Big News! Disney has announced the release date for the Beauty and the Beast DVD and other digital video options. The hit live-action movie will be released on Disney Movies Anywhere, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand on June 6th.
There was no date given yet for Beauty and the Beast’s streaming release on Netflix.
Beauty and the Beast was released in movie theaters on March 17th and has grossed over $1 billion to date. It now holds the title of the highest-grossing (domestic) PG-rated movie of all time and is within striking distance of Frozen for the global PG-rated record.
In case you are not up to speed on Beauty and the Beast, here is a quick synopsis from Disney Movies:
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice.
The Beauty and the Beast DVD, Digital HD and Blu-Ray can be advance ordered from Amazon here. (affiliate link)