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Beauty and the Beast

Corrected entry: In the opening sequence of the film it shows the Beast falling into despair. He claws a portrait of himself (in human form). The direction he tears this painting is from the top left to the bottom right. Later, when Belle sneaks into the West Wing and finds this painting, it is torn from the top right to the bottom left.

Correction: The top image shows a frame with square edges. The bottom image shows a frame with rounded edges, and other differences. They are not the same painting - presumably the Beast went around clawing every portrait of himself he could find.

Corrected entry: When the Beast tells Lumiere and Cogsworth that he wants to do something for Belle as a thank you, he has a bandage on his arm from when he rescued her from the wolves. But in the next scene, when he gives Belle his library, the bandage is gone.

Correction: When Beast gives Belle the library, his shirt sleeves are covering his arms, so the bandage isn't gone, it is just covered up.

Corrected entry: When the Beast sets Belle free, Chip is in the castle. Then he reappears in the village.

Correction: Chip hops away when Cogsworth is telling the others about Belle leaving and stows away in Belle's saddlebag. When he falls out, she even says "Oh, a stowaway."

Corrected entry: This was lyricist Howard Ashman's last film. The film is dedicated to his memory.

Correction: Beauty and the Beast was the first film to be released after Ashman's death, but it was not the last film he worked on. That would be Aladdin, released the following year.

Corrected entry: Gaston's surprise wedding ceremony is a considerable extensive do up, incorporating several tables, a full wedding feast, elaborate decorations, a band and half the town populace in attendance. Belle is then shown to be inside her house reading a book, and apparently none the wiser that a wedding was planned for her as she acts both surprised and shocked when Gaston brings it up and she later sings about it. Seems a bit of a stretch that Belle was apparently at home during the many hours it would've taken to build that whole shindig and never once went outside to do chores or even look out a window. To further compound the believability of this scene, the wedding set up is then revealed to be right outside her front door meaning she would also have been able to hear any sounds of people constructing decorations, setting down tables, tuning instruments or getting food ready and just dismiss them as no big deal.

Correction: First of all, while she can see the set-up from outside her front door, it's not exactly in the front yard. It's down the hill a little ways. Secondly, Belle is shown to be a dreamer, lost in her books, and not very interested in the goings-on of her boring, poor provincial town. She may have noticed stuff happening, but wasn't interested in the details - especially since at this point she had no idea that the wedding was going to be for her.

Corrected entry: At the very beginning of the movie, as soon as the picture comes on the screen, it shows the castle before it is cursed. There is a deer in the foreground drinking out of the stream. If you watch the deer, it suddenly picks its head up to look around. This same deer is Bambi's mother, in the scene right before the hunter kills her.

Correction: At the very beginning of the movie, there is a deer in the foreground drinking our of the stream, and if you wish to believe it's Bambi's mother in a clever animation cameo, then do so, by all means. But it isn't "in the scene right before the hunter kills her" because, in Bambi, that scene took place at the very end of winter, there was snow EVERYWHERE. That doesn't match at all with this scene.

Corrected entry: Though not revealed in the movie, Disney has stated the real name of the Beast is Adam.

Correction: Actually, the name "Prince" is Beast's only acceptable "other name". The Walt Disney Company has never accepted the urban legend name "Adam," and so the only Prince Adam in existence is He-Man. There is only one source that is actually in tangent with Disney that supports that name, and it is a game called, "The D Show" from 1998 and Disney Interactive likely hired out, and it was slipped in as a joke. Dave Smith, the most official of Disney archivists, says it is merely a rumor.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Beast gives Belle the library, he takes her into the very dark library with her eyes closed. We then see Belle's face react to the sound of Beast opening two or three curtains and we see the room grow lighter. He tells Belle to open her eyes and we are visually journeyed through the room as Belle sees it. There are many very large, high windows that the beast could not have made it to and we did not hear him open their curtains in that space of time.

Correction: There are *two* tall windows in the library. And *two* sets of curtains we hear him open. In fact, the first set of curtains he opens is on Belle's right. And while we don't see him open the second set, we see him approach her from the left, suggesting he opened those second.

Corrected entry: When Gaston is trying to get to Belle through the bustling market, as the camera pans into the market and we hear the lines "Good Day" "Bonjour" "You call this bacon" "What lovely grapes", to the left of the screen you can see two signs hanging up. The first reads "La Puissance" and is for a fish stall. The correct term would probably be "Le Poisson." Secondly there is a pig shaped sign which reads "Le Jamon" - this should be "Le Jambon", which means "ham".

Correction: Other town signs are spelled incorrectly as well. As already pointed out in the corrections section for those, Belle seems to be one of the only literate people in town. The townsfolk are not sufficiently literate, therefore the signs are spelled incorrectly. Characters' flaws but not a movie mistake.

Corrected entry: In the Provincial Life song, as Gaston walks by three blonde girls, there is water flowing out of the fountain, but in the next shot it's not.

Correction: The water is barely flowing out until the third girl leans on the pump. When the shot goes back to the girls, she isn't leaning on it, so the water stops until all three lean on the pump and then it gushes water on Lafou.

Corrected entry: In "Be Our Guest", the objects form an Eiffel Tower to show a symbol of France. The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889, and this movie seems to be set in the 18th century.

Correction: There is nothing in the movie to conclusively date the setting. "Provincial" town is the best we ever hear. Small provincial towns, with cottage industry and individual shop houses, especially near the German border (Fachwerkhaus) existed in the form seen in the movie until approx the first world war in 1914. Some such towns existed until WW2, with one or two such villages still existing today (Hattingen). Decor (rustic), dishes (standard china), furniture (wooden), an invention fair (World's fair in 1890), as well as clothing (bright, with non-vegetable dye colours not available in the 1700's or most of the 1800's) and pony tail hair styles, in addition to facial hair are neutral to poor provincial towns and possible until WW1 too. The Eiffel Tower could well have existed when this movie was made if the invention built was for the fair of 1890, the year after the tower was built.

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, during "Provincial Life", we see a fat lady trying on a hat in a hat store. The sign over the window, in French, reads "Chapeau" (hat). The correct way to identify that store would have been "Chapeaux" (hats) or "Chapelier" (hatter).

Correction: Lots of stores misspell words, or purposely slightly change their name to make them stand out. Character mistake, if any.

Corrected entry: Philippe has whites in his eyes. It's impossible to see the whites in horses' eyes.

Correction: While this holds true with most horses a search on images on the internet proves that it is, indeed, possible to the see the whites of a horses eyes.

Corrected entry: Wolves generally aren't found in the French countryside yet they feature a few times in the film.

Correction: That's because they are more or less extinct nowadays, but wasn't always the case. Wolves were feared for centuries and were present through most part of France.

Sereenie

Corrected entry: When the beast changes back into a human at the end, he looks the exact same as in the painting of himself that he destroyed; yet he was meant to have been cursed for 10 years or so, according to Lumiere. His appearance would have changed somewhat in that time.

Correction: You are dealing with a magical curse. You cannot predict\prove what would happen when the curse is lifted because it is fantasy.

Rlvlk

Corrected entry: The beast is about Belle's age, maybe only a little older; yet in the opening scene where we see him be cursed, he is the same age as he is throughout the rest of the film, 10 years after he had the curse placed on him; in that opening scene telling of his misfortune, he should have been a young boy, not a man.

Correction: You are dealing with a magical curse. You cannot predict\prove what would happen when the curse is lifted because it is fantasy.

Rlvlk

Corrected entry: After the wolf fight, Belle is seen placing her cape on the Beast. However, the next shot of them going back to the castle shows her wearing the cape again.

Correction: Enough time passed for her to change her mind and take the cape back off of the Beast–it probably took a few minutes for her to get Philippe to lie down, then move the Beast onto his back. I think she took it back off because he's much bigger and her cape probably didn't cover him very well.

Corrected entry: One of the signs in the village reads "Le boucherie". In French grammar, "Le" comes before masculine words, and "La" comes before feminine words. "Boucherie" is a feminine word, so the correct French term should be "La boucherie".

Correction: The movie makes a point of distinguishing that Belle is the literate one in the village. It's not uncommon for folks (especially commonfolk) to misspell words.

Corrected entry: During the end the clock slides down the stairway. At the end of the stairway is a big post, but he slides right off, never hitting the post.

Correction: If you go frame by frame you can see that the banister curves around the post, and so he slides past it and doesn't have the danger of sliding into it.

Hamster

Corrected entry: When Cogsworth is giving the tour he says 'If I may call your attention to the Flying Buttresses'. Flying Buttresses are supports on the exterior of a building; unless there are very large windows (there are none in the hallway where he is giving the tour), you cannot see them from the inside.

Correction: This is a mistake of the character's part, not the filmmakers'. This could have been put in deliberately to illustrate the fact that Cogsworth really isn't as smart as he thinks he is.

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Gaston: How can you read this? There's no pictures!
Belle: Well, some people use their imagination.

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In the 'Gaston' song sequence, near the end, Gaston is sitting in his huge antler chair with Lefou. In the wide shot, there is a bear rug behind the chair. The camera does a close up of Gaston, then in the next wide shot, the chair is on top of the bear rug. Also, after this, Gaston gets up off of the chair and in the next shot, both the chair and the rug disappear completely.

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When Gaston has his feet on the table at Belle's house, a bit of the mud strongly resembles Mickey Mouse's head. This follows the long standing Disney tradition of having "hidden Mickeys" in their movies.

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