This is one of those stories that has been told over and over again. It's Psyche and Cupid, it's the True Bride (see Jim Henson's Storyteller) and it's Dennis L. McKiernan's book "Once Upon a Winter's Night" (which I really recommend as an companion piece if you grew up watching this and fell in love with the story. Anyways, this is beautiful "Beauty and the Beast" type story with a little more adventure. What happens if every night the beast became human? It give a whole new level to the story, especially if the beauty ever sees him he must marry an evil witch. But this is no damsel in distress; she goes after her prince to win him back, despite everything going against her. I really recommend this movie. Very visual and family safe too! Can't say enough good about it!!!