- Audra McDonald, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, Gerard Horan, Hattie Morahan, Haydn Gwynne, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Luke Evans, Nathan Mack, Ray Fearon, Stanley Tucci
- Bill Condon
- Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
- March 17, 2017
Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.
Critics and Reviews
Enchantment is chased, and never captured, in extravagant set pieces that owe less to fairy-tale tradition than to Cirque du Soleil grandiosity. Full reviewJoe Morgenstern
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the beast’s name?
What was the Beast’s actual name? Neither the movie nor the stage musical give him a name. In the DVD commentary to the movie, the creators mention that they neglected to give him a name. However, in a licensed CD-Rom trivia game that came out years after the movie, he’s referred to as Adam.
What kind of animal is the beast?
The Beast is not of any one species of animal, but a chimera, a mixture of several animals. He has the head structure and horns of a buffalo, the arms and body of abear, the eyebrows of a gorilla, the jaws, teeth, and mane of a lion, the tusks of a wild boar and the legs and tail of a wolf.
Is Beauty and the Beast a Grimm fairy tale?
Beauty and the Beast is a traditional fairy tale written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and published in 1740 in La Jeune Américaine et les contes marins (The Young American and Marine Tales).