Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration


Adventure / Animation / Family / Musical / Romance

IMDb Rating 7.2 10 500

Plot summary

December 18, 2022 at 10:40 PM


Hamish Hamilton

Top cast

Martin Short as Lumière
Rita Moreno as Narrator
Shania Twain as Mrs. Potts
H.E.R. as Belle
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806.21 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 27 min
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1.62 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 27 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gregorybmowery 3 / 10

Bloated and Under-Sung 30th Anniversary Edition is Disappointing

I loved the animated BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 30 years ago, so I was looking forward to seeing this anniversary tribute. Sadly it was an over-produced and stuffed with performers who were not up to film and staged versions of this classic. The show had energy and point whenever Rita Moreno (the charming host), and Josh Groban (as the Beast) were around for the live, sung numbers. They were interspersed with the original animated film. H. E. R was a vocally wan Belle. Shania Twain as Mrs. Potts was the worst vocal casting as Mrs. Potts with nothing to compare to the transcendent Angela Lansbury in the film. Already well into her late 60s, Lansbury imbued the character with warmth and sang this character part with theatrical flair. Ms. Twain sounded mature and not in a good way. She's not known as an actress and it showed. Vocal energy arrived with the casting of Josh Groban as the Beast, and he was wonderful. H. E. R is probably a fine R&B artist vocally, but out of her depth in a musical. Martin Short as Lumiere and David Alan Grier as Cogsworth, showed theatrical flair. "Be Our Guest" is meant to be a showstopper, and it is a highlight of the original film. Here it was amplified so far beyond its charm as to be annoying. Simply put, this was an over-produced mess. No doubt, mine will be a minority opinion. But this is a rare instance of Disney throwing a fortune at a beloved animated movie classic. I just wish it had been better cast and produced with a little more restraint.

Reviewed by hunkazine 2 / 10

Colorful, loud mess. No Reason for this

I adore the animated Disney version. This was just a mess of colors snd jumping around...just because they could do it. There were some imaginative the Beast. It reminded me of The Lion King costumes. But, there was little continuity between scenes and numbers. Too much lip synch and not enough ...or any live singing. There is so much to love about the original movie. I would have liked it better as a fully staged play. Live singing and such. I had to fast forward. Then I went and watched the animated version instead. It was a delight. I will not watch this version again, and will wipe it from my memory.

Reviewed by atlasmb 4 / 10

Disjointed And Disappointing

Would you rather watch the original Disney animated classic or would you rather watch portions of it, interrupted by commercials, live action sequences that are more about new choreography than the musical performances, interspersed with brief pieces about the creation and development of the orignal, perhaps accented with pop-up ads and scrolls on the bottom of the screen?

Some of the new performers are great talents. If only their talents were showcased better...and they were not lip synching!

In recent years we have been spoiled by some incredible live re-creations of musical classics that make this production suffer in comparison.

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