and the Beast FAQ
are Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about Beauty
and the Beast.
When is Beauty and the Beast being released to
January 1, 2002.
How many IMAX screens will Beauty and the Beast
Initially there will be 100 big screens (IMAX and other
big screen theaters) showing Beauty and the Beast.
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What new footage is in the IMAX version?
Disney has added a song that was cut from the original
version titled "Human Again." The song was added
to draw more interest in getting audiences to return to
the theater to see the film. It was selected because of
strong positive reaction to the song in the stage version
of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. With some alterations,
the scene was able to be animated specifically for the
IMAX version of Beauty and the Beast. In total,
this represents six minutes of new footage.
What's the premise of the song?
The characters begin dreaming what it will be like to
be human again, which is the set up and execution for
How much will it cost to see Beauty and the Beast
Most IMAX theaters will charge between $10 - $15.
Won't the movie be distorted when blown up to IMAX size?
This was a concern of many people after seeing "The
Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment of Fantasia 2000
on IMAX. However Disney has alleviated any concerns by
having artists and animators spend over a year going through
the film frame by frame to enhance it for IMAX then rerendering
it specifically for IMAX. The only reason this could be
accomplished is because all frames for Beauty and the
Beast were stored digitally.
Won't a newly animated scene look out of place?
To help with consistency, Disney brought back several
original artists and animators that worked on the original
Beauty and the Beast to accomplish the new scene.
Enhancements to the original version in conjunction with
the development of the new scene help blend the two almost
I heard a rumor that Disney is also releasing The Lion
King to IMAX theaters. Is this true?
Yes. The Lion King will be released to IMAX theaters
in 2003 and there will be a preview of it before Beauty
and the Beast on IMAX.
How much did Beauty and the Beast make when it
was originally released?
Beauty and the Beast made $144.8 million at the
box office when it was released in 1991. It remained in
theaters for an amazing 42 weeks and was nominated for
a "Best Picture" Academy Award - the only animated
film to ever receive such an honor.
I have another question. Who do I ask?
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