Beauty and the Beast: 2-movie Collection
Double bill featuring Disney's animated adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's classic fairy tale and the 2017 live-action/CGI version. In 'Beauty and the Beast' (1991), when a prince is turned into a hideous beast by a magical spell, he finds that the only way out of his predicament is to win the love of the beautiful Belle (voice of Paige O'Hara). Belle agrees to stay at his castle in exchange for the freedom of her father, whom the Beast (Robby Benson) had previously held captive. At first she is repulsed by his hideous features, but as time passes she learns to recognise his true inner beauty, much to the disgust of a local hunter who wants to take Belle for himself. 'Beauty and the Beast' (2017), directed by Bill Condon, follows a similar plot with the Beast (Dan Stevens) trying to win over Belle (Emma Watson) who is staying in his castle in exchange for her father's freedom. However, when Belle begins to see past the Beast's repulsive appearance, jealous hunter Gaston (Luke Evans) rallies the local villagers into a mob by convincing them that the Beast is an evil monster, and attempts to storm the castle in a bid to get rid of him once and for all.