HWR RELEASES... LEGEND OF THE LICH LORD, PANIC/FITZGERALD & SHADOWGATE

HWR RELEASES... LEGEND OF THE LICH LORD, PANIC/FITZGERALD & SHADOWGATE
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"B" is for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A to Z April Challenge [2015]

So what can we say about Disney? Holds a special place in some of our hearts, for the villains or heroes and or the beautiful look. I hope to share a little bit of everything in the days coming, maybe things you forgot about, maybe not and being part of the Co-hosting for A to Z Challenge we all remember Tina... a dear friend and sweet lady.

Please stop back throughout the challenge, can I encourage you to start following me on Google + and be a member. I promise to give you posts here on why we are all a little "Hollywood Nuts"! -Jeremy [Retro]

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Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the traditional French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, Beauty and the Beast is the 30th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Additionally, it is third in the Disney Renaissance period. Starring Paige O'Hara and Robby Benson, Beauty and the Beast focuses on the relationship between the Beast (Benson), a prince who is magically transformed into a monster as punishment for his arrogance, and Belle (O'Hara), a young woman who he imprisons in his castle. The film also features the voices of Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, and Angela Lansbury, who occupy supporting roles.

Walt Disney first attempted unsuccessfully to adapt Beauty and the Beast into an animated feature film during the 1930s and 1950s. Following the success of The Little Mermaid (1989), Disney decided to adapt the fairy tale, which Richard Purdum originally conceived as a non-musical. Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg eventually discontinued the idea and ordered that the film be a musical similar to The Little Mermaid instead, resulting in Purdum's resignation. Beauty and the Beast was directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, with a screenplay by Linda Woolverton story first credited to Roger Allers. Lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken wrote the film's songs. Ashman, who additionally served as an executive producer on the film, died of AIDS related complications eight months before the film's release, and the film was dedicated to his memory.
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43 comments:

  1. Excellent sketches! Only saw it once. Don't remember it.

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  2. I remember seeing the beginning of this film, but for some reason the end doesn't seem to be in my head. I don't know if this is because I haven't seen it all or if my brain just squirrelled the information away and lost it :).
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  3. Very nice sketches. I remember the film. I have a daughter who loves watching movies over and over again.

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  4. i wonder what made them not go through with it so long ago. i love 'beauty and the beast'.

    http://smhasty.blogspot.com/2015/04/b-books.html

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  5. Loved the movie and lost count of how many times I saw it.
    Dropping by from AtoZ
    Suzy at Someday Somewhere

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  6. The romantic ballroom sequence still takes my breath away... even after a zillion viewings...
    Wendy at Wendy of The Rock

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  7. I just rewatched this about a month ago! It was my valentines date for the night. Easily one of my favourites :) Great post today. Still looking forward to the others.

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  8. It pains me to say my husband never saw this one. It's one of my absolute favorite Disneys (as Belle trends toward the not so helpless side . . . well. she's getting there). I'm insisting on a movie night to catch him up. That castle sketch, wow!

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  9. OMG, I adored Beauty and the Beast. Belle was my favorite Disney Princess because she, like me, preferred Books over Looks, lol... I would totally marry a hairy beast man for his giant library!

    @Get Lost in Lit

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  10. I loved seeing the sketches. Disney can't be beat for visual delights.

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  11. I just love the Beast :) more than the Princess actually :)

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  12. Lovely artwork! I always loved Belle, maybe it was her love of books. That "Be Our Guest" song still gets stuck in my head every now and then. I was a little disappointed when the spell was undone. I went through the whole movie trying to picture what everyone looked like as a human and then some didn't look as I expected when they changed back...haha, the mind of a six year old.

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  13. I love Beauty and the Beast. Those drawings are awesome!

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  14. To me Belle was the new kind of Disney Princess and a step forward as a role model for young girls. No longer a female without a brain or resourcefulness. Great post.

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  15. Love the illustration of the beast! I enjoyed the film.

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  16. I did eventually learn to appreciate the "second wave" of Disney movies, but I fought them tooth and nail at first because the computer animation was the death of an art form in my eyes (it has since redeemed itself though). B&B would have to be my favorite of the bunch though even if it had more graphical mistakes in the movie than any other Disney film I've seen (the scene where she's holding onto the tree and her hand isn't finished, even after the remastered version came out a few years ago still eats me alive...it's one of those "if you blink, you'll miss it" moments, but it sticks out like a sore thumb to me every single time).

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  17. I am so glad that I found you. I do a podcast all about Disney films and I love seeing how other people think and feel about Disney. Beauty and the beast is a great film and was one of the staples of the disney renaissance! Belle is one of my favorite princesses and I love her intellect and how the film really highlights her strength! well done. I am exploring all the geek characters I love and there WILL be disney characters in this a to z challenge.

    Teresa
    @icecoldpenguin
    fangirlnextdoor.com

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  18. I've always loved disney movies, especially the cartoons. And I never fail to buy the CDs. Will be comìng back for more. Guessing 'W' is for Wizard of Oz. Wondering what X is for though.

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  19. When my mother was dying of cancer in the hospital, we would watch Belle's morning jaunt through the village every morning when she woke up. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has always been special to me after that.

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  20. Astonishing artwork, Jeremy. I haven't seen this one yet.

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  21. Would you believe that I have never seen this!

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    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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  22. This is the first Disney movie where the heroine was smart and independent instead of waiting for the prince to save her.

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  23. In spite of it being a musical, I really enjoyed this film! Belle was spunky and the beast was wonderfully done, I thought.

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  24. Belle has a special place in my heart because she's a reader!

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  25. Love reimagining all of the Disney fairy tales. Beauty and the Beast is a great one. =D

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  26. Absolutely love this movie- especially Belle's opening song. "And for once it might be grand, if they could somehow understand that I want so much more than they've got planned..." Classic!

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  27. Wow, I love the concept art!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

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  28. That concept art is beautiful Jeremy and Inalways get choked up when Beast says "you came back." Then I laugh when his huge nose shows up.

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  29. I loved the movie. My favorite part, though, is the theme song - one of my favorites.

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  30. Love that pic of the castle. I'm ashamed to admit that other than a view here and there, I haven't watched the entire production.

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  31. I haven't been big on the live-action adaptions Disney's been doing lately, but I will admit the news for the live-action Beauty and Beast has me somewhat excited. :)

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  32. I love the artwork! The teapots are my favorite...yes a bit nerdy...but I collect teapots :D

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  33. I love Beauty and the Beast. That artwork of Belle is stunning - somehow, she looks more French there than in the final style they decided on.

    Jessica
    2015 A to Z Blogger
    Visions of Other Worlds

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  34. Love this film! Love!! It was one of the first time (if not the first time) that an animated film was up for Best picture Oscar. Love the animated drawings

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  35. I have never seen this film. I guess I shuould.

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  36. I have never seen this one! I need too.

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  37. I'm glad the decision was made to make this a musical. I think it's the main reason I love it so much.

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  38. Hey Jeremy! I love this movie! It's one of the first movies I ever took my daughter to see. She was about four back then. Love it and Disney too.. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Eva

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  39. When my now 24 y/o son was just a wee toddler this was his favorite movie, ever! I think there was a period of time when I heard the sound track in my sleep. Even now hearing the music makes me twitch just a little though I love the movie. Thanks for the reminder.

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  40. I've only seen this one a few times.
    Not sure why we don't own it.
    Hmmm.
    Heather

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