Beauty and the Beast Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Beauty and the Beast

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: General.

  • The pitch:

    Will put a spell on you.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury, Bradley Pierce

  • Directed by:

    Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

  • Running time:

    84 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), G (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Characters are shot (arrow), hit with objects, punched, knocked over, attacked by animals/angry mob, dropped, burned, dragged, threatened, wrestled, crushed, scalded, stabbed, thrown from a high ledge. A bird is shot (hunting). Explosions, burning pyre. Objects thrown, damaged, rammed. Arguing, shouting. Killing, sacrificing children, stealing, ransacking mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody gashes, cuts. Blood spray. Wound-dressing, bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Cleavage. Kissing. Men flash their underwear. Paintings on naked cherubs.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne). Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling. Gender, genre, rural stereotypes. Religious references and exclamation.

  • THEMES:

    Love, honesty, kindness, generosity, provincial life, stories, books, fairytales, selfishness, vanity, rejection, invention, trespassing, stubbornness, deception, happy endings.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Marriage proposal/rejection, imprisoned father/child. Fireworks, lightning, thunder, gargoyles, creepy woods, mist, mysterious shadows. Deer, flocks of birds, owl, horses, wolves, sheep, bats, dog, chickens, goats. Magic: enchanted objects, witch (drawing), spells, magic mirror. Hanging meats, fish. Fur/skin rugs and furniture, taxidermy heads/antlers. Spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Energetic, creative, robust, irresistible, triumphant, delightful, polished, enchanting, wonderful, bright, frisky, lovely, magic, dynamic, wondrous, inventive, witty. Classic story, wonderful musical numbers, clever lyrics, memorable characters, amazingly detailed animation, flawless vocal characterisation, superb cast, careful construction, one of the finest Disney animations ever made.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Unsubtle.


 

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