Beauty and the Beast

Continuity mistake: In the tavern, which is the setting for the 'Gaston' song, right at the end of the bar there is a thick wooden beam attached to the bar and the ceiling. You can see this beam clearly when Le Fou sings "No-one's slick as Gaston...", and he prances around and then grabs the beam. However, right at the end of the Gaston song when they sing "So his marriage we soon will be celebrating...", the camera pans backwards out to the window, but the wooden beam has vanished. (00:26:00 - 00:29:45)

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Continuity mistake: As Le Fou jumps on peoples heads during the Gaston song, there are three beermugs on the table. However, when he jumps on the table, and is then grabbed by the men, and is being swung back and forth by them, the beers have disappeared from the table. (00:26:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Maurice comes to the fireplace the stairs are red, but when the Beast finds Maurice there and Maurice says, "I just needed a place to stay.", the stairs are now white.

Continuity mistake: Throughout the movie, the hour and minute hand that make Cogsworth's moustache keep changing sides, sometimes from one shot to the next, for example, when he makes Belle visit the castle.

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Continuity mistake: When the Beast brings Belle into the library, there is a huge globe on the ground, but in the next shot, as Belle passes over it, the globe is much smaller and is now on the table.

Continuity mistake: In an overhead shot as the villagers enter the castle, there is a blond man in a brown coat carrying a torch. A second later, as the brawl begins, this man's torch has been replaced by an axe.

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: In the very short scene where the Beast throws Maurice into the machine and it carries him away, the front entrance of the castle is utterly different from normal. For instance, normally there are no stairs leading up to the castle, the statues on either sides of the doors are different, the walls next to the entrance are shaped differently, and so on.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Lumiere and Cogsworth are persuading Belle not to go to the West Wing, the width of the red carpet on the stairs changes, it becomes much wider between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Belle returns the book to the librarian, he puts it on a shelf, and it is leaning against other books. A little later, it straightens itself without the man touching it.

Continuity mistake: When Belle goes to the West Wing, from an inside shot, after she opens the door, there is a handle on both of the doors. It then cuts to a different angle and pans backwards, and now there is only a handle on the left door. (00:42:55)

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Continuity mistake: There is a scene with Belle and Beast dining. Beast wolfs down his meal out of the dish and his face is covered with food. Belle looks shocked, so Beast then tries to use a spoon and he is completely clean. Belle smiles sympathetically and Beast is covered with food in the next shot. When they are both eating directly from the bowl, Beast is clean again. It is the same meal. The food is missing from his face, although not an uncommon thing for animators (especially of kids films) to do on purpose, Disney probably wouldn't consider it a mistake, but rather, a convention, to make the characters always look their best. (00:51:30)

Continuity mistake: When Cogsworth gives the tour to Belle, he is walking a very far distance from Belle. Yet in a closeup, he is walking much closer to Belle.

Continuity mistake: Early in the film, we see the enchanted rose, and then the camera zooms away from the Beast's room and the castle. We see that there are several aspects of the castle that change during the Beast's fight with Gaston. For instance, in this shot we see that there is no window and the room opens directly to the balcony. This changes later. Second, the space along the roof is not as wide as it later is, and definitely not wide enough to have a fight. Third, we see strange statues of creatures that later appear in the fight- but no long row of these creatures such as appears later.

Continuity mistake: In the stained glass introduction, the rose in the beggar woman's hand keeps changing. Sometimes she is clutching it at the top, sometimes at the bottom, sometimes pinching it with her fingers.

Continuity mistake: When Belle meets Mrs Potts for the first time, Belle approaches the door to let her in. In the shot of Belle walking toward the door, the door handles are both the vertical "thumb-button" latch that you would grip the handle and push down on the thumb piece (with your thumb, of course) to release the latch. But in the next shot when she opens the door (and when she is first shown her room), the door handles are diagonal "lever style" handles that you have to turn downward with your whole hand to open the door. (00:30:10)

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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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Gaston: How can you read this? There's no pictures!
Belle: Well, some people use their imagination.

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Trivia: When Gaston has his feet on the table at Belle's house, a bit of the mud strongly resembles Mickey Mouse's head. This follows the long standing Disney tradition of having "hidden Mickeys" in their movies.

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Question: The timing of the Beast's curse has always confused me. The movie states he has until the rose wilts completely to break the spell, and that said rose will bloom until his twenty first year. So was the Beast's deadline his 21st birthday or would the rose begin to wilt on his 21st birthday and he would then have only a little under a year (judging from how much time appears to pass in the film) till all the petals fell off?

Answer: The Rose started wilting at The Beast's 21st birthday and could have presumably started wilting years before the first time we saw a petal fall off. Given the fact that Lumiere stated that they were living with the curse for 10 years, prince Adam could be 23-24 years old at the time of the original movie,13-14 at the time of the curse, and the Rose could have been wilting for two to three years. This is my best guess given the approximate age of Prince Adam in the ripped up portrait before he was the Beast.

Answer: I would assume it would be until his 21st birthday, as that is really the 21st year since his birth. After his 21st birthday he'd be older than 21.

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