Walt Disney will celebrate the quarter-century mark for its widely acclaimed animated classic Beauty and the Beast with a special 25th anniversary home entertainment release this fall — with four versions of the film plus all-new bonus features.
The Walt Disney Signature Collection Edition will launch on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on September 6, followed by Blu-ray and DVD sets on September 20. A groundbreaking film, Beauty and the Beast will forever be remembered as the first animated feature to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise and produced by Don Hahn, the six-time Oscar nominated Beauty and the Beast brought the classic fairytale to life in a romantic, musical spectacle in the true Disney Renaissance style. The voice cast featured Paige O’Hara (Belle), Robby Benson (Beast), Richard White (Gaston), Jerry Orbach (Lumiere), David Ogden Stiers (Cogsworth) and Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts.
A new live-action musical inspired by both the animated feature and subsequent Broadway production is coming to theaters March 17, directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Ewan McGregor (Lumiere), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth), Kevin Kline (Maurice), Josh Gad (LeFou), Stanley Tucci (Cadenza), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette) and Audra McDonald (Wardrobe).