In September 1991, two months before its theatrical release, Disney’s animated masterpiece Beauty and the Beast screened as a “Work in Progress” at the 29th New York Film Festival in Alice Tully Hall. Even though a third of the film consisted of crude storyboard reels and animation tests, the screening drew a standing ovation. Visually lavish and musically exuberant, the fairy-tale adaptation was one of the first Disney features to incorporate elements of computer-generated imagery with hand-drawn animation. An instant classic, it became the first animated film to garner an Oscar nomination for best picture, winning awards for best score and original song. To celebrate the film and its vibrant cultural legacy, Beauty and the Beast returns to Alice Tully Hall for a special 25th anniversary screening.
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