I believe one of the best animated movies of all time is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in 1991. Even critics and the academy agree as it became the first animated movie to receive an Oscar Best Picture nomination, competing among the best such as JFK and The Silence of the Lambs. The Silence of the Lambs was a formidable opponent and considered one of the best movies of all time. Had it competed on a year when nominees where mediocre at best (trust me we are seeing more of that lately), it would have stood a chance.
When Disney announced it was releasing a live action version of the movie, I could almost imagine all the things that can go wrong with it. Of course, we all held hope that Disney would create magic once again. Well, we finally saw the movie last weekend. It was not a total disaster. But it still could not hold a candle (or a candelabra ha ha ha) to the original animated movie. ( Read more )