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Encyclopedia > Beauty and the Beast (1992 film)
Beauty and the Beast
Directed by Jack Olesker
Produced by Diane Eskenazi
Written by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm (original authors), Jack Olesker
Distributed by GoodTimes Home Video
Release date(s) 1992 (USA)
Running time 49 minutes
Language English
Preceded by Thumbelina (1992)
Followed by The Little Mermaid (1992)
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For other uses, see Beauty and the Beast (disambiguation).

Originally released in 1992, Beauty and the Beast is a 49-minute animated film based on the classic story, Beauty and the Beast by the Brothers Grimm. Image File history File links Beauty_and_the_Beast_1992. ... The Brothers Grimm on a 1000DM banknote. ... The Brothers Grimm on a 1000DM banknote. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Originally released in 1992, Thumbelina is a 50-minute animated film based on the classic story, Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen. ... The Little Mermaid is a 49-minute animated film based on the classic story The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. ... Beauty and the Beast can refer to: Beauty and the Beast, the traditional folktale Beauty and the Beast (1946 film) Beauty and the Beast (1991 film) Beauty and the Beast (1988 porn movie). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Illustration by Warwick Goble Beauty and the Beast is a traditional folktale (type 425AD -- search for a lost husband -- in the Aarne-Thompson classification). ... Wilhelm (left) and Jacob Grimm (right) from an 1855 painting by Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann The Brothers Grimm (Brüder Grimm, in their own words, not Gebrüder - for there were five surviving brothers, among them Ludwig Emil Grimm, the painter) were Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Hessian professors who were best...


An old man is desperate after he learns that all of the ships he owned were caught in sea storms and he and his family are in enormous debt. His five children, Alicia, Pauline, Nathan, Robert and Beauty are then delighted to find out that there is some hope left, for one of their ships has arrived at the harbor. The old man is soon on his way, but once at the harbor his heart is shattered when it turns out the ship and all of its contents are now completely useless for the boat had been caught in a typhoon in the China Sea. On his way home, the old man loses his way and finds an enchanted castle where he attempts to steal a single rose. The master of the castle, a great beast is enfuriated by his stealing of the rose and tells him that either he or his daughter Beauty must die, for it was for Beauty the old man hat cut the rose. Beauty arrives at the castle, but instead of being killed, finds her way into the soft heart of the beast. The China Sea can refer to the: South China Sea, or East China Sea This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Beauty and the Beast was produced by Golden Films and the American Film Investment Corporation, it was distributed to DVD in 2002 by GoodTimes Entertainment. Golden Films produced the 1992 version of The Little Mermaid and was distributed by GoodTimes Entertainment. ...

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Characters

Beauty: The heroine of the story, Beauty is one of the daughters of a once rich gentleman. The complete opposite of her two sisters, Alicia and Pauline, Beauty enjoys spending time with the less fortunate and bringing them happiness. She is often criticized by her sisters for wearing simple clothing and for helping her two brothers, Nathan and Robert while they work. When she learns that her father's life is in danger for cutting a rose she had asked for herself, Beauty feels guilty and decides she should be the one to die instead.


The Beast: The beast is a handsome young prince who has been turned into an ugly, detestable beast by an evil fairy. He lives in a large, enchanted castle which he opens to the old gentleman when he loses his way in the woods. When the gentleman cuts one of his roses, the beast feels betrayed and tells the gentleman he will die unless he brings her daughter Beauty to take his place. The beast is charmed by the girl and decides not to kill her, instead she keeps her as a sort of a prisoner in his castle, however, her every wish is granted, except for that of leaving.


The Old Gentleman: Referred to as "father" by his five children, the old gentleman was once rich and had everything he and his children could wish for, unfortunately, when the ships in which his valuable goods are sailing are caught in a typhoon and destroyed, his family is left in debt which eventually leads to their misery. On his way back from the harbor, heartbroken having thought one of his ships had survived, the old gentleman loses his way and is brought inside a magnificent enchanted castle, now knowing its owner is a terrible beast. The man remembers his promise of bringing one simple rose to Beauty and cuts one from the Beast's rose bushes, an offense which puts his life in danger.


Alicia and Pauline: They are two spoiled young, ugly women, sisters of Beauty. Their biggest concern is whether they're dressed properly and whether men have interest in them, to the two of them, wealth is more important than the well-being of their father or their sister. When Alicia and Pauline learn about the Beast, they feel an immediate hatred for him and will do whatever they can to see him die of sadness.


Clara: Clara is the Beast's servant at the castle and she is sister to the Evil Fairy who had cast a spell over the young prince. Clara is a bit clumsy and rather grouchy but she soon takes a liking for Beauty and becomes her best friend in the castle. Just like her sister, Clara has magical powers which make her chores a lot easier.


Other characters: Nathan and Robert, Beauty's two brothers; The Evil Fairy, Clara's sister who casts a spell over the prince; The Harbor Master, who informs the old gentleman of the tragedy revolving his ships.


Trivia

  • The film was part of the original wave of Golden Films animated releases.
  • Beauty and the Beast made its debut onto DVD under the Collectible Classics line.

Golden Films produced the 1992 version of The Little Mermaid and was distributed by GoodTimes Entertainment. ... This article is becoming very long. ...

Songs

Song title: The Beauty in the Beast


See also

This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised chronologically by year; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. ...

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