LOS ANGELES, CA â€“ Eight-time OscarÂ®-winning composer Alan Menken and three-time Oscar nominee and Honorary Academy AwardÂ®Â recipient Angela Lansbury will join voice actors Paige Oâ€™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 aÂ 25th anniversary celebration of â€œBeauty and the Beastâ€Â on Monday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesâ€™ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
Part of the Academyâ€™s Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, the event will include a screening of the 1991 film from a pristine 70mm original theatrical release print from the Academy Film Archive. Â There will also be an onstage discussion about the filmâ€™s lasting impact and its place in motion picture history as the first animated feature to be nominated for Best Picture. Â The film won two OscarsÂ®, for its original score by Menken and the original song â€œBeauty And The Beast,â€ music by Menken and lyric by Howard Ashman. Â It also received two additional nominations in the Original Song category for â€œBe Our Guestâ€ and â€œBelle,â€ as well as a nomination for Sound.
Tickets for the â€œ25th Anniversary Screening of Beauty and the Beast: A Marc Davis Celebration of Animationâ€ are $5 for general admission and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online atÂ www.oscars.org.Â The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.Â For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visitÂ www.oscars.org.