Is it worth it? Is seeing Beauty and the Beast again on the big screen—piling the kids in the car and plunking down the 3-D ticket prices for a movie you own on DVD—worth it? Yeah, probably. Certainly, if you don’t own it, this film is a must-see. The 3-D adds nothing (it actually subtracts), but here is Disney unquestionably at the top of its game. The story is pitch-perfect; the performances are great; and the songs are probably unmatched by any other Disney film since The Jungle Book. It’s a movie for people who love movies made at a time when you could still be confident that Disney loved making them.
Director: Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise
Producer: Howard Ashman and Don Hahn
Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Stiers, Angela Lansbury, Bradley Pierce, Rex Everhart, Jesse Corti, Hal Smith, Jo Anne Worley, Mary Bergman, Brian Cummings, Alvin Epstein and Tony Jay