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Beauty and the Beast: Tale as Old as Time

The Beauty and the Beast legend has a universal appeal; the fairy tale exists in numerous versions throughout the world. After all of the ups and downs, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was released in 1991 to rave reviews and record-breaking box-office business. The film was widely hailed as a technical and aesthetic breakthrough and remains the only animated feature ever to be nominated for an Oscar for best picture. This authoritative book features interviews with artists, voice-over actors, and executives, and transcripts of meetings and story sessions. Illustrations abound throughout, including sketches, caricatures, sequences of animation drawings, and preliminary artwork from discarded scenes. This updated edition-now capturing the making of the 2017 live-action film starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens-is a must-have for any fan of the “Tale as Old as Time.”

About the Author
Charles Solomon is an internationally respected critic and historian of animation. He has written on the subject for The New York Times, TV Guide, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, Modern Maturity, Film Comment, and The Hollywood Reporter. His books include Once Upon a Dream: From Perrault’s Sleeping Beauty to Disney’s Maleficent; A Wish Your Heart Makes: From the Grimm Brothers’ Aschenputtel to Disney’s Cinderella; Tale As Old As Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast; Disney Lost and Found; The Prince of Egypt: A New Vision in Animation; The Disney That Never Was; and Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and the first film book to be nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award.

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Disney Press; Dlx Org Edition — January 31, 2017

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