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Beauty and the Beast (1991 movie)

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 animated film which tells the fairy tale story of a beautiful woman kept in a castle by a horrific monster. It was the first animated picture to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. It stars the voices of Paige O'Hara[?], Robby Benson[?], Richard White[?], Jerry Orbach[?], David Ogden Stiers[?] and Angela Lansbury.

The movie was adapted by Linda Woolverton[?] from the story by Roger Allers[?] and Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont[?] (uncredited). It was directed by Gary Trousdale[?] and Kirk Wise[?]. The music was by Alan Menken[?] and Howard Ashman[?].

It won Academy Awards for Best Music, Original Score and Best Music, Song (for Alan Menken and Howard Ashman for Beauty and the Beast. It was nominated for Best Music, Song (for Alan Menken and Howard Ashman for Be Our Guest), Best Music, Song (Alan Menken and Howard Ashman for Belle), Best Picture and Best Sound.

This film also inspired a Broadway stage musical which earned tremendous commercial success, multiple Tony awards and proved to be the first of a whole line of Disney stage productions. There are also Disney versions of the story.

In 2002 the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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