Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast

From author Charles Solomon, with an introduction by Don Hahn, Tale as Old as Time is an honest and accurate account of the making of one of the most beloved animated films of recent decades, Beauty and the Beast. The book recounts the film’s false starts and wrong turns when many sequences were created, reworked, cut and added as the film gradually emerged and was ultimately released in 1991 to rave reviews. The book features interviews with artists, executives and voice actors; and transcripts of meetings and story sessions. It’s an illustrative collection of story sketches, animation drawings and discarded sequences. Don served as a contributing editor and worked closely with the book’s author and designer.