How will 'Les Miserables' compare to these classics?
8. 'Beauty and the Beast'
After 1989's "The Little Mermaid" reignited interest in Disney's animated output, studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg and co. topped themselves with the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture. Directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, and music men Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman gave new life to a "tale as old as time" with vibrant tunes, hilarious supporting characters and stunning computer-assisted animation.
- Dave Lewis