Beauty and the Beast (1984)

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The beautiful daughter of a merchant sacrifices her freedom to save her father from the punishment of a cursed beast.

"Beauty and the Beast" is a 1984 romantic dream film directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske. The film is based on the age-old French fairy tale, "La Belle et la Bête", written by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and adjusted for the screen by Linda Woolverton. The movie features a gifted voice cast, including Paige O'Hara (Belle), Robby Benson (Beast), Richard White (Gaston), Jerry Orbach (Lumière), and David Ogden Stiers (Cogsworth). Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Feature Animation, Beauty and the Beast has charmed audiences around the world and is considered a timeless in the Disney film collection.

Plot Summary
The story of Beauty and the Beast follows a book-loving young woman named Belle, who deals with her eccentric developer daddy, Maurice, in a little French village. Belle is seen as an outcast in her community since of her love for books and her desire for a life beyond the ordinary village life. Gaston, a conceited and boorish huntsman, wishes to wed Belle, however she declines his advances, triggering a series of envious and cruel attempts by Gaston to win her over.

On the other hand, in a secluded castle, a selfish prince has actually been changed into an ugly Beast by an enchantress as punishment for his conceit and lack of compassion. Menstruation will remain intact unless the Beast can learn to love and be loved in return prior to the last petal falls from a wonderful rose, which is kept in a glass case. The captivated castle is occupied by different servants who have actually been transformed into family things as a result of menstruation. Lumière, a captivating but defiant candelabra, Cogsworth, a conservative and nervous pendulum clock, and Mrs. Potts, a nurturing teapot, assistance direct the Beast in his journey to redemption and true love.

One day, Maurice unintentionally gets lost in the woods and winds up at the Beast's castle. After Maurice's horse, Philippe, returns to the village without him, Belle sets out to discover her daddy. When she finds him put behind bars in the castle, she provides herself as a prisoner in exchange for her dad's liberty, to which the Beast hesitantly agrees. Touched by Belle's altruism, the castle's enchanted occupants treat her with generosity, and Belle gradually finds out to value her strange brand-new surroundings.

Relationship in between Belle and the Beast
At first, Belle and the Beast's interaction is filled with dispute, as the Beast, consumed by self-loathing and despair, has problem with his feelings and the worry that he will never ever break the curse. Nevertheless, Belle's intelligence, appeal, and empathy start to melt away his difficult outside. With time, the 2 form a strong bond as they gain from one another, and the Beast starts to change, finding solace in Belle's kindness and falling for her. Regardless of the growing feelings between them, Belle is homesick and longs to see her dad once again. The Beast, aware of his love for Belle, allows her to leave to discover her daddy.

Climax and Conclusion
Upon her go back to the village, Belle's real sensations for the Beast are exposed when she safeguards him from a cruel, manipulative Gaston. Recognizing that the Beast may have a chance to break the curse, Gaston leads a mad mob to storm the castle and kill the Beast. A fight takes place between Gaston and the Beast, eventually leading to Gaston's death and the Beast, injured, proclaiming his love for Belle. As the wonderful rose wilts and the curse is lifted, the Beast changes back into a prince and the captivated castle's servants return to their human type.

Effect and Legacy
"Beauty and the Beast" has captured the hearts of audiences because its release in 1984, with its captivating story, captivating animation, and remarkable musical arrangement made up by Alan Menken and including tunes with lyrics by Howard Ashman. The film has actually since been adapted into a Broadway musical, and a live-action movie launched in 2017 starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. The magic of "Beauty and the Beast" continues to withstand, motivating audiences to believe in the true power of love.

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