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.
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.
Continuity mistake: In the opening song "Belle" - Belle exits her house wearing brown lace up boots. When she then helps the little girl to read, she is wearing espadrilles. When she leaves her house to sing the reprise "Madam, Gaston, can't you just see it" she is wearing espadrilles. Later when Phillipe the horse returns without her father, Maurice, Belle is wearing brown boots again and enters the castle wearing them. Then when she is with the beast and stood on the ladder choosing books - she has espadrilles on again. Her shoes alternate throughout the whole film.Lucy Davies
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?