Beauty And The Beast: Diamond Edition (song clip)


Disney’s Academy Award-Winning Animated Classic Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition
On Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack – October 5, 2010 and Standard Definition DVD – November 23, 2010

Disney’s most requested film, Beauty and the Beast, arrives for the first time on Blu-ray Hi-Def as the second installment to the company’s new Diamond Collection. The Blu-ray transformation reveals the magic, music and majesty of the film as never before experienced with state-of-the-art picture restoration, pristine 7.1 Digital Surround Sound and hours of additional viewing experiences that include behind the scenes features, deleted scenes, enhanced music tracks, immersive games and more.

The first of only two animated films ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture (the second was 2009’s Up), Beauty and the Beast earned six Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars in 1992 for Best Original Song (Beauty and the Beast) and Best Original Score.

Unavailable in any form since 2003, Beauty and the Beast will be released from the Disney vault for a limited time only, arriving on a Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack (2 Blu-ray Discs + DVD) October 5, followed seven weeks later with the release of a 2-Disc standard definition DVD on November 23.

Beauty and the Beast received two Academy Awards for music in 1992, three Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture, Best Original Score and Best Original Song in 1992, and two Grammy Awards in 1993. Listed as number seven on the American Film Institute’s Top 100 Animated Films, Beauty and the Beast helped define Disney animation for a new generation as the second film in the “Disney Renaissance” (1989-1999) which launched with The Little Mermaid and revitalized animated features by captivating mature audiences while still delighting young viewers.

Beauty and the Beast features a cast of top vocal talent. Veteran stage actress and singer Paige O’Hara is the voice of Belle, one of Disney’s most beloved and independent heroines, and Robby Benson (TV’s American Dreams) delivers a powerful portrayal of the Beast. Three-time Oscar-nominated screen star (The Manchurian Candidate in 1963, The Picture of Dorian Grey in 1946, and Gaslight in 1945) and six-time Golden Globe award winner (TV’s Murder, She Wrote in 1992, 1990, 1987 and 1985), Angela Lansbury gives a bubbly performance as Mrs. Potts. The late Jerry Orbach (TV’s Law and Order) shines as the voice of Lumiere, the passionate candelabra, and David Ogden-Stiers (TV’s M*A*S*H, Lilo & Stitch) is Cogsworth, the tightly-wound mantel clock who functions as the head of the household.

Beauty and the Beast was also the first Disney animated film to inspire a Broadway stage production by the same name. Highlighting the film’s music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, seven new songs were written for the stage musical. Beauty… was nominated for nine Tony Awards in 1994 and ran on Broadway for 5,464 performances until 2007, becoming Broadway’s sixth-longest running production in history.

Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition
Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack: $39.99 SRP
2-Disc Standard Defintion DVD $29.99 SRP

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