“Beauty and the Beast” is coming upon its 25th anniversary, and to commemorate the big day The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be having a big celebration on Monday, May 9th. “Beauty and the Beast”, being the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture, is definitely a huge milestone in movie history.
Many who worked on the film will be guests at the event, including Alan Menken, Angela Lansbury, Paige O’Hara, Richard White, Robby Benson, producer Don Hahn, director Gary Trousdale, supervising animators Andreas Deja, Mark Henn and Glen Keane, and key story artist Brenda Chapman.
To begin the night, there will be a viewing of the original 1991 theatrical release version of the film, that is in its original 70mm format from the Academy Film Archive. There will then be an onstage discussion about the film’s place in movie history.
The “25th Anniversary Screening of Beauty and the Beast: A Marc Davis Celebration of Animation” will be at The Samuel Goldwyn Theater at 8949 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills. Tickets were only $5, but rapidly sold out upon release. For more information on the event, you can visit oscars.org.
Even though “Beauty and the Beast” was released 25 years ago, the love for the movie still hasn’t died down, with a live action re-make coming out in March 2017, and a just announced new Beauty and the Beast attraction coming to Tokyo Disneyland, it looks like fans just can’t get enough!