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Five Reasons Why ‘Beauty And The Beast’ and ‘Bambi’ Are Must Owns

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Movie lovers everywhere have two great options out this week on DVD and Digital HD in the live action Beauty and the Beast and Bambi. Here are five reasons why everyone should give these releases a chance.

The Attention To Detail

In the Beauty and the Beast release, there are features such as a complete breakdown of how they used motion capture technology to bring the beast to life. It’s amazing to see how technology has evolved.

Beauty and the Beast

Walt Disney Himself

How often do you get to hear from the legend himself about what went into developing one of the most lauded animated classics of all time? Check out this clip from the Bambi release.

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Céline Dion Does What She Does Best

Céline Dion is one of those rare performers whose talent has stood the course of time. She played a significant role in the original animated classic and had a big role in the live action film. There’s a featurette on the Beauty and the Beast DVD where she spends time discussing her contributions in both films. It’s well worth the watch.

Deleted Scenes

In Beauty and the Beast, the deleted scenes don’t have the same flair as they do in the Bambi release. However, Beauty and the Beast does have the most hilarious deleted scene where Lefou meets Monsieur Toilette. Bambi’s deleted scenes included commentary from Walt Disney himself, and that was way cool.

Enhancements

In the Bambi release, the 2D animation of the animals is enhanced in such a drastic manner that they pop off the screen. The only downside is when the animals stand out that much, the background of the scene seems flat and less realistic than in the original release.

In Beauty and the Beast, we can get an “enhanced” look at how all the musical numbers were staged. The most interesting part was when they pulled off “Be Our Guest.”


What is your favorite scene from ‘Beauty and the Beast?’ Comment below.

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Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
I'm a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and have been doing reviews for many years. My views on film are often heard in markets such as Atlanta, Houston, and satellite radio. My wife often tolerates my obsession for all things film related and two sons are at an age now where 'Trolls' is way cooler than dad. Follow me on twitter @mrsingleton.
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