Having lived a life in selfishness, a young prince is cursed by a mysterious enchantress to having the appearance of a monstrous beast. His only hope is to learn to love a young woman and earn her love in return in order to redeem himself. Years later, his chance shows itself when a young maiden named Belle offers to take her ill father's place as his prisoner. With help from the castle's enchanted staff, Belle learns to appreciate her captor and immediately falls in love with him. Back in the village however, an unscrupulous hunter has his own plans for Belle..
Linda Woolverton (animation screenplay by), Brenda Chapman (story by), Chris Sanders (story by), Burny Mattinson (story by), Kevin Harkey (story by), Brian Pimental (story by), Bruce Woodside (story by), Joe Ranft (story by), Tom Ellery (story by), Kelly Asbury (story by), Robert Lence (story by)