Beauty And The Beast



Premiere Release Date: November 13, 1991

Official Release Date: November 22, 1991

Copyright: The Walt Disney Company © 1991

MPAA Rating: G (General Audiences ~ All Ages Admitted)

Length: 84 Minutes


Special Edition Premiere Release Date: December 31, 2001

Special Edition Official Release Date: January 1, 2002

Special Edition Copyright: Disney Enterprises, Inc. © 1991 & 2001

Special Edition MPAA Rating: G (General Audiences ~ All Ages Admitted)

Special Edition Length: 90 Minutes


Disney added a sequence containing the song “Human Again”, written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman for the original movie, but later cut.  It debuted in the Broadway version of the movie, to great success, which encouraged the filmmakers to put it back in the movie into the Special Edition.


Cast Characters Songs Awards




            Bruce Adler ~ Additional Voice

            Jack Angel ~ Additional Voice

            Scott Barnes ~ Additional Voice

            Robby Benson ~ Beast

            Mary Kay Bergman ~ Bimbette

            Vanna Bonta ~ Additional Voice

            Maureen Brennan ~ Additional Voice

            Peabo Bryson ~ “Beauty And The Beast (End Title)”

            Liz Callaway ~ Additional Voice

            Philip Clarke ~ Additional Voice

            Jesse Corti ~ Lefou

            Brian Cummings ~ Chef Bouche

            Margery Daley ~ Additional Voice

            Jennifer Darling ~ Additional Voice

            Albert de Ruiter ~ Additional Voice

            Celine Dion ~ “Beauty And The Beast (End Title)”

            George Dvorsky ~ Additional Voice

            Alvin Epstein ~ Bookseller

            Rex Everhart ~ Maurice

            Bill Farmer ~ Additional Voice

            Bruce Fifer ~ Additional Voice

            Johnson Flucker ~ Additional Voice

            Larry Hansen ~ Additional Voice

            Randy Hanson ~ Additional Voice

            Mary Ann Hart ~ Additional Voice

            Tony Jay ~ Monsieur D’Arque

            Alex Korey ~ Additional Voice

            Phyllis Kubey ~ Additional Voice

            Hearndon Lackey ~ Additional Voice

            Angela Lansbury ~ Mrs. Potts

            Sherry Lynn ~ Additional Voice

            Mickie McGowan ~ Additional Voice

            Larry Moss ~ Additional Voice

            Alec Murphy ~ Baker

            Panchali Null ~ Additional Voice

            Paige O’Hara ~ Belle

            David Ogden Stiers ~ Cogsworth; Narrator

            Jerry Orbach ~ Lumiere

            Wilbur Pauley ~ Additional Voice

            Jennifer Perito ~ Additional Voice

            Caroline Peyton ~ Additional Voice

            Bradley Michael Pierce ~ Chip

            Patrick Pinney ~ Additional Voice

            Phil Proctor ~ Additional Voice

            Joe Ranft ~ Additional Voice

            Cynthia Richards-Hewes ~ Additional Voice

            Kimmy Robertson ~ Fifi

            Stephani Ryan ~ Additional Voice

            Hal Smith ~ Philippe

            Kath Soucie ~ Bimbette

            Gordon Stanley ~ Additional Voice

            Stephen Sturk ~ Additional Voice

            Frank Welker ~ Special Vocal Effects; Sultan

            Richard White ~ Gaston

            Jo Anne Worley ~ Wardrobe




            Baker ~ Alec Murphy

            Baker’s Customer



            Beast ~ Robby Benson

            Beer Steins

            Belle ~ Paige O’Hara

            Big Crony

            Bimbette ~ Mary Kay Bergman

            Bimbette ~ Kath Soucie



            Bookseller ~ Alvin Epstein



            Cheese Merchant

            Chef Bouche ~ Brian Cummings


            Chip ~ Bradley Michael Pierce

            Cogsworth ~ David Ogden Stiers





            Fabric Buyer

            Fat Crony

            Fifi ~ Kimmy Robertson


            Fishmonger’s Customer

            Fruit Shopper

            Gaston ~ Richard White


            Hat Buyer

            Hat Rack

            Hat-Shop Owner

            Large Man

            Lefou ~ Jesse Corti

            Lumiere ~ Jerry Orbach


            Matronly Woman

            Maurice ~ Rex Everhart

            Monsieur D’Arque ~ Tony Jay


            Mrs. Potts ~ Angela Lansbury

            Narrator ~ David Ogden Stiers


            Philippe ~ Hal Smith



            Sultan ~ Frank Welker

            Tall Crony

            Three Young Guys

            Wardrobe ~ Jo Anne Worley





“Be Our Guest”

            Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts

            Jerry Orbach as Lumiere

“Beauty And The Beast”

            Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts

“Beauty And The Beast (End Title)”

            Peabo Bryson

            Celine Dion


            Paige O’Hara as Belle

            Richard White as Gaston

“Belle (Reprise)”

            Paige O’Hara as Belle


            Jesse Corti as Lefou

            Richard White as Gaston

“Gaston (Reprise)”

            Jesse Corti as Lefou

            Richard White as Gaston

“Human Again” [Special Edition]

            Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts

            David Ogden Stiers as Cogsworth

            Jerry Orbach as Lumiere

            Jo Anne Worley as Wardrobe

“The Mob Song”

            Richard White as Gaston

“Something There”

            Robby Benson as Beast

            Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts

            David Ogden Stiers as Cogsworth

            Paige O’Hara as Belle

            Jerry Orbach as Lumiere




1991 Academy Award Nominee ~ Best Picture ~ Don Hahn

1991 Academy Award Nominee ~ Sound ~ Terry Porter, Mel Metcalfe, David J. Hudson, & Doc Kane

1991 Academy Award Nominee ~ Music (Original Song) ~ Howard Ashman (lyrics) & Alan Menken (music) for “Be Our Guest”

1991 Academy Award Nominee ~ Music (Original Song) ~ Howard Ashman (lyrics) & Alan Menken (music) for “Belle”

1991 Academy Award Winner ~ Music (Original Song) ~ Howard Ashman (lyrics) & Alan Menken (music) for “Beauty And The Beast”

1991 Academy Award Winner ~ Music (Original Score) ~ Alan Menken

1992 Grammy Award Winner ~ Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture Or For Television ~ Alan Menken for Beauty And The Beast (Instrumental Score Portion Of The Album)

1992 Grammy Award Winner ~ Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television ~ Alan Menken & Howard Ashman (songwriters) for “Beauty And The Beast” (from Beauty And The Beast)

1992 Grammy Award Winner ~ Best Album For Children ~ Alan Menken & Howard Ashman (songwriters) for “Beauty And The Beast – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

1992 Grammy Award Winner ~ Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal ~ Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson (artists) for “Beauty And The Beast”





Revised Character names for Sultan (“Footstool”), Chef Bouche (“Stove”), & Fifi (“Featherduster”) from the Belle’s Magical World page at Disney.com (disney.go.com) at  http://psc.disney.go.com/disneyvideos/moviefinder/products/1254603.html

Song Titles Belle, Beauty And The Beast, Gaston, Something There, & Be Our Guest from the Beauty And The Beast page at Disney.com (disney.go.com) at http://psc.disney.go.com/disneyvideos/moviefinder/products/1579803.html

Character names Wolves, Birds, Marie, Butcher, Mother, Chimneysweep, Prisoner, Driver, Large Man, Three Young Guys, Blacksmith, Basketweaver, Matronly Woman, Hat-Shop Owner, Hat Buyer, Fruit Shopper, Cheese Merchant, Fabric Buyer, Baker’s Customer, Fishmonger, Fishmonger’s Customer, Fat Crony, Tall Crony, Big Crony, Bartender, Hat Rack, Palanquin, Creamer, Dresser, Sugarbowl, Globe, Brush, Comb, and Beer Steins from Encyclopedia Of A Walt Disney’s Animated Characters (Rev. Ed.) (1993) by John Grant, published by Hyperion Books (New York).

Actor Name for Joe Ranft from the Audio Commentary on the Beauty And The Beast: Special Edition DVD



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