Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)

USA, Canada,
35mm film, colour

An American/Canadian animated fantasy film directed by Andy Knight.

Plot Summary

While Belle is staying at the Beast's castle, she decorates the castle for Christmas despite a far-from-festive Beast's orders not to. But her plans to introduce Beast to the Christmas Spirit are opposed by Forte the pipe organ who fears that if the curse on Beast is lifted – as happiness is bound to do – then Beast will no longer need to seek solace by using Forte. The scheming Forte uses Fife, a naive but ambitious flute who desires only to perform a solo, as his unwitting accomplice…


* = uncredited

Director: Andy Knight
Walt Disney Animation Canada, Walt Disney Television Animation
Line Producer: Susan Kapigian
Script: Flip Kobler, Cindy Marcus, Bill Motz, Bob Roth
Story Supervisor: Ellen Gurney
Associate Director: Keith Ingham
Dialogue Director: Jamie Thomason
Editor: Daniel Lee
Music: Rachel Portman
Additional Orchestrator: Michael Starobin
Additional Music: Michael Starobin
Songs: Don Black, Rachel Portman
Voice Casting: Jamie Thomason

Paige O'Hara (Belle)
Robby Benson (Beast)
Jerry Orbach (Lumiere)
David Ogden Stiers (Cogsworth
Bernadette Peters (Angelique)
Tim Curry (Forte)
Haley Joel Osment (Chip's speaking voice)
Frank Welker (Phillippe/Sultan)
Jeff Bennett (Axe/Poke)
Jim Cummings (various characters)
Kath Soucie (Enchantress)
Paul Reubens (Fife)
Angela Lansbury (Mrs Potts)
Andrew Keenan Bolger [Chip's singing voice] *
Judith Blazer, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Bill Cantos, Victoria Clark, Kevin Dorsey, Gregg Edelman, Judy Kaye, Rebecca Luker, Howard McGillin, Gene Miller, Lauren Mitchell, Bobbi Page, Wilbur Pauley, Andrea Robinson, Sharon Scruggs, Ted Sperling, Carmen Twillie, Martin Vidnovic, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters [chorus] *

Sequel to

See also
Belle's Magical World (1997)
Sing Me a Story with Belle (1999)



  • Diário de Notícias 5 December 1998 – review (by João Antunes)