On-Air Film Review: Internet Beauty & the Cyber-Beast in ‘Belle’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on January 13th, 2022, reviewing a new animated film from Japan, a version of “Beauty & the Beast” entitled “Belle,” in theaters on January 14th.

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Written and directed by Mamoru Hosoda (“Mirai”), a young Japanese girl named Suzu has lost her mother at a young age, and hasn’t gotten over it. She is an awkward teenager who decides to enter the U, an online virtual world in which your brainwaves are transformed into characters, in essence starting over in a new life. She becomes Belle, a beautiful singer sensation in the U world, who falls in love with the Dragon, a beastly type who is out to destroy the U.

“Belle” opens in theaters and IMAX (in select markets) on January 14th. Featuring the voices (English dub) Kylie McNeill, Paul Castro Jr., Ben Lepley, Jessica DiCicco and David Chen. Written and directed by Mamoru Hosoda. Rated “PG

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