Beauty and the Beast

Corrected entry: Mrs. Potts looks like somebody's grandmother- far too old to have a little kid like Chip.


Correction: The oldest woman to ever give birth was 65 years old. Anything's possible.

Corrected entry: If the Beast was once a prince with a huge castle, wouldn't he have governed people? Why didn't anyone remember that, or know where his castle was?

Correction: Maurice had to travel for a while before he found the castle, so it's possible that the people in his and Belle's town would never have heard about the prince/Beast.


Correction: I'd say Beast became a Hermit ruler, ie news of the realm and supplies are left in sealed chests at the front gate, royal decrees in writing with his sign and seal are left outside in same. Peculiar, but not without precedent, or that big a stretch.


Corrected entry: There is a very sudden change in the seasons partway through the movie. In the first part where Belle is in the town and later dancing and singing in her meadow, it is spring or summer. Later that day, after she's gone to the castle and rescued her father, then had her dinner with the dancing dishes, she decides to run away, and what do you know there's snow. It stays winter for a while until Gaston and crew go charging out to kill the Beast, at which point it starts raining.

Correction: Every now and then, you see trees with yellow and red leaves in the background, so it's probably fall, when the weather can change quite suddenly. Furthermore, the castle is in the mountains, so it's not inconceivable that the weather would be cooler and/or snowy there.


Correction: Mountain weather is notorious for unpredictability anyways.


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: 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: 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: 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.

Corrected entry: When the horse Phillipe comes back, Belle is on a grass covered hill far away from the house. When she takes the machine off of Phillipe, the machine is still in the cart and the brown cover is on. Later in the film, when Belle and Maurice are stuck in the cover, Chip sees this machine and it is much closer to the house, the grass on the field is gone, the machine is out of the cart and the cover is no longer there.

Correction: Maurice is home after he's released from the Beast's castle and before he returns to try to rescue Belle. He could have moved it.


Corrected entry: During the "Be Our Guest" song, the spoons all jump into a pink dessert and they all have napkins tied around themselves. When they surface again, the napkins are gone.

Correction: Right before they jump in, the napkins all come off.

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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: 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: How old was the prince when he became a Beast?

Answer: In the prologue, it states that the Beast must find true love by his 21st birthday, and that he had been cursed for ten years, so since his relationship with Belle takes place as the deadline approaches, he must have been 10 when he was cursed.

Answer: I think the prince was 11 when he was cursed.

Answer: He must have been in his teens at least, his portrait that he shreds was not of a 11 year old.

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