The story was first published in France
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Madame Gabrielle- Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
Villeneuve's original version was a mini novella and was adapted into the Beaumont version that is more popular one that is used as the basis for most film and tv adaptations.
One of the many animal depictions of the Beast, the Beast has been depicted in books and film as a boar, a bear, a dragon, a snake with three heads and the Disney version is an amalgamation of different animals
The character has gone through a bunch of name changes. Starting as Babette in the original movie she was then called Fifi in the direct to video sequels. Her name was kept as Babette in the stage musical and was recently changed to Plumette in the live action version of the movie where she is being played by Gugu Mbatha Raw.
Do you love me?Are you afraid of me?Can you be happy here?Will you marry me?
Generally the number is 2, drawing parallels to Cinderella her two older sisters are spoiled and selfish while Beauty is the good hearted, pure one.
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She starred opposite Klaus Kinski. Angelica Huston played one of her sisters.
Pied PiperThe Mad HatterRumpelstilskinBig Bad Wolf
Played by Robert Carlyle the series is known for combining various characters, Carlyle's Rumpelstiltskin is the Beast, Cinderella's godmother and the Crocodile from Peter Pan.
The plot revolves around Catherine an Assistant District Attorny who forms a complex relationship with a Beast living with a group of people in the tunnels of the city.
In this version she is a police officer saved by a man who through army experiments can take on a beastly form when angry.
Neil Patrick HarrisJean DujardinEwan McGregorKelsey Grammer
Star of Moulin Rouge, the Star Wars prequels and Trainspotting McGregor will be playing Lumiere opposite Ian McKellan as Cogsworth and Emma Thompson as Ms Potts.
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For the Grammy award winning song I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That). It also has hints of Dracula and Phantom of the Opera but Beauty and the Beast is the core of the video's plot.
The glove was incorporated into the 1946 Cocteau film
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The Tiger Bride
The Blood of Beasts was a 2005 version of Beauty and the Beast set in the Viking era. The Pig King is the Italian version of the story and the Fire Rose is a version of the story incorporated by Mercedes Lackey in the Elementals series.
A 21st century couple hearing the story on their honeymoonMagical fairies from a far off landThe parents of the children being told the storyTwo statues in the garden of the story's narrator
The parents of the children being told the story
The narrator is actually Beauty a woman living in a small French countryside reading the the story to her two children. The Beast is the children's father coming home from work.