Upon its release in 1991, Beauty and the Beast saw Disney animation take a huge stride forward, embracing the stunning technical advances of computer-generated imagery and updating the traditional dependent heroine. Belle is resourceful, bookish and vigorous in resisting the chauvinist advances of Gaston. The Beast, based on a menagerie of brooding buffalo, bear, boar and gorilla, learns to master his temper, and his growing relationship with Belle is infinitely touching. The six musical numbers reveal character or push the action, with ‘Be Our Guest’ an outstanding example of cartoon choreography. Dazzlingly good, we’re looking forward to this 3D revamp.
Beauty and the Beast in 3D
Disney classic hits cinema screens in glorious 3D
This week’s episode of the Time Out Dubai podcast rolls up its sleeves
The critically acclaimed Shakespeare play will be performed in January
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