BEAUTY AND THE BEAST DELUXE 1:10 Scale Statue
Sideshow and Iron Studios present the latest from the Art Scale 1:10 line – Beauty and the Beast Deluxe! Based on original references, this polystone Disney collectible is hand-painted and limited edition.
With a curtain of stars decorating the big stained-glass in the background, and big branches of roses sprouting from marble columns that climb in tendrils, a bestial creature with brown fur, horns, claws, and a tail, wearing formal noble attire, gently conducts a romantic dance with a beautiful young woman with long brown hair. Over a set base that reminds the ballroom of his palace, with the stairs and red carpet in the front, where the peculiar couple is observed by Lumiere, the castle’s charismatic but rebellious footman, transformed into a candelabra, followed by the butler Cogsworth, transformed into a clock, and the housekeeper Mrs. Potts, and her son Chip, transformed into a teapot and a teacup respectively, with the entire base decorated. Adding to the line that celebrates Disney’s centenary, Iron Studios present the Beauty and the Beast Deluxe – Disney 100th – Disney Classics – Art Scale 1:10 Statue, inspired by Disney’s 30th animated film of theater musical, based on the fairy tale La Belle et la Bête by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.
In the France of the 18th century, a young and rich, but also cruel and selfish prince, humiliates an old beggar in a cold winter night when she offered him a rose in exchange for shelter. The old lady revealed to be an enchantress of great beauty, and even though he begged for mercy, to punish him for the lack of love in his heart the enchantress cursed him by transforming him into a horrendous beast, and his servants into anthropomorphic household objects. The rose that the enchantress offered him was magic and the spell could only be broken if the prince learned how to love someone and was loved back, but if the last petal of the rose fell, the spell could not be broken anymore. After 10 years, a young book lover called Belle, daughter of an eccentric inventor named Maurice, voluntarily put herself as prisoner of the Beast in the place of her father, after he got lost in the forest and sought refuge invading Beast’s castle and being locked up because of that. With time they started to fall in love with each other, giving Beast’s a chance to break the spell and his curse, and get back to his human form together with his servants.
Released in 1991, universally praised by critics and public alike, the movie was nominated for many awards, winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (the first time for an animated feature film). Beauty and the Beast was the first animation to be nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award, and the only animated movie until 2009 with more than 6 nominations. It also won two prizes, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song.