The tale as old as time, “Beauty and the Beast”, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with releasing the calssic movie in brand new Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere releases. Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere will be released on September 6th, and Blu-ray on September 2oth.
The 25th anniversary edition will be apart of the The Walt Disney Signature Collection and will features four versions of Beauty and the Beast. The Blu-ray release will include the original theatrical film; an extended version that will include the lively ‘Human Again’ song sequence and a never-before-released on home entertainment sing-along version. The original work-in-progress version will be available on Digital HD and on Disney Movies Anywhere.
As for bonus features you can expect some really great extras to be included!
- Menken & Friends: 25 Years of Musical Inspiration – Get a front-row seat for an intimate discussion between legendary music composers from classic and future Disney films, including Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Discover how the composers are personally connected, how they first experienced Beauty and the Beast and how they find inspiration for their own films. And watch as they pay tribute to the film’s award-winning music score and the man who has inspired them all — Alan Menken.
- #1074: Walt, Fairy Tales & Beauty and the Beast – Long before Beauty and the Beast became the instant classic we know and love, Walt Disney made two attempts — between the 1930s and 1950s — to adapt the famous fairy tale into an animated film. Discover what Walt and his team was dreaming up through Walt’s actual voice recordings, archived artwork, story notes, and learn why the project was sidelined for decades.
- Always Belle – The original voice of Belle, Paige O’Hara, reminisces about earning the role of the beautiful bookworm in Beauty and the Beast and recalls how the iconic character changed her life and continues to inspire fans both young and old.
- The Recording Sessions – Go in the recording booth with the cast of Beauty and the Beast and see what went into adding voices to the characters and the lines we know and love.
- 25 Fun Facts About Beauty and the Beast – Disney Channel’s Gus Kamp and Kayla Maisonet host this entertaining countdown featuring little-known fun facts, anecdotes and hidden Easter Eggs (references to Disney animated films and characters) from one of the most cherished animated films of all time.
- Beauty and The Beast Sneak Peek – An exciting first look into the live-action re-telling of Beauty and the Beast, which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.
- Classic Bonus Features – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include over five hours of bonus material, such as an alternate version of ‘Be Our Guest’ and the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ music video performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, and deleted scenes. (Digital and Disney Movies Anywhere only)
There are also some special Blu-ray editions out now for pre-order that feature some great freebies!