Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

Beauty and the Beast

Special Screening, Geekdom Screenings

Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise / Feature Narrative / United States of America / 1991 / 84 min / Colour / Bluray
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Animation, Romance, Musical, Fantasy
No Premiere


An arrogant young prince and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father, Maurice. With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs Potts, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation in this classic animation with plenty of wonderful musical numbers.

About the Directors

Gary Trousdale is an American film director best known for directing movies such as ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ and ‘Atlantis: The Lost Empire’. Trousdale had planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at the California Institute of the Art, where he studied for three years. Trousdale was hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1985 and moved to DreamWorks Animation in 2003. He gained true prominence in his field with the success of his animated film directorial debut ‘Beauty and the Beast’, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and won a LAFCA Award.

Kirk Wise is an American film director, animator and screenwriter best known for his work at Disney. Wise has directed films including ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Atlantis: The Lost Empire’ and ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’. He graduated from Palo Alto High School and went on to study character animation at the California Institute of the Arts. Wise first began work with Disney in 1988 on ‘Oliver & Company’ as an assistant animator.


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Production Company
Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Feature Animation
Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.
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