Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (film)

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (film) Direct-to-video animated feature, released on November 11, 1997. Belle attempts to cheer up Beast by planning an elaborate Christmas celebration, though the malevolent Forte, a pipe organ, plots to prevent Beast from falling in love with Belle. When Belle leaves the castle with her friends to search for the perfect Christmas tree, Forte convinces Beast that she has run away. After he captures and imprisons her, he finds a gift she had made for him and realizes that she must have true feelings for him, so he determines to give Belle the best Christmas celebration ever. Directed by Andy Knight. Besides the voices from the original 1991 motion picture of Paige O’Hara (Belle), Robby Benson (Beast), Jerry Orbach (Lumiere), David Ogden Stiers (Cogsworth), and Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts), there are new characters of Angelique, voiced by Bernadette Peters, and Forte, voiced by Tim Curry. 80 min. Four new songs have been composed by Rachel Portman and Don Black. This was the first made-for-video movie produced by Walt Disney Animation Canada, Inc., with studios in Toronto and Vancouver.