Bill Condon

'Beauty and the Beast' to be shown in Malaysia without cuts

The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday its movie "Beauty and the Beast" will open in Malaysia on March 30 without the cutting of a gay scene as had been ordered by film censors.

The re-telling of the animated classic was originally scheduled to start showing on March 16 but was postponed after Disney refused to edit the film.

"We are pleased to announce that Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' has now been approved to be released in Malaysia with no cuts, with a PG13 rating" on March 30, the Walt Disney Co. (Malaysia) said in a brief statement. No details were provided.

Malaysia's top two cinema chains also announced that advance tickets for the March 30...