Skønheden og dyret (1989)
Beauty and the Beast (1989)
An anonymous reader sent this in to me recently, and I couldn’t be more delighted. This silent, stop-motion version of Beauty and the Beast may well be the most truly romantic version of the tale I’ve ever seen. Tonally, the Beast featured here is the closest I’ve seen to the Villeneuve’s. Visual callbacks to the tale of Persephone and beautiful, subtle acting evoke a world of longing and repressed emotion through the simplest of puppets. Animator Romana Burianova achieves something astonishing, and I recommend any fan of the tale allow themselves a half hour to sink into the beautifully pantomimed world of this gentle, soulful romance.