This is one of my favorite Disney movies of all time. I was supremely impressed with the character design of the Beast. Pure genius. The pacing, plot, music and animation are all done with exceptional skill and thoughtfulness.
Be warned, like many Disney movies, this has a fair amount of violence. A wolf attack, two stabbings, the villain falling to his death, brawling, and the villain's side-kick constantly being verbally and physically abused. On top of all this is three of the villains admirers are dressed showing a little too much top-side. Despite these things, this movie would be OK for anyone over the age of 12.