Where Beauty and the Beast take place – The film was a milestone in animation. It premiered on November 22, 1991, in the United States and reinforced the fame of one of the most beloved stories ever told. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ tells the journey of the young and beautiful Beauty, who a beast takes prisoner in her castle. Despite her fears, the young woman makes friends with the enchanted inhabitants of the court and discovers that inside the Beast, there is a great heart, that of the true Prince.

First animated film to receive an Oscar nomination

It immediately catalogued as a masterpiece of cinema, an unforgettable tale about love and friendship. It was also the first animated film to receive an Oscar nomination for best picture (which would end up winning ‘The Silence of the Lambs’) before ‘Up’. Finally, “Beauty and the Beast” in 1991 won two Oscars (best soundtrack and best song), three Golden Globes and four GRAMMY Awards, and other awards. As if this were not enough, it grossed more than $100 million at the box office in its initial release and became a musical that ran for 13 years on Broadway and staged in more than 20 countries.

The moral of the story

Moral: Beauty is on the inside. This classic tale that sends us a clear message Beauty is within, dates back to 18th century France, being first published as a fairy tale entitled “La Belle et la Bête” by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot. from Villeneuve. A story for which time does not pass, so today, there are endless interpretations in all formats.

Bella’s character broke the mould

Until the premiere of “Beauty and the Beast” in 1991, most female characters in animated films had a passive and almost nondescript attitude, but Belle is the complete opposite. She’s smart, interested in literature; she has her own opinions, and not easily scared. She is funny and determined. Her personality of her became a role model for girls around the world and the first contemporary feminist heroine in an animated film.

A new movie in 2017

The new live-action film based on the emotional story of Beauty and the Beast stars: Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome but simple villager who woos Belle, Kevin Kline, Oscar winner Maurice, Bella’s eccentric but charming father, Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp, Ewan McGregor, Golden Globe nominee, as Lumiere, the chandelier, Stanley Tucci, Oscar nominee, is Master Cadenza, Harpsichord, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the Duster, Audra McDonald, winner of six Tony Awards is Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe, Oscar nominee Ian McKellen, is Din Don, the clock, and Emma Thompson, two-time Academy Award winner, is Mrs Potts, the teapot.

Alan Menken is the author of the soundtrack, which includes new recordings of the único songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as some new melodies.

For their part, John Legend and Ariana Grande interpret the theme  “Beauty and the Beast” that appears in the film’s credits.

filming of the movie

The filming of “Beauty and the Beast” took place at Shepperton Studios (where films such as “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Oliver!” ” Gandhi “, “A Passage to India”, and “A Clockwork Orange”) were shot. , which located just outside London and in various locations outside the UK. It has a vast set, enough to create the 27 physical groups required for the 2017 film. The material sets  also computer scanned and converted into a 3D digital format to digitally make the optical movie before the start of shooting for proper further use of lighting and cameras. More than 1., and many details were done by hand. More than 150 extras, hundreds of animals, 28 wagons and endless props and props were also used.

A shoot full of women

All the department heads on the film’s design team are women, as are the editor and casting director, and they are all first-rate professionals. According to the distributor, a well-deserved tribute to the notion of empowerment of women that the story conveys.