Beauty and the Beast

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. (00:02:25)

Continuity mistake: Outside Belle's house there is a wishing well situated on the grass directly in front of the window and cellar doors, plainly seen in the initial shot of Belle leaving her home to go to town. However in the scene where Chip gets Maurices woodcutter going, as it hurtles towards the cellar doors in a wideshot, the wishing well has vanished!! (00:02:45 - 01:11:55)

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Other mistake: There are two gears on the top of Belle's roof, but both of them are spinning counter-clockwise. (00:02:45)

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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. (00:03:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Belle talks to the baker during the 'Provincial Life' song, the book in her hand flips between shots - watch the spine of the book - it swaps sides. (00:03:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Belle climbs the ladder in the bookshop, at the top of the ladder there is a very large space with no rung in it. Seconds later, when Belle slides the ladder across, a rung has appeared in the space. (00:04:25)

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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. (00:04:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Belle enters the bookshop, she pushes the lower part of the door open. When she leaves it is closed and she opens it again. (00:04:25)

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Continuity mistake: During 'Belle', we see Belle sit beside the fountain in an overhead shot, and there is a woman washing a white sheet in the water, with nothing beside her. Then it cuts to a closer view of Belle and you can now see a blue basket of white sheets on the floor beside the washing woman. (00:05:00)

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the Provincial Life song, Gaston is singing from among the crowd and he doesn't have his gun. He climbs up the side of the building without his gun, but when he pops out of the window onto the roof he has his gun. When he pops in front of Belle on the street, the gun is gone again. (00:07:05)

Continuity mistake: As Belle is walking through the bustling market whilst reading her book, and Gaston is following her, and we hear the lines "Good Day" "Bonjour" "You call this bacon" "What lovely grapes", Belle has no basket hanging from either arm, clearly visible in a behind shot of her walking. It then returns in the beautiful closeup, when the camera pans around with her and she sings, with outstreched arms, "There must be more than this provincial life." (00:07:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Gaston jumps from the rooftop in front of Belle and says "Hello Belle", he has four arrows in his quiver. However in all the previous and following shots, he only ever has three. (00:07:35)

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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. (00:08:45 - 00:10:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Maurices invention explodes, Belle runs to the house and into the cellar. As she enters, you can see the area in front and around the stove/fireplace is empty. However after talking for a while, Belle says "...oh Papa, he's not for me" and sits down on a wooden stool which has suddenly appeared in front of the stove/fireplace. (00:08:45 - 00:09:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Belle's father is in the woods being attacked by bats, when he runs toward screen the bats suddenly disappear. (00:11:40)

Continuity mistake: When Maurice is being chased by the wolves, he runs up to the gates of the Beast's castle and grabs the bars. You can see in a wideshot that he is holding the bars around the area of the patterned strip of the gate. However when it cuts to a closer view, and he pushes the gates open, he isn't holding the patterned strip of the gate, but just the normal bars. (00:12:35)

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Continuity mistake: The large front doors to the castle open inwards, as seen when Maurice and Belle enter the castle for their first time. However when Belle makes her deal with the Beast, to stay with him forever, the Beast takes Maurice outside, however he opens the doors outwards. (00:13:05 - 00:23:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Maurice enters the castle doors for the first time, he walks forward, calling "Hello ... Hello?", and there are clearly TWO pillars at the side of the door. Then, in the overhead shot, when he calls "I don't mean to intrude...", there is only ONE pillar!! (00:13:15)

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Continuity mistake: While Lumiere is seating Maurice in front of the fire, Cogsworth tumbles down the stairs and his nuts and bolts go flying out on the stairs. The camera cuts to Maurice, then back to Cogsworth on the stairs, but all the nuts and bolts are gone. (00:14:40)

Continuity mistake: Whilst Maurice sits in the Masters chair, Cogsworth is knocked down by the trolley with Mrs. Potts on it, and he falls down on the large red part of the carpet. It then cuts to Mrs. Potts, then back to Cogsworth who is still lying down, however now he's suddenly lying on the white part of the rug. (00:15:00)

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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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Trivia: Though not revealed in the movie, the Prince's name is Adam. At the New Orleans Disneyworld, the Princess hotel rooms have portraits of each Disney prince. The 'Beauty & the Beast' prince is shown in human form and his name stated underneath as 'Prince Adam.' In addition, the officially licensed Disney Fisherprice 'Little People' sets include 'Belle and Prince Adam.'

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