It's hard to believe, but Beauty and The Beast is now 25 years old! A special 25th anniversary edition is being released on BluRay+DVD and Digital HD. I'm also showing my age here since the film is only a few years younger than me! The beloved animated classic has truly stood the test of time and now a whole new generation of viewers are invited to be their guest and fall in love with this enchanting tale. Viewers and children will love the captivating characters and unforgettable award-winning music score and original song, "Be Our Guest."
The film captures the magical journey of Belle, an independent and intelligent, modern-day heroine who's taken prisoner by a hideous beast in his castle. Despite her situation, Belle befriends the castle's enchanted staff-a teapot, a candelabra, and a mantel clocks-and ultimately learns to see beneath Beast's exterior to discover the heart and soul of a prince. There are plenty of bonus surprises that any fan of the film will surely enjoy.
Beauty and The Beast was one of my absolute favorite movies as a child. I remember having a themed party for my 3rd birthday with a Beauty and The Beast cake! I think we might have had matching cups, plates and napkins, but I'd have to confirm that with my family. For a long time I recall having a playset from the movie featuring Chip the teacup and the clock too. I also had a huge cardboard cutout from the movie that stood against one of the walls in my room. I guess it was safe to say that I was a big fan!
I'm really looking forward to sharing the experience of watching one of my childhood favorites with my daughter. I hope that she'll enjoy the film and have it be one that she wants to watch all the time. It's been so many years since I've seen it, that I don't really remember it as well anymore. The opportunity to see it again will be an interesting one! Of course we'll have some snacks to go alongside the film too. Scarlett will request tomatoes and raisins, her favorites!
If you have small children in your house, why not show them a classic film that they'll love for years to come?