Several critics regard the animated film as superior to the live-action remake. Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune said that the film "worked wonderfully because it was pure Broadway, written for the screen, blending comedy and romance and magic and just enough snark in the margins", while the remake got lost in translation since "The movie takes our knowledge and our interest in the material for granted.
It zips from one number to another, throwing a ton of frenetically edited eye candy at the screen, charmlessly.
The film was also nominated for Best Picture and Best Sound. With six nominations, the film currently shares the record for the most nominations for an animated film with WALL-E , although, with three nominations in the Best Original Song category, Beauty and the Beast ' s nominations span only four categories, while WALL-E ' s nominations cover six individual categories. In , Beauty and the Beast was added to the United States National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.
Beauty and the Beast was acknowledged as the seventh-best film in the animation genre. American Film Institute recognition:. According to an article in the Houston Chronicle , "The catalyst for Disney's braving the stage was an article by The New York Times theater critic Frank Rich that praised Beauty and the Beast as 's best musical Theatre Under The Stars executive director Frank Young had been trying to get Disney interested in a stage version of Beauty about the same time Eisner and Katzenberg were mulling over Rich's column.
But Young couldn't seem to get in touch with the right person in the Disney empire. Nothing happened till the Disney execs started to pursue the project from their end … When they asked George Ives, the head of Actors Equity on the West Coast, which Los Angeles theater would be the best venue for launching a new musical, Ives said the best theater for that purpose would be TUTS. Potts, and Stacey Logan as Babette the feather duster. In June , Walt Disney Pictures announced that a live-action film adaptation of the original film was in the works, with Bill Condon directing and Evan Spiliotopoulos writing the script.
Potts, Lefou, Garderobe, and Maurice, respectively. Beauty and the Beast merchandise cover a wide variety of products, among them storybook versions of the film's story, a comic book based on the film published by Disney Comics , toys, children's costumes, and other items. In addition, the character of Belle has been integrated into the " Disney Princess " line of Disney's Consumer Products division , and appears on merchandise related to that franchise.
The show was such a huge commercial and critical success, touring around the world to sell-out crowds, that a television special was made when it toured Spain in The first video game based on the film was titled Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Quest and is an action platformer for the Sega Genesis. Developed by Software Creations , the game was released in North America in Characters from the film like Gaston can help the player past tricky situations.
As Belle, the player must reach the Beast's castle and break the spell to live happily ever after.
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To succeed, she must explore the village, forest, castle, and snowy forest to solve puzzles and mini-games while ducking or jumping over enemies. Belle's health is represented by a stack of blue books, which diminishes when she touches bats, rats, and other hazards in the game. Extra lives, keys and other items are hidden throughout the levels. While there is no continue or game saving ability, players can use a code to start the game at any of the seven levels.
The second video game based on the film was titled Beauty and the Beast: Roar of the Beast and is a side-scrolling video game for the Genesis. As the Beast, the player must successfully complete several levels, based on scenes from the film, in order to protect the castle from invading villagers and forest animals and rescue Belle from Gaston. The third and fourth video games based on the film are action platformers developed by Probe Software  and published by Hudson Soft. The entire games are played through the perspective of the Beast. As the Beast, the player must get Belle to fall in love so that the curse cast upon him and his castle will be broken.
The final boss of the game is Gaston. It was released on October 25, The video game series Kingdom Hearts features a world based on the film, named "Beast's Castle", along with several of the film's characters. In the first game , the world has been destroyed and Belle kidnapped by the Heartless, led by Maleficent , but the Beast travels to Maleficent's stronghold and works with Sora to defeat Maleficent and rescue Belle and the other captured princesses.
In the game's ending credits, the Beast turns back into the Prince. Potts, Chip, Maurice, and the Wardrobe. After Gaston is defeated, the Beast transforms back into the Prince. Gaston does not appear in Kingdom Hearts II , the world's primary antagonist being Xaldin, an original character created for the series, but who shares several traits with Forte, the main antagonist of Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas.
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