Commentary #16: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

commheader016The hosts prep for the live-action remake by watching Disney’s 1991 classic, Beauty and the Beast and recounting the well know fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.

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For related topics, check out our episodes on Snow White, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Frozen, and The Lion King.


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Beauty and the Beast (1991)

-Written by Linda Woolverton

-Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise

-Music by Alan Menken

-Starring the voices of Robby Benson, Paige O’Hara, and Angela Lansbury

-Based on the fairy tale first published in 1740 by novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, abridged by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1756

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

-Written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos

-Directed by Bill Condon

-Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, and the voices of Ewan Mcgregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, and Stanley Tucci.

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