Stories to Remember: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Entertainment, Fairy Tales & Legends  |   Run Time - 26 min.  |  
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Narrated by Mia Farrow, who also supplies all the character voices, this half-hour animated version of Beauty and the Beast was originally a component of "Stories to Remember", an internationally syndicated package of children's-story adaptations. The story is the familiar one, with Beauty, daughter of merchant who has accidentally offended a hideous Beast, agrees to live with the Beast for all time in order to save her father's life. Ultimately, Beauty's kindness and virtuosity melts the Beast's heart and reveals the handsome prince buried underneath his hirsute exterior. In the US, Beauty and the Beast was seen on the PBS series Long Ago & Far Away, debuting September 8, 1990.

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beast, beauty [physical], beauty-and-the-beast, fairytale, fairy-tale-romance, folklore, love, love-conquers-all, storyteller