In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of its Best Picture Oscar-nominated animated feature Beauty and the Beast, Disney is not only preparing a lovely new home entertainment release to escort Belle out of the vault, but the Mouse House is also presenting unprecedented access to all the Disney Princess films.
On September 6, Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise’s acclaimed 2D musical adaptation of the classic fairytale will join The Walt Disney Signature Collection with the release of the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, followed on September 20 by Blu-ray and DVD sets. The film broke ground as the first animated feature nominated in the coveted Best Picture Academy Award category, and won two Oscars for best original song and score as well as a Golden Globe for best comedy/musical.
The new home entertainment edition features four versions of Beauty and the Beast, including a never-before-released for home sing-along version. All-new bonus features include a gathering of some of Disney’s greatest composers, singing and sharing how they’ve been inspired by the film’s music; a look at how Walt Disney himself sought to adapt the story; a nostalgic look back with Paige O’Hara (the voice of Belle); behind-the-scenes access to cast recordings; and a sneak-peek of the upcoming live-action reimagining heading to theaters next year.
Between September 6 and October 17, all 11 Disney Princess films will be made available to bring home at the same time. The royal entourage coming to Disney Movies Anywhere, Digital HD/SD, Blu-ray and DVD includes: Aladdin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Tangled (Blu-ray 3D available), Cinderella, The LIttle Mermaid (BD 3D avail.), Sleeping Beauty, The Princess and the Frog, Brave (BD 3D avail.), Pocahontas and Mulan.