New Release: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray and DVD

Beauty and the Beast movie sceneWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released its 1991 animated film Beauty and the Beast on high-definition for the first on Oct. 5, 2010, with a new special DVD on Nov. 23, 2010. The release follows Disney’s plan to encourage fans to upgrade to the high-definition format.

The Blu-ray version was a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack priced at $39.99, and the two-DVD set was priced at $29.99.

Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray boxA new take on the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast was the first animated movie to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. (Second was Disney’s Up in 2010.) Beauty won an Academy Award for its music and three Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture, Best Original Score and Best Original Score.

The family movie’s voice cast includes stage actress Paige O’Hara as Belle, Robby Benson (TV’s American Dreams) as Beast, Angela Lansbury (TV’s Murder She Wrote) as Mrs. Potts, the late Jerry Orbach (TV’s Law & Order) as Lumiere and David Ogden-Stiers (TV’s M*A*S*H) as Cogsworth.

Beauty and the Beast also is scheduled for release on Blu-ray 3D.


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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.