Beauty and the Beast

Corrected entry: About 10 to 15 minutes in the movie you see Gaston shooting his shotgun into the air at a flock of birds. In the next frame instead of seeing shotgun pellets flying through the air you see a half dozen arrows flying through the sky and killing one of the birds.

Correction: In that scene if you slow it down you can see that it is a single bullet; the animators added lines near the end of the bullet to show that it was moving.

Corrected entry: When Belle is standing next to Gaston, we see that she is smaller than him, but not radically shorter. When we see Belle next to the beast, we see that while he is larger than her, he is not more than 2 feet taller than her. When Gaston and the beast are standing next to each other however, the beast towers over Gaston. Granted this was probably done on purpose, to have a man and a beast be the same size would be strange, however they didn't want the beast to seem gigantic next to Belle.

Correction: I'd say it's even more likely that the difference is how hunched-over he is. Just as a cat can appear to stretch up to 20 percent longer, Beast is extremely hunched over during non-action scenes.

Corrected entry: During the beginning of the 'No one's like Gaston' song scene, Lefou or Gaston throws a stein of beer into the fire and it flames up significantly. Beer does not burn like other, stronger types of alcohol, it would have just put the fire out.

Correction: It's a joke. They're showing how strong their beer is.

Corrected entry: In the reprise of the Gaston song when Maurice bursts in, one of the villagers uses a mug to simulate the Beast's "long ugly snout". Only thing is: a tin mug has no transparent bottom.

Correction: How do you know it was tin? I have seen many authentic metal mugs with glass bottoms. They do exist.

Corrected entry: After Belle comes out of the house after Gaston proposes and leaves, all traces of the entire wedding ceremony magically disappear.

Correction: Belle didn't come out until he was gone. It was a moment of screen time, but in the story she probably waited a little while to make sure he was really gone. The party probably had plenty of time to leave before she opened the door.

K.C. Sierra

Corrected entry: When Gaston tries to kiss Belle, and she opens the door, Gaston goes flying out into the mud in front of the house. But Belle's front door is on the side of the porch, not facing the mud.

rabid anarchist

Correction: This is because there are two doors to the house.

Corrected entry: After Belle has run away after being scolded by the beast in the west wing, she is attacked by wolves. The beast saves her, but is injured and collapses to the ground. In the next scene, you see Belle leading Phillipe back to the castle with the Beast slumped over the back of the horse. How did Belle get someone as big as the beast on the horse?

Correction: It's likely that Belle had Philippe lie down in the snow. It would then have been much easier to push or drag the Beast's limp body onto Philippe's back.

Phil C.

Correction: Also, as the daughter of an inventor, she might have learned a few things about pulleys and levers.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Gaston tries to propose to Belle, he walks in the door and leaves it open. However, by the end of the scene, the door has magically closed itself, because Belle's back is to the closed door when she opens it and lets Gaston fall face first into the mud puddle.

Correction: As Gaston follows Belle through the house, they walk into an entirely different room. It is a wholly different door that Belle opens to get rid of Gaston.

Phil C.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, the Beast turns into a prince, and all of the furniture and other housewares (clock, plates, tea set, etc. etc. etc.) turn back into people as the enchantment on the house and its inhabitants ends. If all of the furniture in the house was once people, then what did this prince use for furniture in the first place?

Correction: Not all the furniture/silverware were enchanted people. Several times through the movie, as Belle moves through the castle, tables and chairs and knick-nacks through the castle keep their places. And surely there are tons and tons of rooms that are not shown to the audience - the real furniture could be stashed away in any one of them.


Corrected entry: Did the people in the castle age after they were turned into household objects? The Beast has until his 21st birthday to fall in love, and Lumiere specifically states that they've been like that for ten years. So was the Beast 11 years old when he was transformed? If so, where was Chip, who appears to be about five or six? Was he even born? Can teapots produce little teacups?


Correction: The Beast is a standard living creature, so it's not inconceivable that he'd age. The others are now non-living objects, so Chip was likely born a human but is not aging in his cup form.

Corrected entry: During the "Gaston" song sequence, we can obviously hear Gaston sing, "In a wresting match, nobody bites like Gaston", but his mouth doesn't move.

Correction: Gaston doesn't say this, it's the guy who's being bitten. It pans over to him as he says it.


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: In the opening scenes, all the shops have signs in French except for the Bookseller's shop, which is in English.

Correction: That is not a mistake, where I live all the shops have signs in Spanish except for a women clothing store which is in English.

Osky #13

Corrected entry: When Gaston first sees Belle coming out of the library he grabs her book and leafs through it and says "Belle, how can you read these books? There are no pictures in them." A couple of shots later Belle sits at the fountain to sing a song with the open book on her lap and there is a full page picture of a meadow with a stream in the book.

Correction: Gaston didn't have the book for very long and it's quite possible he overlooked the picture while he was rapidly flipping through. It seems to be the only one in the book.

Corrected entry: Maurice (Belle's father) and Phillipe (their horse) are separated in the woods. Maurice is chased by the wolves and finds the castle by chance. When Phillipe returns home, Belle asks him to take her to her father, which he does. The horse had never been to the castle and could not have known where to have taken Belle.

Correction: Since Maurice was on foot, he can't have gone that far before he found the castle. Philippe can have taken Belle back to where he last saw Maurice, and she would only have had to search for a few hours before finding it too.

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: In the beginning, Belle's father creates a machine that chops wood. Belle is clearly taller than her father, yet she does not have to duck when the logs are being thrown from the machine, and Belle's father receives a blow to the head when he stands erect.

Correction: Not all the pieces of wood were thrown at the same height - some were lower than the others. the one that hit belle's dad was just one of the low ones.

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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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