Beauty and the Beast

A monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love

Credits

Director

Bill Condon

Based on

Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's 1740 French fairy tale 'Beauty and the Beast', and Disney's animated Beauty and the Beast by Linda Woolverton

Producers

David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman

Production Companies

Walt Disney Pictures, Mandeville Films

Studio

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Stereo Supervisor

Richard W. Baker

Stereo Producer

Paul Patrick Quinn

Release Date

17th March 2017

When it was first released twenty-six years ago, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ instantly became one of Disney’s most beloved movies.

Those who predicted this wouldn’t hold a talking candle to the animated original will be pleasantly surprised. The tale may be as old as time, but it’s retold with freshness, brio and flair.Empire

Stereo

One of the ideas that the director brought to the stereo team was to keep the depth quite shallow in the initial scenes of Belle in the village, and then really open up the depth when the action moves to the magical environment of the castle. During the scene with Maurice riding through the forest the team unnaturally compressed the depth, so that when the lightning strikes and the wolves attack we could expand it really quickly and throw the audience into the action, with wolves jumping out of the screen.

The stereo team spent a great deal of time on creating high detail in all of the environments. Inside the castle, the architecture was extremely important, from the angles on ceiling buttresses to the embellishments on the fireplace mantles. In the forest scenes there is fine sculpting in the many bare branches, snowbanks and roots, and the rest of the 3D space is filled with falling snow. This immersion makes the Maurice wolf chase one of the stand out scenes in the movie.

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