Beauty and the Beast
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Continuity mistake: After Belle says good morning to Jean Potts, when she feeds the apple to the donkey note the rope (crosstie) is tied off at the donkey's throat, but in the next closeup the rope is tied off directly to the halter knot at its cheek.

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie for the song "Belle", her dress is tucked into her belt, exposing her under undergarments, for majority of the song. Then when she enters the library to exchange her book, her dress is down. (00:04:50 - 00:06:30)

Continuity mistake: When Belle goes to the castle to rescue her father, her father takes the horse back, but when Belle runs away the horse is still there.

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Continuity mistake: When Belle finds her father locked up she's holding her stick with one hand, then the angle changes and she's using both. We switch back and she's using one hand again.

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Continuity mistake: When Gaston and Le Fou approach the village on horseback, they watch Belle through a telescope. In the shot from behind, Le Fou has to stretch out to reach the telescope when Gaston passes it across and his fingers barely touch the end of it, but when the view changes to the front the horses are closer together and he is holding the telescope firmly in the middle.

Revealing mistake: When Belle exits her house, the reflection on the window by the door shows a rectangular flat roofed building, nothing to do with the old gable roof we see in further shoots. In the making-of we are revealed that the prop building is in fact rectangular and flat, with a green screen on top to allow for the CGI.


Factual error: The schoolmaster chastises Belle for teaching a little girl to read. But in 1692, a time before the story is set, King Louis XIV issued a royal decree requiring villages to establish schools and requiring all parents to send their children - boys and girls - to the village schools until they were 13 years old.

Factual error: The head master of the school criticizes Belle for "teaching another girl to read." But beginning in 1692, well before the movie is set, all parents in France were required, by royal decree, to send all their children, boys and girls, to school until at least age 13.


Continuity mistake: In the opening number, Belle picks up a loaf of bread at the start and puts it in a bag around her waist. Later in the number it's not there. There's a deleted scene which explains the disappearance, but with that scene missing, the bread just disappears for no reason, hence it's a mistake.

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Continuity mistake: When Le Fou enters the castle, he's holding a torch to his left - angle changes and it's suddenly to his right. The angle changes back, and it's back on the left again.


Other mistake: During the final fight, apparently Mrs. Potts can hold dozens of liters of boiling water inside herself.


Continuity mistake: After Belle gets the bread from the baker while she's singing, when she stops at the horse we see the halter rope looped twice around the horse's muzzle, but next shot it's wound around only once.

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When the Gaston song is about to start, he says "Imagine Le Fou..." and Le Fou's arm swaps from resting on Gaston's chair to bent, between angles.


Plot hole: The wolves seem to conveniently make an appearance to further the story, only to disappear in other parts. They are there for Belle's dad at the beginning and Belle when she tries to escape the castle initially. When Belle's dad leaves the castle after Belle takes his place and when Belle is freed to save her dad, they are not there.


Continuity mistake: When Belle gets to the castle to save the beast she's wearing a coat. Where did she get it though? When she left the village she removed the top of her dress but did not have a coat in hand. (01:42:25 - 01:46:40)

Audio problem: When the wolves attack Maurice and Philippe, the wolves make growls that only big cats (lions/tigers) would make.


Agathe: Once upon a time, in the hidden heart of France, a handsome young prince lived in a beautiful castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was selfish and unkind. He taxed the village to fill his castle with the most beautiful objects, and his parties with the most beautiful people. Then one night, an unexpected intruder arrived at the castle, seeking shelter from the bitter storm. As a gift, she offered the prince a single rose. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince turned the woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. When he dismissed her again, the old woman's outward appearance melted away to reveal a most beautiful enchantress. The prince begged her for forgiveness. But it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart. As punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast, and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there. As days bled into years, the prince and his servants were forgotten by the world, for the enchantress had erased all memory of them from the minds of the people they loved. But the rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose. If he could learn to love another and earn their love in return by the time the last petal fell, the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?

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Question: Why didn't the enchantress Agathe reveal herself to Belle when she mourns The Beast?

Answer: She didn't have to, the second Belle proclaimed her love for the Beast, the spell was broken. She would have seen her use her magic to reverse the curse. It would be obvious to everyone she was an enchanted being.

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