Beauty and the Beast is such an old tale and I can't imagine anyone who hasn't had contact with this cartoon.
- Walt Disney liked to devote his time to things, and as he pondered Beauty and the Beast, a live-action version of the film was released by French filmmaker Jean Cocteau. Perhaps not wanting to release an animated version of a movie that had just been released, Disney pitched the idea.
- In the late 1980s, Disney hired British animator Roger Purdum to direct a non-musical version of Beauty and the Beast, with Linda Woolverton writing the script.
- Jackie Chan dubbed the Beast's voice for the Chinese translation of the film - including the singing.
- Many people remember that the title song of “Beauty and the Beast” took home the Academy Award for Best Original Film in 1992, but it was only one of three nominated songs from the film.
- Co-director Kirk Wise started his career drawing cartoons for tourists – but not Disney tourists. While attending art school, Wise earned extra money by working at Universal Studios.
- He has the mane of a lion, the beard and head of a buffalo, the forehead of a gorilla, the eyes of a human, the tusks of a wild boar, the body of a bear, and the legs and tail of a wolf. . Animator Glen Keane states that "the beast actually has a rainbow tramp, but nobody knows that except Belle."
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