The beloved animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” broke ground as the first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award® nomination for best picture and its enchanting story and captivating characters have truly stood the test of time. In celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary and addition to the Walt Disney Signature Collection, the delightful holiday adventure inspired by the timeless tale — “Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas” — will be released on DVD, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on Oct. 25.
“Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas” reveals a Christmas past when Belle does her best to warm the Beast’s castle with the spirit and hope of the season. The film’s all-star voice cast features Robby Benson as Beast and Paige O’Hara as Belle, along with the castle’s enchanted staff including Jerry Orbach as Lumiere, David Ogden Stiers as Cogsworth, Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts, Haley Joel Osment as Chip, Bernadette Peters as Angelique and Tim Curry as a grumpy pipe organ who threatens to ruin the holiday festivities.
The film’s original musical score, composed by Academy Award®-winning film composer Rachel Portman, fully captures the spirit of the season. The holiday cheer carries on through extensive bonus material such as a behind-the-scenes featurette detailing the creation of this holiday heartwarmer, the “As Long as There’s Christmas” music video performed by Play, and a sure-fire family favorite—the movie sing-along!
CAST: Robby Benson (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Legend of Prince Valiant”) as Beast; Paige O’Hara (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Enchanted”) as Belle; Jerry Orbach (“Beauty and the Beast,” NBC’s “Law & Order”) as Lumiere; David Ogden Stiers (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Lilo & Stitch”) as Cogsworth; Bernadette Peters (“Pennies from Heaven,” “Annie”) as Angelique; Tim Curry (Cartoon Network’s “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Rocky Horror Picture Show”) as Forte; and Haley Joel Osment (“The Jungle Book 2,” “The Sixth Sense”) as Chip
DIRECTOR: Andrew Knight (“All Dogs Go to Heaven 2”)
PRODUCER: Susan Kapigian (“Brother Bear 2”)
SCREENPLAY BY: Flip Kobler (“The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride”), Cindy Marcus (“The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride”), Bill Motz (“Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures”) and Bob Roth (“Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures”)
MUSIC: Academy Award®-winning film composer Rachel Portman (“Chocolat,” “The Cider House Rules”)
RELEASE DATE: On DVD, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on Oct. 25, 2016
PRODUCTS: Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) and DVD
BONUS: Digital HD* and DMA
- BEHIND-THE-SCENES FEATURETTE – Step behind the scenes and witness how filmmakers created this irresistible holiday musical adventure — from storyboarding to special effects to the original musical score that lifts holiday spirits.
- DISNEY SONG SELECTION – Delight in the spirited songs featured in “Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas” and performed by members of the star-studded cast.
- SING ALONG WITH THE MOVIE – Grab a microphone – or a hairbrush – and sing along to your favorite songs from “Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas.”
- “AS LONG AS THERE’S CHRISTMAS” – Check out the music video for the uplifting holiday song, “As Long as There’s Christmas,” performed by Swedish pop group Play.
- ENCHANTED ENVIRONMENT – Bring the crackling fireplace from the Beast’s castle into your own home!
- DISNEY’S SING ME A STORY WITH BELLE: “STICK TO IT (DON’T GIVE UP)” – Belle shares an inspirational message, encouraging viewers to keep trying and never give up.
- SING ALONG WITH THE MOVIE
*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer
FEATURE RUN TIME: Approximately 72 min.
RATING: Feature Film: G in U.S.; G in CE; G in CF
ASPECT RATIO: DVD Feature Film = 1.78:1
AUDIO: DVD = 5.1 Dolby
LANGUAGES: English, French & Spanish
SUBTITLES: English SDH, French & Spanish