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Filmed in the fashion of a spirited Broadway musical (the only way to revive the dying film musical seems to be through animation), it has more well-rounded characters than ever before in a Disney production. Belle is a far cry from the muddle-headed heroines of the past. Intelligent, compassionate, a woman who is completely liberated and one who is not so easily outsmarted, this is the biggest surprise to come out of the animation studios in a long time. Among the great songs, they include the boisterous "Be our Guest", the charming "Something There", the thrilling opening number "Belle" and the lovely title piece (one of the most romantic moments captured on film, even if it is animated). This would have to be Disney's best animated feature of all time.