|Starring||Angela Lansbury, David Ogden Stiers, Jerry Orbach|
|Director(s)||Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise|
|Genre(s)||Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance|
|Honor(s)||Heartland Film Festival Film, Truly Moving Picture Award Winner|
Belle is not like most of the young women in her town, more interested in books and learning than finding a husband. Nonetheless, she is pursued by the handsome Gaston, as arrogant as he is popular. In the mountains above the village there stands a mysterious castle, wherein lives The Beast, a creature to be avoided. When the Beast kidnaps Belle’s father, she is distraught, offering to trade her own freedom for her father’s release.
Beauty and the Beast played at the 2003 Heartland Film Festival in the Special Events Sidebar.