Release your inner child. Following The Lion Kings re-release in 3-D, Beauty and the Beast will dance onto the big screen again at the beginning of next year too.
Tale as old as time … sigh. Yes, we know its just another way for Disney to make money off their most successful films, but come on – it’s Beauty and the Beast! Some may have been too young (or too old) to have seen it in the cinema the first time around. The film’s worth a view at some point on the big screen, and with the novelty of 3-D? Well, it’s bound to bring in the audiences.
Originally released in 1991, the film is the only Disney animation to ever be nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award. It didn’t win, but it did go home with the Best Score and Original Song gongs.
Its release comes as no surprise. The Lion King was meant to be in theatres for a limited two week period, but six weeks on was still making money. Now it’s the turn of Beauty and the Beast, whose original release 20 years ago saw it collect $380 million at the box office.
For anyone in the dark, the plot goes like this: A prince’s unkind nature gets him in trouble with a witch. She turns him into a beast, giving him until the last petal falls on an enchanted rose to break the spell. How will he break the curse? Make someone fall in love with him of course; hairy face and all. Hopeless right? Enter Belle; a beautiful and intelligent young lady who he imprisons in the castle … yeah, he gets better at the romance thing.
May we suggest releasing Aladdin in 3-D next year. The genie, sand storms and a flying carpet soaring at your head? Yes please.
Beauty and the Beast 3-D arrives in the UK 20th January 2012
A new trailer wasn’t really necessary, but here it is for your viewing pleasure: