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Beauty And The Beast
Genre: Animation

Reviewed In Issue 66 (Nov 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

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WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Once you pass the up-front ads on Disc One, extra features to be found are three versions of the movie: the Special Edition, the Theatrical edition, and the Work In Progress edition (with intro). Next there is audio commentary for the Special Edition version with producer Don Hahn, directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale, and composer Alan Menken; a sing-along track; and Maurice

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 24962
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): DVD-9 x 2
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91 (Special Edition)/84 (Theatrical)/84 Work-In-Progress)
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1991
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/08/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Once upon a time...a young woman named Belle happened upon a castle and was imprisoned by the Beast who lived there. Yet, Beauty and the Beast soon fell in love, and it is her love that could break the spell that had been cast upon the Beast and his castle.

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a lovely animated picture for the theatrical and special editions, with sharp and detailed images and excellent dimension. Colors are rich and vibrant, with full saturation and deep blacks. Despite slight edge enhancement noticed around images at times, this is a very nicely rendered DVD. The Work In Progress version is a mix of both near-final animation and raw sketches and layering. This version is full of dirt and artifacts, but looks the way it is intended to. (Suzanne Hodges)

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