This Fall Beauty and the Beast joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection! Take a look at the 25th anniversary edition bonus features, including FOUR versions of the film.
There is so much excitement about the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast! From all the glimpses we’ve gotten, from the first teaser trailer back in May and the teaser poser (below) that was released today, we can tell that this remake is going to be just as magical and charming as the animated version!
With that said, I’ll always have a soft-spot in my heart for the 1991 version. Actually, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the original Beauty and the Beast, and you know Disney wouldn’t let it pass without doing something to commemorate the milestone!
This Fall, Beauty and the Beast will join the Walt Disney Signature Collection. The 25th anniversary edition will be out on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on September 6, and then blu-ray/DVD on September 20.
Make no mistake, this isn’t just the theatrical film—there are tons of bonus features!
The Walt Disney Signature Collection edition features four versions of Beauty and the Beast: the original theatrical film; an extended version with the “Human Again” song sequence ; a never-before-released on home entertainment sing-along version; and an original work-in-progress version (available digitally and Disney Movies Anywhere).
Take a look at more of the special content***, including a sneak peek at the live-action film coming next year!
BLU-RAY, DIGITAL HD* & DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE:
- Original theatrical version
- New advanced sing-along version
- Extended version with “Human Again” song sequence
- Menken & Friends: 25 Years of Musical Inspiration – Get a front-row seat for an intimate discussion between legendary music composers from classic and future Disney films, including Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin”), Stephen Schwartz (“The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Pocahontas”), Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“Frozen,” Disney’s upcoming “Gigantic”), Robert Lopez (“Frozen,” Disney’s upcoming “Gigantic”) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Disney’s upcoming “Moana”). Discover how the composers are personally connected, how they first experienced “Beauty and the Beast” and how they find inspiration for their own films. And watch as they pay tribute to the film’s award-winning music score and the man who has inspired them all—Alan Menken.
- #1074: Walt, Fairy Tales & Beauty and the Beast – Long before “Beauty and the Beast” became the instant classic we know and love, Walt Disney made two attempts—between the 1930s and 1950s—to adapt the famous fairy tale into an animated film. Discover what Walt and his team was dreaming up through Walt’s actual voice recordings, archived artwork, story notes, and learn why the project was sidelined for decades.
- Always Belle – The original voice of Belle, Paige O’Hara, reminisces about earning the role of the beautiful bookworm in “Beauty and the Beast” and recalls how the iconic character changed her life and continues to inspire fans both young and old.
- The Recording Sessions – Go in the recording booth with the cast of Beauty and the Beast and see what went into adding voices to the characters and the lines we know and love.
- 25 Fun Facts About Beauty and the Beast – Disney Channel’s Gus Kamp and Kayla Maisonet host this entertaining countdown featuring little-known fun facts, anecdotes and hidden Easter Eggs (references to Disney animated films and characters) from one of the most cherished animated films of all time.
- Beauty and The Beast Sneak Peek – An exciting first look into the live-action re-telling of Beauty and the Beast, which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.
DIGITAL HD* & DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE:
- Work-in-progress version
- Classic Bonus Features – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include over five hours of bonus material, such as an alternate version of “Be Our Guest” and the “Beauty and the Beast” music video performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, and deleted scenes.
***Note: Bonus features may vary by retailer.
Pre-order your copy today: http://movies.disney.com/beauty-and-the-beast