It was 25 years ago today that a beautiful bookworm named Belle and a monstrous but gentle Beast ballroom-danced their way into our hearts. Beauty and the Beast was released in the U.S. on Nov. 22, 1991 and is still considered one of the greatest Disney films of all time.
Beauty and the Beast won a Golden Globe for Best motion picture and became the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best picture. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Score and for Best Original Song for its title track. Lyricist Howard Ashman, to whom the film was dedicated, and composer Alan Menken wrote all the film’s songs. Beauty and the Beast became Disney’s first animated film to be adapted into a Broadway musical. A live-action remake is set to be released in 2017.
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