Beauty and the Beast

Corrected entry: The villagers slice down a tree so that they can break through the door of the castle. The tree has many branches on it, but when they are at the castle all of the branches are gone- there aren't even any stubs left.

Correction: Presumably, when they cut down the tree, they also cut off the branches.

Corrected entry: In the opening sequence of the film it shows the Beast falling into despair. He claws a portrait of himself (in human form). The direction he tears this painting is from the top left to the bottom right. Later, when Belle sneaks into the West Wing and finds this painting, it is torn from the top right to the bottom left. (00:01:50 - 00:43:50)

Correction: The top image shows a frame with square edges. The bottom image shows a frame with rounded edges, and other differences. They are not the same painting - presumably the Beast went around clawing every portrait of himself he could find (and in his precursed condition, would have had as many as possible).

Corrected entry: When the Beast tells Lumiere and Cogsworth that he wants to do something for Belle as a thank you, he has a bandage on his arm from when he rescued her from the wolves. But in the next scene, when he gives Belle his library, the bandage is gone.

Heather Benton Premium member

Correction: When Beast gives Belle the library, his shirt sleeves are covering his arms, so the bandage isn't gone, it is just covered up.

Corrected entry: When the Beast sets Belle free, Chip is in the castle. Then he reappears in the village.

Correction: Chip hops away when Cogsworth is telling the others about Belle leaving and stows away in Belle's saddlebag. When he falls out, she even says "Oh, a stowaway."

Corrected entry: This was lyricist Howard Ashman's last film. The film is dedicated to his memory.

Jedd Jong

Correction: Beauty and the Beast was the first film to be released after Ashman's death, but it was not the last film he worked on. That would be Aladdin, released the following year.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Gaston's surprise wedding ceremony is a considerable extensive do up, incorporating several tables, a full wedding feast, elaborate decorations, a band and half the town populace in attendance. Belle is then shown to be inside her house reading a book, and apparently none the wiser that a wedding was planned for her as she acts both surprised and shocked when Gaston brings it up and she later sings about it. Seems a bit of a stretch that Belle was apparently at home during the many hours it would've taken to build that whole shindig and never once went outside to do chores or even look out a window. To further compound the believability of this scene, the wedding set up is then revealed to be right outside her front door meaning she would also have been able to hear any sounds of people constructing decorations, setting down tables, tuning instruments or getting food ready and just dismiss them as no big deal.

Correction: First of all, while she can see the set-up from outside her front door, it's not exactly in the front yard. It's down the hill a little ways. Secondly, Belle is shown to be a dreamer, lost in her books, and not very interested in the goings-on of her boring, poor provincial town. She may have noticed stuff happening, but wasn't interested in the details - especially since at this point she had no idea that the wedding was going to be for her.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the scene where Beast gives Belle the library, he takes her into the very dark library with her eyes closed. We then see Belle's face react to the sound of Beast opening two or three curtains and we see the room grow lighter. He tells Belle to open her eyes and we are visually journeyed through the room as Belle sees it. There are many very large, high windows that the beast could not have made it to and we did not hear him open their curtains in that space of time.

Correction: There are *two* tall windows in the library. And *two* sets of curtains we hear him open. In fact, the first set of curtains he opens is on Belle's right. And while we don't see him open the second set, we see him approach her from the left, suggesting he opened those second.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Gaston is trying to get to Belle through the bustling market, as the camera pans into the market and we hear the lines "Good Day" "Bonjour" "You call this bacon" "What lovely grapes", to the left of the screen you can see two signs hanging up. The first reads "La Puissance" and is for a fish stall. The correct term would probably be "Le Poisson." Secondly there is a pig shaped sign which reads "Le Jamon" - this should be "Le Jambon", which means "ham". (00:06:50)

Hamster Premium member

Correction: Other town signs are spelled incorrectly as well. As already pointed out in the corrections section for those, Belle seems to be one of the only literate people in town. The townsfolk are not sufficiently literate, therefore the signs are spelled incorrectly. Characters' flaws but not a movie mistake.

Corrected entry: In the Provincial Life song, as Gaston walks by three blonde girls, there is water flowing out of the fountain, but in the next shot it's not.

Correction: The water is barely flowing out until the third girl leans on the pump. When the shot goes back to the girls, she isn't leaning on it, so the water stops until all three lean on the pump and then it gushes water on Lafou.

Corrected entry: In "Be Our Guest", the objects form an Eiffel Tower to show a symbol of France. The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889, and this movie seems to be set in the 18th century.

Correction: There is nothing in the movie to conclusively date the setting. "Provincial" town is the best we ever hear. Small provincial towns, with cottage industry and individual shop houses, especially near the German border (Fachwerkhaus) existed in the form seen in the movie until approx the first world war in 1914. Some such towns existed until WW2, with one or two such villages still existing today (Hattingen). Decor (rustic), dishes (standard china), furniture (wooden), an invention fair (World's fair in 1890), as well as clothing (bright, with non-vegetable dye colours not available in the 1700's or most of the 1800's) and pony tail hair styles, in addition to facial hair are neutral to poor provincial towns and possible until WW1 too. The Eiffel Tower could well have existed when this movie was made if the invention built was for the fair of 1890, the year after the tower was built.

Corrected entry: Philippe has whites in his eyes. It's impossible to see the whites in horses' eyes.

Correction: While this holds true with most horses a search on images on the internet proves that it is, indeed, possible to the see the whites of a horses eyes.


Corrected entry: Wolves generally aren't found in the French countryside yet they feature a few times in the film.

Correction: That's because they are more or less extinct nowadays, but wasn't always the case. Wolves were feared for centuries and were present through most part of France.


Corrected entry: When the beast changes back into a human at the end, he looks the exact same as in the painting of himself that he destroyed; yet he was meant to have been cursed for 10 years or so, according to Lumiere. His appearance would have changed somewhat in that time.

Correction: You are dealing with a magical curse. You cannot predict\prove what would happen when the curse is lifted because it is fantasy.


Corrected entry: The beast is about Belle's age, maybe only a little older; yet in the opening scene where we see him be cursed, he is the same age as he is throughout the rest of the film, 10 years after he had the curse placed on him; in that opening scene telling of his misfortune, he should have been a young boy, not a man.

Correction: You are dealing with a magical curse. You cannot predict\prove what would happen when the curse is lifted because it is fantasy.


Corrected entry: After the wolf fight, Belle is seen placing her cape on the Beast. However, the next shot of them going back to the castle shows her wearing the cape again.

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Correction: Enough time passed for her to change her mind and take the cape back off of the Beast–it probably took a few minutes for her to get Philippe to lie down, then move the Beast onto his back. I think she took it back off because he's much bigger and her cape probably didn't cover him very well.

Corrected entry: One of the signs in the village reads "Le boucherie". In French grammar, "Le" comes before masculine words, and "La" comes before feminine words. "Boucherie" is a feminine word, so the correct French term should be "La boucherie".

Correction: The movie makes a point of distinguishing that Belle is the literate one in the village. It's not uncommon for folks (especially commonfolk) to misspell words.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: During the end the clock slides down the stairway. At the end of the stairway is a big post, but he slides right off, never hitting the post. (01:15:55)

Correction: If you go frame by frame you can see that the banister curves around the post, and so he slides past it and doesn't have the danger of sliding into it.

Hamster Premium member

Corrected entry: When Cogsworth is giving the tour he says 'If I may call your attention to the Flying Buttresses'. Flying Buttresses are supports on the exterior of a building; unless there are very large windows (there are none in the hallway where he is giving the tour), you cannot see them from the inside. (00:41:25)

Correction: This is a mistake of the character's part, not the filmmakers'. This could have been put in deliberately to illustrate the fact that Cogsworth really isn't as smart as he thinks he is.

Corrected entry: When the beast is waiting for Belle to come for dinner, the doorknob moves. He thinks it's Belle, but it turns out to be Cogsworth. Cogsworth is about ten inches tall- how did he reach the doorknob?

Correction: Half the palace is enchanted; who's to say the door isn't?


Corrected entry: In the scene where the Beast has Gaston by the neck over the edge of the castle, the Beast is grasping him with his right hand then in the next shot he has Gaston with his left hand.

Correction: The beast has him in his right hand in every shot.

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Continuity mistake: In the 'Gaston' song sequence, near the end, Gaston is sitting in his huge antler chair with Lefou. In the wide shot, there is a bear rug behind the chair. The camera does a close up of Gaston, then in the next wide shot, the chair is on top of the bear rug. Also, after this, Gaston gets up off of the chair and in the next shot, both the chair and the rug disappear completely. (00:29:20)

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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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