Holiday Gift Guide | Belle’s Magical World Special Edition DVD Review
On November 22, 2011, you can bring home the magic and enchantment of Beauty and the Beast with a new family-friendly DVD inspired by the beloved Disney classic. In Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World Special Edition, you will be treated to glimpses inside the castle as Belle and the Beast get to know one other, the enchanted objects work together as a team, and Belle changes the way everyone thinks and acts.
Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World is a collection of 4 short segments entitled: “The Perfect Word”, “Fifi’s Folly”, “Mrs. Potts’ Party”, and “Broken Wing”. In “The Perfect Word”, the Beast learns how to control his temper, listen to Belle, politely request a meal with Belle, and more. In “Fifi’s Folly”, Lumiere and Fifi’s 5th anniversary is fast approaching, and Belle offers to help Lumiere plan the perfect date. Fifi thinks that Lumiere has forgotten all about her, and becomes jealous of Belle and the time she is spending with Lumiere. In “Mrs. Potts’ Party”, Belle and the Enchanted Objects plan a party to help Mrs. Potts cheer up. In “Broken Wing”, Belle declines a lunch date with the Beast to care for a wounded bird. When the Beast discovers the beauty of the bird’s song, he attempts to keep it caged although Belle urges him to set the bird free.
Through Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World, parents can use these recognizable and lovable characters to teach their children important life lessons that will help them to succeed and make friends. New Enchanted Objects are introduced along the way as Belle progresses to her own, magical Happily Ever After.
Music & More If you choose this option on your DVD menu, you can play the scenes with the songs. If your child would like to sing along but doesn’t quite know the words, you can choose to display the lyrics on the screen. This feature contains the songs “Listen With Our Hearts” and “A Little Thought”.
Games & Activities Belle wants to write an invitation to invite the Beast to join her for dinner, but she needs your help! Using the arrows on your remote control, help Belle locate the missing Enchanted Objects so she can write her letter. After she writes her letter, take a quiz about the movie. For every answer you get right, a candle will be lit on the chandelier so that Belle and Beast can enjoy their dinner together!
Bonus Episode of Disney’s Sing Me a Story With Belle In “What’s Inside Counts”, an episode of Disney Channel’s Sing Me a Story With Belle, Belle teaches a lesson on how it’s important to value what is on the inside rather than on the outside.
Enchanted Environment In this screen, you are treated to an enchanting view of the forest surrounding the Beast’s castle. Beautiful music helps to set the scene as snow falls gently to the ground.
*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*