Beauty and the Beast

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: At the beginning of the movie, during "Provincial Life", we see a fat lady trying on a hat in a hat store. The sign over the window, in French, reads "Chapeau" (hat). The correct way to identify that store would have been "Chapeaux" (hats) or "Chapelier" (hatter).


Correction: Lots of stores misspell words, or purposely slightly change their name to make them stand out. Character mistake, if any.

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.

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.

Corrected entry: Even though this movie is set in France, the bald eagle, the grizzly bear, and many other animals that are native to the Americas can be seen in Gaston's bar.

Correction: The fact is, in the film the information about where the animals come from is not offered. So, in that case it is possible and entirely plausible that certain animals were hunted for sport and killed elsewhere. Then, the prized stuffed animal carcasses were brought back, and the trophies were mounted on the wall of this tavern.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: At the start of the "Kill the Beast" song, Gaston yells "We will siege to the castle and bring back his head.". One problem: How did he know the beast lives in a castle? No one ever tells him this.

Correction: He already knows about the castle. He talks about it in the scene where he pays to have Maurice incarcerated if Belle won't agree to marry him.

Corrected entry: How did the villagers know where to find the Beast's castle? They are obviously not aware of it when Belle tells them about it, and Belle and Maurice are the only people who do know and they are locked up in a cellar. Also, it obviously takes about a day's traveling, as seen when Maurice and Belle come, but they are able to make the journey in about an hour, even though they also have to take the time to chop down and carry a tree.

Correction: Gaston still has the magic mirror, which probably helps them find the correct roads to take. Maurice got lost on the way to the castle so it took him a little longer to get there, but it's still not evident that it took either he or Belle more than a few hours to go between the village and the castle. (It's still daytime when the horse returns all the way to the village to find Belle, and she arrives at the castle that night. And later Belle leaves the castle at night and arrives home with her father the same night.)


Corrected entry: The coat the beast is wearing in the painting of himself in human form is much lighter blue when Belle looks at it than it is when the Beast tears it.

Correction: It's been a long time, and the paint could have faded or been bleached by the sun.


Corrected entry: When the beast tears the painting of himself at the beginning of the film, the back part of the painting that becomes visible when he tears it is light brown. Later in the film, when Belle sees this painting in the West Wing, this part is light grey.

Correction: Paint can actually shift color over the years, if it's for example bleached by sunlight. Such a thing could cause a once brown color to seem grey.

Corrected entry: The first two times the magic mirror is used, we see the background of the place the characters were in (i.e. Belle's room, the forest) but when Belle uses the mirror to show the villagers the beast, there is a white background. Shouldn't we have seen the background of the room he was in (presumably the West Wing)?

Correction: How do we know where he was? From the time he tells her to leave and the time the villagers get there, he has also changed out of his dress clothes back into his everyday shirt and cloak. Obviously some time has passed. Presumably he was in a room with white walls or in front of a white drapery when she called on the mirror to show the Beast to the villagers.

Corrected entry: There isn't nearly enough blood coming out of the beast after Gaston stabs him. That was a huge knife, and he got it really deep into the Beast, but very little blood comes out.

Correction: It was a kids movie. The creators didn't want kids to see an enormous beast gushing blood after he had just been stabbed. Standard cartoon convention.

Corrected entry: After the wolf attack, Belle is seen taking the Beast back to the castle on her horse. They are going back in the direction they came, since she is following the horse's footprints. So why aren't there any wolf footprints in the snow?

Correction: Wolves are lighter than horses and if the snow has a thin layer of ice on it, it would be quite logical for wolf footprints to not be there.

Corrected entry: When all the enchanted objects are in front of the door, blocking the villagers from entering, you can see the door is brown. When the villagers burst in in a few seconds, the door is green.

Correction: The enchanted objects are inside and the villagers are outside. It isn't unheard of to have your door painted a different color on each side.

Corrected entry: When the objects are attacking the villagers, you can see that they are using fresh tomatoes. But there are none growing around the castle, especially since it is in the snowy mountains, and none of the objects ever left the castle after they were enchanted. They have been enchanted for many years, and the tomatoes would have been VERY rotten.

Correction: As all objects are magical, the refrigerator (or wherever they keep their food) would be magical too and able to produce fresh tomatoes. Needless to say this applies to all the fresh food that is in the castle, not just tomatoes.

Corrected entry: Throughout the entire movie, Belle has brown eyes. Yet, during a close up in the middle of the movie, her eyes are green.

Correction: Unfortunately, I checked the whole movie and never saw her eyes as green. It may actually happen, but you'll need to be much more specific than "a close up in the middle of the movie".

Corrected entry: Maurice is sitting in his chair when suddenly the beast bursts in. An entire fire goes out. But the small flames on Lumiere's candles don't. How is that possible?

Correction: Lumiere's flames are magical.

Corrected entry: Early in the film, a woman mentions that Belle's name means beauty. But in French, "belle" means "beautiful", not "beauty".

Correction: The expression "a belle" means a beauty.

Corrected entry: When Beauty sees in the mirror that her father is hurt in the forest, he's on half snow half grass, but when she finds him in the forest, he's in all snow.


Correction: Time passes between when Belle sees her father in the mirror and when she actually finds him. It's perfectly reasonable that he moved to a different area.


Corrected entry: In the scene right after Gaston puts his sidekick to guard in front of Belle's house, Belle is seen wearing a blue dress as she walks her horse through the snow inside the castle grounds, in the following close up shot, she is wearing a green dress. (00:51:24)

Correction: Belle is wearing her cloak over the blue dress, which is dark green.

Corrected entry: In the famous ball scene in the middle of the movie, not only is Belle wearing short sleeves (with long gloves) but there is green foliage outside on the balcony when they go out to watch the stars. You can even hear crickets in the background. In all previous scenes at the castle and most of those coming after, it is the middle of winter. The castle may be enchanted, but we have seen Belle walking her horse and feeding birds in the snow, and when she leaves to look for her father it is also mid-winter. Even if the Beast had some very strange looking evergreens dotted around his balcony, there would never be crickets outside.

Correction: This may be a legitimate mistake, but Disney might just be aware of the original tale. In it, the Beast's castle is split - one side is always winter while the other side is always spring.

Corrected entry: Belle runs out of the castle after 'trespassing' in the west wing, but why is Philippe still standing outside, next to the gate? Wouldn't he have been put in a stable or something like that, since it's cold outside?

Correction: Think about the state that the castle is in, and the mindset of the Beast. I doubt truly if he gave another thought to the horse. The Beast didn't care much about himself, let alone if the animal was uncomfortable.

Jack's Revenge

Corrected entry: Since the prince had been turned into a beast his entire castle has become overwhelmed with darkness. All of the figurines in the castle are gargoyles, demon looking figures, dragons, etc., but when Belle and the Beast are dancing in the ballroom the camera pans the ceiling, where there are many angels looking and watching the two. This should not have been possible since everything didn't become angelic until he was turned back into a human.

Correction: This only a suggestion but perhaps this is a reminder of what the story is about, that things may look ugly on the outside, but are beautiful inside.

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.

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.


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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