Beauty and the Beast

Did You Know This Week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia about Beauty and the Beast?

This week’s trivia is from one of my wife’s favorite Disney classics, Beauty and the Beast. The history of this movie goes back to Walt Disney himself as he attempted to adapt the story into an animated feature in the 1930’s and again in the 1950’s, both were unsuccessful. The film’s original version was directed by Richard Purdum and was a non-musical and a bit more dark than the final feature. Below is Purdum’s original story line.

After the success of The Little Mermaid in 1989 the Disney Company decided to move forward with Beauty and the Beast, but this time as a musical. The film premiered at the New York Film Festival in 1991 with very positive reviews. Of course, Beauty and the Beast was a huge box office success and has gone on to garner over $420 million. The movie was also graced with many awards including the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture and was the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 1994, Beauty and the Beast became the first Disney animated film to be adapted into a Broadway musical.

It’s amazing to see how the movie started and what was finally released. I’m glad they went the musical route as I can’t imagine the movie without Tale As Old As Time, what do you think? Don’t miss all the great trivia on the hop below.