I’ve been slowing introducing my boys to the classic Disney princess films as they’ve been released. I’m so excited that Beauty and the Beast is finally available on Blu-ray and Digital HD. The timing is perfect with the new live action version coming next year. I can’t wait to see Emma Watson play Belle on the big screen. Disney kindly sent us a copy to review which includes some pretty awesome bonus features. Before I get to that, check out these fun Beauty and the Beast food and craft ideas I’ve rounded up.
Beauty and the Beast Food & Craft Ideas
DIY Bell Jar – Desert Chica
DIY Beast Costume – Desert Chica
Beauty and the Beast Coloring Pages – Desert Chica
Disney Princess Magnet Craft – Rural Mom
Beauty & the Beast ‘Tale As Old As Time’ Journal Craft Tutorial – Artsy Momma
K-cup Craft: Chip from Beauty and the Beast – Artsy Momma
Beauty & the Beast Enchanted Rose Craft – A Magical Mess
Beauty & the Beast Belle Cupcakes – Mom & Crafters
Lefou’s Brew Recipe – All For The Boys
French Apple Tart: Inspired by Beauty & the Beast – Maryland Momma’s Rambles
Beauty & the Beast Christmas Ornaments – As The Bunny Hops
Mrs. Potts Teapots Cake Pops – Bakerella
Princess Belle Nail Art – Rambles of a Polish Addict
Throwing a Beauty and the Beast Birthday Party – Disney in Your Day
Beauty and the Beast Inspired Chip Teacup Cappuccino – Cool Moms Cool Tips
Princess Belle Dress Up Costume – Ruffles & Rain Boots
Cogsworth Time Telling Quiet Book Activity – Girl Loves Glam
DIY Belle Birthday Pinatas (plus other princesses!) – Reading Confetti
After you’ve found the perfect Beauty and the Beast craft or snack idea, pick up your own copy of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and have a fun movie night!
Beauty & the Beast Bonus Features (features vary by format)
- Menken & Friends: 25 Years of Musical Inspiration – Discover how the composers are personally connected, how they first experienced “Beauty and the Beast” and how they find inspiration for their own films. And watch as they pay tribute to the film’s award-winning music score and the man who has inspired them all—Alan Menken.
- #1074: Walt, Fairy Tales & Beauty and the Beast – Long before “Beauty and the Beast” became the instant classic we know and love, Walt Disney made two attempts—between the 1930s and 1950s—to adapt the famous fairy tale into an animated film. Discover what Walt and his team was dreaming up through Walt’s actual voice recordings, archived artwork, story notes, and learn why the project was sidelined for decades.
- Always Belle – The original voice of Belle, Paige O’Hara, reminisces about earning the role of the beautiful bookworm in “Beauty and theBeast” and recalls how the iconic character changed her life and continues to inspire fans both young and old.
- The Recording Sessions – Go in the recording booth with the cast of Beauty and the Beast and see what went into adding voices to the characters and the lines we know and love.
- 25 Fun Facts About Beauty and the Beast – Disney Channel’s Gus Kamp and Kayla Maisonet host this entertaining countdown featuring little-known fun facts, anecdotes and hidden Easter Eggs (references to Disney animated films and characters) from one of the most cherished animated films of all time.
- “Beauty and The Beast” Sneak Peek – An exciting first look into the live-action re-telling of “Beauty and the Beast,” which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.
- Classic Bonus Features – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include over five hours of bonus material, such as an alternate version of “Be Our Guest” and the “Beauty and the Beast” music video performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, and deleted scenes.