Angela Lansbury Will Be Part of 25th Anniversary Celebration of Beauty and the Beast Film

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The multiple Tony winner will join composer Alan Menken for the May event in Beverly Hills.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present 25th Anniversary Screening of Beauty and the Beast: A Marc Davis Celebration of Animation May 9 at 7:30 PM at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who wrote the score for the award-winning film, and three-time Oscar nominee and Honorary Academy Award recipient Angela Lansbury, who gave voice to Mrs. Potts in the 1991 film, will join voice actors Paige O’Hara, Richard White and Robby Benson; supervising animators Andreas Deja, Mark Henn and Glen Keane; key story artist Brenda Chapman; Oscar-nominated producer Don Hahn; and director Gary Trousdale onstage for the 25th anniversary celebration of the animated film.

Part of the Academy’s Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, the event will include a screening of the film, an onstage discussion about the film’s lasting impact and its place in motion picture history as the first animated feature to be nominated for Best Picture. The film won two Oscars, for its original score by Menken and the original song “Beauty And The Beast,” music by Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman. It also received two additional nominations in the Original Song category for “Be Our Guest” and “Belle,” as well as a nomination for Sound.

The film was also the basis for the long-running Broadway musical, which debuted in 1994 at the Palace Theatre.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at Oscars.org. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

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