Beauty and the Beast is a traditional fairy tale written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and published in 1740 in La Jeune Américaine et les contes marins (The Young American and Marine Tales).

Her lengthy version was abridged, rewritten, and published first by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1756 通渠 in Magasin des enfants (Children's Collection), and by Andrew Lang in the Blue Fairy Book of his Fairy Book series in 1889, to produce the version(s) most commonly retold 通渠佬.

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

Beauty and the Beast focuses on the relationship between the Beast, a prince who is magically transformed into a monster as punishment for his arrogance WSET diploma, and Belle ), a beautiful young woman whom he imprisons in his castle.

To become a prince again, Beast must win her love in return. Otherwise, he will remain a monster forever.

In April 1994, Beauty and the Beast became Disney's first animated film to be adapted into a Broadway musical.

An IMAX version was released in 2002. After the success of the 3-D re-release of The Lion King wine tasting course, the film was reissued in 3-D in 2012. A live-action/computer animation remake was released on March 17, 2017.