Music Break: Disney’s Beauty & The Beast

Happy Friday the 13th everybody! No, there’s not gonna be any horror-related post on here… actually I’m in need of a blogging break today, been so tired at work lately. Since the weather suddenly turns frigid (40 degrees swing within 48 hrs!), I thought a little uplifting music would perk up anyone’s day right?

Well, Disney’s Beauty & The Beast 3D, is released today. Now, despite it being one of my all time favorite princess movies, I don’t think I’ll be shelling out top dollars to see it. I’m sure it looks great in 3D though, especially that ballroom dancing scene.

There are tons of great songs to choose from and the obvious one of course is the main one which shares the same title as the film, but I kind of like this one, sung by Paige O’Hara and Robby Benson. It’s the first time Belle sort of notices Beast that there’s ‘something there’ in him that she didn’t notice before and that she no longer sees him as this big monstrous creature. It’s a sweet scene that always make me tear up a bit…

Another thing I love about this movie is the prologue, it’s perhaps my all time favorite princess movie intros as it immediately sucks you in. David Ogden Stiers’s deep voice is perfect as the narrator and the background music is just gorgeous. It starts out bright and beautiful with the castle looming behind the enchanted forrest, but then it grows darker and forlorn… and ends with a beguiling question “… for who could ever learn to love a Beast?

Hope you enjoy the music break today. Are you a fan of this animated feature?