Disney’s 1991 animated Beauty and the Beast is a masterpiece. It was the first animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, it’s been turned into a Broadway musical, and it’s my personal favourite animated movie of all time. It’s even in my top 20 movies. In grade 9 I acted in our High School’s production of Beauty and the Beast, so this story has always had a special place in my heart. When the movie was announced 3 years ago, I was beyond ecstatic. I am happy to say that this movie was just as wonderful and magical as I could have hoped.