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VIDEO: Robbie Benson, Paige O'Hara & More Recite Favorite BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Lines


In celebration of the 25th anniversary of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Disney is re-releasing the classic film. In a new video shared on USA TODAY, original voice cast members Robby Benson (Beast), Paige O'Hara (Belle) and Richard White (Gaston) shared some of their favorite lines from the animated movie - check it out below!

During the exclusive interview with USA TODAY, O'Hara also gave a thumbs up to the casting of Emma Watson as Belle in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. "I think that if I were producing that movie, Emma Watson would've been my first choice for Belle," O'Hara shares, adding, "I was just really happy they went with Emma. She's got the intelligence, she's got the humor. I think she's going to be really, really special."

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.

The 30th Disney animated feature film and the third in the Disney Renaissance period, it is based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST focuses on the relationship between the Beast (Robby Benson), a prince who is magically transformed into a monster as punishment for his arrogance, and Belle (Paige O'Hara), a beautiful young woman whom he imprisons in his castle. To become a prince again, Beast must win her love in return otherwise he remains a monster forever. The film also features the voices of Richard White,Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, and Angela Lansbury.

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