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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TO CELEBRATE 25 AT ACADEMY

LOS ANGELES, CA – Eight-time Oscar®-winning composer Alan Menken and three-time Oscar nominee and Honorary Academy Award® recipient Angela Lansbury 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 a 25th anniversary celebration of “Beauty and the Beast” on Monday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Part of the Academy’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.  There will also be 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 lyric by 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.

Tickets for the “25th Anniversary Screening of Beauty and the Beast: A Marc Davis Celebration of Animation” are $5 for general admission and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org.  The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.  For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.
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