Beauty and the Beast

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: At the start, the Beast tears a painting and makes ten equal sized gashes. Later, Belle is exploring and sees this painting; there are now nine little gashes and one huge gash.

Continuity mistake: When Belle enters the bookstore, the windowsill is red. When she comes out of it, it is white.

Continuity mistake: Gaston's socks are red when he is in the mud. When he walks away, we briefly see them as being orange.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the 'Something There' song, Belle is sitting at the fireplace and Beast hangs her coat up on a stand. Next to the coatstand you can see a bookcase with a statue on top of it. However when it suddenly cuts to Cogworth and Mrs. Potts, who are watching them from the doorway, still singing, the coatstand, bookcase and statue have all vanished. (00:53:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Maurice arrives at the castle and loses his hat, the bricks the hat is over change between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the slightly changed version with the song 'Human Again' added, when Cogworth, Mrs. Potts, Chip etc. are talking about there being "Something there that wasn't there before...", just after the "Something There" song, In this scene Chip's chip is in the left side of his cup. It is meant to be in the right. (00:53:35)

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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: 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 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: During the song "Gaston", Lefou throws a lot of eggs in the air, but very few come back down.

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 Lumiere and Belle go into the dining room before the 'Be our Guest' song, in a wide shot when Lumiere says "Ma chere mademoiselle," you can see by the left wall there is a stone statue of a bird. However when it cuts to the following closeup of him, the statue has gone. (00:36:40)

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Continuity mistake: In the "Be Our Guest" number, Mrs. Potts notices a large spot of dirt on her side. Then when the napkins wipe her, you can see the one large spot of dirt had turned into three small spots of dirt. (00:39:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Gaston comes to Belle's house to propose to her, you can notice that he leaves the door open, but when he backs Belle against it, the door has magically shut. It is definitely the same door - note the items surrounding the door, and the door itself are all the same. (00:17:05 - 00:17:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Gastons mob start to bang the front doors with the tree trunk, in one shot of them banging, the door handles are gone. Then two shots later they've returned. (01:10:55)

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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.

Continuity mistake: After Belle lets Mrs. Potts in and walks backwards into the wardrobe, the panelled wall is bare. Then in a later wide shot when the wardrobe says "We all think so." there is a wall candelabra in between two panels which then disappears again later, when the wardrobe opens her doors and the moths flutter out. (00:30:20 - 00:31:10)

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the film the Beast smashes through the glass window and a lot of it lands on the balcony. When Belle is with the wounded Beast, the glass has vanished.

Continuity mistake: When Belle is in her bedroom at the castle for the first time, Mrs Potts and Chip come in to give Belle a cup of tea. There is tea in Chip when Belle drinks but as the camera closes in on Chip there is no tea. Then as Chip bounces out of the door tea comes spilling out.

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. (00:18:00)

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Gaston: The whole town's talking about it! It's not RIGHT for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting ideas, and THINKING...!

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Trivia: Gaston's socks strongly resemble the logo of the Boston Red Sox baseball team.

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Question: Does Chip really have as many siblings as there are cups in the kitchen? Seems a bit too many, and also they aren't seen as real children at the end of the movie.

Answer: The servants in the castle are transformed into enchanted objects because of the spell, but there are still plenty of other objects in the castle which were not originally people.

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