to receive an Academy AwardÂ® nomination for best picture, and now this tale as old as time joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Sept. 6 on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, and on Sept. 20, 2016 on Blu-rayâ„˘ and DVD.
The beloved animated classic has truly stood the test of time and now a whole new generation of viewers are invited to be our guest and fall in love with this enchanting tale, its captivating characters and unforgettable, award-winning music score and original song, â€śBeauty and the Beast.â€ť
The Walt Disney Signature Collection edition features four versions of â€śBeauty and the Beast.â€ť The Blu-ray release will include the original theatrical film; an extended version with the â€śHuman Againâ€ť song sequence and a never-before-released on home entertainment sing-along version. The original work-in-progress version will be available digitally and on Disney Movies Anywhere.
There is also a host of all-new bonus extras including a rare opportunity to gather around the piano with some of Disneyâ€™s greatest composers, including Alan Menken (â€śBeauty and the Beast,â€ť â€śAladdinâ€ť), Stephen Schwartz (â€śThe Hunchback of Notre Dame,â€ť â€śPocahontasâ€ť), Kristen Anderson-Lopez (â€śFrozen,â€ť Disneyâ€™s upcoming â€śGiganticâ€ť), Robert Lopez (â€śFrozen,â€ť Disneyâ€™s upcoming â€śGiganticâ€ť) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Disneyâ€™s upcoming â€śMoanaâ€ť) as they sing and share how theyâ€™ve personally been inspired by the filmâ€™s award-winning music; a look at how Walt Disney himself sought to adapt this famous fairytale; a nostalgic look back with Paige Oâ€™Hara, the voice of Belle; behind-the-scenes access into the recording booth with the cast; and a sneak peek at Disneyâ€™s upcoming live-action re-telling of â€śBeauty and the Beast,â€ť arriving in theaters in 2017.
BLU-RAY, DIGITAL HD* & DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE:
- Original theatrical version
- New advanced sing-along version
- Extended version with â€śHuman Againâ€ť song sequence
DIGITAL HD* & DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE:
- Work-in-progress version
BLU-RAY, DIGITAL HD* & DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE:
- Menken & Friends: 25 Years of Musical Inspiration â€“ Get a front-row seat for an intimate discussion between legendary music composers from classic and future Disney films, including Alan Menken (â€śBeauty and the Beast,â€ť â€śAladdinâ€ť), Stephen Schwartz (â€śThe Hunchback of Notre Dame,â€ť â€śPocahontasâ€ť), Kristen Anderson-Lopez (â€śFrozen,â€ť Disneyâ€™s upcoming â€śGiganticâ€ť), Robert Lopez (â€śFrozen,â€ť Disneyâ€™s upcoming â€śGiganticâ€ť) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Disneyâ€™s upcoming â€śMoanaâ€ť). Discover how the composers are personally connected, how they first experienced â€śBeauty and the Beastâ€ť and how they find inspiration for their own films. And watch as they pay tribute to the filmâ€™s award-winning music score and the man who has inspired them allâ€”Alan Menken.
- #1074: Walt, Fairy Tales & Beauty and the Beast â€“ Long before â€śBeauty and the Beastâ€ť became the instant classic we know and love, Walt Disney made two attemptsâ€”between the 1930s and 1950sâ€”to adapt the famous fairy tale into an animated film. Discover what Walt and his team was dreaming up through Waltâ€™s actual voice recordings, archived artwork, story notes, and learn why the project was sidelined for decades.
- Always Belle â€“ The original voice of Belle, Paige Oâ€™Hara, reminisces about earning the role of the beautiful bookworm in â€śBeauty and the Beastâ€ť and recalls how the iconic character changed her life and continues to inspire fans both young and old.
- The Recording Sessions â€“ Go in the recording booth with the cast of Beauty and the Beast and see what went into adding voices to the characters and the lines we know and love.
- 25 Fun Facts About Beauty and the Beast â€“ Disney Channelâ€™s Gus Kamp and Kayla Maisonet host this entertaining countdown featuring little-known fun facts, anecdotes and hidden Easter Eggs (references to Disney animated films and characters) from one of the most cherished animated films of all time.
- â€śBeauty and The Beastâ€ť Sneak Peek â€“ An exciting first look into the live-action re-telling of â€śBeauty and the Beast,â€ť which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.
DIGITAL HD* & DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE:
- Classic Bonus Features â€“ These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include over five hours of bonus material, such as an alternate version of â€śBe Our Guestâ€ť and the â€śBeauty and the Beastâ€ť music video performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, and deleted scenes.
Bonus features may vary by retailer
Walt Disney Picturesâ€™ magical animated classic â€śBeauty and the Beastâ€ť captures the magical journey of Belle (voice of Paige Oâ€™Hara), an independent and intelligent, modern-day heroine whoâ€™s taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castleâ€™s enchanted staffâ€”a teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, among othersâ€”and ultimately learns to see beneath the Beastâ€™s exterior to discover the heart and soul of a prince.
â€śBeauty and the Beastâ€ť was nominated for six Academy AwardsÂ® and was the first animated feature to receive an Academy AwardÂ® nomination for best picture. It won two OscarsÂ®, including best song, by the renowned Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, and best original score (Menken), as well as a Golden Globe AwardÂ® for best comedy/musical.
â€śBeauty and the Beastâ€ť was Disneyâ€™s first animated film adapted into a Broadway musical, which ran for 5,464 performances from 1994-2007 and has delighted more than 35 million people worldwide. On March 17, 2017, audiences will experience the thrilling retelling of the original tale through Disneyâ€™s live-action film, â€śBeauty and the Beast,â€ť in which Emma Watson (â€śHarry Potterâ€ť films) plays Belle and eight-time OscarÂ® winner Alan Menken returns to recreate his Academy AwardÂ®-winning music score.
Product SKUs: Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD/SD, Disney Movies Anywhere
Feature Run Time: Approximately 85 minutes
Rating: G in U.S. and Canada
Bonus material not rated
Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 1.78:1
DVD Feature Film = 1.78:1
Audio: Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD = English, Spanish, and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish
ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY SIGNATURE COLLECTION:
The Walt Disney Signature Collection includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. Each release will offer special features for every member of your family plus a unique digital experience.
ABOUT DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE (DMA):
Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is an engaging and family-friendly cloud-based digital movie service that makes it simple to buy your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies once and watch them anywhere. With DMA you can explore Disneyâ€™s library of over 450 eligible digital movies, discover hours of new and exclusive short-form content, and watch your digital movies from the comfort of the living room or across multiple mobile devices. You can add the free DMA app to a multitude of devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android mobile phones and tablets, Android TV, Amazonâ€™s Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Roku, and Xbox 360. Then, connect your DMA account with participating providers including iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play, and Microsoft Movies & TV and your eligible movies will be shared across all your connected platforms. In addition, you can redeem Digital Copy codes found in Disney, Pixar and Marvel Blu-rays and DVDs, as well as earn Disney Movie Rewards points with every digital purchase.
ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!