by Alice Chan.
A basic version of the tale of Beauty and the Beast.
Here is Surlalune Fairy Tales’ annotated version of B+B.
A reaction to Robin McKinley’s Beauty: I agree with the blogger that Disney’s film is eerie in its resemblance to McKinley’s book. Here is an excerpt from the novel from McKinley’s website. Some interesting background.
Russian animated B+B to watch online.
I love Betsy Hearne’s survey of B+B retellings and revisions. It’s fun to see how many permutations one story can go through and her book is entirely readable.
Japanese romantic comedy TV show: The Beauty or the Beast. They are both journalists but she behaves in an exemplary professional manner and he doesn’t.
Anna Campbell’s post on romance novels and fairy tales with a bit on her own B+B retelling Untouched.
A romantic description of the Disney version of B+B from Timeless Movies.
Rick DeMott, editor of Animation World Network, on Jean Cocteau’s B+B (1946). This is a beautiful film and well worth seeing if you liked the Disney version.
A memory of the 1980s TV show starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman and relevant links and a clip from B+B.
Here is Emily Short’s B+B interactive fiction. I enjoyed playing it.
A review of Mercer Meyer’s B+B – which is my favorite picture book version.
My reaction to Hannah Howell’s B+B.