beauty-and-the-beast-25th-anniversary-editionHarry Potter and Twilight step aside as you are not the o­nly game in town.  All it takes is the return of Beauty and the Beast – this time in 3D for o­ne to realize that Disney reigns supreme in creating timeless family entertainment.  This is the second time we’ve seen this film and it’s better than ever o­n blu-ray.

Plus, Disney has added a huge new musical number called “Human Again” which is as exciting to watch as the classic “Be Our Guest.”  Clearly, the animators were influenced by 1940’s movie musicals, and the lavish choreography and camera shots are thrilling.

Although there is much sophistication to the musical numbers, the numerous children at this evening show were absolutely spellbound because not a peep was heard during the course of watching the film with some wee ones.  As uplifting entertainment for the holiday season and for all time, this film really can’t be beat! It’s near perfect.  The o­nly o­nes who will be immune to its charms are the oh-so tragically hip.

Special Features:

-Digital Copy


-Menken & Friends: 25 Years Of Musical Inspiration

-Always Belle…

-#1047: Walt, Fairy Tales, And BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

-The Recording Sessions

-25 Fun Facts About BEAUTY AND THE BEAST — Hosted By Gus Kamp & Kayla Maisonet

-Classic Bonus Preview

-Audio Commentary By Directors Kirk Wise And Gary Trousdale, Producer Don Hahn and Composer Alan Menken