Continuity mistake: 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.
Continuity mistake: Belle opens the door outward so Gaston falls out, but after she throws his shoes at him, she slams it shut from the inside.
Continuity mistake: When Belle is taking her book back in a basket at the start of the film, its colour changes from red to blue, back to red, then purple in the book shop owner's hand, then finally red on the shelf.
Continuity mistake: In the scene after the wolf attack, Belle is trying to put a cloth to the Beast's wounds, and they then shout at each other. When the Beast yells "Well you shouldn't have been in the West Wing," you can see that he has three slashes on his arm. Then when Belle puts the cloth on the wounds, there are suddenly four slashes.
Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, Belle shows the Mirror to Gaston and the other people in the village. She's wearing a white apron over her blue dress. When Gaston takes the mirror from her, the apron is gone. A few seconds later, it's back.
Continuity mistake: When Gaston has his feet on the table, the amount of mud on the book and tablecloth changes between shots.
Continuity mistake: After the wolf attack, it fades to a shot of Belle who is pouring hot water out of Mrs. Potts, into a bowl. In this shot Belle is kneeling on the large white decorative design embroidered on the large red rug, and the little bowl also sits on the design too. Then when it cuts, Belle is suddenly kneeling on the red part of the rug and the bowl sits on the red part too, and the Beasts chair is now sitting atop the large white design.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Gaston proposes to Belle, Belle crosses in front of a mirror, and she has no reflection. A second later, Gaston crosses in front of it, and he does have a reflection.
Continuity mistake: When Gastons mob throw Belle and Maurice into the cellar, Belle then tries to wedge open the window with a long wooden pole. She fails, then turns to Maurice, leaving the pole sticking out and laying on the windowsill. Then when the shot changes and the camera pans to Chip looking through the window, the wooden pole has gone.
Continuity mistake: In the newer version of the film, there has been a new song called "Human Again" added. When standing at the foot of the stairs, Cogsworth replaces a cog in himself, opening his door, with the hinges on his right. All the other times he opens it though, the hinges are on the left.
Continuity mistake: At the end of the song "Belle", there's an overhead shot in which you can tell that there is no mud on the street in front of Belle. Then a few seconds later, there is a big puddle of mud, and Gaston throws her book into it.
Continuity mistake: In the scene after Gaston proposes to Belle, Belle walks out of the door and then to the barn. As she passes the cellar doors, saying "...Me. The wife of that borish, brainless...", you can see that there is a small window either side of the cellar doors. However, later on into the film, when Maurice and Belle are trapped in the cellar, Chip gets Maurices invention to work. Then, as the machine hurtles towards the cellar doors, the small window on the left side of the cellar doors has vanished!
Continuity mistake: When Gaston proposes marriage to Belle, there is a thick pink cushion on his chair. But when Gaston sits on it and puts his feet on the table, the cushion is much thinner, and it is now red.
Continuity mistake: In the shot of Belle reading her book in her house, the spout of the black kettle on one of the shelves is not visible. In the following scene, when Gaston is talking to Belle with his feet on the table, the spout is visible.
Continuity mistake: The amount of snow on the stairs of Belle's house constantly changes in the scene where the villagers try to take away her father.
Continuity mistake: When Belle jumps off the horse-drawn carriage and goes into the bookshop, the bookshop window consists of four glass panels alligned in vertical columns. However when Belle leaves the bookshop, the window has suddenly changed to consisting of three glass panels alligned in vertical columns.
Continuity mistake: When Belle lets Mrs. Potts in, she then walks backwards into the wardrobe, and you can clearly see the wall from the bed to the corner is made up of three large purple wall panels. However in a later shot, when the wardrobe opens her doors and the moths flutter out, the wall is now made up of four purple panels. The design on the panels differs too.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Beast gives Belle the library, the Beast is wearing a white long-sleeved shirt. When the shot changes to wider view of the Beast and Belle with Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and Chip in the foreground, look carefully at the Beast. As he holds hands outwards with Belle, the white sleeves are gone.
Continuity mistake: During the 'Gaston' song in the tavern, Gaston spits out a bit of belt which knocks a pot onto Le Fou's head, which gets stuck. When the pot strikes him and he falls to the floor, you can see there is no metal pole running across the bottom of the bar. In every other shot of the bar, there is a metal pole which runs across the bottom of it.
Continuity mistake: When Belle is trying to get up the stairs to the West Wing, and Cogsworth and Lumiere are trying to stop her, when Belle says "You have a library", you can see that Belle is standing six steps up from the foot of the stairs, and that Lumiere and Cogsworth are standing on the seventh step up from the foot. However when it then cuts, and they all start to climb back down the stairs, Belle is now on the third step up from the foot and Cogsworth and Lumiere are on the fourth.
Continuity mistake: When the villagers burst into the castle using the tree trunk, they put it down in front of the door, but later it's gone.
Audio problem: During the fight scene at the end, Gaston says, "It's over, Beast. Belle is mine." But, originally, Gaston said "time to die" instead of "Belle is mine." (They wanted to involve Belle more in this scene, and decided to simply overdub the line). Unfortunately, you can tell what's been done, for Gaston's lips still say "time to die."