Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Special Edition (Blu-ray)
30 November 2011
Summary: It’s faithful to the original style if not near so lavish. You really don’t get the sense of a huge Broadway production here as you did in the original. Of course, there’s no Howard Ashman to guide that kind of an experience.
Conclusion: I know it's Christmastime, and I know your kids just love 'Beauty and the Beast,' but try your hardest not to give in to their cries when they see this sitting on the store shelves. It really is that bad.
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
28 November 2011
Conclusion: With Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas we get yet another direct-to-video Disney midquel/sequel on Blu-ray. Whether that excites you or leaves you shrugging your shoulders may depend entirely on who you share your house with, but those who enjoy Belle and Beast's first Christmas together...
Excerpt: When young Prince Adam is visited by a beautiful enchantress disguised as an old beggar in the middle of the night and is offered a rose in exchange for shelter, he coldly dismisses both her and her gift.
Excerpt: Animation is about flow, creating motion through drawings and presenting them on-screen as believable images. The best, typically from Disney of course, does this in a manner that astounds, animated people becoming lifelike and carrying emotion.
Excerpt: Acclaimed and treasured like no other, Disney's beloved modern classic - the first animated feature film in the history of the Oscars nominated for best picture (1991) - is brilliantly transformed to a new level of entertainment through the magic of Blu-ray high definition.