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25 Things You Didn't Know About "Beauty And The Beast"

As with most movies, they come with little hidden continuity gems and random items that the animators decided to throw in. This is a list of all that I was able to find! If you have more, comment below and make the list grow!

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1. The opening scene...

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In the opening scene of Beauty and the Beast, the narrator states, "Once upon a time, in a far away land..." but in the song "Be Our Guest" Lumiere sings, "...After all miss, this is France and a dinner here is never second best..."

And really how far away could the castle be if Gaston and the Mob could walk there?

2. "Bonjour"

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During the opening song, when Belle sits by the waterfall she shows a lamb a picture in her book, but when Gaston meets up with her, he says "How can you read this; it has no pictures!?"


Belle sings about how the town is so small, and its so ordinary. "Little town, it's a quiet village, every day like the one before" etc.... but yet there are at least 3 or 4 people with non-french accents such as the bookseller who has an Irish accent, the lady who says "not a part of any crowd" who has a British accent, the man who says "with her head up on some cloud" who has a German accent. Belle said her little town is so boring, yet there are so different people from different countries!


Belle sits on a fountain and sings to some sheep, "Wow Isn't this amazing? It's my favorite part because You'll see Here's where she meets Prince Charming But she won't discover that it's him Till Chapter Three." Not only does this sound like her own story, but later in the movie during the "Something There" song sequence, she sings TO THE EXACT SAME TUNE the following: "New And a bit alarming Who'd have ever thought that this Could be? True that he's no Prince Charming But there's something there I simply didn't see." This is the moment when she starts to fall in love with the Beast!


A barber trims a man's beard but by mistake he cuts off half just like in the movie Frosty the Snowman (only it's the opposite side)


There is a woman who is very angry standing to the left side of the street. She says, "You call this bacon" but at the time she is holding up a fish!


The hair of the three girls changes in every scene.

8. "Be Our Guest"

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"Be Our Guest" was originally animated with Maurice (not Belle) as the guest, but Disney decided not to waste such a wonderful song on a secondary character.


"Chip" originally had only one line, but the producers liked the voice so much that they had extra lines written.


In the scene where Maurice is about to be taken away to the "Asylum For Loons" and just before Gaston sings "Kill the Beast," Belle's apron magically disappears and reappears many times!


When Maurice is lost in the forest, one sign is pointing down a dark path leading to Valencia. The other is pointing down a less sinister path to Anaheim, representing the ongoing battle between Disneyland (Anaheim, CA) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia, CA).


The door to Maurice's house opens two different ways.


While in his room the Beast becomes angry and rips his self-portrait from the left to the right in a downward motion. Then later when Belle is in the West Wing, the portrait is shown ripped in the opposite direction from what was shown before.


When Gaston enters house to propose to Belle, door is left open. When Belle forces Gaston out of house, door is closed.


Does anyone else find it amusing that the figure on the door to Belle's new room is a young girl wearing a hooded cloak?


The figure on the door to Beast's room is the head of a beast-like character, but it doesn't look much like him. It does, however look like some early prototype sketches of


Beast, when he was patterned more after a lion with ram's horns.


In the same scene as Belle's and Beast's doors, Belle passes by a sculpture in the hall that has a similar look.


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When Gaston is in the pub singing about how wonderful he is, the "trophy" chair he sits in looks amazingly like it could have been made from the Beast.


When Beast is being "dolled up" for his dinner with Belle, he turns around to face the camera and has several curls and ribbons in his "beard" and in his hair. It very much resembles the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz when he gets dolled up in Oz.


When Maurice is attacked by the wolves, Phillipe, the horse, runs-away and Maurice finds the castle himself. Later when Phillipe goes back to the house and Belle says "Take me to him Phillipe!", he takes her to the castle. But remember Phillipe left before he could find out where the castle was. He couldn't have known where the castle was if he left at the time that he did. Isn't that odd?!?

22. The last scene...

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The last scene where Belle and the prince are dancing was copied from the last scene of "Sleeping Beauty" where Aurora and her prince were also dancing.

23. The Mob Song

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Did you that in the song "Kill the Beast", Gaston recites a line from a Shakespeare play. The line is "screw your courage to the sticking place..."


There is a short overhead shot of the fighting going on inside the entry hallway of Beast's castle when the villagers attack , right after the scene of Mrs. Potts and her teacups pouring scalding hot tea on one of the villagers. If you look very carefully at the bottom center of the screen, you can see the shadow of a shoulder bag full of golf clubs go flying through the air and land on the head of one of the villagers! All this time, I never knew Beast played golf!


There is a scene during the storming of Beast's castle where LeFou and two other villagers chase the footstool into the kitchen. At one point, LeFou only has on one shoe as he chases the footstool, who has LeFou's missing shoe in his mouth, through the hallway of the castle towards the kitchen. Later, LeFou now has on both shoes as he bursts through the kitchen doors and corners the footstool, who has a shoe still in his mouth! Then, Lefou runs out of the kitchen after being frightened by both the silverware and the stove and once again now he is wearing only one shoe! I guess someone forgot to keep track of what they were drawing.

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