Continuity mistake: During the song "Gaston", in the shot where Gaston leaps into the wrestling match, the eagle and warthog head decorations disappear from the wall.
Other mistake: In the dance scene, when Mrs. Potts says "true as it can be", in one frame her eyes turn black and then turn blue again.
Continuity mistake: During the film's introduction, as the camera pans away from the castle during the storm, there is a crack of thunder and a lightning flash. As the lightning strikes you can see a black branch growing on the side of the castle/cliff disappears after the flash of lighting. The animators forgot to draw it, so it just vanishes.
Continuity mistake: Belle takes a blue book from the library, but in the shot where Gaston sings "I'm making plans to woo and marry Belle" the book is now brown.
Continuity mistake: When Maurice gets his woodcutter working in the cellar, the axe starts cutting a log which is in a wooden bench, which sits in front of the woodcutter. However when Belle entered the cellar earlier, through the clouds of dust, the area in front of the woodcutter was empty.
Continuity mistake: After the scene where Chip bursts into the cellar, there is a wide shot of outside of the castle as the villagers get beaten up in which the windows next to the doors are gigantic. In other scenes, the windows are nowhere near that big.
Continuity mistake: When Lumiere and Cogsworth are following Belle, they open a door and run into a tower. The shape of the bolt at the bottom of the door changes between shots.
Continuity mistake: For most of the scene where Maurice is sitting by the fire, the chair he is on is over the checkered part of the carpet. However, when the Beast enters the room and growls "Who are you? What are you doing here?" two of the legs are over the red part of the carpet.
Continuity mistake: When Maurice looks into the castle after arriving, there are no yellow edges around the red carpet. Yet moments later, they appear.
Continuity mistake: When Belle is walking home with her book and goes up a wheelbarrow, the sacks of flour on the wheelbarrow move closer together between shots.
Continuity mistake: When Belle enters the bookstore, the windowsill is red. When she comes out of it, it is white.
Continuity mistake: During the song "Gaston", Lefou throws a lot of eggs in the air, but very few come back down.
Continuity mistake: When Belle sees Maurice's machine for the first time, the axe on the machine changes between shots.
Continuity mistake: When Maurice arrives at the castle and loses his hat, the bricks the hat is over change between shots.
Continuity mistake: When Maurice lets Lumiere fall to the floor, the cracks Lumiere is over change between shots.
Continuity mistake: When Gaston and Lefou are talking to the man in the bar, Gaston throws the bag of gold to the lantern's right. However, when this man says, "So you want me to throw her father into the asylum?", the bag is now on the lantern's left.
Continuity mistake: When Maurice is gathering his belongings and says, "Somehow I'll get her out of there.", to the side of the door there is an umbrella and a coat hanging slightly to the right of it. However, when Gaston bursts in, shouting, "Belle? Maurice?" the coat is now hanging directly over the umbrella.
Continuity mistake: When Belle is coming to the West Wing there is a big statue of a monster with its mouth open very near the door. When Belle is shown running out of the West Wing later, this statue has disappeared.