Posted Tue Jul 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The animated classic will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Blu-ray in September.
In an early announcement to retailers, Disney is preparing 'Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition' for Blu-ray on September 20.
Be our guest at the enchanted 25th Anniversary celebration of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, universally acclaimed as one of Disney's finest animated features and now honored in the Walt Disney Signature Collection. Join brave, independent Belle on the adventure of a lifetime as she sets out to rescue her father and finds herself in the enchanted castle of a mysterious beast. Enjoy this timeless tale overflowing with unforgettable characters and Academy Award(R)-winning music (Best Song, Best Score, 1991)! It took more than 600 animators, artists, and technicians three and a half years to complete the project. BEAUTY is the first animated Disney feature scripted by a woman, Linda Woolverton. The film marked the first time each animator was credited on screen specifically for the character he or she brought to life. Disney's animation department won a Scientific and Technical Academy Award for the design and development of the Computer Animated Production System used to make the film. The style of illustration was inspired by French painters Fragonard and Boucher.
The Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD combo pack will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD MA 7.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 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; and Audio Commentary By Directors Kirk Wise And Gary Trousdale, Producer Don Hahn and Composer Alan Menken.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 20.
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