Disneys masterpiece BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: SPECIAL EDITION will be available for the first time ever on Disney DVD and video as a special Platinum Edition title from Walt Disney Home Entertainment. The only animated film ever nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Picture, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST earned a breathtaking six Academy Award® nominations and won two Oscars®, for Best Song Beauty and the Beast and Best Score (1991). Now, this tale as old as time is new again with footage, never-before-released on DVD or video, including the song Human Again. Originally conceived for the film but never used, Human Again became a hit during the Broadway run of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and has now been fully animated and integrated into the film by the original creators and animators. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: SPECIAL EDITION DVD represents the films first-ever digital presentation with enhanced picture and sound for home viewing. This classic has been meticulously restored and painstakingly reformatted one frame at a time, allowing audiences to enjoy even greater animated detail. Under the guidance of producer Don Hahn and directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale, the films original tracks have been remixed and a team of top artists and technicians worked to make this Special Edition the best possible.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only) Theatrical trailer(s) Disc 1: High-Definition Transfer Using Digital Technology 3 Versions Of The Film -Special Edition -Original Theatrical Edition -Work In Progress Edition Audio Commentary Sing-Along Track Maurice's Invention Workshop Game Disc 2: The Story Behind The Story Character Profile Game Disney's Enchanted Environments The Broadway Musical Disney's Animation Magic Chip's Musical Challenge Game "Beauty And The Beast" Music Video By Jump 5 "Break The Spell" Adventure Game The Story--Bringing The Story To The Screen, Early Presentation Reel The Music--Alternate Score: The Transformation, Alternate Version: "Be Our Guest," Deleted Song: "Human Again," Beauty And The Beast Music Video, Original Demo Recordings With Introduction By Alan Menken The Art--Designing Beauty And The Beast, Art & Design Gallery The Characters--Character Galleries, Animating Beauty And The Beast Pencil Version: The Transformation Animation Tests Setting The Stage Layouts & Background Gallery Tricks Of The Trade Camera Move Test Release & Reaction, Poster & Ad Design, Trailers & TV Spots, Large Format Trailer Widescreen anamorphic format Number of discs: 2