The tale as old as time will be told once again when the treasured Disney animated classic Beauty and the Beast gets a 25th anniversary edition this September as part of The Walt Disney Signature Collection.
The anniversary edition will include four versions of the 1991 animated musical, with the Blu-ray Edition containing three of them: The original theatrical film; an extended version with the “Human Again” song sequence; and a never-before-released on home entertainment sing-along version. The Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere releases will include the original work-in-progress version of the film.
All editions will contain all-new bonus features, including a sneak peek at Disney’s upcoming live-action re-telling of Beauty and the Beast, which comes to theaters in 2017. The Digital versions will also have over five hours’ worth of classic bonus features from the movie’s previous home entertainment releases. See the full list of bonus features, Blu-ray cover art, and trailer here below.
Look for the 25th Anniversary of Beauty and the Beast on September 6, 2016 on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD) on September 20, 2016. You can pre-order the Blu-ray now.
Synopsis: One of the most acclaimed and treasured animated films of all time is about to sweep you off your feet. Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who’s been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle’s enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all, that true beauty comes from within. An all-new digital restoration makes the feature more magical than ever. Be our guest and let the music you’ll never forget and the characters who will fill your heart cast a shimmering spell like never before.
BLU-RAY, DIGITAL HD* & DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE:
Menken & Friends: 25 Years of Musical Inspiration – Get a front-row seat for an intimate discussion between legendary music composers from classic and future Disney films, including Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin”), Stephen Schwartz (“The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Pocahontas”), Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“Frozen,” Disney’s upcoming “Gigantic”), Robert Lopez (“Frozen,” Disney’s upcoming “Gigantic”) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Disney’s upcoming “Moana”). Discover how the composers are personally connected, how they first experienced “Beauty and the Beast” and how they find inspiration for their own films. And watch as they pay tribute to the film’s award-winning music score and the man who has inspired them all””Alan Menken.
#1074: Walt, Fairy Tales & Beauty and the Beast – Long before “Beauty and the Beast” became the instant classic we know and love, Walt Disney made two attempts””between the 1930s and 1950s””to adapt the famous fairy tale into an animated film. Discover what Walt and his team was dreaming up through Walt’s actual voice recordings, archived artwork, story notes, and learn why the project was sidelined for decades.
Always Belle – The original voice of Belle, Paige O’Hara, reminisces about earning the role of the beautiful bookworm in “Beauty and the Beast” and recalls how the iconic character changed her life and continues to inspire fans both young and old.
The Recording Sessions – Go in the recording booth with the cast of Beauty and the Beast and see what went into adding voices to the characters and the lines we know and love.
25 Fun Facts About Beauty and the Beast – Disney Channel’s Gus Kamp and Kayla Maisonet host this entertaining countdown featuring little-known fun facts, anecdotes and hidden Easter Eggs (references to Disney animated films and characters) from one of the most cherished animated films of all time.
“Beauty and The Beast” Sneak Peek – An exciting first look into the live-action re-telling of “Beauty and the Beast,” which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.
DIGITAL HD* & DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE:
*Classic Bonus Features – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include over five hours of bonus material, such as an alternate version of “Be Our Guest” and the “Beauty and the Beast” music video performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, and deleted scenes. *Bonus features may vary by retailer.
Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition
It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we announce the release of Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition.