When her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming stepsisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.
When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.
Mrs. Potts was played by Dame Emma Thompson, who played Mrs. Lovett at the Lincoln Center performance of "Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street" in 2014. Her predecessor Dame Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast (1991)), played Mrs. Lovett in the original theater production of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" in 1979. See more »
During many dining scenes you find Belle and the Beast consuming tomato soup. Up until the late 19th century, people would not eat tomatoes because they feared that they were poisonous. See more »
Once upon a time, in the hidden heart of France, a handsome young prince lived in a beautiful castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was selfish and unkind.
Master, it's time.
He taxed the village to fill his castle with the most beautiful objects, and his parties with the most beautiful people.
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The Walt Disney Pictures logo features the Prince's castle (with Villeneuve village in the background) in the evening before his masquerade party starts. A rosebush appears near the castle and the Enchantress picks a rose from it, leading into the opening. See more »
The film's IMAX release presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.90:1, meaning there was more picture information visible in the top and bottom of the frame than in normal theaters and on home video. See more »
Walking out all I could think was "WOW!". This movie is everything the animated version was and so much more!
The live action movie follows the animated movie very closely. It has been a little bit since I saw the animated version, but I didn't notice anything missing from the original. The live action version has a few extra scenes than the animated version which adds to the backstory. I really thought these scenes were an excellent addition.
I really loved this movie and it surpassed my expectations. I was a little worried about a live action movie after always loving the original - I wasn't sure it would measure up. The music was wonderful and the new songs that have been added compliment the original soundtrack perfectly. The costumes are wonderfully colorful and bright and scenes are beautiful. Cinematography and the CGI effects were also very good and felt seamless.
There are so many things that make movies uniquely Disney and those qualities were evident in this movie too. The "Be Our Guest" scene had me flashing back to Fantasia for instance, and the overall magic of the film in all of it's beauty could really only be Disney.
I highly recommend this film.
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