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VIDEO: Angela Lansbury Performs at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 25th Anniversary Celebration

Tonight, The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Disney presented a 25th anniversary screening of Disney's award-winning animated film BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

Attending the special celebration held at Alice Tully Hall in New York City were original voice cast members Robby Benson (Beast), Paige O'Hara (Belle), Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts) and Richard White (Gaston). Below, watch video of legendary actress Lansbury performing the film's title song at the event, accompanied by the song's composer, Alan Menken.

In September 1991, two months before its theatrical release, Disney's animated masterpiece BEAUTY AND THE BEAST screened as a "Work in Progress" at the 29th New York Film Festival in Alice Tully Hall. Even though a third of the film consisted of crude storyboard reels and animation tests, the screening drew a standing ovation. Visually lavish and musically exuberant, the fairy-tale adaptation was one of the first Disney features to incorporate elements of computer-generated imagery with hand-drawn animation.

An instant classic, it became the first animated film to garner an Oscar nomination for best picture, winning awards for best score and original song.



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