37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Beauty and the Beast


The first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award, Beauty and the Beast celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Belle, a beautiful young woman, must rescue her father from the Beast’s castle, where he has been imprisoned for trespassing. This version, which originally premiered as a “work in progress” at the New York Film Festival in September 1991, features approximately a third of the film as original drawings and storyboards by the animators, showcasing the extensive creative process that goes into the production of animated film. Sparking a renaissance of Disney animation under the guidance of producer Don Hahn, the film revitalized not only the original fable, but also animation itself. Discussion with actor Paige O’Hara and producer Don Hahn, moderated by Carmenita Higginbotham (UVA)

Supported by the Library of Congress and Watermark Design


Saturday, November 5


3:00 PM


UVA : Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Runtime: 84 min.

Genre: Classics, Family

Year: 1991

Country: USA

Featuring: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Angela Lansbury, Jerry Orbach, Rex Everhart.