Beauty and the Beast
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The film that officially signaled Disney's animation renaissance (following The Little Mermaid) and the only animated feature to receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination, Beauty and the Beast remains the yardstick by which all other animated films should be measured. It relates the story of Belle, a bookworm with a dotty inventor for a father; when he inadvertently offends the Beast (a prince whose heart is too hard to love anyone besides himself), Belle boldly takes her father's place, imprisoned in the Beast's gloomy mansion. Naturally, Belle teaches the Beast to love. What makes this such a dazzler, besides the amazingly accomplished animation and the winning coterie of supporting characters (the Beast's mansion is overrun by quipping, dancing household items) is the array of beautiful and hilarious songs by composer Alan Menken and the late, lamented lyricist Howard Ashman. (The title song won the 1991 Best Song Oscar, and Menken's score scored a trophy as well.) The downright funniest song is "Gaston," a lout's paean to himself (including the immortal line, "I use antlers in all of my de-co-ra-ting"). "Be Our Guest" is transformed into an inspired Busby Berkeley homage. Since Ashman's passing, animated musicals haven't quite reached the same exhilarating level of wit, sophistication, and pure joy. --David Kronke --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Great Movie
    I love this movie it remind me of my childhood, awsome movie to watch with your children. ...more info
  • Bueaty and the Beast DVD
    I purchased this DVD for my grand daughter because she loves it so much. However, it will only play on 1 DVD player I have and that one is not one that she can watch all the time. The DVD player in her room and in the car will not play it. I believe that the problem is because it has been reproduced and not one out of th vault. I do not have this problem with any other DVD. ...more info
  • One of the Best
    I bought this DVD for my Grandkids for Christmas. I had to wait until Christmas to view the DVD. I had the video in VHS back in the early 90s. The DVD is great compared to the VHS. The DVD was as described and I would purchase more products from the seller....more info
  • Beauty and The Beast Special Edition DVD
    Excellent product, excellent dicription of product
    well packaged
    fast delivery
    very happy

    Tankyou :)...more info
  • Beauty and the Beast
    Received for my granddaughter for Christmas. Received in plenty of time for gift giving. Thank you....more info
  • Great Product
    This product was in great condition! Was like new! Would buy from this seller again....more info
  • very disappointed
    I am very disappointed I never received this item. I tryed to contact the seller but got no response. I finally had amazon reimburse me my money. ...more info
  • The missing dvd!
    I did not receive the ordered dvd, Beauty and the Beast, nor did I receive replies to my e-mails inquiring about the delivery problem. I am very unhappy with mandapanda of Product was ordered mid-Jan. Other items ordered at the same time were promptly delivered. I would never order from mandapanda again! Beauty and the Beast is a 5-star product. I just wish I had a copy. L.Patterson WI...more info
  • Beauty and the Beast DVD
    This product arrived promptly and in great condition!! I would seriously consider purchasing more from this supplier! Great stuff!...more info
  • an excellent purchase
    This movie is a timeless classic and well worth the watch. A character for everyone resides in this movie to relate to. One of disney's best movies up there with Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, this movie is simply beaustiful....more info
  • excellent condition .
    beauty and the beast arrived in excellent condition .my grandson loves to watch it . picture and sound are perfect .no complaints at all ...more info
  • Beauty and the Beast
    Received Beauty and the Beast DVD in a timely manner and the DVD was in great condition as advertised....more info
  • fast and perfect
    this is exactly what my girlfriend wanted, and being that it is currently out of print, was tricky to track down. The dvd got here fast and in perfect condition. great seller....more info
    Out the money, empty-handed, and still waiting for the delivery of this item. Seller still assuring us that it should have arrived over a week ago. Not thrilled with the outcome as of yet. Ratings of less than one star seem to not be an option. Maybe they should be?...more info
  • Pleasure to order from
    Thank You for being so prompt with sending out my movie. It was a sigh of relief after having a bad experience trying to order the same movie....more info
  • the movie is not real
    i bought this thinking it was the original but its a fake its not original
    can somebody please help me with this matter!...more info
    Excellent service, fast delivery, great product would recommend and will keep in "rolodex" for future purchases....more info
  • item not good, but GREAT communication !
    Unfortunately the dvd i purchased was not was what I was expecting. It was not the original casing. When I informed the seller, they were VERY convenient and allowed the return. It was a great transaction despite my item not being satisfactory. Very accomodating!...more info
  • the best
    Great movie when you have kids. My kids loved it. They haven't stopped watching it....more info
  • Bad Movie
    This movie was a bootleg and I told the owner who sold this to me. She did not believe me and basically told me I was wrong and I need to change my opinion about her because she is trying to make a living. I do understand that people are trying to make a living, however, when a customer complains about a product that was sent to them I feel like you should try and make the customer happy. This was not done. The movie was reviewed by a professional and it was a bootleg. Everything was copied. If I wanted a copy of a copy I would have went down to a corner somewhere and bought a copy. Amazon refunded my money to me immediately so I will give amazon 5 stars for working with me, If I could give the seller 0 I would but I have to give one because that is the only way you can comment. I would give a 0 because she was not nice or cooperative at all....more info
  • Great product!!!
    After years of this being off the shelf, I expected it to be opened and not in great condition. I was extremely wrong. It came in original packaging, discs were mint, case was perfect. Great seller!!! A++...more info
  • My Neice Loves the Movie
    I bought this as a christmas gift for my neice. It is her favorite movie,
    she was so happy to get it. Her movie was lost when we moved last year and disney has it in the vault, so she thought she would never see it again. Thanks amazon....more info
  • Beauty and the Beast - Special Edition
    Great movie! One of the best of all time. Our kids have probably watched it about 20 times since it arrived ... and we've only had it for two weeks! Still going to see alot of this movie, but it's great family viewing, time after time after time....more info
  • A entertaining movie with profound messages of love and inner beauty.
    *****WARNING!****** There maybe spoilers in this review for those who haven't seen the movie yet!*******

    Beauty And The Beast happens to be my all time favorite Disney animated movie. I saw it in the theater at least 4 times when it was first released in 1991 and I must have watched it a dozen or so times since then. There are several reasons why Beauty And The Beast is my favorite Disney movie. For one, Belle is a heroine that many young women today can definitely relate to. Her love of reading, the fact that a man being handsome alone doesn't impress her (Gaston) and her curiousity about things makes her personality very realistic and endearing.

    Another reason why Beauty And The Beast is my favorite is the music. I've never enjoyed the music in a Disney movie as much as I have this one. The clever and sometimes touching lyrics draw you in and make one caught up in the story. Songs such as "Belle", "Gaston", "Something There" "Be Our Guest" and of course the title track add so much to the overall story and give the viewer a deeper understanding of the characters.

    Yet another reason is the animation. True, there are many Disney movies where the animation is dazzling, however, I'm just so drawn to (no pun intended) the animation in this movie. The scene that impresses me the most is the one where Belle and The Beast dance while Mrs. Potts sings the title song. The combination of tradiditional and computer animation has the end result being such a stunning and beautiful scene. Probably from an artistic point of view (not to mention an emotional point of view), my favorite scene from the movie.

    Finally, lets not forget the story itself. I think the meaning of it is beautiful. It's about looking at the person's inside and finding the true beauty of someone's soul, which is Belle's POV. I think we all forget sometimes about that, and this movie is a lovely reminder of that. Another lesson is how people can change, can learn and grow, which is the Beast's POV. It also demonstrates how love conquers all things, even when you think all hope is lost (the last petal of the rose falling after Belle tells the Beast that she loves him). That is a profound message.

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  • Beauty and the Beast
    Pre order said it was new but when recived it had a Snow White security label the DVD turned out to be a burned copy of the original DVD. Some parts of the movie freeze up color quality is not so well. I own the original DVD picture quality is alot brighter than this purchase. ...more info
  • Beauty and the Beast DVD
    This vendor was FABULOUS to deal with! I had a very unpleasant experience that was completely turned around by these people and they weren't even at fault. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone!...more info
  • Liars!
    This vendor stated by email that they shipped the product by first class mail on the 16th of December. They did not. They actually did not ship it until January 2, 2009. This is a perfect example of a vendor who did not have a product marketing an unavailable product online, taking people's money under a agreement that it would be shipped immediately, lying about the ship date and ignoring requests for information. I would not buy anything from this vendor. I believe what they did was in violation of's vendor agreement. ...more info
  • New Song? Total Garbage!
    Another awesome classic Disney movie where they added a new song and called it platinum. The new song "human again" is horrible. I have to skip it every time I watch this (which is a PITA) but other than that this is an awesome movie that I would recommend for everyone. ...more info
  • Great condition! Thanks!
    Plays well, packaging in good condition. Disc doesn't stay in place very well in case but that may be a packaging defect....more info