Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has just shared sneak peeks at just three of the bonus features you’ll find on the Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition on Disney Blu-ray/DVD when it’s released on October 5.
In the introduction for the picture-in-picture edition, producer Don Hahn sets up the bonus feature by recalling the first time the film had been screened for the public, far from its completion, at the New York Film Festival. With the picture-in-picture feature, you’ll watch both the original theatrical release and the screened edition simultaneously.
In the following excerpt which talks about how Something There was introduced to the film at ‘the eleventh hour,’ replacing Human Again, Alan Menken reminisces about his writing partner, the beloved late Howard Ashman’s reaction to Paige O’Hara’s initial interpretation of the anthem.
Finally, Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts), Robby Benson (Beast) and Paige O’Hara (Belle) talk about recording the music for the film, comparing it to staging a real theatrical production. The clip also includes archival footage of Richard White performing as Gaston.