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    DescriptionThe Beauty and the Beast legend has a universal appeal; the fairy tale exists in numerous versions throughout the world. During the process of being translated into a Disney film, Beauty and the Beast had several false starts. It was originally conceived as an eighteenth-century period piece, directed by the British husband-and-wife team of Richard and Jill Purdum. After some changes, two new directors, Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale, were put in charge of the project. Although he was initially reluctant to do another animated film after The Little Mermaid, the late Howard Ashman came on board shortly after the new directors did. Over many months, the characters and story evolved further, but there were many changes, and wrong turns. Sequences were created, reworked, cut, and added as the film gradually emerged, like a statue from a block of marble. After all of the ups and downs, Beauty and the Beast was released in 1991 to rave reviews and record-breaking box-office business. The film was widely hailed as a technical and aesthetic breakthrough and remains the only animated feature ever to be nominated for an Oscar for best picture. This authoritative book features interviews with artists, voice-over actors, and executives, and transcripts of meetings and story sessions. Illustrations abound throughout, including sketches, caricatures, sequences of animation drawings, and preliminary artwork from discarded scenes. This book will be a must-have for any fan of the "Tale as Old as Time."


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    Title
    Tale as Old as Time
    Subtitle
    The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Solomon
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 175
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 305 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 1,134 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781423124818
    ISBN 10: 1423124812
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 791.4372
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    B&T General Subject: 595
    Libri: I-AT
    DC22: 791.4372
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    DC22: 791.43/72
    B&T Approval Code: C07402000
    BISAC V2.8: PER017000
    LC classification: PN1997.B357 S65 2010
    Thema V1.0: ATFA
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, colour line drawings
    Publisher
    Disney Editions
    Imprint name
    Disney Editions
    Publication date
    31 August 2010