This week I am featuring my favourite Disney Princess animated film, I say princess film because it narrows down the selection, other wise it would be too hard. But anyway, drum roll please…
Beauty and the Beast.
Awards : Academy Award Best Original Score
Now, of course I love the recent live-action with Emma Watson, but I’m a sucker for the classic and original animated feature. I remember in second grade we had a ‘show and tell’ day and I brought my Mrs. Potts tea set and dressed up in my Belle costume. Out of all the Disney princesses, I’ve always felt most like Belle because of her curiosity to explore and how she is not like other girls. Still to this day, I love listening to the soundtrack and curling up at night with the film.
Beauty and the Beast Fun Facts :
- Belle was the second princess (first being Cinderella) to not be royal by birth
- The Beast is a mixture of animals : Bear, Buffalo, Gorilla, Lion, Boar and Wolf. All these animals can be identified on different part of his body. For example, his arms, claws and body resemble those of a bear.
- The prologue was written 200 times to get the opening of the film just right.
- First animated film to be nominated for Academy Award in Best Picture, sadly it didn’t win, but it did win an Academy Award for Best Original Score.
- The song ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (sung by Angela Lansbury) was recorded in just one take
- Next time you watch the film have a look at the sign post Maurice runs into in the forest, you just might recognise so familiar names. (hint: Burbank, Anaheim, Valencia)
- The ballroom scene where Beauty and the Beast had their first dance was choreographed from the scene from Sleeping Beauty.
- Beauty and the Beast was Disney’s first musical on Broadway and premiered on Palace Theatre in 1994.
A few years ago my mum gave me her original Beauty and the Beast jacket she got when she saw it on Broadway. I have always wanted to see the live-stage performance and I have so far seen Disney’s Lion King, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Newsies and soon Frozen (2021). BUT I am very excited to say that for all my UK friends out there it will be officially coming her next year on tour! I am beyond excited to finally get a chance to see it come to life, and maybe even be apart of it with castings going on right now ( fingers crossed my singing voice is up to par).
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