A 3D big screen version of the film, only in theaters.
Set in and around a quaint French village during the late 18th century, Beauty and the Beast follows the fantastic adventures of Belle, a bright and beautiful young woman who finds escape from her ordinary life, and the advances of a boorish suitor, Gaston, by reading books.
Meanwhile, off in a castle in the distance, a cruel young prince is cast under the spell of an enchantress who turns him into a tormented beast, while transforming his servants into animated household objects. In order to remove the curse, the Beast must discover a true love who will return his affection before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose. When Belle’s inventor father stumbles upon the Beast’s castle and is taken prisoner, Belle comes to the rescue and agrees to take her father’s place.
With the help of the castle’s enchanted staff, she sees beneath the Beast’s exterior and discovers the heart and soul of a human prince.
Originally released November 21, 1991 and the first animated movie nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, Beauty And The Beast went on to earn more than $171 million at the box office.
Disney is hoping, with the success of the 3D conversion and big screen rerelease of The Lion King, that lightning strikes twice – and many more times in the next few years, with additional titles from their collection also on the slate for 3D conversion and rerelease including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Dumbo.