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Beauty and the Beast
Director: Gary Trousdale (Dir)
Release Date:   22 Nov 1991
Production Date:   New York opening: 13 Nov 1991; Los Angeles opening: 15 Nov 1991
Duration (in mins):   84-85
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Cast: Voices: Paige O'Hara (Belle)  
    Robby Benson (Beast)  
    Richard White (Gaston)  
    Jerry Orbach (Lumiere)  
    David Ogden Stiers (Cogsworth/Narrator)  
    Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts)  
    Bradley Michael Pierce (Chips)  
    Jo Anne Worley (Wardrobe)  


Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures  
  Silver Screen Partners IV  
Distribution Company: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution  
Director: Gary Trousdale (Dir)
  Kirk Wise (Dir)
Producer: Don Hahn (Prod)
Writer: Linda Woolverton (Anim scr)
Art Direction: Brian McEntee (Art dir)
Film Editor: John Carnochan (Ed)
Music: Alan Menchen (Orig score)
MPAA Rating: G
Country: United States
Language: English

Songs: by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.
Source Text:
Authors: Howard Asham
  Alan Menken

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
The Walt Disney Company 20/11/1991 dd/mm/yyyy PA542647

Physical Properties: Sd: Dolby Stereo in selected theatres
  col: Technicolor
  Lenses/Prints: Technicolor; prod and distributed by Eastman Film

Note: Beauty and the Beast was ranked 22nd on AFI's list of the Greatest Movie Musicals. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   11 Nov 1991.   
Los Angeles Times   15 Nov 1991   Calendar, p. 1.
New York Times   13 Nov 1991   Section III, p. 17.
Variety   11 Nov 1991   p. 53.

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